4 Sustainable Prospects

Module 4 – PHO704

Week One – From Here to There 
Week Two – You are a Business 
Week Three – The Digital New Possibilities 
Week Four – Show and Tell 
Week Five – Stronger Together 
Week Six – Oral Presentations 
Week Seven – The Current Commercial Environment 
Week Eight – Who Buys Photography? Part 1 
Week Nine – Who Buys Photography? Part 2 
Week Ten – Photography and its Fine Art 
Week Eleven – Art and Commerce 
Week Twelve – Ready for Business

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Number of posts: Sustainable Prospects 67

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  • Infra Red December 13, 2018 One of my action steps for 2019 is to explore other ways of rendering my traces / negatives, and that includes infra red. I am ... 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...
  • Week Twelve Reflections – Street Photography, my evolution December 9, 2018 About 5 years ago, I decided to take street photography a bit more seriously. I got involved with various groups (such as the Leica Meet), ... 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...
  • Documentary Photography – Quotes December 7, 2018 In preparation for my Oral Presentation, I posted some quotes that I have found inspiring over the years. After writing about my practice, I thought I would ... Read more...
  • Week Eleven Reflections – Professional Location of Practice December 6, 2018 For this week’s reflections, I want to discuss my Practice, and where it is going. Following on from the ‘Let’s Talk Business‘ and ‘Back to the Beginning ... Read more...
  • Sustainable Prospects – Work Complete December 5, 2018 The work for the module is complete, with the Work in Progress. 1. Work in Progress – A Prayer from Hell:https://www.mickyatesphotography.com/Showcase I have also prepared a PDF ... Read more...
  • A Conversation on ‘Reality’ December 5, 2018 I am going to start this (overly long) post with my conclusions: Photography always has and always will depict a constructed reality. Photography is, like all art ... 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 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...
  • Experimentation December 2, 2018 I have been revisiting the work of Daido Moriyama and Antony Cairns. And Gary suggested I also look at Osamu James Nakagawa. In my Work in ... Read more...
  • Daido Moriyama – Record December 2, 2018 Daido Moriyama, when history is written, will be noted as one of the greatest photographers of his generation. Japanese photography has always interested me, even before ... Read more...
  • Working on Oral Presentation – Quotes November 24, 2018 I made a presentation last year to PhotoBath on Iconic Images, with Richard Young. Some of the quotes seem even more appropriate  now, as I consider where I want ... Read more...
  • Week Nine Reflections – Reconciliation November 23, 2018 My main reflections at the moment are about reconciliation. First, how to I reconcile my work in Cambodia as a photographer, with that of an educator? ... Read more...
  • S-21 Data November 21, 2018 Youk Chhang, of DC-Cam (Documentation Center of Cambodia), provided me with data coming from research associated with the UN sponsored Tribunal. In a 2017 email, he ... Read more...
  • Website November 20, 2018 I have long treated my website more as a repository of my work than as a focused ‘shop window’. Whilst I am happy with, and have ... 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...
  • Unfinished Stories from Cambodia – A Prayer from Hell November 16, 2018 I have been asked to do a talk at the Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institute, on December 10th. I was approached to do this ... Read more...
  • Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of genocide in Cambodia’s ‘Nuremberg’ moment November 16, 2018 From the Guardian (November 16 2018): Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea are the two most senior living leaders of regime that presided over deaths of at ... Read more...
  • Tell a Story November 15, 2018 This week’s exercise is ‘tell a newspaper story in 5-7 images’. As I have just come back from Cambodia, trying to do something very similar, here ... 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...
  • Hondros October 23, 2018 Following a recommendation from Krishna, I watched the documentary on conflict photojournalist Chris Hondros, who died in Libya. It is a brilliant movie, and hugely thought ... Read more...
  • Discordia – Moises Saman October 21, 2018 Moises Saman is an American / Spanish photojournalist, and a member of Magnum. I just got a copy of his 2016 book, Discordia. It is perhaps the ... Read more...
  • For this week’s task, you will network October 20, 2018 Week 5 is all about networking. Of course this is hardly a new idea, nor unique to photography. Aeons ago I wrote several masters papers ... 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...
  • Marketing Plan October 19, 2018 ‘For this week’s activity, we will create a marketing plan for your practice which covers the next 10 weeks. Think about what you want to ... Read more...
  • Punctum is a Duration – Jacques Derrida October 18, 2018 I have been wandering through the pages of Fifty Key Writers on Photography (edited by Mark Durden), and was stopped by Derrida. He argues that Barthes‘ ... Read more...
