Landscape

    Final Major Project Posts
    • Reflections on Paradox – Curation December 11, 2019 ‘Beautiful, simply powerful, thought-provoking, the words and pictures go together so well, courageous‘. These are some of the words written in the visitor’s book after the ... Read more...
    • A Constructed Image October 16, 2019 As I am closing in on the final choices and hanging plan – and nearing the time that I need to write a Critical Review ... Read more...
    • A research-led practice September 26, 2019 The MA is now in its 21st month. In that time I have flown almost exactly 50,000 miles to and from Cambodia. Looking at my ... Read more...
    • Place and Placelessness August 18, 2019 As I have been finalising the book edit, I have increasingly been drawn to maps to help tell the story – both the Khmer Rouge ... Read more...
    • A Sense of Place July 13, 2019 I have been reading James Tyner’s book, The Killing of Cambodia: Geography, Genocide and the Unmasking of Space. It is well established that in defining Year Zero, ... Read more...
    • James Tyner – The Killing of Cambodia – Notes July 12, 2019 Book Notes Chapter 1: Imaging Genocide Can we define Genocide? Mick Q: Am I structuralist or post-structuralist? Mick Q: Role of power/knowledge nexus in ethical framework ‘Given that knowledge is ... Read more...
    • Environmental Aesthetics May 24, 2019 I posted a short item on Facebook, as follows: Tea Okakura Kakuso, in his 1906 The Book of Tea, builds the case that a better understanding of ... Read more...
    • What is ‘Truth’? May 23, 2019 When we talk of a picture being ‘accurate’, we are using a variety of the concept of ‘truth’. Its meaning depends on the context that ... Read more...
    • What is ‘Good’? May 18, 2019 Sir William David Ross (1877 – 1971) was a Scottish philosopher who is known for his translations of Aristotle and his work in ethics. He developed a ... Read more...
    Informing Contexts Posts
    Positions & Practice Posts
    • Landscape January 25, 2018 I have been studying the materials for Positions and Practices, and was quite taken with the chapter on Territorial Photography by Joel Snyder, in the ... Read more...
    Surfaces & Strategies Posts
    • Work in Progress – I missed my Mother August 18, 2018 I have completed the S&S WIP selection. Posts have already been written which explain my rational on intimacy, landscape and negative traces. Some of my fellow students ... Read more...
    • Intimacy August 16, 2018 ‘… all good photographers have a deep commitment to, and involvement with, their subjects, and through photography they are communicating their understanding and passion to ... Read more...
    • Week Ten Reflections – Landscape, Context and WIP August 12, 2018 My reflections this week are about my photographic approach to ‘aftermath’. Christian Schwager, a Swiss photographer, made a series My Lovely Bosnia (2003 – 2005), around the still-present ... Read more...
    Sustainable Prospects Posts
    • Instagram Part 3 October 17, 2018 Following the earlier post on a first experiment, I conducted a second experiment. In the spirit of the week, I decided to promote TWO images on ... Read more...
    • Instagram Part 2 October 11, 2018 Following the earlier post, I conducted an experiment. Brief recap on my Instagram: I joined pretty much at the beginning, and just use it as a ... Read more...
    • Photographic Rules September 29, 2018 I attended the Frome Wessex Camera Club meeting last night. It is a very friendly, very active club where people of all levels of experience ... Read more...