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Virgilio Ferreira
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

This series deals with ideas of intangibility related to states of being, by capturing candid moments of anonymous people in the streets of London. In these pictures I attempt to evoke those feelings of vulnerability, bewilderment, impermanence and solitude, which are related to the uncertain times that we live in. These manipulations are made at the moment of capture, and all the process of image transformation happen inside the camera. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kristin Hoell
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

The sea is a peculiar space - concrete yet abstract, it opens up a rich space for the human imaginary. Its surface, though seemingly mapped scientifically, technologically and economically, ultimately escapes knowledge and control in its everchanging nature and with its unpredictable powers. Drowning in a Sea of Infinite Meaning looks at the sea's capricious, uncontrollable and sweeping surface appearances and human encounters with it. It is inspired by novels and poetry about the sea as well as by the romantic conception of the sublime. On the verge of abstraction the photographs establish a poetic space for the imagination that hints at the indefinite nature of the seas and our incapability to fathom it in its entirety.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mitch Karunaratne
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

"When an outsider comes to a new place he sees the picturesque and the freakish, whereas the local sees through the eyes of emotion and memory" Walter Benjamin. How we experience place, how it seeps into our being, shapes our perceptions and contributes to how our identities are formed fascinates me. My work explores the importance of place in our cultural make up, how place holds histories, tells tales and shapes socio economic realities. It seeks to find ways to explore the notions of the attachments we have to particular places, places that are rich in story and resonance, to respond to place, and working through its significance in the process of psychological, cultural and economic transformations.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chloe Lelliott
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

My work revolves around our experience of place, how we navigate and construct spaces both physically and psychologically. I seek the intangible imaginative potential of particular sites, drawing out their hidden stories and implicit associations. Halcion Lounge - The hotel foyer, an ambiguous non-place within modern society, it acts as a gateway to an escape from daily life. A transient space, it is both familiar and strange, creating a sense of rootlessness and stasis. Without our expected markers the experience of time becomes slow and alien, altering our sense of reality. Brief encounters, entrances and exits, the foyer is a gateway to all floors  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Holly Oliver
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

Usually I take photographs of everything and nothing but at this moment with this work I am caught up in the stories that exist in our skies. 'Tall Trails' is a photographic recording and retelling of the same piece of sky divided in daylight hours by human-made clouds and conspiracies theories. To look at the interactive online sky and look again visit: http://www.tall-trails.com . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mark Purdom
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

Under is located in suburbia's marginal space, defined as the open territories between the city boundary and the countryside: these are spaces that are generated as inevitable by-products of urban spatial development. The site and the BMX trails pictured exist in this sort of 'non-place', outside of cultural classification. There is a continual tension between what the photographs describe and what they reveal. I am exploiting the potential of photography's indexicality - when it is at its most factual is often when it is most obscure . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Vanessa Roy
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

The series 'Fabrication' portrays constructed works created from reclaimed textiles. Whether presented as an empty vessel or a more abstract form, the material acts as a gestural substitute that fulfils the aspiration of creating a strong presence without there being a real presence. Re-visiting these discarded items breathes new life into them, conceivably reimagining their past histories. These raw materials once belonged to someone, that someone is anonymous and remains so through these structures that are materially defined, rearranged and reconstructed. The work explores not only the connotations associated with and rooted within the fabric but also the notions of absence, presence and the uncanny. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Heather Shuker
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

Embrace is a photographic series exploring couples embracing in a kiss. The work tries to capture the tension between the stereotypical image of a romantic kiss and the reality, and to create images that are on the borderline between alluring fantasy and a more down-to-earth realism. The series focuses on the gesture and the graphic figuration of the individual rather than on the setting. Through selective lighting images are created by what is revealed in the highlights and concealed in the shadows. The dark spaces in the image and what they hide leave the viewer wanting to know more. It is up to the viewer to imagine what has been hidden.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Paul Walsh
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

Paul Walsh's practice is primarily concerned with exploring the relationship between photography and walking. He walks as a way of experiencing a place, and uses photography to study its topography and tell its story. He is ultimately inspired by how walking can open up the world to the individual and how, through the combined effects of closer observation and the motion of walking, we may come to know a place in a more profound way. In the series Along the towpath, Paul Walsh maps his walking journey along the Basingstoke canal and Wey navigation. His empirical journey draws attention to the history and memory inherent in the landscape, whilst reflecting on the canal's melancholy and untameable beauty.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kat Williams
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

Kat focuses upon the fragility of life and is a response at a deep level to ways of dealing with our lack of control. A sense of melancholy pervades the work and the slightly uncanny spaces she depicts but it is a quality of human presence and connectedness that is at the heart of the practice. Dollhouse delves into the world of the doll's house. The project asks us to suspend our knowledge of the artificiality of these miniature worlds and to accept their uncanny reality. The objects in the miniature doll's house seem to be full of potential, striving to become the real objects they imitate but accidently along the way becoming something altogether more strange and interesting.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Laurie Griffiths
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

In The Last Run, Griffiths explores how man has colonised vast, frozen spaces in pursuit of leisure and the search for personal challenge. Timeless and mythical places that have become subject to the effects of localised commercialization and commoditisation in the context of the growing impact of climate change. Moving from the frozen lakes of northern Scandinavia to the ski resorts of the French Alps, Griffiths has pictured landscapes that, while they seem to represent nature at its most pure and wild, are defined by the conspicuous presence of man and his technology. These pictures convey the fragile relationship and ultimate struggle between this landscape and those who honour the natural grandeur of these expanses and yet who are complicit in its demise.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Minerva de Carvalho
London College of Communication - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

Envisioning Absence came out of my fascination with the virtual environments and representations of Earth offered by so called "virtual globes". A virtual globe is a detailed representation of Earth, generated automatically by the accumulation of satellite images; it is therefore an autonomous world. Building a relationship between the autonomy of the virtual globe with the idealisation of a world devoid of human presence, I position myself as an outsider to it and wander virtually, in search for landscapes. I make direct imprints from my screen of the landscapes I 'discover', and in so doing, explore contradictions between the digital and immaterial nature of these virtual representations with the gesture and materiality of the analogue photographic process. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kristianne Drake
London College of Communication - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

As a wife, a woman, an obsessive and a mother, the equilibrium of day-to-day living balances precariously. All the small things in life shape who we are and how we behave; the pegs holding the clothes on the line physically become a metaphor for the unseen, whilst betraying the behaviour of the obsessive. The sartorial element of the work plays with our notions of personal representation, through dress codes, and leads the viewer away from the nuances betrayed by the way the clothes are oddly pegged into bodies. The line becomes a stage for these autobiographical portraits. Press the button, release the shutter, capture the light...  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rita Fevereiro
London College of Communication - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

PIN: Used mainly for fastening, especially temporarily. Whit. Secure. Transfix. Place in a position of trusting dependence. Graeme Brunel is an artist who has a peculiar collection of ordinary objects that he constantly studies, rearranges, gathers, and displays into new forms in his ever-changing museum. In 2010 I met Graeme and became fascinated by his naïve, yet acute and original approach to art practice. I immediately felt inspired by his extraordinary work and compelled to showcase it. After Graeme agreeing that I could intervene in his world, I started mimicking his compulsion while documenting our creations. Latter it became obvious that these loose manifestations needed to converge into some unity; hence editing and compilating were to become a film. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Will Jennings
London College of Communication - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

As an intuitive response to my mother's sudden death I walked the Suffolk coast reconsidering my childhood landscape with eyes of an adult, mourner and artist. Concrete cubes sporadically emerged, man-made interjections into a landscape of flux, spontaneously arousing the memory of a jumper my mother knitted. As I walked recollections emerged and these absurd cubes offered themselves as blank vessels into which memories, emotions and ideas were stored. In heavy fog the cubes provided perspective, their rhythm and geometry implied duration and an attempted rationalisation of chaotic nature. Though as I walked the more uneven and irregular the blocks were as over time soft sands shifted, nature slowly wrapped and crushed the concrete and some disappeared over receding cliffs.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jacopo Maino
London College of Communication - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

The project explores the concepts of obsession, passion and commitment. It is a story about time - about past, present and future, and how they merge in the collective consciousness of a football club: Fisher FC. Fisher FC is a London-based football club with more than 100 years of history. The club was forced to leave its local area, Bermondsey, after a series of events eventually leading to bankruptcy in 2009. Now the club is wholly owned and run by its supporters. With their old home ground lying in ruins, the supporters' obsession is to rebuild the club from the ashes, returning it to its former glory and to the area where it belongs, Bermondsey. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gemma Marmalade
London College of Communication - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

In 1957, when conducting extra sensory perception trials with animals, a team of leading parapsychologists discovered that pigeons were able to determine the sexuality of humans through visual observation. Pigeons correctly recognised a test participants' sexual persuasion through a combination of identifying particular physiognomic cues and psychic ability. Given the potential ramifications of this discovery at a time where non-heterosexuality was either illegal or condemned, the research wasn't published or reported. Strange Birds is an experimental polyvisual installation artwork that responds to this groundbreaking discovery from an enlightened contemporary perspective. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Heather Miller
London College of Communication - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

Assembled under the title 'Les Petites Morts' (The Little Deaths) are a number of photographs and an exhibits case. The series explores the inability to process an event. The scene is a bed and a wall. The forensic officer's task is to gather information, photograph, examine and retrieve evidence. By coupling forensic procedures with a personal aesthetic, the work forms something of a hybrid, which expresses a contradictory desire to reveal and yet conceal. Evidence may be erased and made invisible to the naked eye. But evidence as memory persists, and things may bear a residual memory. By using specialist lighting techniques and chemical treatments, scientists and specialist photographers are able to reveal that which is otherwise hidden.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Vilma Pimenoff
London College of Communication - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

'The Dark Collection' plays with the idea that an ordinary object can look like something completely different depending on the angle, lighting, and the viewer's psychological predisposition. The series explores the process of visual perception; what happens between seeing an object and understanding what we see. In order to make sense of the world we tend to interpret abstract shapes as bodies and faces. In our minds the inanimate can become somehow animated, perhaps even alive. We relate to images and objects by projecting our being and emotions onto them, and reversely by recognizing parts of ourselves in things. It is in this context that the project explores the notion of empathy in relation to vision.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jan Fyfe
Manchester School of Art - MMU - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

This work looked at the importance of place, memory and the interruption of the present moment as opening up an interval in time - an extended moment which is neither the past nor the future, a position or state of 'becoming'. Through experimentation with depth of field and layering techniques, passages of time and perspective were altered and the flattened surface of the image grew in importance. Experimentation with the moving and still image discovered alternative times where static and moving images simultaneously co-existed. On returning to the photograph after experimentation with the moving image, the impact of the video work had subtly but significantly changed the photographic work. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kevin Linnane
Manchester School of Art - MMU - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

Coventry as the new modern city grew out of the rubble of the 14th November 1940 blitz. It was one of the first new cities of the future built on the back of the British motor industry but with a precinct designed for the pedestrian. But with the collapse of the motor industry the modern city dream faded and is now being redeveloped to become a new every town. These images are part of an ongoing project recording my hometown, now from a distance, as it changes and decipher past memories from myth. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Bernarde Lynn
Manchester School of Art - MMU - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

My work primarily deals with the memories encountered in the daydream. I work with a non-literal narrative trying to engage with the random emotions and events we encounter in the dream space. The daydream chases the phantom ghosts that appear in the night sleep and helps us chase out the shadows. This work plays with the absence of colour as a statement of loss. The random use of images is a comment on the way that our unconscious processes loss, it is never fully transparent, always asking but never answering. This work was shot using an old manual Nikon camera.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Clare Massey
Manchester School of Art - MMU - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

Composed from pairs of amateur Kodachrome slides, the work looks at our perception of photography and the relationship between picture and fiction. The landscapes are of no tangible time or place and like the slides used to construct them are simulated objects of memory and experience.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Debbie Sharp
Manchester School of Art - MMU - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

i am a visual artist working predominantly now in installations. Starting out as a photographer in the 1980s, ive moved away from the more traditional use of photography and that of the white cube gallery, into creating site based installations, and works made for the public realm. In 2011 for the photography look11 festival in Liverpool i used a shipping container for a installation piece containment in which for the first time i combined photography with sound to create a physical space for the viewer. i used photography as a tool combined with found object, sound, text and even smell to trigger and evoke emotions and memories. my work deals with issues of love, fear, solitude, isolation, Memories, my work comes from a personal place but the subject matter is universal to us all.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Irena Siwiak Atamewan
Manchester School of Art - MMU - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

The domestic space in the main focus of my work. This work explores how we use objects and spaces to give definition to our lives, this could be the home, the office, the car, the shed, to name a few. Showcasing an aspect of ourselves, highlighting areas we would like to show and give attention. We belong to that space just as much as that space belong to us. It's a human need to connect emotionally to a space, no matter how transient.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mary Stark
Manchester School of Art - MMU - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

The work shown is 'A Gift Of Sight/The Man Who Knew Too Little/That's Entertainment/The Wonderful Lie'. The installation is constructed from four feature films woven together, unspooled film projectors and lenses. It contains approximately 228,800 individual photographs and 1433 metres of celluloid film. Mary Stark is an artist, photographer and filmmaker based in Manchester. Her practice explores the materiality of celluloid film. She is studying a PhD exploring the shared language of film and stitch. Supported by a Cornerhouse Micro Commission, her work has developed into photographic prints, textile objects, installation and digitally woven video. Before studying MA Photography, she completed a degree in Embroidery and worked in a variety of roles in the arts, education and video production.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lorna Evans
University of Wales, Newport - MA Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

To most people the natural world is somewhat of an anomaly, only encountering natural wildlife fleetingly and sometimes without even being conscious of it. This world becomes even more bewildering when night descends and the whole terrain appears to transform. Through these images, we cross the threshold into an unfamiliar realm, guided by dogs into a tense and mysterious world. We stumble across animals that we know, yet have become alien to us. These photographs are intended to show our turbulent relationship with the natural world and highlight how estranged from animals we have become.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Carey Gough
University of Wales, Newport - MA Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

Before music became the industrialized business that we now know, songs often served the purpose of remembering a land left behind. The folk music of the South that became what is known as blues, country, and eventually rock 'n' roll, are connected to the landscapes from which they were borne. They describe what has been lost through social and economic evolution. They have become imaginary landscapes in their extinction. As an American living abroad for over a decade, through its music I, too, have kept in touch with the landscape that I love and miss, in particular my home state of Kentucky. Through photographic selection, I was able to represent Kentucky as the musical place that exists in my heart. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amy Grubb
University of Wales, Newport - MA Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

These are large format portraits of individuals and families who have chosen to live in sustainable communities, working collectively to reduce environmental impact. Within the images I have made reference to Baroque portraiture, firstly to empower the subject, but also to raise questions. Baroque portraiture was originally commissioned by the aristocracy to display power, wealth and patronage. By making this reference stylistically, I hope to challenge the viewer's own thoughts on wealth, materialism and the environment. Furthermore, the experience of living in a community is like having an extended family, and for some, replaces ties lost with actual family members. This project highlights contemporary acceptance of the extended family network by mimicking ancestral paintings where lineage was a symbol of prestige.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Shane Lynam
University of Wales, Newport - MA Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

Contours is a study of the landscape that can be found in la banlieue de Paris (residential developments surrounding Paris). The work focuses on a selection of natural areas, which illustrate the relationship between the landscape and those who have adopted it over the years. It seeks to recreate a fictional green belt, suggesting how the area could look today if things had played out differently. I took these photos during the last two years of a five year period living in Paris. What began as a nagging sense of curiosity, grew into an affinity with the landscape and an urge to tell a story, which would go beyond the stereotypes sometimes associated with the territory. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Christina Williams
University of Wales, Newport - MA Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

My photographic practice questions my relationship to the landscape of my home city and its community. Not living in the place I photograph for ten years I view it with nostalgia, sentiment and detachment. St Davids, Pembrokeshire is Britain's smallest city, it lies within a peninsular at the end of Western Wales. The city, with its 1700 inhabitants, is considered an idyllic place to live and travel to. My work questions the picturesque and idyllic representations of the area, the detachment of the community from the landscape, and the shifting association with Welsh identity.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gillian Alexandra Kalisky
University of Wales, Newport - MA Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

"These love letters," my dad said, "I think I know why you are looking for them." I was skeptical. "You think you lost them, but you never wrote them. You are writing them now." He might be on to something, I thought. But I still knew they existed. Years went by and I continued to be fixated on this search for punctuation. My father and I roamed (and continue to roam) the valley looking for something we couldn't define. It is said that if you can't define something, you don't really understand it. Perhaps this isn't true. Perhaps sometimes you can't define something because it is ingrained in you- somewhere in your genetic code even. It is instinctual. I am a hoarder- a packrat. I am compiling a collection of images from my home that speak to something ingrained deep within me. Where it will end, I'm not entirely sure, but I continue to be lead further into the past by these images of the present. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Adeeba Amiry
Nottingham Trent University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

Adjusting and adapting to strange novel surroundings is a challenging, multi-dimensional process. The trials to cope, and deal with failure all echo deep within your soul. This project is an exploration into the inner battles that occur when trying to adjust, to cope and most importantly to live, when everything and everyone around you is a complete stranger. Feelings struggle and conflicts are intensifying and at the same time evolving into different things. There is a significant sense of loneliness. The subject is utterly confused. With many questions going through their minds, the absence of answers pushes them right to the edge. 'Adaptation' employs photography and moving imagery to reflect adjustment to alien and new environments.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lynn Dakin Ball
Nottingham Trent University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

'Archers' Wood' focuses on the timelessness of the woodland landscape where field archery takes place, field archery has changed and shifted in its style and intent over the centuries, but its venues remain the same. I have used video to create moving still images, the audience may take time to experience the space and absorb the atmosphere of the woodland, to see it change in tiny ways, the gentle movements of the wind in the leaves, the subtle shift of shadows on the canopy or the indigenous creatures passing. The timelessness of the space enables us to transport ourselves, to stand and enjoy the solitude of a place that is in time whenever your mind can envisage it to be.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Shisi (Cissy) Huang
Nottingham Trent University - MA Photography
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Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

