So, after two whirlwind years of putting my photography education to the test I have graduated with an HNC in Photography at Distinction level. The next chapter for me has already started because I have enrolled (with the advice of my excellent teacher at Solihull College and University Centre) onto the BA (hons) Photography course at Nottingham Trent University. It was a tough choice … Continue reading Graduation!…
All artists; or photographers as the case may be, have some form of inspirational influence. Whether it comes from a social or historical event, a place they have been or a contemporary photographer it does not matter. The fact is, the human mind struggles preposterously with creating totally new ideas as most ideas are born out of something we have seen or experienced before. While … Continue reading Inspirational Influence.
While I was in London looking at the National Portrait Gallery I took a walk down to Hamiltons Gallery in Mayfair as it was exhibiting work from Sir Don McCullin, CBE. The exhibition was called Proximity and was a brilliant display of vintage gelatine silver prints from McCullin over a period of decades of work. As someone who is interested in photojournalism and press photography … Continue reading FMP:Don McCullin exhibition at Hamiltons Gallery.
……….And so in the continuation of my portrait research and inspiration I took a trip to London to visit the National Portrait Gallery. This very inspiring building is jam packed full of images and sculptures to look at and at the time I went there was an exhibition on by Martin Parr. Parr, born in 1952 is a British documentary photographer, photojournalist and a phonebook … Continue reading FMP: visit to National Portrait Gallery
So; as the work at university continues for my final major project, I say university and so I should. I have called the place where I go college before but I’m in the university section as I am studying a higher education course so, enough of that. I visited the Midlands Arts Centre in Birmingham as part of my photographic research on portraits and to … Continue reading FMP: Visit to Midlands Arts Centre.
Working title: BORROWED TIME Aims and objectives: To produce a body of work on discussing the subject of time. This will have a staged photographic narrative based on retirement or a photojournalist style candid street shots narrative of people who are homeless. All of the images need to be of a quality fit for a gallery and to show my capabilities of a portrait photographer … Continue reading Final Major Project Proposal. Task 2
So, my 2 years as a HNC photography student is coming to an end and I am now required at first to, present 3 FMP ideas to my peers via this blog so that they can give me critical feedback to help decide on the final outcomes so here goes……. Idea 1. Capturing images of workers from the police, fire, ambulance and night truck drivers … Continue reading Final Major Project Task 1