  • 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...
  • 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 Medium is the Message October 15, 2018 Writing on Digital prompted me to re-read McLuhan. I admit that I have not read it since the 60s, and my original copy was lost. ... Read more...
  • Artist’s Statement October 15, 2018 Following on from the ‘Let’s Talk Business‘ and ‘Back to the Beginning‘ work, I am working through my Artist’s Statement. I see this as very much ... Read more...
  • Digital … October 14, 2018 Just to get something off my chest. I have been reading a few books on the ‘digital revolution’, and almost all manage to use the word ... Read more...
  • Back to the Future October 14, 2018 Inspired by the ‘back to the beginning’ task, I just put down the princely sum of £12.50 on eBay to buy 6 vintage cameras, 3 ... Read more...
  • Week Three Reflections October 13, 2018 Still frustrated. On the plus side, had a really good conversation with Krishna and Isabella in the webinar this week. It was fascinating (and inspiring) to ... Read more...
  • Begin at the Beginning – My Photographic DNA October 13, 2018 Review your earliest work and reflect: What do you see in it? I have to really start at the beginning here. I was a painter (and ... 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...
  • Banksy and Tejaratchi on Advertising & Going Viral October 11, 2018 I was thinking about this weeks’ ‘viral’ exercise, alongside the latest Banksy escapade. By way of background, I have spent a large part of my ... 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...
  • Perception: the Analogue, the Digital and the Eye October 7, 2018 I am re-visiting a brief conversation that I had last module with Stella Baraklianou, driven by a certain deja-vu in a couple of books I ... Read more...
  • Instagram Part 1 October 6, 2018 This week’s task: ‘I want you to try and create and implement an Instagram strategy that you feel will help you reach future, potential clients (whether ... Read more...
  • Week Two Reflections October 6, 2018 So, week two. I found working through the mission statement useful. Writing strategies is hardly something new, as I have been doing that literally for decades. ... Read more...
  • Data Protection October 6, 2018 I think it might be useful to briefly look at European GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) implications as we are considering viral campaigns. Whilst this is largely aimed ... Read more...
  • Dad October 4, 2018 I thought long and hard about posting this – and even asked peers if I should – Danny, especially. Some of you know that my Dad ... Read more...
  • Business Planning October 3, 2018 Having been in business for a while, I thought it might be helpful to share a couple of tools that I use, both when leading ... 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...
  • Image at Messums Wiltshire September 30, 2018 Was able to visit the ‘Image‘ exhibition at Messums Wiltshire, yesterday. Lovely show. First of all, it is a beautiful space, with the Long Gallery, the ... Read more...
  • SP Week One Reflections September 29, 2018 Sarah Leen, Director of Photography, National Geographic (from ‘Why We Do it‘), said: ‘I have spent my entire professional life creating, editing, critiquing or teaching photography ... 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...
  • Parr’s Advice September 29, 2018 Quite enjoyed listening to Martin Parr’s advice to students. Particularly liked his encouragement for everyone to go out and ‘take more crap’.  Read more...
  • Seven Day Challenge September 28, 2018 This week’s activity is from Michael Christopher Brown, an American photographer represented by Magnum Photos. He has gained an international reputation, especially for his documentation ... Read more...
  • PhotoBath September 27, 2018 PhotoBath is a Bath-based collective, with interests in Documentary and Fine Art photography. This week the third annual exhibition was staged, ‘Unfinished’. That idea was, I ... 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...
  • Dominic Grieve & Event Photography September 23, 2018 As mentioned elsewhere, I do quite a lot of event photography in the local area. It is essentially reportage work, for use in local news ... Read more...
  • Frome Wessex Street Portrait Workshop September 15, 2018 Andrew Washington and John Bishop got the prizes for the ‘best’ street portraits from the recent workshop in Bath. John Bishop Neither had really shot either street or ... Read more...
  • David Hume – Photography’s Patron Philosopher …? September 12, 2018 David Hume has been a ‘philosophical hero’ since I was a teenager. Here’s a quote (in classical, sceptical, style) which illustrates partly why that is: Hume ... Read more...
  • Gina Miller September 8, 2018 I was asked to shoot Gina Miller’s book signing this past week. Gina is the legal activist that took the UK Government to court, to ... Read more...
  • Bill Jay – ‘Occam’s Razor’ September 2, 2018 Bill Jay (1940-2009) is a favourite writer, partly because of his acute insight into photographers (as opposed to photography), but mainly because of his love ... 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...