My project is an exploration of the relationship between photography and therapy. It stems from a single emotion - depression. My photography aims to seek personal self-adjustment and achieve self-awareness, through connecting self-portraiture and 'empty shots' to illustrate subtle, complex emotions. I use both analogue and digital media alongside mixed photographic effects, to show emotional metaphors and personal narratives in the construction of this body of work. My work explores the two opposing poles of photography - recording the real world and bringing out my inner one.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Weixi (Rose) Lin
Nottingham Trent University - MA Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

One year is too short to really know a new environment; to get round this temporal problem I used my mobile phone to record my Europe as I experienced it. I am the girl who likes to observe, a female flâneur, but was new to Europe. As time went by, I started to enjoy this world that I had only seen in TV shows back home in China. Therefore to me there is no buildings, coffees, desserts or pretty blue eyes in my work. It just shows my Europe. The complex places that my camera and I experienced, alongside the confusion, disappointments and eventually hope. The images are a farewell gift for someone I loved and for me.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Oukai (Nail) Yang
Nottingham Trent University - MA Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

Epoch is a series of still life black and white photographs. Each photo shows domestic objects found or hold by photographer. There are some personal stories of photographer and behind the objects to talk about the family and memories. Through the pictures photographer not only to talk about his own stories but also wants to trigger the audience's memories. This project shot by the 5x4' traditional large format camera, 5x4' black and white negatives and printed in traditional wet darkroom. The theme not just shows in photos also come out from the workflow of the photography.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Xinyi (Sharon) Yang
Nottingham Trent University - MA Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

I declined the society, and vise versa. This sense of distance for the City stops me from understanding it better, but I believe the documentary photography I have been doing in the City has the significance to myself. The fleeting moments in the City that unveils a different and odd side are what I fascinated with. Therefore, I try to gain more understanding of the City, and the attitude mannerisms of British people under the surface, but it stay inexplicable to me. As I investigate it further, to where I have never been to, I am stuck with anxiety and fear, which is also my initial drive, keeps me going and rethinking about what the City provides its citizen and me with.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Claire Cooper
University of Sunderland - MA Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

My current interests for my photographic practice are urban space, urban aesthetics, psychogeography and the city. I particularly enjoy the flux of the everyday, which I find to be mysterious, and unknowable. I take pleasure in the discovery of hidden, often banal aspects of cities and the complexity of such heterogenetic spaces. My images depict some aspects of the things I come across on my wanderings.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Yvonne Davies
University of Sunderland - MA Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

Working life in small rural communities across Northumberland has been perpetually reshaped by political, economic, and environmental decisions made at regional, national and international levels at times creating adverse effects so detrimental that some villages fail to thrive as a community. This work observes continuing adaptation to meet economic challenges noting the evolving conversation between a host community and the perceived redeeming industry, tourism. Through photography, we glimpse beyond the tranquil rurality into scenes of contemporary working life on the Northumbrian coast. Residents retain a strong sense of belonging, relishing the familiarity of their home town and consider themselves guardians of their natural environment as they fight to stabilise the sustainability and continuity of their community.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amanda Hannen
University of Sunderland - MA Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

It feels like we're back in the 80's or worse, with increasing unemployment and a feeling of hopelessness for the future. In the North East, more than 25% of households have no-one in paid employment. This project is a reflection of my time spent with 'Shafted By AEI', a group formed by the 126 workers unfairly dismissed from a cable factory in Gateshead. The majority are men, many of whom worked for the company for 30 to 40 years from leaving school. To pull the job they've done for most of their lives from under their feet, without giving them notice or redundancy pay, was devastating. Together, as 'Shafted by AEI', the workers fight for compensation.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Donna Lisa Healy
University of Sunderland - MA Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

These portraits form part of a larger series of images taken during my time as photographer- in- residence at the Literary & Philosophical Society in Newcastle upon Tyne. They reflect the diversity and culture that the Lit & Phil represents. The photographs I present here are drawn from the world of literature, broadcasting and entertainment. The Lit & Phil was founded in 1793 as a 'Conversations club' where its prominent members would meet and discuss the topics of the day. This body of work emulates this founding ideal as a series of conversations between photographer and sitter.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Yuk Lee
University of Sunderland - MA Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

The sport of Kings (and the wealthy) has over three hundred years of history; the thoroughbreds of today's racing stock can be traced back to the three founding sires of modern day racing, 'The Godolphin Arabian' (1724-1753), 'Darley Arabian' (1700-1733) and 'Byerley Turk' (1680-1696).Today horse racing as a sport is the second most televised after football; it generates billions in revenue and it's the backdrop for the most glorious of social events, as provided by such famous courses as Royal Ascot and Epsom. This on-going project explores the relationship between the daily routine of the 'yard' and the highlights of the racing word. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Walter Lewis
University of Sunderland - MA Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

'You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus' (Mark Twain, 1889) My photography seeks out places which offer space for deep reflection on how we relate to the world around us. My focus is the light and dark, the flow of textures, form and structure, the growing, decaying and static - challenging perceived ideas of everyday reality. Ox Close Wood dates back to mediaeval times. It has been crafted out of human engagement with nature - providing both material and spiritual succour. However today's wood is just an unnoticed in everyday living. My work explores its re-positioning as reinvigorator of enchantment, the words of Mark Twain my constant companions.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Noel Bowler
University of Ulster - MFA Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

From Gdansk in Poland where Solidarnosc was formed in 1980, to SIPTU in Dublin, Irelands largest trade and technical union, these photographs hint at the immense workings of power and the ideology of human decision making that occur within these office walls. This work attempts to offset the very public persona of the mass solidarity movement, to a more organised constructed thinking within an environment which serves to envelop the true workings of a powerful few. It is within this context, at a time of increasing economic turmoil, worker insecurity and ever rising levels of unemployment, the work of the Union movement has never been so relevant and visible for so many throughout the world. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ciaran Og Arnold
University of Ulster - MFA Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

This work is a subjective documentation of life in a midlands town.The particulars of the town are unimportant, the work attempts to convey an emotional response to the lives of those who exist on the fringes, in the darkness.The work is not necessarily social or political but rather existential in nature. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lorna O'Brien
University of Ulster - MFA Photography
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Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

Colossal ships of Iron and Steel haul rock and ore. Engines greasy, pipes snaking through the beasts bowels, combustion engines roar and I can still hear Dad over the din, trying to explain to me how it propels us through life, he was gentle my Dad. Odd facts and wondrous things he would tell me and I listened. Vibrations of piston and shank, noise that wraps you in magnitude, all comforting, always welding, burning blue, eyes watering, always tidy, always neat and grease spatter on the engineers overalls and bright yellow ear protectors for scores of men; hang gentle on the metal grids beneath flood lights. Filling senses with colour and clatter and stories whispered. All is silent now. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Myles Shelly
University of Ulster - MFA Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

This work looks at our relationship with nature. The project takes images of animal and plant life found within the Irish landscape as its subject. These images interest me because of their relic like quality and there similarity to images from nature books which I read as a child. '[Animals] are objects of our ever expanding knowledge. What we know about them is an index of our power' (Berger, 1980) . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jason Higgins
University of Ulster - MFA Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

When you think of coal mining Ireland does not immediately spring to mind. The iconic images of the English and Welsh miners with coal-creased faces are the ones that dominate the collective consciousness. Just north of Kilkenny town lies Castlecomer, simply know as Comer to its inhabitant's. The mines in Comer have been flooded since 1969 but the miners left there mark on the land and it in turn left its mark on them. It can be heard in their whistling breath. Commonly referred to as 'Black Lung' it is caused by coal dust building up in the lungs. It kills the good lung tissue till eventually the lungs become completely blocked and they can no longer function. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ken Finegan
University of Ulster - MFA Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

'Club Life' is a highly personal yet objective study of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. It questions, searches for knowledge, informs, is a possible insight not only of the sufferer and disease but an insight or understanding of oneself, one's essence. Memories are imprints on the mind; some will last longer than others.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lena Cronin
University of Ulster - MFA Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

A Quiet Room is an exploration of space and a search for stillness. It is underpinned by the belief that beauty can be found in states of transition and that solitude and emptiness can evoke the eternal. The work is concerned with various juxtapositions and their interrelationships: absence and presence, time and memory, internal and external space. It suggests that familiar objects are essentially fossilised memory and that they have the innate capacity to act as a source of resonance for the individual. The objects thus become sites of reverberation and the space itself a conduit for contemplation and reverie.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Paul McGuckin
University of Ulster - MFA Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

This work is about sustainability - not the trendy buzzword version, but the actual life-changing principled stuff. For the past 18 months, Judith Hoad and I have talked about how one copes with all the crap bestowed upon us by the power-brokers of society. The answers lie with us as individuals and our ability to create a tipping point, as suggested by The Hundredth Monkey Effect. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rich Gilligan
University of Ulster - MFA Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

DIY can be described as a movement within skateboarding which operates outside civic and societal norms. Through the utilisation of skater-constructed spaces, which are ordinarily, an adaptation of existing, but often abandoned, terrain in both urban and rural settings, the modern skateboarder transcends the need to exist within a more conventional environment. Utilising found materials, these unauthorised and often illegal temporary constructions have fascinated photographer Richard Gilligan, who has spent the past four years tracking down these ephemeral spaces throughout Europe and the US. His pictures show how skaters and DIY builders free themselves from the constraints of societal rules, creating their own domain in which to practice this peripheral pursuit. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Campbell
University of Ulster - MFA Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

National ideals of motherhood and acceptable female behaviour are threaded through the anti-choice arguments. To try and represent the 'abortion journey' experience, in effect it becomes the 'fulcrum of a much broader ideological struggle in which the very meanings of family, the state, motherhood, and ...women's sexuality are contested'. (Petchesky, Rosalind. Abortion and Women's Choice: The State, Sexuality and Reproductive Freedom) The polemic narrative surrounding abortion is bewildering. Ambiguity and conflict are played out in the passing landscapes and impersonal details, paralleled by the political bluster and suffocating reality of the legal constrictions. Layers of glass and reflection acknowledge the morally indignant language used by political representatives. Exile, shrouded in shame, has become the abortion seeker's only escape.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Judith Cornwell
University of Ulster - MFA Photography
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Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

Exploring the relationships of one family living in a small seaside village in Ireland, this work allows the viewer to come to their own conclusions about the people involved and what their relationship might be with each other and the location. These are fragments of everyday life and an expression of what it is to be human. The landscape provides a place of refuge and is a place where both the subject and viewer can find peace and perhaps question their own life in a non-judgemental way. The landscape also becomes a metaphor for the families' strength and ability to adapt and change as we are faced with situations in which we have no control. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hans Klemmer
University of Ulster - MFA Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

'The Village' is a once thriving neighbourhood in south Belfast that is now in the process of being torn down by the city fathers. Never a particularly fashionable area, this was one that gave the mills and shipyards their lifeblood, the workers and laborers that kept these businesses running. Like so many other dying areas of cities, the Village still has a strong and fiercely loyal sense of community that will soon be lost as the local government knocks down the older dwellings for newer, more fashionable ones. I have been photographing this area since January of 2011 in an attempt to document the people and places held within this neighbourhood before it disappears entirely into the pages of history. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Basil Al-Rawi
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

The Irish property bubble burst in 2008, precipitating the ongoing economic crisis in the country. As credit dried up and developers went into receivership, developments were abandoned at various stages of completion. Empty housing estates, skeletal buildings and zoned wastelands now mar the landscape. Many sites on the periphery of Dublin remain encircled by hoardings, some covered in hyperreal imagery and grandiose slogans which belie the reality. These fences obstruct our view and act like screens, projecting a fictional past over the present actuality. They have become part of the topography of the city, relics of an illusionary age.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nina Bumbalkova
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

A series of portraits of female squatters along with photographs of the interiors they dwell in. It is a personal insight into this community, emphases an exploration of identity and the desire for home. The project doesn't aim to show any labels and prejudice and more attention is given to intimacy and detail. Individual stories in the faces of particular people and feelings from certain spaces are revealed. The solicitude to capture the essence of the spaces and personalities embarks on a social exploration through an intimate interpersonal odyssey. Divining one self, one's place in an unfamiliar space. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Xi Chen
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
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Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

'Better to die than be a coward' - The Gurkhas They were soldiers from NEPAL, known best for their bravery and strength. In 1815, the British East India Company signed a Peace Treaty , it was agreed that Gurkhas could be recruited to serve under contract in the East India Company's army. They spent their military life in HONG KONG, the place where they offered their youth and health. In 1970s, Hong Kong became the headquarter of the British Army. The Gurkhas began to transfer to Hong Kong, and they continued in this employment until 1997. Historically, Gurkhas who had served their time in the Army - a maximum of 30 years, and a minimum of 15 years to secure a pension - were discharged back to Nepal. However, in 2009, British Government announced that all Gurkha veterans who had served four years or more in the British Army before 1997 would allowed to settle in Britain. A group of Gurkha veterans are now living in READING, and they are not young and strong any more. There is not much left for them in this foreign land, except their wife, their 'Redbook' - a small certificate which recorded their whole military life, or even nothing.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Angela YY Cheung
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

I was born into shadow. Patrilineal land rights have cast my female ancestors to the farthest corners of my family's history. Their names are missing from nearly three hundred years of records; I am haunted by their absence. The ambivalence of this birthright is explored through the dialogue between landscape photography, sound and performance. The mimesis of a hand gesture signifying feminine virtue in Chinese Opera is activated by the representation of terrain that speaks of loss, desire and exile.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alessandra Chilà
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
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Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

The representation of the Italian 'South' since the Risorgimento (or unification) as backward and primitive provided a useful pretext for its subjugation, one that has been maintained since then and projected back onto its entire history. Rather than perpetuating this stereotypical framing, the permanently unfinished building sites and abandoned factories of Calabria become a means of meditating upon the history of brutal interruptions they are a part of, and the forms of stasis in which both people and place remain caught. Interspersing topographical documentation and constructed situations, these images frame a continuous dialogue on representation and its consequences: an incessant mirroring between subject and landscape, stasis and potentiality, containment and migration.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Vera Dohrenbusch
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

Sometimes certain places free themselves from the fabric of the city and float on a current of mingled associations. A few might be reclaimed by the day-to-day reality of urban life, but others resist and continue their journey towards the unknown, towards the infinite. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Neil Harman
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

Working predominately with photography, I seek to explore the tentative relationship between the image and the imaged through direct participation with the world around me. I am drawn to the way that subject matter can somehow correlate with the photographic medium itself, thereby involving the viewer in its interpretation. By photographing strangers in the town where I grew up, the project Stranger deals with the tensions between familiarity and otherness. Here the presence of absence is foregrounded in the empty settings of the suburban environment and in the anticipation of the encounter. Note to selection panel: The submitted edit consists of five photographs. The second and third are hung together to form a diptych. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dominic Harris
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

The Philadelphia Association leased Kingsley Hall, in Bromley-by-Bow, East London, from 1965 - 1970 to house a large, live-in community of trained psychiatrists, helpers and characters with varying psychoses. It was neither a hospital nor an asylum, and if invited to stay, everyone became a resident and in theory equal. The person at the centre of this radical experiment was the charismatic psychiatrist RD Laing who had written the influential book 'The Divided Self' in 1960, which aimed '...to make madness, and the process of going mad, comprehensible'. This is a portrait of a community and their memory of people, time and place. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Eliza Karakitsos
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

Out of Order examines the impact the economic recession is having on local businesses and enterprises. The work reflects upon this impact and the current economic climate indicated by declining businesses and commerce in the urban landscape. The photographic images provide a visual reference to a material and social reality that signifies the economic devastation and the effects of the recession. The photographic images have the ability to function as documents that enable the viewer to bear witness to dwindling business, and economic decline. The economic spiral down the long and winding road...  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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India Lawton
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
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Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

Looking back at family photographs, now with the light of new knowledge, they don't show the memories as I remember them. By letting my emotions run loose on photographs, I take control. Control to erase, to re-edit, to let go, and to begin to move on. But like the photographs, I am still left to bear the scars. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sara Leigh Lewis
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
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Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

I worked as an 'outdoor' clerk in Woolwich County Court for barristers representing the cases of 'publicly funded' clients. These cases were the stuff of everyday life pitted against stronger forces. The Pump Court barristers are cogs in the machinery of the legal system who attempt to untangle the problems experienced by the marginalised. These barristers work with publicly funded clients who were not always appreciative of the work done on their behalf, but whose lives could be changed be a good outcome. Legal aid has lost 40% of its funding. Barrister and client are now suffering its adverse repercussions. The chancellor Ken Clarke states that access to justice is a mark of civilised society, however the current government is eroding that right.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alvin Lim
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
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Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

The emergence and dominance of digital technology has had an extensive impact on the world today. With computers being a vital tool of communication in most developed countries, the keyboard has become a banal, functional component within this commonplace system. 'Keys' is a photographic series that utilises found keyboards to explore the semiosis of signs within this technological vernacular.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Andrea C Morley
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

A vast expanse of unanchored time and space located somewhere between the edge of realism and the edge of abstraction. This is a place called lost in which the world has become larger than my knowledge of it and I am bereft of the ability to navigate. Here the landscape is not solid rock, it is made out of memory, indelible impressions and bruises visible only as terra incognita. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Raoul Ries
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

Settlements called Amerika, Americká or Ameryka dot the map from the Netherlands to Poland and from Czech Republic to Finland. Their name and history speak of homesteading and yearning for a better future, of success and failed dreams, of hardship and the pursuit of happiness. After the late 18th century, political reforms made land ownership possible for serfs and leaseholders. Unclaimed land was only available in remote and barren areas. Settlers accepting the challenges compared themselves to the pioneers of the US American prairies. They called their villages Ameryka, thus arriving instantly at their dream destination. The cars, horses, houses, paths and empty spaces in 'Postcards from Ameryka' allude to the search of an acceptable place to call home, to freedom and opportunity. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Robinson
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

