Category Archives: Assignment 5 – Self Directed

Assignment 5 Rework: Hanging On

Notes on Rework Following a conversation with my tutor and after receiving his formal feedback (here) I have reworked this series. It was pointed out that the series lacked a title; I had one or two different ideas in mind: … Continue reading

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Assignment 5: Tutor Feedback

Feedback was provided during a telephone conversation on 5th December 2106. As we discussed over the phone, I believe that you have produced an excellent project. The submission demonstrates both your technical and contextual skills. It’s clear that you have pushed … Continue reading

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Assignment 5: Crackmoor Farm

Background In the late 18th century British painters began to turn their attention away from the classic and romantic cities of The Grand Tour (i) to breath new life into English landscape painting which, until this time, had been a lowly, but distinctly British, … Continue reading

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A5 Preparation: Sketchbook

I am in the habit of using a sketchbook to collect ideas as I develop a project. The following are pages from assignment 5’s sketchbook roughing out ideas that were carried forward and a few that were not.  

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A5: Reflections on the Progression of a Project

Sometime around 2001 Mark Neville was in a bookshop in Glasgow looking at a large collection of social documentary style photo books when it struck him that “these books were not aimed at the kind of people who were in … Continue reading

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Assignment 5: Peer Group Critique and Feedback

This is my current selection of photographs for assignment 5, the self-directed project at the end of Identity and Place. My intent is to explore the relationship between a farming family and their environment whilst challenging two strongly embedded ideas: … Continue reading

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Three Different Approaches: Drake, Ewald and Shaw

One of the interesting aspects of this course is the opportunity to discover how contemporary photographers have found new ways to address the age-old subject of breaking down the insider – outside dynamic to explore identity and place. This essay, which looks … Continue reading

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