Week Ten Reflections – Landscape, Context and WIP

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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 land mines in the landscape. Some of the images are specifically illustrating the landmines ‘in situ’, with demarcated areas for clearing. Others show the beautiful countryside. The overall effect is engaging, almost poetic, leading the viewer to consider the impact of …

Street Portrait Workshop – August 19th

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As I already noted, I am conducting a ‘Street Portrait’ workshop in Bath next weekend. So far 12 people have signed up. Workshop background is here. In preparation, I am creating a short PowerPoint presentation – and I will also have large prints available. We are meeting at the bath green Station Market, so space to formally present might be …