When Charles Darwin studied living things, seeing a specimen was never enough. He walked and talked with the botanist Henslow, he collected samples, and his 'study and greenhouse were cluttered with pots growing' things.1 In the garden plants adapt and evolve. I experience with joy and with trepidation the changing seasons, cycles of growth, the transient and unpredictable. Planting, protecting, weeding, and nurturing, I collaborate with nature and attempt to reveal something we cannot see, a hidden landscape of the physical and psychological. In this space, time passes. Things live, die, decay and grow - and nature and culture play their part in the momentum of a never ending cycle. 1 'Darwin and Botany' by Stephen Montgomery, www.christs.cam.ac.uk  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chris Storey
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

The work is an exploration in image and sound of rooms and their instabilities . In some, shelter and repose reside. But in other rooms different conditions apply and we encounter nakedness, the forlorn and the abject. It is also an engagement with the allusive ambiguities of the photographic space where the 'loaded evidence' of the image fractures and wounds our experience of its reality . An experience augmented by sounds that challenge the static, mute images. And in that space we may encounter that which we cannot assimilate or comprehend, that which we desire and fear. At the end the viewer is drawn into a vortex: of memory and desire or horror at what our being may be.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Marta Rovatti Studihrad
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

Changing countries. Moving between cities, from a house to another. Where is home? Am I going to find it losing myself in these ephemeral spaces? I'm escaping, hanging in environments created by the intersection of multiple layers. Looking for something beyond the surface, never forgetting what is on top of it and merging the depths that I'm facing. Staring right through this looking-glass something more is revealed, a Latent Content which enables me to feels safe.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gemma Webb
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

Over ten years ago I arrived at this house as a woman and now I leave as a mother. On arrival I anticipated the time, before we had even spent it. On departing I contemplate all that I can remember of it. 'For our house is our corner of the world... . If we look at it intimately, the humblest dwelling has beauty' Gaston Bachelard (1958). In my rational mind what we leave behind is of course bricks and mortar, something material and replaceable. Yet instinctively on a more emotional level we depart from the space that we call home. Within these walls I know the shadows that the sun will cast before the sun even shines. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Milena Moebius
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

Innehalten implies to pause, recollect and meditate. These subjects' immersion into water triggers stimulation of senses and frees space for consideration of life's instantaneity. The water changes perceptions of the surroundings and stands as a metaphor for the beginning of existence. It creates the atmosphere of the pure, centred, and uninfluenced state of mind from which we evolved. Thoughts and concerns for the future become secondary to the sudden, pressing need for oxygen. The subject is immersed in the moment, liberated from goals and intentions. Physical need outplays desire in this present awareness of space. This series of photographs represents removals from the everyday in a momentary refocusing of the mind. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Marwah Al Mugait
University of Westminster - MA Photojournalism
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

Taking all the risks, 50-year-old Mona, who is a single mother and school principle, bravely decided to open all the locked doors into her private world to reveal her 27 years of suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Bipolar disorder. Living in surroundings that barley understand the reasons for her mood swings, her acceptance to participate in this project emerged from a deep level of maturity and self-awareness of her predicament. Moreover, her strong will to help others who may still be unaware of a similar condition. Considering all the consequences she might go through as a Saudi female, she looked at this project as a liberation from her suffer, discovering an unfamiliar way of expression.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lívia Bonadio
University of Westminster - MA Photojournalism
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

If a picture was, indeed, worth a thousand words, perhaps writing would no longer be required. A photograph must be taken; used; interpreted; shown; seen. The purpose, behind each step, will define its worthiness. Inquisitive about their role in contemporary society, I aim to pursue a career that will enable me to bestow significance upon photographs: editing, curating, writing. Nonetheless, I do occasionally take them myself. The three images on display are from Landmarks of Intolerance (2012), a documentary project on hate-crime in the UK.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kasia Ciechanowska
University of Westminster - MA Photojournalism
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

This is a story about space seen through the eyes of a ten year old kid/girl, growing up within a modern functional (post)soviet neighbourhood in Central Poland in the last decades of the twentieth century. This memory image is confronted with a picture of the memory location taken today, in July 2012. The resulting story is a psychogeographical journey into the logic of space created for living. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Pio De Rose
University of Westminster - MA Photojournalism
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

The act of looking has always characterised the relationship between people and animals. However, recent studies have focused on the uniqueness of the environments where this mutual act of looking takes place and how they enhance evocative responses. I visited some of the world's biggest aquariums to photograph the traces of their surreal settings portraying visitors' 'observing while being absorbed' by the oneiric blue surroundings accommodating their presence. In this extraordinary dimension, the lack of recognisable space and time coordinates generates isolated and transparent memories devoid of and in contrast with the chaos and paraphernalia characterising aquariums as tourist attractions to retain the contemplative and emotional essence of the visit, which is turned into fragmented visions of a lucid dream. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Faye De Gannes
University of Westminster - MA Photojournalism
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Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

Faye explores photographic themes of youth subcultures, anti-crime campaigns, political and social issues which affect our developing lives in the world around us. 'Inside the Coco' focuses on conceptualising my childhood memories as a vivid sequence of photographic fragments. My photographs attempt to build on layers of memories from experiences and fears I lived through as a child during my family's visits to the old rustic Carib house. Built in the 1930s, it now lies almost in ruins, untouched and neglected through the years. The house invokes feelings of loss, emptiness and unfathomable mystery, now devoid of all maternal presence. In fact all significant females of the past are now missing in the present. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Michael McGuinness
University of Westminster - MA Photojournalism
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

Michael uses photography to challenge pre-conceptions in our society in a positive way,using a collaborative approach which ensures that the lives of the subjects involved effect the projects' outcome offering audiences intimate insights. MONDAY COMES VERY QUICKLY - 'Photographing the Unseeable', uses photography to demonstrate how people with mental health issues are being positively supported in their 'wellness' treatment plans, within the Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust, enabling them to live and/ or work as part of the community leading purposeful and fulfilling lives.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Daniel J Norwood
University of Westminster - MA Photojournalism
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

There is little sympathy amongst the institutions tasked with keeping an eye on Greece and making sure it sticks to the austerity measures laid out by the IMF and European Governments. Yet life goes on for the people of Athens and the surrounding Islands. The land is a backdrop to this unfolding drama where civil disobedience is planned and strong bonds and ideologies are formed. This on-going project aims to investigate the landscape and environment as a metaphor for the financial turmoil in Europe. I will respond to three countries within the framework of this drama, and reflect on the consequences of actions made in financial institutions far from these hidden spaces.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Fabio Pezzarini
University of Westminster - MA Photojournalism
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

On 15 October 2012 one full year will have passed since the Occupy London protesters set up their first tent city outside St. Paul's Cathedral. During their months of activity the movement kindled a sense of hope that a change to the direction of the global economic system, with its inherent inequalities, might be possible. However, there has been little subsequent activity from Occupy visible to the public eye through the media since the city camps evictions. This project tries to investigate through images what is left of the movement and if there remains a future for Occupy itself.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kevin Ricks
University of Westminster - MA Photojournalism
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

Photography is often used as a tool to understand the past; 'Stories My Mother Told' addresses family estrangement and reconciliation. I met my mother, who I have barely seen in twenty years, to try to understand her as a person and discuss how we became estranged. Using her family albums as a starting point I asked about my mother's early life, our collective past and her migration from Ireland, to England and on to Canada. This led to me visiting the places and finding objects from our collective past to create a picture of our personal journey. This project records both the chasm in time that cannot be recovered and our ongoing efforts to build a new relationship.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Zlata Rodionova
University of Westminster - MA Photojournalism
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

The idealism of the Soviet Space programme speaks of serving humanity and a belief in peaceful future. However, politics has left a negative trace on these ideas and we often associate Gagarin with the tense atmosphere of the Cold War. Still, for people working at the Yuri Gagarin Training Centre, a military complex where all cosmonauts have been trained since the 1960s, Gagarin remains a hero while space is the only reality they know, almost blending with the surreal machines they work with, they seem to be trapped in a window of time. In the shadow of faded dreams, thus sheds the light on a close-knit community of space-lovers, still clinging to the decaying legacy of the 1960s Space dream. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Anastasia Shpilko
University of Westminster - MA Photojournalism
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

What images come to mind when you hear democracy, or tyranny? Would they not be polar opposites? What does it take to leave the former and step onto the territory of the latter? Lithuania and Belarus are situated on the opposing ends of the scale measuring the nature of political regimes in Europe. Still, their national histories have been crossing paths since the 13th century. The most recent and most evident, though, is their common Soviet legacy. For my project Between the Black and White Clouds, I went to the towns lying close to the Belarusian-Lithuanian border to show what hides at the junction of the European Union and 'the last dictatorship in Europe' . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sukruti Staneley
University of Westminster - MA Photojournalism
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

The need to recognize a resemblance between a stranger and myself was more than just a fascination. I soon formed my own narratives of why some women I saw - briefly - could be my birth mother and how we may have resembled each other. Resemblance is a way into studying the human face and the relationships it forms through the existence or lack of physical 'likeness'. By crossing the boundaries of biological relations, I explore the parent-child relationship within the adoptive setting. This project begins to question the need to see resemblance even though it may not exist -is my mind playing tricks on me? I met and photographed families who helped me to create a new visibility of resemblance.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Camilla Watkins
University of Westminster - MA Photojournalism
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

How the light gets in is an intimate portrait of a young man suffering from cyclothymic bipolar disorder who, through strict Buddhist practice endeavors to reach a state of 'ordinariness' during four months retreat in the Olchon Valley. The series sets out to embody the residue of a condition as powerful as it is haunting. I work mainly within photojournalism, editorial and documentary photography with a specific interest in agricultural, rural and countryside issues. Taking a storytellers approach; I want to be unobtrusive and provide viewers with a secret, almost ethereal, element to the situation, however mundane. I want to produce work which will be at home in either gallery space or printed media and have completed work for both. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Cheng Zeng
University of Westminster - MA Photojournalism
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

The Mayor of London has urged the Prime Minister to build upon the legacy of the Olympic games. The Olympic Park area is witnessing a major urban regeneration. In a promotional brochure, LOGOC describe this process as a 'big work' improving a large area with an unpleasant industrial past. Unfinished work remains, such as addressing water purification and soil detoxification. For displaced residents, the construction of the Park is a sign of change and for some of them it's difficult. Despite numerous local luxury developments, some residents have been displaced, losing their community and finding themselves in uncomfortable housing. Though there's nothing wrong with a successful Olympics. However the price that's been paid by locals should also be remembered.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Michele Zambon
University of Westminster - MA Photojournalism
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:57:06 EDT

This project focuses on the lives of 15 Brazilian boys and girls living, mostly since birth, in an orphanage for HIV positive children in Curitiba, Brazil. Most of their childhood has already gone; they are adolescents becoming adults without ever belonging to a family. They remain in care as their cases don't move through the Brazilian legal system; their names were never included in the national registry of adoption. The situation highlights the precariousness of social policies and the failure of state powers in respect of the rights of the child. These children are invisible to society. Beyond them lies an invisible horizon that, obscured by the excuse of protection, segregates them and deprives them of their rights. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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ANNA TAYLOR
Barking and Dagenham College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Anna Taylor is a documentary photographer and was awarded the Free Range Art Award 2010 for her poignant series 'Granddad', referencing the passing of her grandfather. Her new work 'ADHD: The Invisible Disability' investigates the representation of ADHD through photography and questions the social understanding of this disability. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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NADINE ATTZS
Barking and Dagenham College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Nadine Attzs uses photography to explore her family and the relationships that resound within that, the dissemination of these images act as a tool for a greater connection. 'Having experienced feelings of disconnect during my life, therefore I look to my family for verification of who I am, to connect with someone. My notion of family is my identity.' Nadine is the recipient of the Symons-Hatton Award 2011.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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ABBIE HART
Barking and Dagenham College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Abbie Hart is a contemporary photographer focusing on traditional techniques and processes, to create work in partnership with contemporary processes and ideas. A deep fascination with traditional photographic techniques is ingrained within the work she produces, creating a nostalgic and powerful reflection on her own being as well as photographic history.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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KISHAN PANCHAL
Barking and Dagenham College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

I am a contemporary conceptual photographic artist. My photographic works are based around family life, documenting my cultural existences and family domesticity as an Indian artist. My previous work has progressed from previous residential areas to a more concentrated location regarding my father's first residence in the UK. The element of space runs strongly throughout all my work. My most resent work is based around my late aunty who passed in 2000. The work uses flowers that are preserved representing my aunty. This process of preserving flowers is replicated in the preservation of her memory. These images are to celebrate her beauty as a person and to acknowledge her existence.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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JONATHAN PANNETIER
Barking and Dagenham College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

I am fascinated by the idea of 'Vagabond', which is influenced by my multicultural background and upbringing. My work is about the everyday relationship among the places, people and culture that I personally feel related to and unconsciously recognise. Also, it is a way to express my own perceptive and portrait how I feel, what we see and what we can't see, question about the city and its inhabitants. In my first major work 'Billy Brown JR', I documented the life of a sixty-year-old marginal man who suffers from mental illness, and has been looked after on a daily basis. My next project is called 'SEA'. Work made in Asia. One of my inspirations comes from my great grandfather's anthropological publications about the former Indochina.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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PEDRO PAZ LOPEZ
Barking and Dagenham College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

My work covers contemporary forms of documentary focusing on people and society. During the year 2011 I was travelling around Central America and documenting its people and customs. One of my main projects there was "Café", a self-published book that explores the lifestyle of a group of coffe producers in Chiapas, Mexico. I am working on a project about the switch off of of analog TV signal in UK and in a documentation of Hackney Wick, an area in East London. I have a specialist interest in self-publishing and I am currently working on new books.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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JACK FLORISH
Barking and Dagenham College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

I use the medium of photography. I do this because I feel most at home using a camera. There is something about it that empowers me both as a person and a photographer. There is something quite intriguing about using reality to make something creative. My work is a bit avant-garde in style mainly attributing itself to the more fine art and experimental side of photography. I use it as a form of expression to create art. The work I create I feel is an extension of my self as a person.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Phil Anderson
Blackpool and the Fylde College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

These images are from a series that explores the relationship that spaces have with its occupants. The locations that I have chosen are used solely for one purpose; to train, to compete. I wanted to explore the calmness of these spaces directly before and after they were being used, with the aim of capturing the small details that would usually go unnoticed. For this to be achieved It was best to photograph slowly using large format film, and exploring the spaces immediately after they were vacated by its occupants.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Susie Brady
Blackpool and the Fylde College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

As an editorial and documentary photographer I aim to photograph people within our society, concentrating on how others construct and live out their daily lives. I intend to capture peoples' character by focusing on their environments as well as the use of portraiture. This project focuses on several teenage girls aged between 13-16 and how they are stuck in-between childhood and adulthood. Their actions and environments show characteristics of both, desperate to grow up but retaining certain aspects of their youth.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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James Brand
Blackpool and the Fylde College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Each day we desperately try to control our public face and show the world who we want them to see - perhaps rather than who we really are. With photography this stands even more so. We often see a camera and instantly smile or turn to show the 'better side'. This series attempts to remove this public face and capture a more natural portrait - one that is not often seen - as well as portraying some sort of truthful personality. Capturing the images in complete darkness deprives the subjects of knowing about the camera and seeing when an image will be taken, along with refusing them the opportunity to adopt their photographed persona. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lynn Brown
Blackpool and the Fylde College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

My work is engaged with the universal themes of death, loss and grief. These images from my series Landscape of Grief illustrate the new life that has to be forged by those left behind after someone dies. The damp cards signify the support of friends, and many tears shed. The personal growth that happens after bereavement is referenced in the shoots growing from this framework, and the isolation of grief is referenced in the space around the subjects. Although the subject matter is dark, the images have a hopeful message about the future, the knowledge that life will continue. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Victoria Caunce
Blackpool and the Fylde College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

My work is experimental, creative Fine Art Photography with a Fashion twist. This particular project is based on research I did on the Lewis Carroll's stories of 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Alice Through the looking Glass'. I was heavily influenced by the information I found that linked Carroll's stories and the Surrealists of the 1920's. My personal interest in the unconscious and subconscious, and the impact is has had on my work in the past, made this subject even more exciting. I created my own fashion interpretation of the Alice stories, by selecting characters from the books. By incorporating fabric, the images became surreal, as our dreams often are. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nikki Clare
Blackpool and the Fylde College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This photographic project explores the lives of people who are living with a disability or illness and the careers and family members who care for them. As I have been a carer in the past, looking after my Mother, I often found it really frustrating how there had been a lack of support for both myself, My Father and also my Mother. Not only was there a great deal of pressure placed on our family emotionally but also every day became a finical struggle. As the new government are cutting more and more support structures including benefits and access to funding for charities the people in our society who are the most vulnerable are the ones who are being targeted.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hazel Edmunds
Blackpool and the Fylde College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

