Aftermath

    Informing Contexts Posts
    • Realism and Imagination April 20, 2019 This week has been focused on completing the Critical Review. The recent Oral Presentation was well received, although I knew that for the CR, I ... Read more...
    • Afterwards April 16, 2019 I thought that I had posted about Afterwards before, but somehow it got missed. It was one of the first books that I bought, early ... Read more...
    • Towards a Critical Review April 9, 2019 I am collecting some of the most inspirational and appropriate quotes from my research, as used in various CRJ posts over the past 15 months, with the references or ... Read more...
    • Informing Contexts – Oral Presentation – Feedback April 9, 2019 From Pierre: Well done video Mick. Good to see your journey from where it began to where it is now.  The painterly influence never goes away, it ... Read more...
    • Informing Contexts – Oral Presentation April 7, 2019  Partly because of some misguided feedback at the Falmouth F2F, and partly because I felt a need to ‘go back the beginning’ to explain my ... Read more...
    • The University of Leeds March 21, 2019 I have been a Visiting Professor at Leeds, my Alma Mater, for the last 8 years, working with the Leeds University Business School (LUBS) and ... Read more...
    • Pictures and Words March 17, 2019 Robert Frank said, ‘Above all, life for a photographer cannot be a matter of indifference, and it is important to see what is invisible to others’. (cited ... Read more...
    • Week Seven Reflections – Webinar with Michelle March 16, 2019 In the critical reviews at the F2F, Michelle made several comments on the work I presented. On the colour work, she noticed some potential typologies – ... Read more...
    • Responses & Responsibilities March 16, 2019 James Elkins, in What Photography Is (2011), analyses photographs from 1905 of Lingqi, the Chinese ‘death by a thousand cuts’. (chapter 6, pg 177-220). I ... Read more...
    • The Vernacular Landscape – and Intention March 2, 2019 I do not consider landscape central to my practice, though like many others who started in photography with a lot of travel images, the genre ... Read more...
    • Webinar February 22, 2019 It was an interesting webinar yesterday with Michelle. Clive, Vincent and Peng were in the group. I shared two (early) sets of work from this trip. ... Read more...
    • Week Three Reflections February 17, 2019 As I write this, I am on Day 3 of a two week Cambodia trip, so most of my thought processes are focused on the ... Read more...
    • Photographing the Holocaust – Janina Struk February 16, 2019 I have just finished Janina Struk’s Photographing The Holocaust. Michelle Caswell’s Archiving the Unspeakable was ‘book of the year’ for me last year, Struk’s might ... Read more...
    • Olympus Infrared Experiments February 7, 2019 I have just received the converted Olympus OM-D 10, converted to 720nm, as previously noted.  Here is a reference set of images. First, a straight colour ... Read more...
    • IC Week One Reflections February 2, 2019 It has been a good start to the new module, with a good range of intellectual content, and helpful first online discussions with Michelle and ... Read more...
    • David Goldblatt February 2, 2019 ‘I suppose at best, I had hoped we might see ourselves revealed, as it were, by a mirror held up to ourselves’ David Goldblatt, 2017. I was ... Read more...
    • Soviet Holocaust Photography January 29, 2019 I have just been reading a paper written by David Shneer, in the Humanity Journal, 2014, University of Pennsylvania. Shneer discusses the approach taken by ... Read more...
    • Reflections on my Photographic Practice January 22, 2019 Robert Frank said, “Above all, life for a photographer cannot be a matter of indifference”. I provided  a reasonably thorough review of my photography in my ... Read more...
    • Nine Inspirations January 13, 2019 One of the vacation exercises is to comment on nine inspirations. So, here goes. 1. Annemarie Prins. I have only recently discovered her work, through conversations ... Read more...
    Positions & Practice Posts
    Surfaces & Strategies Posts
    • Surfaces & Strategies Reflections – Grades – Where To, Now? September 20, 2018 Just got the Surfaces & Strategies results – and although the overall result (70.6%) is remarkably consistent with Positions & Practice (70.8%), the internals are ... Read more...
    • RPS Presentation August 31, 2018 I have been invited to give a talk to the Western Region of the Royal Photographic Society, next Sunday (September 9th). They have advertised it to ... Read more...
