Project Development

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...
    • Week Eleven & Twelve Reflections August 20, 2018 Bill Jay, in Occam’s Razor, 1992, wrote: ‘… all good photographers have a deep commitment to, and involvement with, their subjects, and through photography they are ... 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...
    • WIP – Telling Sarath’s Story in the Jungle August 9, 2018 Part of this project is to tell the personal stories of the people who survived the Genocide. I am using video, and will include segments ... Read more...
    • Time, Education & Rephotography August 6, 2018 I am examining the ‘time‘ aspect of my narrative, amongst other things. In an earlier post, I noted that a young boy that started in a ... 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...
    • 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...
    • Book Dummy July 15, 2018 I am having to jump ahead this week, as I am pretty much full tilt with work and travel from Tuesday. I created a ‘book dummy’. ... 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...
    • Conversation with Lukas Birk July 13, 2018 Following an introduction from Cemre, had a terrific conversation today with Lukas Birk. I explained a little of my background, motivations and the Cambodia project itself. These ... 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...
    • 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...
    • Cambodian Photography – Part 1 July 5, 2018 Arguably, Dith Pran (1942 – 2008) is the most famous of Cambodian photographers. His story, working with foreign journalists, before the Khmer Rouge takeover, and subsequent ... 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...
    • Ideas, Ideas, Ideas – Opening the Curtain July 3, 2018 An interesting conjunction of events. First, it’s been made clear that we need to consider mounting an ‘Exhibition’ (‘Landings’, online or otherwise), giving a Workshop, and ... Read more...
    • Cambodia – 2000 July 2, 2018 This week I am going through the archives, for rephotography purposes, as on my next trip I will be travelling up to Anlong Veng, and ... 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...
    • Postcards June 25, 2018 In Week Three Reflections, I noted some thoughts about how I might bring alive an installation / exhibition of the Cambodia project. That, pause being pushed ... Read more...
    • Pop June 21, 2018 I have been experimenting with some of the ‘traces’ work, not least as a couple of the images have been chosen for the PhotoBath exhibition ... Read more...
    • Trailer June 19, 2018 One of the tasks for Week 2 was to create a 2 minute trailer for our projects. A little late, but here it is.  Soundtrack: The Industrialism ... Read more...
    • Rephotography June 13, 2018 In preparation for the next Cambodia trip, taking Cemre’s advice, I’ll be looking at the implications of this project for our family. As noted elsewhere, our ... 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...
    • It’s Not All About Genocide June 8, 2018 It has always been my intent to go back and re-imagine the journey that we took with Sarath, though I have, to now, seen that ... Read more...
    • The Work for Surfaces & Strategies June 5, 2018 Very helpful webinar with Gary today. As background, one of my ‘issues’ is the limited time I can be in Cambodia, and how I will develop ... Read more...
    • A Place Over Time June 4, 2018 In the first week of Surfaces & Strategies, we were asked to consider a ‘Place over Time’, with these steps: Choose a previously made image that ... Read more...
    Sustainable Prospects Posts
    • 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...
    • Week Ten Reflections December 2, 2018 With all the focus on the Oral Presentation and the Work in Progress, it would be easy to not step back and reflect. Also, there ... 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...
    • Week Seven Reflections – Paris Photo November 14, 2018 It was the week of a Falmouth Face to Face around Paris Photo, which we combined with family time in the city. Here’s my reflections ... Read more...
    • Week Six Reflections – Part Two November 5, 2018 I sometimes try to separate the photographic focus of the MA, and my personal role as a ‘Cambodian Educator’, of almost twenty years standing, as ... Read more...
    • Week Six Reflections – Part One November 5, 2018 These are some thoughts on week two of my Cambodia trip. As noted last week, the main purpose is to see how much progress I can make ... Read more...
    • A Prayer from Hell November 5, 2018 In Phnom Penh last week, I met Youk Chhang for the first time. The visit including a lot of such networking activities, in order to ... Read more...
    • Gatiloke, Genocide and the Narrative November 3, 2018 After an intense but (I believe) successful two weeks in Cambodia, there are many things I need to write about. There is however an overarching ... Read more...
    • Week Five Reflections – Cambodia October 27, 2018 The focus of the week was Cambodia. I arrived on Wednesday, from London via Singapore. From our home to the hotel takes about 22 hours. ... Read more...
    • Meet Someone New October 25, 2018 I am responding here to the ‘Meet Someone New” challenge. This is alway a good idea, though I must admit I have preferred usually to do ... Read more...
    • Week Four Reflections – and Photographic DNA October 20, 2018 I have done my best to fulfil the requests of the course this week, despite my misgivings. I will not dwell much on this, other ... Read more...
    • David Salle October 17, 2018 So why should I be fascinated with David Salle’s work? On the one hand, his fugitive style was a welcome break from conceptual art and minimalism ... 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...
    • The Photograph as Contemporary Art October 13, 2018 I have been looking again at The Photograph as Contemporary Art, by Charlotte Cotton, 2014 3rd edition, and decided this time to write a few ... Read more...
    • Let’s Talk Business October 3, 2018 We have been asked to write a business statement for our photography. Mission I aim to delight and challenge my audiences with engaging and creative story-telling, whilst ... Read more...
    • Looking Back September 23, 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 which goes ... Read more...
    • David Hurn – A Life in Pictures September 23, 2018 Just finally catching up with the excellent documentary on David Hurn from the BBC. It only has a few hours left to be available – ... Read more...