My Photographic practice is based on Architecture. This body of work was taken in a run down bus station where it ran into a state of decay. I have focused on the minimalistic approach where no people are evident within the imagery, while keeping this body of work to its true form. I believe all architectural photography needs to be kept within it's own true state. As I took the images from my own perspective I was able to connect with the subject matter and at the same time bring to an audience a new outlook within the subject matter of decay. I have stayed within the boundaries of the subject matter.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Freeman
Blackpool and the Fylde College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The subject matter of this project is something that I am very passionate about and I chose to do because of my own experiences and cultural background. My upbringing consisted of two very different cultural influences, my mother being Iranian and my father English, which has influenced my passion and understanding in the direction of my work. This project deals with the perceptions and representations of the veil, the duality of west and east and how both overlap in today's society. The neutral space surrounding the sitter leaves the viewer without connotations, to allow the viewer to form their own perceptions. I hope to raise questions about the viewer's own perception of the veil with this work.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dan Jones
Blackpool and the Fylde College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This series explores the world of Naturism and the people involved. It is about seeing how different life is like in the decision not to wear clothes. Being naked privately and socially are both as popular as each other within the naturist community. There are many clubs and groups throughout the UK and across the world where people can be nude around other naturists without fear of judgment or ridicule. Whilst undertaking this project, I have learnt the stories of individuals as to why they choose to be naked. Whether as a bet, or to help overcome body confidence issues, or simply for enjoyment, each person has their own unique story in their decision to become naturists.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Henry Lowther
Blackpool and the Fylde College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This work is the product of a great deal of research and time spent within the travelling communities. Family values are massively important in the Gypsy culture and this led me to focus on the younger generations that hold the future perception of the travelling community. By maintaining a formal approach throughout I have created a homogeneous body of work that allows the viewer to focus on the characteristics that are unique to every single child, the characteristics that derive from mimicking the generation before them. The uncritical manner in which they are depicted is offering the viewer the chance to come to their own conclusions regarding perceptions of Travellers.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Doug Mitchell
Blackpool and the Fylde College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The project focuses on 'random webcam chat' websites and the strangers that use them. Natural behavior when face-to-face have defined rules and conventions, while on the Internet many of these rules go out of the window as there are fewer expected consequences. My work focuses on the various ways in which people decide to become anonymous on a website intended to meet people and converse with one another. Their identity and personality is lost, and the use of traditional darkroom techniques reinforce this idea of the transition from digital to analogue and vice versa concerning human communication.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joanna Padovani
Blackpool and the Fylde College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

My photographic practice is based around using archival, vernacular photographs. In this body of work I have collected photographs in which the subject is aware of the camera, but for one reason or another, is looking elsewhere. The photographs have been manipulated to focus on their gazes and certain expressions in order to open up a narrative about why this would be happening, and our ever-changing relationship to the camera. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joseph Pegler
Blackpool and the Fylde College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

My recent work in photography has taken a dive into the specialised area of underwater photography. Using my skills and experience from my previous editorial style of imagery I have been able to push myself as a photographer by adapting to this new field of photography. My recent work has been focused around underwater portraiture. By using the water as subtly as possible I have played with the element to create a set of images that the viewer should find visually interesting and unique.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joshua Pickering
Blackpool and the Fylde College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'Places' is a project that explores personal connection and locations. To anybody else these photos are just of random places, but to me they represent different memories, that I will always connect to those specific places, memories of fights, family trips, good times and boredom. I wanted to create a visual interpretation of those memories in my photographs, without directly referencing my personal connections, so that the viewer can interpret the images in their own way.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Liam Prior
Blackpool and the Fylde College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Freemasonry is one of the world's oldest fraternal societies dating back to the late 16th century, and now exists in various forms all over the world, with a membership estimated at around 6 million. Freemasonry has always been perceived as a very secretive and male dominated society, with many conspiracy stories besmirching the crafts reputation. 'The Brotherhood' is a documentary series exploring the history and symbolism of Freemasonry, but also investigates the perception that it is a highly secretive society. Within the series I have enhanced this perception by hiding the identities of the individuals within the portraits, leaving their identities a mystery. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jon Willetts
Blackpool and the Fylde College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'Our Lady of Hynning' is a documentary photographic project based around the home and lives of a small group of Benedictine nuns living in relative seclusion near the village of Hynning on the Lancashire Cumbria border. The aim of the project was to not only document the space in which these women live but also to show how their lifestyle and spiritual state of mind reflects this space. Also in turn how the former is an outward representation of the latter, and to a lesser but considerable extent vice versa.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Louise Astbury
Mid Cheshire College - FDA Contemporary Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

In the form of a reflective diary, this project is about my life at present as a single parent and perhaps more importantly for me, my feelings about coming from a frequently turbulent relationship; my frustrations, thoughts, soul searching and the reality of being thrust into single parenthood. With continuing troubles, there is the need, I have realised, for setting boundaries for the care of my own sense of 'self' and for that of my girls, to keep hold of and gain back the 'truth' and ultimately keep our family's life moving in a positive direction. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sharon Baddeley
Mid Cheshire College - FDA Contemporary Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The coast is a place that provides a sense of calm and freedom to many people. However, it is a space that faces issues of sustainability and needs to balance demands from areas such as conservation, commerce and leisure use. The coastline is altering through both natural processes and human intervention. Some conservation groups and scientists warn that problems such as coastal erosion and flooding could become worse with climate change. This work explores our relationship with the sea and coast with a particular focus on the prevention of erosion and preservation of the coastline of North Wales and North West England.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Howard Baker
Mid Cheshire College - FDA Contemporary Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Wind turbines, love them or hate them? Fossil fuels are finite, hydro carbon fuel supplies are dependent on imports from potentially unstable parts of the world. Are renewables and onshore wind farms part of the answer? Wind farms are attracting a lot of bad press because of their adverse visual impact. The study of the Scout Moor Wind Farm is my take on the aesthetics of these machines to rank them positively alongside other engineering structures such as modern iconic buildings like the Lowry Theatre and Imperial War Museum North.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Fay Cooper
Mid Cheshire College - FDA Contemporary Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Left Behind. Moving house is, along with divorce and death, said to be one of the three most traumatic events in a person's life. During the last 16 years, I have moved house six times, each time it is with the promise that it will be the last time, but the knowledge that it probably wont, therefore I try not to allow myself to become attached to my surroundings. Left Behind is a series of images, which document what I will miss when I leave my current home, the light and shadows at certain times of the day.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gordon Jackson
Mid Cheshire College - FDA Contemporary Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The images are located in the tradition of self-portraiture and my aim is to explore aspects of the human condition alongside recognising my emotional journey in recovery from addiction. To some degree this body of work deals with raw emotions, which are difficult to verbalise. Once the crux has been removed I'm left with all the unhealed wounds and raw emotions on which I used to self-medicate. Now there is nothing to ease the pain and the rollercoaster journey of self-discovery has begun. Over years of self-abuse the many masks have covered my true personality. The time has come to peel away the guises and find out who I really am.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mark King
Mid Cheshire College - FDA Contemporary Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The unsolved murder is never closed. It's assigned the title 'cold case' and periodically re-investigated. The murders referred to within this body of work are all associated with the Cheshire area. The photographs are taken within the vicinity of where the crime took place. This might be the land or property where the murder was committed, where the body was discovered, or may depict the places searched by the police for the murder weapon and incriminating evidence. The nature of these photographs coupled with the knowledge of these crimes, asks us to contemplate the idea that there are people out there with the guilt or the burden of knowing.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jason Shippey
Mid Cheshire College - FDA Contemporary Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The current global recession and the impact on large businesses is detailed in the media everyday. However, a large proportion of the British workforce are in fact self employed, a status that I aspire too myself. This series of portraits highlights the silent victims of the recession, the self-employed. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Louise Todd
Mid Cheshire College - FDA Contemporary Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

A series of images intended to evoke memories of childhood. Games abandoned when called by a parent for tea, chalk on the pavement - so compelling and all absorbing at the time of creation, and yet so transient and easily erased. The exotic allure of Coke and crisps on a British summer holiday and rose petal perfume, intended as a gift for a loved one. Memories - at times as fragile as the links of a daisy chain, and at others as enduring and long-lived as a carefully treasured childhood toy. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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David Webb
Mid Cheshire College - FDA Contemporary Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This body of work explores the idea of personal space (the English have a greater need for this than people from other nations). The use of a camera has enabled me to cross this threshold into a more intimate engagement with the sitters. Dependant on the proximity of the part of the head being focused on, the identity of the sitter is more or less apparent and the images can become abstract and ethereal.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Karen Woodfinden
Mid Cheshire College - FDA Contemporary Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This series of images portrays the dynamics between the outer façade and inner turmoil of the damaged psyche; the traumatized child carrying their secrets into adult life. Symbolism is a powerful instrument through which still life art, and thus the objects in this project, convey emotion. The meditative tenor of the images represents the outer self or mask, holding, hiding and covering the distress inside. The viewer is challenged to consider the dialectic between the aesthetics of the photographs and their emotional content . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Verity Allen
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

My passion and obsession is concerned with viewing found or available, common objects in an unconventional manner. By juxtaposing unrelated objects (flowers, food stuffs), photographing familiar objects in unfamiliar ways, or altering the scale of objects, I enable qualities of abstraction and unfamiliarity that are otherwise unseen, to blossom through the vivid detail of each photograph. I am most concerned with the final visual result of each photograph, as well as the responses and reactions from the viewer. It is the fine line between attraction and repulsion that I am interested in, and how this causes different responses in different viewers, depending on their individual ideas of attraction and repulsion. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Barbara Balmer
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

My work lives in the surreal gap between art and life. In its simplest terms it is my life story, a conversation about relationships and how one human being can impact upon another sometimes without knowing it. Endurance embodies my own Kantian 'ghost in the machine', replaying chapters and events from life, adding retrospective questions and comments. I am not concerned with conceptual or analytical knowledge but the basic structure of experience and the questioning of what it is to be and to feel human. Logic surely tells us that the only absolutes in life are birth and death; what happens in-between is a by- product of free will and personal choices guided by each individual's moral compass. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katie Broome
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This project stems from my mother telling me about how my grandmother used to take her, as a child, to visit Birkenhead to visit my great-grandmother. I decided that I wanted to visit the place I had heard so many stories about now that I was living close by in Chester. The more I went to Birkenhead, the stronger I felt a connection with the town, which overlooks the River Mersey. I was feeling more and more at home in a place I barely knew, but had heard about so often while I was growing up. This series of images represents what has become a personal journey of discovery inspired by the fond memories of my family.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chris Cockerill
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Every person has life experiences, some we regret and others we treasure. Either way each individual relates to their past through these experiences. This project is titled Dear Mam & Dad, which is drawn from letters written during the Second World War by my Grandad. From initially reading these letters I then moved on to actually talking to him about his life. The images reflect my interpretation of his experiences, finding out about a life which was there many years before he was even known as Grandad. Asking questions which should have been asked a long time ago. These images are presented as a slide work and wall based photographs which incorporates archival images, my own images and audio from conversations with my Grandad. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emily Horton
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

When awoken from a dream one can sometimes feel confused and unsettled, as dreams can appear disjointed and without meaning. When attempting to retell the events, it can be a struggle, as there can be no clear path from one significant event to the next. My aim is to visualise the psychic disturbance, which arises from dreams. In my work I investigate the interpretation of dreams by re-presenting objects which re-enact the entries in a dream diary. By re-presenting the dream via a single image, a filmic event is created which corresponds to Barthes idea of an 'imperishable signature'. 'Every dream will reveal itself as a psychological structure, full of significance.' Sigmund Freud . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sophie Johnson
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

To look back upon a lifetime and if you could have known then what you know now. It started off as nostalgia but what I yearn for is not an idealized form, it is a love story, between the past and myself. The story reveals how past and present are absorbed into one another through the immersive experience of lives which have preceded my own. When these are connected together a new moment is born. My work is an investigation into my grandmother's hoarding of ephemera and personal items. For years this trait was a point of amusement, yet rediscovered it has taken me on an emotional journey, which is not only a piece of work but a body of knowledge about my own life's history which proves to be invaluable and indescribable. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sophia Keenan
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This project, comprising of around eighty photographs, five of which can be seen here, documents the condensation that appears on my bedroom windows, looking outside from in. This subgroup forms part of a larger body of work that contains seventeen different categories that all centre around the same sort of concept. This work has evolved as a record or an archive of personal anxiety, which although experienced by everyone, can go unnoticed, as they relate to everyday life and daily routines. These images, documenting people, places and objects, create a sense of unease in their accumulation and repetition. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sharon Mosey
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

I am a conceptual photographer and artist and make work based on themes associated with death and religion. At the same time my work is more easily read as a celebration of life, while questioning what may happen beyond. History and religious symbolism all play a part in illustrating the concepts behind the work, which come from the burden of my own mortality and the struggle with my atheist beliefs. This year I have been particularly interested in the otherworldliness of the sea, as part of an ongoing search, and have reused found images of the Virgin Mary as she is so strongly connected with the sea in Christian mythology. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Eliane Mueller
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

I have documented my childhood by revisiting and photographing places, which hold a specific meaning for me. Without my memories they are just places, but together they reflect a part of my life. Both photograph and text are required to convey the whole story. However, memories change over time, we forget things or add details that weren't there in the beginning. Similarly, places and our perception of them change as well. So what is the truth? Or does it matter? With my work I want to document the way memories influence how we see things, but can also be influenced by what we see. Ultimately it is an interpretation of my childhood, which is directed by myself and completed by the viewer. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tabitha Sparey
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This body of work emerges from material found and photographed in a house on an abandoned housing estate in Birkenhead, where I discovered a collection of letters written to a previous resident, Mr. R. E-S. Having made numerous visits back to the house I became obsessed with the idea of Mr. R. E-S, and his simultaneous presence and absence that cast a shadow over my entire project. I have reinvented and re-presented this person's life by taking what I have found and transformed. I cannot enter the property so have created images of what I imagine the house to have looked like when he was living there in the past.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Julie Wem
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

My concerns in my photography work are of time, place and memory. I am also interested in the everyday objects that we like to surround ourselves with, and collect. REM/EMBER This project uses found objects and the items that belonged to my paternal and maternal grandparents. Possessions that remind me of the time spent in their company and remembered from their homes, and places we visited in my childhood. The objects used are an idiosyncratic mix of items such as rhubarb, bottles of Babycham, wooden boats and coconut ice. The resulting photographs are portraits of my grandparents. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Carl Jones
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

My work explores my home town of Stevenage where I grew up and is still home to my family. By investigating areas in Stevenage which are both familiar and unfamiliar, I try to reveal something new and interesting. The public sculpture in the town centre, family and friends celebrating the new year, the children's play centre or the front door of my home. By focusing on something close to me, I gain a new appreciation for the normal and simple things in life. The things that are easily overlooked. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alexii Bailey
De Montfort University - BA (Hons) Photography and Video
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

"Ambulating Trails" documents a specific walk undertaken by four of us in April 2012. It records a series of interventions in the landscape derived from guidebooks and observations, chronicling aspects of an experience that photography cannot reveal, including factual data and emotional experiences, past and present. For example, the walking stick represents the tradition of 'wunderlust' as practiced and enjoyed by several generations of my family. Walking is an embodied experience and this cannot always be reflected in simple naturalistic photography. Experience it to the full. Put yourself in the picture.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Clair Clark
De Montfort University - BA (Hons) Photography and Video
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This project started with the research of classic fairytale literature and the illustrations, of which accompany the pages. With their simple ways of creating dark narrative scenes, I have incorporated elements of these stories using nature's birds. Shown by using a mask to hide the models identity (half bird and half man). Who is catching the warmth of the sun before he has to endure his restraints of life, and this project has developed from taking several different staged photographs all of which used multiply lomography double exposure shots.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Christiana Cloake
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'Breakwater' is a collection of colour photographs that documents loss and inevitable decline on both a personal and industrial level. The work concentrates on a school classroom, where I was first introduced to photography, and how through recent neglect it has fallen into disrepair. The images also represent the loss of analogue photography in the industry and how, like the classroom, it has deteriorated over time.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Samantha Diamond
De Montfort University - BA (Hons) Photography and Video
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

My work is all about feminism within the British Army. The British Army say that they don't accept any act of feminism but as this letter from someone who I know say different and this is what Ive try capturing within this sequence piece.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joshua Forth
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The project was looking at gender, the crossing and blurring of lines, reality, evolution and the condition and complexity of human nature. What makes us do the things we do? What is reality and what is normal?  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Fred O'Loughlin
De Montfort University - BA (Hons) Photography and Video
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

I am searching for something new and unheard of, but I can't find it. Photography gives us this in part by letting us see the world in a new way, but the boundaries still need to be pushed and that is what I am trying to do. In this series I have been looking into what makes a person who they are, and the thoughts that they choose to keep secret: the pain, the confusion and the frustration, that for whatever reason we decide not to share with each another. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Aska Plaskocinska
De Montfort University - BA (Hons) Photography and Video
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