    • Book Dummy August 20, 2018 Now that I have completed selection of images for the Work in Progress portfolio, and finished Landings, it seemed right to update the book dummy. I ... Read more...
    • Surfaces & Strategies Oral Presentation August 19, 2018  I am exploring the long-term impact of the Khmer Rouge Genocide, and especially its impact on education. This includes revisiting our family history with that ... Read more...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Negative Traces August 5, 2018 The impact of the Genocide of 1975-1979 is still, in many ways, hidden. It is visible only in traces, both physical and psychological. My project is ... Read more...
    • Images So Far July 15, 2018 A selection of images for the project so far. First, a small selection from my last visit to Cambodia. Second, experimental work on developing ways to show ... Read more...
    • My Friend’s Mother Passed Away – I Missed My Mother July 15, 2018 The first fully-translated ‘story’ from Sarath. Warning: gruesome reading in parts. …………………………….. It was possibly in 1977, I do not know for sure, but it was a ... Read more...
    • Cambodian Photography – Part 2 July 12, 2018 As noted in the previous post, Cambodian photography is developing, though it’s clear that the hiatus of the Khmer Rouge years and subsequent Vietnamese administration ... Read more...
    • Showing the Hidden July 4, 2018 The Landings Exhibition is in preparation, and there is a call for entries. At the same time, I am continuing to explore the idea of ‘traces’ ... Read more...
    • Windows on the Hidden June 30, 2018 I have found the last couple of weeks most enjoyable, exploring new kinds of imagery, both to learn new techniques and to consider ways of ... Read more...
    • Documentary & Art June 29, 2018 Had a very good webinar today with Cemre and Yas. Just want to jot my thoughts down here, not in any particular order. Cemre asked about ... Read more...
    • Ghosts, Traces & Stories June 9, 2018 I am looking for ways to tell today’s story whilst also bringing yesterday’s in front of the viewer. Anyone who has visited a Genocide Museum, anywhere ... Read more...
    Sustainable Prospects Posts
    • Sustainable Prospects – Grades – Where To, Now? January 14, 2019 I have just received the grades for Sustainable Prospects – 70% overall, Distinction level, I assume, which is pretty much in line with Surfaces & ... Read more...
    • Reflections at Year End December 11, 2018 On Monday, 10th December, I did a presentation at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, noted here. It was entitled Cambodia – Unfinished Stories, A ... Read more...
    • Infrared December 11, 2018 One of my action steps for 2019 is to explore other ways of rendering my traces / negatives, and that includes infrared. I am particularly ... Read more...
    • BRLSI Presentation December 9, 2018 The presentation to the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Society is tomorrow evening, and I am putting the finishing touches to the materials. I have created ... Read more...
    • Beyond the Shadows – Judy Glickman Lauder December 4, 2018 Judy Glickman Lauder married Leonard Lauder, the cosmetics magnate, in 2015. But that is not why I am writing this post. Glickman Lauder is a photographer, ... Read more...
    • Sustainable Prospects Oral Presentation December 4, 2018  Robert Frank said, “Above all, life for a photographer cannot be a matter of indifference”. Whilst I expressed the same thoughts in my first Oral Presentation, ... Read more...
    • A Prayer from Hell – BRLSI talk December 4, 2018 I am giving a presentation next week to the Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institute, entitled ‘Unfinished Stories from Cambodia’. The subtitle is ‘A Prayer from ... Read more...
    • Week Eight Reflections – Work in Progress Reviews November 17, 2018 This summarises feedback from Jesse, Wendy and Krishna on my WIP portfolio, and my project in general. Paris (10th Nov) As background, I introduced the project like ... Read more...
    • Mango Flowers and Fruits – Sarath October 16, 2018 The second fully-translated ‘story’ from Sarath. …………………………….. This is a story about the time just before being liberated from the Khmer Rouge (in 1979). The lives of ... Read more...
    • RPS Presentation August 31, 2018 I have been invited to give a talk to the Western Region of the Royal Photographic Society, next Sunday (September 9th). They have advertised it to ... Read more...