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Wolfgang Tillmans 2017, Tate Modern – OCA Study Visit 6.5.17

  I found this show to be inspiring and liberating. Tillmans holds a special place in my heart as I remember being deeply affected by his snapshot aesthetic early on in my journey as a photographer. Seeing his photographs, (which did … Continue reading

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The Shortest Distance: the images

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Assignment Three: Statement of Intent, The Shortest Distance

Against a background of deeply disturbing social and political upheaval around the world, this series aims to raise a smile in these dark times. The portraits explore the theme of ‘similar but different’ and give insight into the character and nature … Continue reading

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Assignment Three: notes

After some deeply frustrating idea development for this assignment – exploring concepts of gender and identity – I decided to deliberately ‘unthink’ things and go a little off brief. I have found the last eighteen months to be extremely unsettling … Continue reading

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Reflection – July 2017

Creatively, for the past few months, I feel like I have been trapped in ice and whenever I htried to scream, no sound came out. Nothing like a deadline to kick some sense into me though so I need to … Continue reading

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Assignment 3 idea: abandoned

I have been mulling this over for a long while but have realised that I went down a cul de sac several months ago with my idea for the third assignment and have decided to abandon it and pursue another approach. … Continue reading

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Radical Eye, Tate Modern – OCA Study Visit 22.4.17

This exhibition was surprisingly marvellous. I was taken aback as I am not particularly a fan of Elton John (let’s call him EJ for the sake of brevity) or celebrity culture. I expected this to be just a not-very-sneaky way of … Continue reading

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