My work has been influenced by abstract paintings and the psychology of colour. I think colour is a powerful and influential tool; it can be used in art to get a certain reaction from the audience or to influence their mood. It can be also deeply personal and rooted in individual experience or culture. Personal feelings and experience is a key point of this project. I wanted to communicate an idea to the audience and almost create a connection between myself and the viewer without using words. My images are like blurred memories, blurred recollections of my feelings.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Spray
De Montfort University - BA (Hons) Photography and Video
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Hannah Spray's project "Gingers" focuses on her heritage and how she is seen by others. Is being red headed her whole identity? And if so does this mean that the biological and social aspects of being Ginger work in equal forces? "Gingers" is an experimental set of images exploring the role played by hair colour in shaping a person's identity. The stereotypes, myths and legends which surround something so simple as hair colour are depicted and explored.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ellen Sutton
De Montfort University - BA (Hons) Photography and Video
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This body of work explores my own subconscious mind and is an interpretation of certain feelings and memories I have experienced over a certain period of time. I have chosen to make a series of self-portraits that all have been created within my own domestic living space in the evenings. This time of night I found was the most restrictive as my son would go to bed. I found that I was house bound until the morning, and this time of night to be very lonely. Each image looks at different things such as the struggle of motherhood, loneliness and matters of the heart.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Silas Zur
De Montfort University - BA (Hons) Photography and Video
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'The Bus Station Barber' is a series of photographs that document the day to day happenings of a single-chair barbershop. The images connect through the simple act of male barbering, the conversations held between clientèle and the traditions of a former all-male institution. Geoff, the focal figure in this project, is a contemporary barber who possesses a wealth of traditional skill largely overlooked by the younger generations whilst the industry becomes increasingly brand dominated. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ieva Baltaduonyte
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Migracijos explores aspects of migratory culture and questions how displacement affects and transforms the lives of migrants. What is lost and what is gained in the process of transition between leaving home and settling the host country? These questions are addressed through a dialogue with Lithuanian women representing two generations who came to live in Ireland during the 'Celtic Tiger' years. The resulting 'conversations' reveal intimate intercultural complexities concerning notions of home, language and history. Viewers are invited to reconsider commonly held negative attitudes towards migration and interculturalism and engage with the personal narratives evoking the in-between place where neither home nor language are no longer defined as fixed entities. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joseph Carr
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'Ur' is a project which seeks to find evidence of the changing use of space over time within the photographer's home of Phibsboro, Dublin. Through re-photographing the same area over a prolonged duration the work seeks out the evidence of the historical shifts which shaped the fabric of this urban space. As if on an archaeological survey, the camera becomes a tool for seeking out ruptures in the linearity of time, points where the past appears to leak into the present. The work treats the built environment of Phibsboro as a palimpsest, whereby the passage of time has built up in layers which may be peeled back to reveal the historical trace in the sedimentary layering of bricks, mortar, and cement.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Brian Cregan
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Taking the Cordyline tree, (Cordyline australis) as it's central component and inspiration, this series employs 'objective and scientific' methods to explore our relationship and use of photography in the documentation, classification and archiving of botanical specimens. During the hard winters of 2010 and 2011 many cordyline trees died or were damaged, with their remains left standing, adding a monumental and memorial atmosphere in suburban gardens. Many of the photographs in the series are the result of the efforts of a group of collaborator/explorers who provided data, locations and ideas .for the project through a social networking site called 'The Glass Garden'. Conversations, telephone calls, e-mails, chance encounters and the co-operation of the tree 'owners' also form the basis of this on-going participatory project that seeks to challenge traditional notions of artistic control and authorship.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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David Doherty
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This work looks at green spaces in the city, how such spaces function in everyday life. How they are used and the many ways natural space is controlled to satisfy the ever-expanding needs of a city. The work conceptually creates temporary obstructions, mainly walls and corners, with surreal colours and simple materials in various scales and green space settings. These interventions signify a sectioning off or redefining of space in an abstract sense. Theoretically the work also references the primitive connection between humanity and nature and of green spaces as city dwellers' pastoral link to more traditional landscapes of reflection and tranquillity. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Brendan Grimes
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Many golf clubs in Ireland are in financial trouble, some are in the hands of receivers, and at least eight have let their golf courses return to nature. These disused golf courses are a symptom of the current economic recession which followed a ten year orgy of borrowing and spending which inflated wages and property prices. Unlike the harsh results of over-enthusiastic property speculations manifest in unfinished buildings, abandoned building sites and scarred landscape the former golf courses allow the landscape to heal itself. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rachael Hegarty
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Reclaim my Body is an exploration into the use of tattoos as therapy to help people deal with significant events in their lives. This project developed from my own personal struggle in dealing with my mother's breast cancer and how I used tattooing as a way to reclaim control over the situation. I realised this was a popular phenomenon happening amongst my peers and that others were also getting tattoos as a way to reclaim control over their emotions. From here, I decided to develop this into a photographic series that would highlight how the process of tattooing has changed over the last decade from predominantly body art to art that promotes emotional healing as well. For this photographic series I worked with participants who's tattoos dealt with the most powerful of human emotions. I asked them to write their story and then allow me to photograph their portrait and tattoo. This resulted in a project that documented people who have utilized tattoo therapy as a way to reclaim their bodies and mind from uncontrollable situations.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Caroline McNally
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Caroline Mc Nally's work, Earth is Room Enough, addresses issues of consumerism and waste in contemporary society. This series is based around the site of the landfill, a site integral but background to our daily existence. These odd landscapes, with tens of feet of rubbish hidden from view, act as a metaphor for how our society seeks to bury and avoid addressing the deeper costs of the way we live. The artist is particularly concerned about the 'stuff' we continually consume, waste and bin on a daily basis without thought to the innumerable and immensely destructive repercussions these actions have at both ends of the production-disposal stream. As a society we are either unaware, disinterested or in denial of the environmental consequences of our actions.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tracy O'Brien
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Blanket Debt: semiotics of irish home repossessions (2011 - 2012) is a two-fold conceptual artwork. The image and text installation and the concertina book represent the loss of the home through repossession by the banks in the current economic climate. In the installation, the images of the bed function as a metaphor for the home. The taxonomy of beds represents the collective experience of displacement and dislocation, experienced by those who have lost, or those who are about to lose their home. The text offers a local view of the global financial situation, by concentrating on data specific to Ireland. The book juxtaposes images of public protest with advertising imagery and contests the dominant visual narratives to create a critical realism.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sinead O'Neill
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

An underlying concern for how our natural environment is changing due to social and economic pressures is at the heart of my interests. Specific circumstances have made this a more urgent issue lately as the economic crisis has accelerated the issuing of licenses to private companies involved in the commercial exploitation of natural resources, which have previously been under the control of the state in Ireland. Drill or Drop is an exploration into the effects that hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, will potentially have on our landscape. The miniatures created in the photographs depict areas which are currently proposed for fracking. These images are not meant to sway the publics opinion but to highlight the issue.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katie O'Neill
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Public Bodies is an exploration of body and public space, specifically the urban space of contemporary Dublin. Using the body to interact with the city in an unusual manner, the work questions the impact of immediate environment in the shaping of mentality and reveals what are often invisible inner conflicts in relation to these constructs. Through corporeal performance Public Bodies challenges normative ideals of the human figure in the contemporary metropolis arena. The performing body questions the boundaries of acceptable behavior imposed on the body in public spaces. As a mode of disruption the performer becomes a force of temporary intervention challenging the physical and emotional restrictions that can isolate and alienate the city occupant. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lauren Pritchard
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Exploring the notions of the Gaze, and drawing from Jacques Lacan's theories of The Mirror Stage I is Another examines how the self can be de-centered simply by looking. Using the portrait as a signifier of the person the project presents a 'reflection' of the self, of self-stability and the unnerving presence of external forces that threaten and fragment that stability. The element of water is used to represent the menacing and deconstructed element of the 'real'. As the image moves the viewer becomes the voyeur, the fragmented body cannot return the gaze. It becomes a form of consciousness, of time, of the de-stable self, of anything that is desired to project on it.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lyndsey Putt
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The 'gig' or small, independent music concert, has always been, and remains to be, one of the most important physical manifestation of punk culture. Despite the fact that contemporary punk culture supposes to possess a non-judgemental and equal participation for all ethos, there exists a hierarchy of space and participation at gigs that can cause a lack of visibility for women. Confronting this, Bodies of Resistance asks women to reproduce stances that they have used before to defend themselves and to create their own space at gigs. Getting to the front can be a struggle, both physically and mentally, but it is necessary for greater visibility for women in punk.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alison Baker Kerrigan
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Waiting for medical results of a loved one can slow down time, until, it almost stops. The irony of hoping for a 'negative' result, indicates the difficulty for patients and families to maintain a clear perspective. Is it possible to be optimistic? In August 2009 my sister Cliona underwent her first routine mammogram with BreastCheck Ireland, two weeks later she was diagnosed with breast cancer. An immediate overwhelming intensity to immortalise every moment swept into our everyday. 'Beneath the Surface' attempts to permeate the physical and emotional experiences of such a journey. Exposing what is often denied to the public gaze this collaborative work suggests notions of a different perception on cancer. Cliona is now cancer-free and 100% optimistic.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dominique Beyens
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

I fear those big words, Stephen said, which make us so unhappy. James Joyce - Ulysses : Episode 2 - Nestor  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lyndsey Browe
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This work is my take on the navigation of young adulthood as experienced by a few close friends and myself. The contentment of late nights, old friends and the freedom of few responsibilities, now competing with the complexities of careers, emigration and new relationships. As we look forward from a shared past, with emphasis on building futures. I felt it important to document the feelings of the present in these moments of stillness. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Marcus Cassidy
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'Middle Ground' is current piece of work by Marcus Cassidy which investigates Ireland's relationship with the cycle of emigration. In this work Cassidy deals with his chosen topic in sections; past, present and future. This work is presented in an installation format and consists of photographic image, appropriated images, documents and other forms of visual representation.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Monika Chmielarz
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'The Family Portrait (Dad)' is an ongoing project about my family: a personal journey towards getting to know my father. Research shows that many fathers are absent either emotionally or physically from daughters' lives, unable to identify with their softer side. After 10 years being abroad, I returned home to reconnect with my father. The camera became a great excuse to spend time together, a magical device in overcoming awkwardness and a clever machine allowing a blatant stare or accurate investigation. The project is twofold touching on aspects of reconnection and wonderment, whilst simultaneously narrating about the medium of photography with it's unique ability to get closer to the photographed subject, to examine, scrutinize or just wonder around the surface. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sabrina Colley
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The last memory I have of my father is standing on the beach, waiting for him to come back from a diving exercise with the Army. Unknown to me at the time, the light that lit the sky was a flare and a sign that something had gone wrong. Panic swept across the seashore. My father didn't return that day and I never saw him again. This body of work is an attempt to piece together parts of my father's life, as well as trying to explore the loss. I still often question which parts of me are from my father.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Madeleine Collins
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This work is an exploration of the loss of dreams associated with infertility. The topic of infertility is shrouded in silence affecting one in six couples, striking at the heart of human psyche. It is the loss of an anticipated life experience that has such a devastating experience on the lives of infertile people. It challenges the individuals perception of self requiring a reinvention of their identity. Other forms of grief frequently have tangible photographs as mourning objects. Infertile couples mourn the loss of their absent children who they do not get the opportunity to know. These photographs are an exploration and visual expression of the everyday images of loss that infertile people carry in their minds and grieve for.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Cait Fahey
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Observing incidental details of the everyday.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Aoife Forrestal
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'It'll Never Last' is a documentary piece about the relationship between the photographer and her partner. The title 'It'll never last' originated from how people reacted to the relationship in the beginning. The images are made using a tripod, where the photographer sets up the image and then gets in the frame. The work depicts a humorous but honest story about the ups downs and the every day of being in a long term relationship. Her work is honest and tells a narrative of her life.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Megan Gallagher
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The concept to this piece is about the everyday of a feminine interior space as well as exterior life. The idea around this work is to let the viewer in on a somewhat feminine world that they would not particularly see on a regular basis. The photographs focus mainly on that of self-portraits as well as objects and places, which surround the photographer in that of her day-to-day life. The photographs will be projected at a large scale with audio to best describe the photographer's psychological state of mind. The spoken word will introduce something a little more to the viewer and give a further insight to the mind of a young female artist living in today's society.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jasmina Jasinska
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

In the contemporary visual world photography does not simply depict reality anymore; it enables us to construct one. The 'Alter Egos' project is a photographic attempt to look underneath the surface of our own psyche. As all the limitations on our freedom seem to be imposed from the outside, from society and external regulations, we do not realize how much our ego is controlled from within. The staged portraits in this project represent 'the others' within us, who exist on the unconscious level, nevertheless influence us as individuals. Each of the images is a peculiar spectacle, laid out in the open for the viewer to engage with it on whichever level he finds most intriguing.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Christine Ann Jones
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Born in 1987, Christine was raised in Los Angeles and currently splits her time between the US and Ireland. Studying and working in photography since 2001, she combines the reality of the world around her with a world of fantasy, creating a tilting perception of what is and what could be. Fascinated with fairy tales from a young age, the phrase, 'And they lived happily ever after' made a lasting impression on Christine. This heavily influenced her exploration of what makes fairy tales so compelling. She asks the question - 'What happens after?' What happens when the characters have ridden off into the sunset? What happens when they've grown up? The series 'Happily Ever After, After' addresses what's happened after.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Henning Koestler
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This series of photographs is to examine the places and people that constitute the character of one of Dublin city's oldest surviving areas, the Liberties. Its name goes back to medieval times, when this locality was a self-governing district. Nowadays, as the Liberties finds itself situated within an ever-changing contemporary Dublin, it is weighted by diverse opinions and preconceptions of its distinct character. My aim is to get at the heart of the disposition of the area through a multi-layered perspective that captures moments in the stories of a complex urban landscape.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jason Lowe
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The word Palus originates from latin meaning stake or fence and soon became a word to describe a boundary. This project is an exploration of the landscape closely situated outside the old Irish Pale boundary lines which was known as 'The land of war' where fighting between foreign settlers and natives was common. Slowly exploring these topographies with a large format camera and through infrared film highlights an invisible landscape that surrounds us all. By now seeing this invisibility, the medium also attempts to highlight the stillness of place today where once so much blood poured.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Claudi Nir
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Sensory overload, disorientation, resistance, confusion, flawed memories, frustration, withdrawal, resentment, boredom, restlessness, alienation, need for excessive sleep. These are symptoms typically associated with reverse culture shock, a phenomenon experienced when returning to one's home culture after growing accustomed to a new one. You are in the city of your birth where you grew up and spent most of your life, though everything feels different - the static, mental and emotional snapshot of home has been replaced by an alternate reality. 'A Temporary Discomfort' engages with this idealized version of reality, where unrealistic expectations and unexpected confrontations are all common experiences.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lucy Nuzum
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'Your Ad Here' intends to explore the possibilities for expression and intervention within the public transport system of the DART in Dublin, Ireland. Using the restrictive setting of a public train carriage and the longest interval of 12 minutes between stations, Lucy staged temporary interventions and filmed the process. The concepts ranged across visual metaphors, from the political to the whimsical. These images were then printed as posters, re-installed in the train carriage and photographed again. A common reaction to the images was that they must have been digitally manipulated - this reaction reinforces the apparent impenetrable nature of a publicly funded space. This piece was accompanied by a video, documenting the train journeys, prop-making, photo-shoots and installations.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Orla O'Brien
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'A place like this?' Mary J. questioned herself as to how she found herself having tea with me in the Women's Refuge Centre. The previous night she sat in the car park with her three children and cried for two hours dreading to knock on the center's front door. This body of work endeavors to capture the core significance of this space as both a home and a place of safety and sanctuary. The refuge is a place of calm, where those, who have suffered physical abuse, can allow their bodies to recover and come to terms with the whirlwind of emotions that accompany this invisible abuse. My work is not to examine why, just to observe, and admire.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Diarmuid O'Riordan
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Before arriving in Erris, North Mayo, I imagined a place full of thatched cottages, stuck in a quaint time warp of de Valera style comely maidens dancing at cross roads, far from the madding intrusion of 21st century technology. Over the past five years, I have become more familiar with Erris through photographing its geographical and interpersonal landscapes. My fascination with the area inspired me to investigate how the people there lived. The reality is somewhat different from the place I had imagined. I found a West of Ireland that was modern, technologically aware and socially networked - but a West of Ireland that still maintains many of the stunning, quaint and traditional visual elements that we associate with it.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amy Petherbridge
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

While the citizens of the city sleep and go about their lives, the men and women of Dublin Fire Brigade remain in a constant state of alert to respond instantly to the next emergency call. This project is a documentation of the comradeship and inter-dependability between the crew which is present in all families. Dublin Fire Brigade has always been a constant aid in the life of the city and the Fire Brigade has to sustain themselves through whatever emergency they have to deal with together. There is an important positive attitude always within Dublin Fire Brigade keeping the professionalism of the emergency services continuous and maintaining a high standard of the response which is insured by the leadership and team spirit.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Giorgia Pistoia
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This project reflects my interest in African cultures and identities and a conscious awareness on specific topics related to the use of Western photography on Black identities from colonial time until today. My focus lies in the defense of African identities, which brought me to create a project in which I can bring forward my experience, understanding and appreciation of African cultures. I have been following and interacting with different African communities in Dublin. What I observed is their way of preserving and sharing their cultural heritage by also sharing their tradition with others.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amy Plant
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'The Presence of Absence' is a fine art photography piece in which the photographer reacts to the death of her Mother. The artist uses a combination of video and instax instant photography to convey the nature of memory as well as documenting various aspects of her life since her Mothers death. The reason we take photographs is in diametrical opposition to death, we often use imagery in an attempt to protect and preserve moments. Yet in this preservation lies the realization of grief and loss. This project explores that loss.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Niamh Raftery
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'FR342' explores the emotions felt in a long distance relationship. The work examines the experiences of everyday life spent apart, but also how the relationship changes when it is reunited. Spaces play a key role, illustrating the isolation felt on a daily basis and how our surroundings dictate our way of life. In every space, there is a desire to find the other, but this desire is perpetually unfulfilled. Everyday life suddenly divides into time between travel; there is always a sense of waiting for the next visit. The periods of isolation transform when the other is present. The relentless searching for a face stops until the visit ends, but waits for the days when flying is not needed anymore.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lynn Rothwell
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'Voice-over' explores the idea of the ordinary becoming the extraordinary through photography. We seem to only remember the exciting or 'epic' moments in our lives, forgetting the boring stuff that happens in between. This project aims to question our visual expectations of the everyday by highlighting the cinematic qualities found within our normal surroundings.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Eoin Shiel
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Let no two days be the same. Our lives are spent trying to make the most from our surroundings, to turn anything into a possibility. Endless hours, making something from nothing. Chance cannot be forced. We are always waiting for something to happen.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Louise Slevin
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The aim of this piece is to generate a consciousness that, as a young generation, we have at times become too complacent with political and social issues. In the past, crises have sparked action. But now, with the abundance of social media and society's obsession with pop culture, action has been replaced by passive commentary and lethargic attitudes. The objects used in the photographs are intended to portray the evolution of pop culture and how it consumes society. Fashion plays into the narrative as it becomes the signifier of how creative and innovative we are as a young generation and with this we have the ability to come through these difficult times. In turn the fashion becomes the positive notion from the narrative.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Caroline Alexander
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Our perceptions and dreams change as we grow older. When we are children, our imagination runs wild as to what we want to achieve in our life, and our perception of reality is distorted by stereotypical situations/ideals that we see on T.V and other forms of media. 'When I was 8...' is about merging our childhood ambitions with our adult ones. The images are of people in their current workplace, but dressed up as what they wanted to be when they were children. The series is not about people that are unhappy in their current occupation, in fact most of those photographed enjoy what they do. It is about how our aspirations grow and adjust along with our bodies. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Desislava Chaneva
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

