Reflections

    Surfaces & Strategies Posts
  • Week Ten Reflections – 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...
  • Week Nine reflections – Cambodian Narrative August 4, 2018 It was a very busy but productive time in Cambodia. My reflections this week (partly whilst sitting on the plane home) are about clarifying the narrative. ... Read more...
  • Week Eight Reflections – Cambodia – My Practice July 29, 2018 Another intense week. I left London on Saturday morning, having completed a 4 day, full-on shoot with Andrew Mlangeni. I arrived in Phnom Penh on Sunday ... Read more...
  • Week Seven Reflections – My Practice July 21, 2018 This week my reflections are about my practice, after a multi day event/documentary gig in London. Whilst I have shot events before, this week’s project was ... Read more...
  • Week Six Reflections July 15, 2018 A weeks of Brexit shenanigans (again), Trump and Football. Most of my refections this week I have posted as I went along – probably the highlight ... Read more...
  • Week Five Reflections July 8, 2018 A really simple reflection this week. Ingrid and I met up with Simon and Neang, who run a pop-up restaurant business called Khmer Kitchen. We ... Read more...
  • Week Four Reflections July 1, 2018 Let me start by answering some specific questions from the presentations of Week 4. I should note upfront that reading Vilém Flusser‘s book has really helped add ... Read more...
  • Week Three Reflections June 25, 2018 For this week’s reflections, a little late, a few questions stood out. How could your subjects be influencing you and your approach? Well, unfortunately that has been ... Read more...
  • Week Two Reflections June 18, 2018 Weekly reflections – somewhat overshadowed by a long weekend, with both a trip to see my mother in hospital, a Billy Joel gig in Manchester ... Read more...
  • S&S Week One Reflections June 10, 2018 I consider my photography is about storytelling (when I get things right, that is). And I call this ‘Unfinished Stories‘, because the best that any ... Read more...
    Positions & Practice Posts
  • Week Twelve Reflections – Proposal – Where To, Now? May 26, 2018 Well, the grades are in for the Project Proposal and the Work in Progress portfolio. I think it’s fair to say that I have mixed ... Read more...
  • Week Eleven Reflections April 29, 2018 I think this week I had a creative breakthrough. As noted before, I am interested in ‘traces’, aftermath photography. Sophie Ristelhueber‘s work comes to mind. And ... Read more...
  • Week Ten Reflections April 22, 2018 Well, back at it with a vengeance. This week has mainly been about getting the P&P Proposal started, although more detail on how to do ... Read more...
  • Week Nine Reflections April 13, 2018 Very interesting discussion on my self-critique and my recent work in today’s webinar. Thank you Gary, Danny, Ashley, Emma & Howard. Not going to go into ... Read more...
  • Week Eight Reflections March 25, 2018 Now, where to start. With the positives! I got some great ideas on presenting my work this week, mainly from Danny, who, with his own work, ... Read more...
  • Week Seven Reflections – Peer Challenge March 21, 2018 There were two main activities this week. First, I was challenged by Danny North to talk to 4 strangers, get some of their ‘story’, and then ... Read more...
  • Week Six Reflections – Draft Oral Presentation March 11, 2018 This week, some very simple reflections, as the focus was on getting a draft Oral Presentation done. To say it was a scramble was an understatement. ... Read more...
  • Week Five Reflections – Phnom Penh March 6, 2018 This week most of the reflection must be about Cambodia, scoping for my project. I arrived on Thursday 1st, and leaving today, the 6th. A truly ... Read more...
  • Week Four Reflections – Collaboration February 24, 2018 It was huge fun to collaborate with Corin Rossouw, Howard Pratt and Rob Jones, on a short multimedia project, ‘The Journey‘. The project forced me to ... Read more...
  • Week Three Reflections February 21, 2018 What a great week, spilling over into week four, and dominated by the Falmouth Face to Face. I’ll try to break my (over loaded) thoughts into ... Read more...
  • Week Two Reflections February 10, 2018 Four overall thoughts: It’s all totally fascinating I am reading and writing too much, and need to get out and shoot more Really enjoying the interaction with my ... Read more...
  • P&P Week One Reflections February 2, 2018 Exhilarated. Really excited to be part of an academically strong, creatively challenging program – great faculty, and very talented students. One of my goals in joining ... Read more...