Posted on June 28, 2017
As a teacher of photography, I can sometimes be so focused on nurturing my students creativity that I often forget about stretching my own creative muscles. I have really been making an effort this last week or so by entering some photographic competitions and also spending a day at The Baldessin Press studio in St Andrews (thanks Silvi Glattauer!). I have a few ideas brewing in my mind for a series but feel like I need a little extra encouragement to get going. Luckily I have some amazing people around me that have given me a much needed but gentle prod in the right direction. The wonderful Deb Dorman has created a group meet-up for creatives so that we can support and encourage one another but also be accountable in moving forward. She has also come up with some monthly challenges, of the creative kind, to help us get those muscles back into shape. I really need to just get shooting again, simple as that!
There are so many opportunities to enter photography competitions at the moment, which is great. I have just been re-editing an old image (below) for one of these comps where the image must provoke, arouse or challenge the viewer. It is a very confronting image that I hope will provoke some conversation around the issues of domestic abuse.
On a creative note…It is amazing how differently I have edited the image this time. Shows I have come a long way in the last few years.
Posted on May 16, 2014
Posted on October 14, 2013
Veneer project completed! It has taken months of planning, numerous photo shoots and hours of editing but it is finally done. Now to get some large prints ready for my graduation exhibition in November…..and then a really long rest!
You can see the rest of the images by clicking on the link below.
Posted on April 9, 2013
I have finally begun my graduation project for my photography studies. I have spent countless hours scouring op/thrift shops and market stalls for my props and costumes and now possess a mountain of all things pertaining to domestic bliss circa 1972!
I have created a fictional family with all of their idiosyncrasies, secrets, desires and fears. Over the next few months I hope to bring this family to life within a series of images that reveal the hidden, the unseen, within their lives.
I hope you enjoy this little preview…..my first attempt in what will be a long and exciting journey.