"And never have I felt so deeply at one and the same time so detached from myself and so present in the world." - Albert Camus Dee Chaneva, born Desislava Chaneva in 1983 in Bulgaria, got her Foundation Degree in Photography at Newcastle College before continuing her studies at Edinburgh College of Art. Her work deals with emotional space and the everyday, and often blurs the lines between art and life. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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James Kirk
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The images here focus on the peculiar aesthetic and atmospheric effect that moonlight has over the rural landscape. A verse from the poem 'The Cloud' aptly personifies the characteristics of this light. 'That orbed maiden with white fire laden, Whom mortals call the Moon, Glides glimmering o'er my fleece-like floor, By the midnight breezes strewn'. Percy Bysshe Shelley  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Thomas Morgan
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The Too Much Fun Club is an art collective based in Edinburgh with over twenty members who collaborate on commissions and events, each bringing their unique style and influences yet managing to blend them into cohesive pieces.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Natalie Redford
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Most of my inspiration comes from my experiences and surroundings. This series of images taken from three individual bodies of work, although entirely different from one another, all center around the relationships we encounter day to day; our intimate relationships with people, with the space we live in and between ourselves and our personal belongings. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Holley Sands
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This work is about the constant manipulation caused by the sea. Objects that used to have a stronger form are now seen as a small fraction of what they once were. I have taken pictures of these objects and then printed on to found bits of drift wood picked up around the Fife coastlines. These have been scanned and further manipulated through digital editing. This process mimics the natural cycle of the seas transformation of the objects. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Georgina Wood
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Wind Farms explores the development and expansion of renewable energy sources in Scotland, which has a target of producing 100% of its power from renewable energy by 2020. This series negotiates the potential impacts on the landscape that our continuously expanding demand for energy necessitates.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jenny Anderson
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography and Film
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

I love photography; it allows creative self-expression. My dissertation focused on photographic history and relative evolution of women throughout history. Reading her 'Vindication of the Rights of Women', I became interested in Mary Wollstonecraft's life. I researched my own history and reflected upon memorable incidences in my lifetime which have informed the photographer I have become. The subsequent images produced are loosely based on a story recited to me over the years by my Dad. As I have progressed as a photographer, I have come to possess a desire to create fashion images; therefore it was natural to express this beloved story in editorial format, reflecting the aesthetics of the photography I have now found my artistic identity in. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stuart Armit
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography and Film
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Image is an instillation piece that explores our relationship with the camera and our perceived image. In our image-saturated culture, photography is used to facilitate and present how we see ourselves, and how we want to be viewed by others. I asked people to make a photographic self-portrait alone in a studio environment. They had 2 minutes to do so. I film the process without their knowledge.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tom Barker
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography and Film
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'Streets In The Sky' is a historical documentary project focusing on a housing estate in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Plans to refurbish the largest grade II listed building in Europe began in 2007. Most of the flats are now uninhabited and awaiting their refurbishment. This photographic piece explores the relationship between people and place and raises questions about architectural transition and communal space. Based on theories inherent to the designs of Le Corbusier, from which this design was created, the work looks to explore theory through documentary. I began photographing the space in December 2011 and concluded in April 2012.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jonathan Carson
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography and Film
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

These images are from a series of portraits I have been making in the city of Glasgow. I have been photographing areas of Glasgow in the North, East, South and West, which are out with the city centre. These areas are associated with social problems such as alcohol and drug abuse, anti-social behavior and violence. The images are an exploration of these areas and the people who live there.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Dawn Coote
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography and Film
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

My final year project deals with issues surrounding graduate employability in 2012. It focuses on the shortage of jobs available and how declining job prospects can impact on student motivation. The body of work is from a personal and feminist point of view and expresses issues of self-doubt and anxiety as graduation approaches. I have used the technique of photomontage to emphasize the uncertain and chaotic nature of the economic crisis and the torn up fragments suggest feelings of worry and scepticism. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kirstin Cunningham
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography and Film
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This series illustrates the contemporary myth that women can successfully combine all three major roles (motherhood, sexuality and vocational success) expected of them by modern society. Construction is inspired by 19th century Pre-Raphaelite paintings of Ophelia, particularly emphasizing the symbolic meaning of flowers used throughout her representation. Characteristics associated with 17th century Vanitas is also prominent, with reoccurring play on space reflecting the Latin definition of Vanitas - 'emptiness'. Both art movements aided the nineteenth century myth that hysteria was a female malady, thus adding further to the oppression of women of that era. Symbolisms from both genres have been combined with conflicting contemporary symbols of restraint to illustrate a narrative of a modern myth that continues to confine women. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Felix Davey
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography and Film
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This work forms a series of portraits and audio interviews around people and their relationships with water. Focusing on the northwest coasts, including the Inner and Outer Hebrides, I look at water-rich and water-defined Scotland. The solitude and fortitude of these individuals speaks of wild and beautiful places, and of our place within them. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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James Fortune
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography and Film
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The Motions of Memory is a personal visual exploration into the process of memory and remembering. The project, inspired by my father's accident in January 2011, looks at how our ability to remember affects our personality through memories. This piece is a self-evaluation of personal memories through key objects and events. The project exhibits a selection of time-lapse videos, fusing together stills photography and video using slow transitions creating a series of meditative quasi photographs. The ice interacts with the object on a truly intimate level, immersing it as it freezes. As the ice melts, it portrays the memory retreating into the depths of the mind, leaving only the object to trigger recollection.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Robyn-Leigh Gibson
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography and Film
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Dance is the field of interest for my Honors project, particularly the genre of Contemporary Dance. Through the use of different media I have channeled a range of ideas, focusing on re-presenting concepts and ideas regarding Contemporary Dance, for example Merce Cunningham's close comparison of Contemporary Dance to the simple act of walking. My work investigates this notion amongst many others, it explores the importance of the space and the environment in which a dancer performs and its impact on the audience. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Catriona Hoon
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography and Film
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This work is an ongoing investigation of photography's relation to memory. How can we rely on photography to tell us the truth, when the 'truth' is constantly changing, depending on who we are, or what frame of mind we are in at the time? How can we really tell if any of our treasured photos represent what we call memory? Inspired by the photographic artist Duane Michals.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Roddy McIntosh
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography and Film
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'Since the advent of photography the photographic image has been regarded as an aide-mémoire. The very act of taking a photograph signals the moment as worthy of remembering and, while objects break, landscapes change, and people die, the photograph endures.' This project explores issues of identity, memory and place, using recently found family photographs in which those portrayed were unknown. The only information to their identity being scant details scribbled on the reverse of the images. Details from these photographs have been combined with recently captured images from subjects relating to my own past. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kelly Neilson
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography and Film
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This project is about leaving Edinburgh after four years of studying. The portraits are of people that I have met during this time and have made an impact in my life. The location photographs that I have shot around urban Edinburgh, represents my longing to go back to my home city of Glasgow.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lyndsey Norton
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography and Film
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This series, On the Line is about the fleeting relationships we have with people on a daily basis without really acknowledging them. When thinking about fleeting relationships I thought about my own life on a daily basis and how train travel is quite a private journey yet a lot of people use it. For the purpose of this body of work I wanted to remove the face as an identifiable marker and photograph what they left behind. The stories are imaginative profiles on who I think the person was that sat there. The images were produced in a three-month period between Livingston South to Edinburgh Waverley stations.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gillian Nugent
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography and Film
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

"It's the world's pity, that weak and ignorant beings, drunk with the vanity of youth, do not behold old age..." Siddhartha. Gillian Nugent's work is based around dissertation research on representations and images of women. It particularly focused on society's complicated relationship with ageing women. This series of images of elderly women tries not to play to people's prejudices or revert to negative stereotypes. The physicality of the subjects aims to get the viewer to recognize that they are the future dwelling place of old age; the dignity of the subjects aims to get the viewer to realize that old age is a privilege and not a curse.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nick Paton
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography and Film
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

I asked people to join me in the studio we spent a short while together I asked the person to take a photograph of me I composed myself trying to touch one memory I try to touch something that I find significant a true memory that I hold one that was never photographed nor could it be I then share the story with the person I invited to the studio they responded by trying to touch something significant to them we shared the moment and went on our separate paths I hold these photographs I have their memories . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Louise Robinson
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography and Film
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

It is my belief that media has a strong influence on society and the way they should look, particularly within the younger generation. Magazines that expose underweight celebrities also promote these perceptions. My project is focused on the idea of body image and the perceptions people have of themselves compared to celebrities and models. My project is a celebration of different but healthy body types and promotion of peoples self confidence, with the dust being used as metaphor for the shedding of these perceptions. This work is aimed for a commercial/editorial market. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chloe Thompson
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography and Film
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Certain photo events encourage subjects to pose and present themselves to the camera's eye in a bizarre state of awkwardness and forced happiness. Since its birth, photography has grappled with the notion of the document, of representing truth. Paired with the advent of the Eastman Kodak Company, holiday photography took on a role to document life's happy moments. Certain occasions, such as the holiday became moments worth photographing; they became 'Kodak moments'. A code of conduct emerged for how and when to photograph and indeed how to be photographed too. These re-creations from my mother's childhood holidays peculiarise an expected form of picture taking.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amy Baxendale
University College Falmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

As a photographer, I am interested in a wide range of practice, and I am passionate about themes of gender and identity. My project features several young people, all of whom identify as being outside society's typical ideals of gender. The work is a celebration of them and their individual beauty. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Andrew Price
University College Falmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The results of developing 'Archive Fever' . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Brittany Pay
University College Falmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

In this body of work I have created visual parodies of the end of the world. A study of beliefs and states of mind.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charlotte Anne Down
University College Falmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The basic building blocks of photographs are pixels and grain, squares and circles. This body of work is a study through photography as to why shape is so prominent within my own visual language, and where my attraction and awareness to shape stems from. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Damien Hockey
University College Falmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This series of images documents my search for a place that exists between memory and reality. Spaces that are non-identifiable, yet somehow familiar in their naturalistic simplicity. It is a cycle that I have found both consuming and disorientating; with no destination in plain site this project has become an exploration of my surroundings in relation to the intangible notions of the sublime.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Daniel Landsburgh
University College Falmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

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Daniel Navarrete
University College Falmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This project navigates the suburban landscape through the shape and forms that define it.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Elaine Krosmoe
University College Falmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

"I believe art=ideas. My idea of the art I'm making is something that is in constant evolution. Art is therefore not "real" or something that can be put into a physical form, but rather only a diagram of the fantasticality of the brain. It is merely a narrow view of the mind of the maker. A small expression of what happens inside a passionate heart and mind. A passion that makes the artist, the thinker, share a small piece of the amazing world that evolves inside us at all times. It is impossible to contain so the artist bursts out in a creative fluorescent piece of art." . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Eleina Priede
University College Falmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

"I like to imagine things and make my own constructed reality. it is just another 'still life IV'." . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emilia Moisio
University College Falmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Reality is an unbroken continuum, where each moment must be equally important for the continuity of the construct. Yet we perceive and preserve it as sequences of extracted, isolated highlights and culmination points. This paradigm is both produced and reproduced by photography. With this project I am trying to investigate what falls outside this system of perceiving and representing the reality. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Faye Hobson
University College Falmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The ubiquity of digital cameras gives us freedom to photograph unrestrainedly, reinforcing the integral role that photography plays in our everyday. This project plays on the visual equivalence established between various types of imagery deemed 'Visually Similar' by an Internet search engine. This automated mode of viewing reveals a world mediated and classified in a distinctly non-human way. A discourse that would never have been possible with analogue photography is established between diverse images whose commonalities lie not in their subject but in their aesthetic qualities as analysed by a search algorithm. Personal experience is reduced to the purely visual, reminding us of the danger of losing the ability to make the distinction between the world of images and reality. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Harriet Webb
University College Falmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

I wanted to explore the idea that photography can place importance and personality onto a subject through lighting, props and settings. I chose to photograph inanimate objects with the same respect I would photograph people in an attempt humanise them and create and emotion connection to them, despite being completely incapable of sharing it. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jack Scott
University College Falmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'Nothing tells memories from ordinary moments, only afterwards do they claim remembrance on account of their scars' - Events that become memories only do so because of their significance in our lives: they become separated from mundane experiences and become permanent fixtures in our minds. The basis for the project I have produced is my response to these moments in my life, by revisiting them through the eyes and memories of my immediate family.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jake Kenny
University College Falmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

"I've found that some of the simplest things have given me the most pleasure. They didn't cost me a lot of money either. They just worked on my senses." Dick Proenneke, Alone In The Wilderness . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lena Rodgers
University College Falmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This project is based on my experience living in a place that I don't intend to return to, a chapter that is soon to be closed. Considering I am an international student from Dubai, I wanted to, as recognition and appreciation for the things I have learnt in my 3 years living abroad, record and collect images that reflect my feelings towards Falmouth as a town of its own character. However, there is a certain melancholy that comes with the town having just not been adequate to my way of life compared to how Dubai is. The scale of this project is quite large as I wanted to recreate the nature of how memory works and how the brain stores and projects memory visually. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lisa Marie Grigsby
University College Falmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Growing' as we go is an editorial based work focused around Foraging and Green Living as a fashionable trend and the realities of living off the land as a paradox. 

 As with many trends the recent influx in Foraging and Wild Food is heavily media infused. Whilst it may be positive in the current economic and cultural climate to help change attitudes towards issues such as this; there is a distinct dissipation of knowledge that we lack in todays society. The fashion images amongst the documentary journey share a romantic aesthetic style, contemplation as part of a self-discovery into the ideals of this way of living. An appreciation of cyclical lifestyle trends.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mark Perham
University College Falmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

I have produced a body of work that aims to explore the impact that the digital revoloution has had on the perception of reliability of the photograph as a document of evidence and its relationship with the unexplained.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Melissa Tullett
University College Falmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

These digitally constructed images investigate the Sublime, examining both its changing definitions and its place in modern society. The focus for this work rests predominantly with our contemporary definitions of sublimity, particularly their relationship to (and distinction from) the more traditional understandings laid down by Burke and Kant, for whom the immensity of Nature played a key role. In these more recent definitions of the Sublime, it seems our focus shifts away from a preoccupation with the natural world, toward more contemporary sources of anxiety. Indeed, the sublime experience seems increasingly associated with the infinite vastness of virtual and digital space, as well as wider, more global concerns such as globalisation, modern science and capitalism. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Michael Swann
University College Falmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

"'Nala/Olympia: A Case Study' tells the history of a female patient and her progress in psychotherapy, focusing on dream analysis and the phenomenon of transference." . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Molly Lansman
University College Falmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

"In March, the unemployment rate in the UK hit 2.67 million, higher than it has been for over a decade. Prime Minister David Cameron made a public announcement saying that while any increase in unemployment is a 'tragedy', the figures actually show mixed figures. Frankly, this leads me to believe that either he has not looked at the figures or he is completely deluded. The number of people out of work for more than a year has increased by 85,000 to 772,000 and unemployment among 16-24-years-olds rose by 11,000 to 926,000 making the younger generation over 1/3 of the people unable to find work. These figures have led me to create a public art campaign for the awareness of the current unemployment crisis to try to provoke further action." . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sam Orchard
University College Falmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This project aims to comment upon the largely representationalistic depiction of war and violent conflict within photography and the media. By producing images from within a virtual warzone, this body of work seeks to question the validity of the perceived 'real' war photograph, whilst challenging the conventions and working ethos of the war photojournalism industry. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sophie Lund
University College Falmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This project was originally about my life and the main part of it that is horses. I first learnt to ride a horse when I was only 4 years old. As it progressed it became more about the horse and how I feel about them. Being around them takes my mind off everything else. I wanted to show them in a way that people could understand how much this animal means to me. Fallon is the one who I feel connected to the most. Being able to take some of the images that I did shows my trust in her and also her trust in me. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stephen Burke
University College Falmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'Cornwall is known for its beauty, tranquillity and sense of history. The Cornish people have a deep sense of pride in their heritage, yet beneath the surface there are also many social problems and pockets of severe deprivation. Our community of Penryn, a coastal town of 7,000 people, is only 30 miles from Land's End. Following the demise of the fishing industry, unemployment soared, and people struggled to find work and gain new skills. Educational achievement is still very low, and unemployment, drug and alcohol abuse, and crime are very high. There are areas within Penryn that are in the top 10-15% most deprived nationally.'-Highway Church, Penryn. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Liene Abaronina
University for the Creative Arts Farnham (UCA) - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

In exploring the relationships between contemporary photography, fine art, and gender discourse, Liene frames a problematic yet elegant repertoire of images. Originally six front and back coupled photographs; these images are harshly lit in a borrowing from the aesthetic of mugshots. Clothes from size 4 to 6 distort the model as she is unable to fit within the celebrity and media prescribed norm. The accompanying text mimics the methods by which magazines caption their fashion spreads and juxtaposes the images. 'Tearsheets' is a series of images commenting on the media elevated image and the dissatisfaction it causes in its audience.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Clair Anderson
University for the Creative Arts Farnham (UCA) - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Clair Anderson is an artist interested in the act of photography. Her work pays attention to the mundane, the non-events that happen on a day-to-day basis that are perhaps not worth remembering. Film No. 1 - 55 is a project based on experiments in which the limitations of analogue photography are pushed and examined in order to distinguish who she is as a photographer as well as come to terms with a difficult time in her life. Her main interests lie in the detail medium format cameras can capture and her work often uses this in order to create abstract depictions of reality.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sophie Carter
University for the Creative Arts Farnham (UCA) - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

