• Learning Log,  Talks, Webinars & Meets

    How to Be A Creative Learner – 1/5

    A monthly zoom talk with Andrea Norrington for studying photography in general. This is session 1 of a planed 5 part series. SUMMARY: Keep up the momentum by scheduling work and sticking to it, and have a plan b for when you can’t complete the scheduled work. (i.e for weather etc). Write your plan down as way of showing commitment. Side Projects are a great way to keep creativity flowing. They can be as simple or as complex as you like. Try to be regular with them, daily or weekly for example. Or longer term projects where you can allow for the time for them to build. Reflection needs to…

  • Coursework,  Coursework 3,  Learning Log,  Research

    Exercise 3.1 – Freeze

    Harold Edgerton I was drawn to Edgerton’s images due to the scientific nature of his work. While his infamous Milk Drop Coronet and other Milk Drop images are instantly recognizable, I also love images such as ‘Bullet Through Balloons’, ‘This Is Coffee’ and ‘Fanning The Cards’ (all seen below) as great examples of freezing a moment in time. In these later three in particular, you really feel like the motion has completely stopped; you can envision what likely happened moments before, and moments later, but right now we’re on the cusp of the completion of that action, but stuck right where we are with the conclusion never to come. I…

  • Assignment 2,  Learning Log,  Research

    Nigel Shafran

    I came across the work of Nigel Shafran when looking for images that held a similar raw, unedited and messy feel as that I was going for. When looking through Shafran’s website, I found that some series’ had a very clear correlation with each other in their content and style Packages (2012-2013) (Fig. 1-10). Whereas others had little to no consistency in their content or subject matter Ruthbook (1992-2004) (Fig. 11-30); however by being grouped together and named as a series, we can assume these are all images linked to his wife, Ruth, who is the subject of many – but not all – of the images. Interestingly it is…