My portraits shown are members of a sex swinger site. I wanted to delve deep into the dark world of hidden sex wants and urges, by joining the site, indulging in it and documented my findings with portraits of members and a book of emails and images. To hide their identity a big part of the project was finding ways to hide their faces in the images. This mimicking the anonymity of people who use the cyber world to socialise, behind the computer screen. Quite often their face and identity unknown.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rebecca Charles
University for the Creative Arts Farnham (UCA) - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

64 Days of Sky explores the concepts of beauty and the sublime and challenges their traditional modes of representation. Through a unique observational study of colour, texture and form, this project investigates how these properties appeal directly to the emotions of the viewer and invites them to step into the image and witness the natural spectacle of a progressive sky first hand. Through understanding the subject's historical context, by means of drawing together influences from 18th century landscape painting and traditional pictorial structures, and combing this with a knowledge of contemporary approaches to the subject, these images cause us to question our individual ideas of beauty and invoke a strong emotional response within the viewer. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Leo Cox
University for the Creative Arts Farnham (UCA) - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

"An interpretation of physical, moral and spiritual exercises" There are those amongst us that believe in another place, other beings and confess to having extra senses; abilities that are not granted to mere mortals like ourselves. These people go by many names, from mediums to psychics and tarot card readers. They believe themselves to be able to predict the future and interpret past lives we have lead, or even to contact long dead loved ones, those forgotten from memory. These uncanny abilities leave many sceptical and often suspicious. By using photography to interpret knowledge and ideas exposed to him whilst having tarot card readings; the photographer explores not only his personal engagement with the information but also a wider sense of enquiry and the cultural attitudes towards the use and representation of psychics.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ashley Emberton-Hall
University for the Creative Arts Farnham (UCA) - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Ashley's work is a collection of years of turmoil placed on paper. Her work comes from the basis of self-portraiture and tackles emotions and experiences that have challenged her in the past. These images tell the story of her personal sadness and how she deals with it. Standing with a bunch of glass flowers as the sadness envelopes her, she loses her grip of the flowers and as the flowers fall, so does she, wrapping herself up in the pain. The images have been created in a way however that the figure is surrounded by a 'silver lining', used to represent the 'silver lining' in life. Although great sadness overtakes all of us at some point in our life there is always a way out, a silver lining.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sam Francis
University for the Creative Arts Farnham (UCA) - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Fait accompli looks at the photographic medium and queeries the long standing assumption that photography is accurate. Comprising of three parts it systematically evaluates the perception of the lens, passing of time and the indexicality of the photographic image. Using digitized slides that have then been systematically corrupted, the third part of fait accompli explores the indexical link between subject and image. 'No matter how fuzzy, distorted, or discoloured, no matter how lacking in documentary value the image may be, it shares, by virtue of the process of its becoming, the being of the model of which it is the reproduction; it is the model' Andre Bazin  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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James Gardiner
University for the Creative Arts Farnham (UCA) - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

James J. Gardiner (b. 1989) is a documentary photographer whose work is concerned with conflict imagery in the 21st Century. His work explores the ways in which imagery has become a tool of modern warfare. The work pictured is a record in memory of the killings by Targeted drone strikes of British Nationals since the introduction of armed UAV's into the battlefield. The work utilises satellite imagery as a way of exploring both the physical and debated moral distance between the target and the Drones pilot. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Debra-Lorraine Grant
University for the Creative Arts Farnham (UCA) - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Episodic memories are represented within the work by various densities of image, depending on their clarity and strength of recollection. When a memory is uncertain or not so clearly recollected, it becomes translucent. Buildings become solid in the image and memory if they are still present, the constant interaction solidifies the mind's record. When an individual has interacted with a place mechanically, this memory becomes less volatile. The act of walking through a space is a solid memory but the building itself and any changes within that space become unreliable. These memories are represented in the work by transparency, allowing the past and the present images to bleed together. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mary-Anne James
University for the Creative Arts Farnham (UCA) - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

I am the daughter of a mother with an extraordinary past. She, along with her family, had to flee from their home Cambodia to Vietnam in 1970 in effort to save their lives from the khmer rouge massacre. I traveled back to my Mother's homeland so she could show me where our family's journey took them and to experience what she had to leave behind. It's important to me to learn and understand this chapter of my family's history. My mother had no intentions of going back to those places she once left behind. She had suffered immensely, and the thought terrified her, however after much discussion, she replied, 'Okay, I'll go back because of you.' . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Letitia Kamayi
University for the Creative Arts Farnham (UCA) - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Letitia's practice mostly explores cultural identity of the black diaspora, as a Congolese artist residing in London. Drawing inspiration and influences from personal experiences of English life with a Congolese tradition. Bana Ya Kin (Children of Kin). Bana Ya Kin is a documentary series taken in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kinshasa 2011 showing some the countries inhabitants on a day-to-day basis. demi nues. Exploring the issues of colourism within ethnic female communities, demi nues reveals the beauty of skin colour and texture. The series focuses on the back, an untainted surface of skin, usually unseen to form an almost tableau image resembling a close up landscape image, while a wider angle discloses its identity.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alex Luck
University for the Creative Arts Farnham (UCA) - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'The Gallery Space as a Stage' is a minimalist visual representation of the photographic gallery space using photography as a medium to document the space where it itself, is shown. Photographed in a forensic and investigative way, it focuses on the hidden details and things that are missed, using abstract art photography to look at the matter of interpretation. The de-familiarisation of the space forces the audience to see common things in an unfamiliar way, things that they would not usually notice. It enhances the perception of the familiar through the contextualisation of an institutional space at degree zero of abstraction.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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James Stewart
University for the Creative Arts Farnham (UCA) - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This work explores the objective relations that humanity has with the universe through looking at why many people tend to look upwards while pondering. Where the open space above gives a sense of relieve to all the individuals in this documentary. Whatever it is that they are starring at in the sky, the outcome are the same. The universe is seen to have some kind of supernatural power, having an antidote that helps people to overcome the difficulties in life and remain optimistic about the future. Each individual in this series has 'handwritten' a personal note explaining his or her views and experiences.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sarah Tehan
University for the Creative Arts Farnham (UCA) - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Science and photography are intrinsically linked. At the same time the adequateness of photography to explain scientific concepts is debatable. This is linked to photography's true representational nature, its indexical link. However photography can help to explain this enclosed world. 'Aporia' examines drugs reaction with bodily fluids. Drugs taken to treat the symptoms of M.E. are mixed with blood and saliva samples from a person diagnosed with the illness. Mould and Bactria are grown from these samples. Through the use of camera-less photography the growth is documented over a period of time. The work examines the contradictory nature of M.E. as well as the contradictory nature of photographic practice.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gavin Withey
University for the Creative Arts Farnham (UCA) - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

I specialize in documentary, weather its portraits or landscapes and aim to portray the best aspects in each subject. I like to believe I give my photographs a voice so that there is a narrative. To me photography is a scientific phenomenon, which can record an image by freezing a moment in time, of what is often missed in the speed of every day life I prefer to work with colour film because I believe this portrays reality, it holds a perfect memory of the photographer's view. What I see through the camera's lens is as the eye sees it is then recorded forever on film. That memorable unique moment is not lost but recorded for all time.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Anne Broe Kristensen
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

You are vulnerable. I am vulnerable. We all know that moment when we find our-selves in a public place and suddenly realise that we are staring or gazing at a person way too long and too intensely. While it is going on it is almost a meditative trance, just gazing and completely loosing ourselves in that person's specific look and features. It will stop because we suddenly become aware or are made aware that it is inappropriate. In my work I am trying to evoke that meditative feeling where you simply just loose yourself in looking. Disappearing into a face, a gaze, a body without having to stop - in this context photography holds its greatest values for me.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Diana Lindbjerg
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

I collect things that pass by, ideas, impressions, thoughts and dreams, often in the physical form of photographic material, words and objects - they are my raw materials. I pass by people, places and light in all its appearances, and record them, so that I can reflect on them later - at my convenience, or when they make sense. These images are part of a larger body of work lingering around matters of being - about urban awkwardness in environments that oscillate between the predictably artificial and the strangely familiar.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Flora De Bechi
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Working with light and carbon has made my recent work photographic, in the most basic sense. Fire has always been the underpinning element in my practice, this body of work has been developed around the process of making charcoal - distilling wood to pure carbon. Both light and carbon are regarded for their purifying qualities, but paradoxically provide a black deposit, which we generally perceive as impure. Charcoal is a complex, intriguing substance, through burning in a suppressed manner the wood is distilled and reborn into a new fuel. Through releasing potential, a higher potential is created. What begins as a heavy load of logs emerges light and pure black. This transformative process makes it a fascinating material to work with.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stephanie Gardiner
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Amalgamations between my interests in fiction, music and from a need to remember come together by embracing the flaws that occur from taking an analogue approach to photography. I have realised a way of using the flaws to help marry the elements from music and writing that appeal to me into my photographs. In the beginning the flaws showed as inconsistences and I believed that I could learn how to use them to my advantage. I have used them along with photographing spontaneous everydayness to describe my memories and make them extraordinary, keeping light-hearted humour and seriousness in the mix. These are my unexpected beautiful moments. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hans Peter Auken Beck
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The geography of our reality tends to be conceived as something only based on known facts and what we can see, excluding any deeper significance that might exist. I am interested in maintaining my wondering and wandering through mental and physical explorations of familiar domains. Tangible themes recurrent in my practice are the wheel, the fold and the grid which I try to see in relation to people's geographical imagination - the mechanism in which people come to know the world and situate themselves in space and time. My process has recently been manifesting itself in physical mechanisms and moving images. I am currently experimenting with alternative modes of presenting maps and the medium on which they are printed. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jack Farrell
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Drawing on various media including photography and sculpture, my work seeks to frame the artistic process. How can an artwork, with its own physicality speak of the intangible ideas and actions that led to its existence? I aim to distil the artistic unit via a process of abstraction whether it is an idea or a single action involved and: the singular gesture of two pinching fingers, the simple rearrangement of letters in a word, the repeated placement of a stone. For me an artwork is the final embodiment of a process and at the same time the only real gateway to the experience of that process. The work is the last paragraph to a story we haven't yet read.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jo Gallagher
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The street sign works seek to permeate the city in an almost invisible way; they act as a form of silent protest, draw attention to that which requires attention. The signs function only as works when they are recognised as such by an individual - the viewer, and when they go unnoticed they revert to their principal function. The work seeks to create an entertaining dialogue between; the viewer, the functional object, the hand-made unique object, the fake or duplicate and the restored object. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kate MacKay
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Use edges and value the marginal, Design from pattern to detail, Integrate rather than segregate, Creatively use and respond to change. Permaculture principles, and a way of life. A Meadow, not a just lawn. My practise is installation based, a coming together of parts, layering. Working with photographs, text, mark making and objects I explore the materiality of my subject matter. Elevating that which is commonly dismissed as weeds, and challenging the mowed, fertilized, sanitised suburban garden.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lee Hutchinson
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Although there is something special to be found in the every day I am more interested in creating scenarios that would not normally occur without my intervention. I like to juxtapose commonplace objects, but I am also willing to create things for specific purposes. My work is often repetitive, and most often I will create a series of images as opposed to singular photographs. As demanding and tedious as this can sometimes be, I still find gratification in collecting and ordering the images that I make.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Linda Smith
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Jonathan Friday tells us that '...what we pick out in visual experience is not only dependant on the way the world is, it is also to some extent dependant on what we are looking for and what we are disposed to see.' In examining what is present we see what is absent. My work is often analytical reflected in diverse subject matter and a scattered use of the still and moving image, text and installation. The resultant work is investigative - to what happens around us in rarely thought over spaces. Questioning our personal knowledge of what surrounds us - the landscape, the object, the social habitat. In everything, there is a connection, to challenge.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Martyn Dunlop
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

In the digital age, the means and speed by which we capture and consume images has become ubiquitous. As a result of this, we have become desensitised to the images themselves. With my work I aim to subvert this desensitisation by removing recognisable subject matter subject completely and focusing on non-spaces, allowing for the relationship between colour and form to take centre stage. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Oisin Riney
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Infinitely above, Infinitely below, Infinitely big, Infinitely small, Infinitely before, Infinitely after, Infinitely now, Infinitely now, Infinitely now.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sam Dransfield
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The work I have been making of late has all stemmed from a journey I embarked upon following the path of electricity from a lightbulb - in my bedroom in the city - back to the power station from where it once came. For the past year I have been following the powerlines and the progression along this journey has been documented in a standardised way. The structure of pylons and the powerlines they support have provided a standard measure for the changing weather conditions, light and the topography of the landscape. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Scott Caruth
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

21 year old photographer from Glasgow who spends most of his time wanking and crying over the communist manifesto.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stanley Allen
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'Between the Infinite and the Sublime' is a body of work that explores the way we take in our surroundings and how parts of our landscape, that we have become so used to; can have an effect on us that is quite profound. It tests the possibilities of digital photography and composite imagery, creating works where the process is quite apparent. The success of the series, however, is the way in which each work presents itself as a whole, giving the feeling of space and possibility associated with the subjects. Each piece reflects interests outside of photography through references to more typically paint-based techniques becoming quite celebratory particularly through the colours visible in each large-scale print. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Theresa Moerman Ib
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

I come from a family of collectors and tinkers. Nothing was ever thrown away because it could always be used for something else, and as soon as things were fixed, it was time to move on. This make-do-and-mend philosophy has had a practical influence on my work. I create photographs that translate moments collected on my everyday journeys. My work is an attempt to preserve these fugitive findings. The constant tension between holding on and letting go forms the basis of my practice. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Veronika Geiger
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

When you experience a leaf fall down from a tree then that leaf in that moment tells you the core of what I am interested in exploring in my work. It is a moment that contains both lightness and weight, flying and falling, slowness and the ephemeral. It is the interplay between these binary subjects and the area of tension between them that fascinate me. I work with different medias such as photography, video and installation in which aeroplanes, paperplanes, helicopters and kites often occur. I am interested in depicting the vast infinite world that these objects appear in experienced as concrete objects or events known from our everyday.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jodanna Bird
University of Gloucestershire - BA (Hons) Fine Art - Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

My photographic practice seduces both fine art and fashion in order to create compelling portraits and stories. I work hard to connect with individual identities, representing their personality and appearance through my own interpretation. This means that I personally respond to characteristics of a subject that I find enduring, in order to reveal hidden sensuality and emotion. To date, my work has featured in various online and print publications including The Fashionisto and The Royal Photographic Society Journal. I continue to work closely with clients to achieve high quality fashion portraits that timelessly capture innovation. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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James French
University of Gloucestershire - BA (Hons) Fine Art - Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

My earliest memory of art was doodling in schoolbooks and exam tables. Doodling was my way to share with others, which became more possible with a camera, a way to capture daily lives. Photography is a method I use to express emotions without the need to speak, as I try to differ from the 'tools' and 'film' that is available to anyone and everyone to share a slice of life. I hope there will always be new things to notice and discover even after long inspection reflecting the many influences that have gone into each image of my work. I want to give people the opportunity to interpret my work for themselves as we all perceive objects in different ways. I want to give people the opportunity to discover and interpret my work for themselves as we all look and think about objects in different ways.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Natasha Gush
University of Gloucestershire - BA (Hons) Fine Art - Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

A professional fine art photographer gaining experience within the field by taking up challenging and exciting projects, looking to expand my creative experiences within the area of photography. Photography is a means of expressing my creativity and intrigue, it allows me to develop work based around the things that inspire me and construct imaginative and poignant images. I am an experimental photographer that uses the camera as a means of portraying the mundane in an abstract and unfamiliar manner. I have a particular interest in allowing my photography to be tactile, using outside influences to expand my images from original to inventive. My abstract style allows for innovative and creative ideas to awaken within my work.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amanda Humphris
University of Gloucestershire - BA (Hons) Fine Art - Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

I use video and photography to explore methods of interpreting the state of mind achieved during meditation, with the Zen aesthetics and Buddhist culture a source of constant inspiration. Zen meditation focuses on attaining a calmness of mind through simple breathing techniques. Once you have learnt to exhale smoothly, without conscious effort, it is possible to 'forget' yourself. In this state, the mind becomes empty. It is not clouded by distractive thoughts, and situations that once seemed complex can be seen with clarity and simplicity.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katie Lancaster
University of Gloucestershire - BA (Hons) Fine Art - Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Photography has the power to transform, to alter, and to beautify. Through my fine art practice I aim to question the extent to which this can be taken, exploring ideas of perception and deception. I use macro photography as a method for realizing my ideas; a subject can take on a completely different form and context when viewed extremely close up, removing all representative elements and leaving the viewer to interpret the image in their own way. My current body of work involves photographing horses; animals I see and interact with on a daily basis. Photographing them in this way overturns the typical views and perceptions people may have of them, showing their beauty purely through the formal qualities of the image.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katy Phillips
University of Gloucestershire - BA (Hons) Fine Art - Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Middelrice is a project combining text from the Mass Observation Archive and photographic images of Northampton, the geographical centre point of England. Inspired by the theory of psychogeography this work explores the historical significance of location and urban identity to uncover a sense of place. Under the assumption that Northampton's centrality would enable transportation, travel and make an ideal home for commuters, the landscapes of Middelrice show something different all together. These images portray the closed off, confining and depressing landscape of urban Britain combined with the seemingly indifferent attitudes of the people who live there.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dick Saunders
University of Gloucestershire - BA (Hons) Fine Art - Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

I am an artist who uses, not only photography, but, paint, ink, pencil, in fact any appropriate mediums, to create my art. I believe the art should have a reason, not just be attractive pictures, it should make a statement, or express a feeling about it's subject. I make pieces that, I hope, express and communicate my feelings about the inequalities, injustices, ugliness, beauty, frustrations, humour, love, sadness and just the downright wonder I see in the world around me each day.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sadie Webb
University of Gloucestershire - BA (Hons) Fine Art - Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Inspired by the everyday, Sadie searches for something other. Many people have become disconnected with our natural landscape and are so absorbed in the modern aesthetic that they subconsciously filter out the natural beauty around them. Her aim is to bring the natural world back into the publics' view, to inspire them to search for natural beauty in the everyday. Challenging the modern aesthetic, her images are presented in a diptych format, juxtaposing their scale. This series is named 'Fouiller,' meaning 'to search.' Every image was found serendipitously, each a unique and fleeting moment of the beauty found in nature. As a series it is continuously growing and developing, honing itself into a work of the sublime. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Vivienne Whitehouse
University of Gloucestershire - BA (Hons) Fine Art - Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The work is highly personal and autobiographical. Concerned with the mundane and every day moments that individually seem small and insignificant, but pieced together depict stories of love, friendship and fleeting memories that are unique and irreplaceable. The work focuses largely on the concept that the importance of the image lies not with the quality of the photograph but the content within. Exploring emotion as the defining essence of what makes us human. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Thomas Anderson
BA (Hons) Photographic and Electronic Media - Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

We need to talk. You + Me. Facts + Fiction. Fiction feeds me images, moving and still, and when manipulated they present a chance for us to change the way we see or approach death. Let me dive into Cinema and allow it to teach us about death in powerful yet sometimes subtle ways. Let Cinema teach us how to weep and mourn or let it provide you with every feeling you feel you need to survive. Images on screen can be dark and sinister or in times honest and bold. It is in these images that I send an important message. The message is simple: We are all going to die but that's okay.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Timea Cselinszkyi
BA (Hons) Photographic and Electronic Media - Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This work focuses on the duality of the individual with references to the past. I have a huge interest in how memory and culture shape our inner worlds and contribute to the development of our personalities. The human body is the most beautiful tool available to a photographer. My admiration and appreciation for it has got no limits. Facts fascinate me, but so does the unknown, the uncontrollable, the unpredictable. What I'll never see is what I'm always looking for.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Laura Duncan
BA (Hons) Photographic and Electronic Media - Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Through photography, video and performance my practice is an exploration in sexuality and gender. Within this I have explored themes in control, limitation and the intricate nature of human interaction, whilst focusing on the female form; self-pleasure and desire. Most exciting about my practice, is finding a film; blog; artwork or performance and seeing how it fits together in the matrix of discourse about identity and sexuality that I have created for myself. By juxtaposing my opinions with my interests and influences can create lines of thought process and theories that are only in their infancy. I fully stand for and embrace sex positivity. I believe in equality and free love. I wish to elevate this through artistic expression.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Robert Duncan
BA (Hons) Photographic and Electronic Media - Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

My work is primary centred upon the absurdist position of man within his sphere of reality, part animal, part god (at least in his mind, right?) oh no. I seek to explore this central paradox as well as the alienation (in a Marxist sense) one feels within the modern world general but more specifically within the contemporary working world. I have retained the mind of a child throughout my years in education and so these things fill me with wonder and fear. I convey this muddle of a human emotion through my individual practice, mostly video installation and photography and in my collaborative work in narrative film.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stuart Edwards
BA (Hons) Photographic and Electronic Media - Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

I am a Videographer/Filmmaker From Edinburgh. Recently I have been making short films in collaboration with Aberdeen comedians. I have been trying to establish my own filmmaking process and working method to continue making films in the future.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Graham Kinross
BA (Hons) Photographic and Electronic Media - Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

These works are a continuation of the aesthetic from my narrative piece 'Being Composite' which discusses viewing multiple perspectives at the same time. 'Attaining a Singular Perspective,' the sequel to 'Being Composite' links the two first works, which both draw heavily on the aesthetic of the photography to aid the text, to my short story 'Wisp.' I've been working primarily with written narrative since starting Mindscape Words early in the year and will be publishing several books on disparate topics. I prefer to work between numerous different projects simultaneously which helps me avoid create block. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amy Knowles
BA (Hons) Photographic and Electronic Media - Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The majority of my work confronts serious issues that I usually have a personal involvement with myself. Issues such as; trauma, depression and communication. My recent work is focused on the different mediums of communication, more specifically the postal service. I have investigated the people behind the Postal Service as well as the Post as a medium in itself. At the beginning of the year I travelled around a number of rural post offices in Scotland and documented the experience. Since then I started a Mail-Art project called Make My Neighbour Smile, which uses the postal service to encourage communication between neighbours. I think that the communication breakdown between neighbours (especially) in cities is detrimental to us as human beings. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Naomi McAllister
BA (Hons) Photographic and Electronic Media - Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

There is a barrier between you(me) and this. What I hope is apparent in my work is an exploration of the barriers between things. Whilst I have been studying some of my work has taken place outside of the frame we are granted by the camera, however the images that I produce tend to be acutely aware of this frame. In my eyes this sense of focus and framing is necessary, yet absurd and inherent in everyday life. We need focus and bias in order to make sense of things and to make decisions. What we choose to see is often abstracted from its surroundings we have the ability place these barriers or choose to remove them.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alison McGregor
BA (Hons) Photographic and Electronic Media - Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

For me, creativity is vital for the promotion of well-being and in my work I explore the idea of "everyday creativity", a belief that everybody has the ability to be creative in everyday walks of life. Through the embrace of the everyday, its seemingly mundane nature may be removed and as a result create positivity and above all happiness. My work revolves around how we as human beings have the ability to create beauty anywhere and everywhere and the effect this could potentially have on the development of the self. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Fiona Stephen
BA (Hons) Photographic and Electronic Media - Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

I am a documentary based photographer interested in the unique ability of photography as a mediator of personal experience. My work examines how our perception of self is shaped by both the mental and physical places we inhabit. I am interested in creating narrative images that attempt to disclose elements of these personal spaces to the viewer. A positive solitary approach to my work enables me to focus my concerns and allows for a recontextulisation of ideas. My practice is centred predominately around analogue photography and traditional darkroom processing.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Marianne Wilson
BA (Hons) Photographic and Electronic Media - Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'Illusion is no longer possible, because the real is no longer possible' -Jean Baudrillard Issues surrounding; technology, social consciousness, the spirituality of humans, science and nature inspire each piece of work created. The work questions the changes that have occurred in society- politically and socially and the changed environment as a result of technological development. The work focuses on portraiture, geometric forms, occult symbolism and the science of light. Presented is a set of portraits shot using the light from a laptop screen to illuminate the faces of the people and is inspired aesthetically and technically by the Renaissance movement. Artists of the Renaissance used the technology available to them; light mirrors and lenses to perfect their paintings in the same way that we do with art now. These portraits comment on the artists' use and dependency on technology to create desired images and also on human beings dependency on technology to live normal daily lives. The portraits have a strangely religious aura showing the individual to follow their religion and worship their own individual idols/symbols. Communication technology has allowed for the first time for fame to be self appointed and has given the user the ability to escape reality at any given moment.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ian Allen
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media (Part Time)
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This body of work documents the danger, isolation and hardship of local fishermen as they prepare, dispatch and retrieve nets and pots from the ocean floor off the east coast of Ireland. Their perseverance and determination is infectious, as they attempt to make a living at sea. Ever increasing operational costs and ailing fish stocks are some of the many challenges they face on a daily basis. All of the fishermen documented have a deep respect and affinity with the ocean.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Bobby Barbour
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media (Part Time)
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Originally inspired by how society and the Western world is striving for better, cost-effective and ultimately more efficient modes of production, and the need for better supply, in addition to scientific and economic articles of late espousing the imminent world food crisis and the challenge of feeding a world population of 9 billion by 2050. Efficiency is becoming an inherent norm and basic expectation in our existence, the demand on our time is great, but we as humans have basic nutritional requirements. Can this be achieved by 'engineering' foodstuffs that offer greater nutritional value through smaller quantity, in-turn necessitating better use of agricultural resource and meeting the demands of feeding the world?  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alan Bennett
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media (Part Time)
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Over the Wall is a collection of photographs featuring items thrown over the rear wall into the garden of a private house. The work seeks to investigate the idiom that one man's trash is another man's treasure. It explores notions of possession while examining the beauty in the discarded. The work surveys change of ownership alongside change of use. The articles have been removed from their innate surroundings and photographed in clinical studio conditions to transform them from pieces of rubbish to items of beauty. The presentation of the images gives a knowing nod to proponents of Pop Art.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Anna Formela
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media (Part Time)
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The Ugly Duckling is fashion editorial which tells a story about a shy girl who, knowing nothing about fashion, gets thrown into a heart of a fashion industry - by getting a position of a buying assistant in one of the biggest department stores in Ireland.. Through different fashion looks, changing hairstyle and make-up, the images present a transformation of the model from a shy girl into a confident businesswoman. The unique element of the project is a fact that it was based on my own story. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ray Hegarty
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media (Part Time)
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This intimate and abstract portrait of my father stems for my memories of a man always body proud and conscious, now at eighty two still content in his skin. His body reveals the story of a life lived and a life loved and as his body has matured it reveals a new quality, the beauty of old age. This is a fine art project on the splendor of old age, often overlooked in our youth obsessed flawless body culture. This body of work is a celebration of a man in a cloak of skin bestowed by nature's honest time.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sonja Kroll
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media (Part Time)
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Canteens are designed as social spaces, places where workers can relax on their break from work. Depending on the size of company/institution the employees work for, they are given designated areas where such a break may take place. As such, these places are meeting points where co-workers get together and have time reflect and to relax. This is more or less successfully facilitated by the architectural spaces that have been designed by architects and interior designers. But do these take into account the needs and mental states of the people who inhabit the spaces, and how do they differ in various sectors of economy and/or according to class? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Marta Luczak
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media (Part Time)
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Collodion process was introduced 1851 by Frederick Archer. A glass plate is coated with cellulose nitrate, an iodide, and silver nitrate. The plate is then exposed and processed while is still wet. The tintype is a version of wetplate which utilizes a sheet of black painted metal.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jose Carlos Lorenzo
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media (Part Time)
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Voyeurism: the practice of obtaining sexual gratification by looking at sexual objects or acts, especially secretively. Certain Voyeuristic urges have been classified as a paraphilia, an impulsive, sick sexual desire that intrudes on the privacy of others. In contemporary society, modern living takes place behind the lens; there is an inherent fascination with seeing and being seen. It's a contradiction: there is public opposition to CCTV cameras and aggressive paparazzi snapping yet we all have a burning desire to witness. Reality show ratings and the multitude of glossy magazine covers encountered on every street corner are testament to the fact. Clandestine scenes from intimate spaces... this is what gets me off... I like watching, do you?...  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Fiona Lyons
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media (Part Time)
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

These images are from a series of photographs I took to create an indirect self-portrait, a collection of objects that have a special meaning to me. I have included everyday things like my toothbrush, computer, keys as well as personal items such as roses, jewellery and my cat. Each item represents something important to me, not necessarily saying they make up what I am but rather that I am the person I am because of the reason I use them and the reason I keep them. Some are just day to day items and things I use without thinking about it and others hold special memories from special people in my life or a special place or time.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Karl Martini
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media (Part Time)
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

I have undertaken a street photography study within city centre postcodes of Dublin 1 and 2. I photograph overtly and often become the catalyst for the images. Many of the photographs are a study of the interaction between the photographer and the subject in the moment before they can compose themselves. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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David Nugent
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media (Part Time)
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Through my work I explore identity and escapism. I question the extent that appropriated characteristics and performed roles play in our understanding of the self and others. To investigate this I set up scenarios for play. I often meet strangers on-line through acting/modeling websites; I provide them with clothing for dress-up, dialogue from their favorite TV shows, songs - and photograph the resulting performance. To further exaggerate the fantasy nature of my work I utilize techniques associated with commercial photography, such as airbrushing, and often appropriate images from various sources of mass media. I aim to draw out and question the extent that we use mass media as a source for escapism, personality formation, and cultural understanding.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jurga Rakau
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

For the past half year I have travelled around the country photographing plastic debris discarded on Irish beaches. The resulting series Plastic Soup was made with particular reference to the plastic pollution of the Oceans. The Garbage Patches are huge masses of debris, mainly formed from plastic, swirling in the Pacific, North Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Due to the rotation of the Earth and Ocean currents, litter gets trapped in whirlpools forming so called Plastic Soups. Plastic is non-biodegradable but it does break down into smaller polymers creating a bigger problem by becoming available for consumption by the sea life and by birds. The series is comprised of close up images of discarded plastic objects demonstrating the extraordinary work that has been done by the sea to attempt to eliminate this waste. It is obvious from the changes made to this waste matter found on the shoreline of our beaches, that the sea ironically manages to make our unidentifiable litter look sadly beautiful by changing its texture, colour and form. The aim of the series, Plastic Soup, is to provoke a dialogue about ecological awareness and the plastic pollution of our oceans. The project is concerned with the inherent contradiction of aesthetically seductive imagery being produced from the destructive connotations of the plastic products that pollute our oceans.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Karen Ann Tierney
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media (Part Time)
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

I recently discovered I was named after an American girl whose story had been international news when my mother was pregnant with me. Karen Ann Quinlan's ten year coma brought about new legal and medical precedents around end-of-life care that still resonate strongly today. KAQ began as an attempt to understand that time when her world stood still. Long exposure pinhole solargraphs of 2 - 12 weeks led me to a new awareness of ever-changing light and nature and into a practice of connection and collaboration across time with my namesake.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jacob Burge
Hereford College of Arts, University of Wales - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Focusing on graphic elements within our environment, Jacob aims to show a more considered style of street photography and document the spaces that surround us. Through the work 'Private Thoughts in Public Places', Jacob focuses on the subtle effects of modern life which for many of us can be a daily assault on our senses. We grow accustomed to the noises, sights and smells, becoming passive to the billboards and de-tuned to stranger's conversations. Sometimes it's because of the all too familiar; the daily rituals we all observe and repetitive tasks that our memory simply doesn't need to preserve another record of performing. Sometimes it's to escape. It's these moments of contemplation I have chosen to document.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Robert Burton
Hereford College of Arts, University of Wales - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Robert's work combines graphic and fine art photographic approaches, through which he considers aspects of contemporary consumer culture. In this project he has explored the true understanding of the exotic through the importation of flowers. This work explores the definition and the idea of the exotic in contemporary culture, considering how flora which once was so alien to these shores is now so readily available through mass consumer markets, from the florist to the forecourt. Through Robert's images, he has visually created images which aim to re-establish the essence of 'the exotic', working with the beautiful but often strange structures inherent in such flowers.
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Paul Davies
Hereford College of Arts, University of Wales - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

My preferred subject is photojournalism but I am also interested in many genres. These images seem at first to be Landscapes but they also reflect the views many people experience stuck in traffic jams. The images could also be viewed as a social documentary of the effects of ever increasing traffic on our roads. As I used to drive a van for a living this is my reflections, interpretation and observations. My recent work has seen me explore the world of every day items and locations and I endeavor to search for hidden beauty and meaning within the mundane. These images have been taken from all over the U.K. mainland and Ireland. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Cottia Fortune-Wood
Hereford College of Arts, University of Wales - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Photography became a consuming interest of mine at a young age, I find objects endlessly intriguing, especially in how they communicate so much through so little, whilst also allowing the artist to explore form. In this project I focussed on fashion not as a commercial photographer but as an artist exploring what fashion means to people, what each dress communicates about a decade. The project also aims to look at what each dress signifies about how women were seen in each decade, raising questions of gender and feminism, as well as personal identity and contemporary culture. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Carl Gibbs
Hereford College of Arts, University of Wales - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

These photographs explore spaces that have been inhabited, but have since been forgotten. By visualising each scene as though the space is occupied Carl tries to connect the emptiness to its past history. The images are taken from a series that depict the abandoned servant's quarters in a large Victorian house. The rooms are now unused and are full of unknowable memories. Even though the people are gone, it is still possible, through the images, to see the same views that they once saw and in doing so make their existence known. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Natalie Hodges
Hereford College of Arts, University of Wales - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Natalie's photographic practice combines editorial portraiture and documentary. Through Penyard Gardens the people and environments of sheltered housing accommodation have been connected with and portrayed. She has engaged with the residents of this community, representing the subtlety unique character and atmosphere of these communities through the people that live here. With an ever increasing elderly population the need for sheltered housing is in high demand, but as a society as a whole we often overlook this community within our society.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Angela Lloyd
Hereford College of Arts, University of Wales - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The vast darkness can give an innate search for light to give comfort. It can leave questions of reality and what you can see or not. It can ask what or who is there or was there. Darkness is commonly associated with fear, haunt and danger. Yet curiosity and intrigue can bring you to look closer in the dark surroundings and explore an odd sense or a life that is only revealed by night, and the sense of personal fear or uncertainty when alone in total darkness. The imagination can play games.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kirsty Pye
Hereford College of Arts, University of Wales - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Within my photographic practice, I am interested in exploring various environments or events in order to convey a sense of them to a viewer. I gravitate towards looking at themes of a religious nature such as faith, personal belief and Bible stories; this has all stemmed from my religious upbringing. 'Myra Villa' is a series of photographs exploring my Grandmother's expression of her faith around our home. I have documented the house in a simple way to show the environment that my Grandmother has made by putting religious objects around the place and creating small shrines and altars almost transforming our home into a small church. The series has formed a book and is an intimate and quiet portrayal of one woman's personal belief. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ashley Reynolds
Hereford College of Arts, University of Wales - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This body of work explores reconnection and loss of a relative through the walls of an empty home. It is deeply rooted in the photographer's personal desire to re-form a relationship with her Grandmother, who has sadly fallen ill. The images examine the smaller details and the few personal items left behind within the home, becoming allegorical of the struggle to reunite with her lost relative. A document is made of the typical surroundings that for one elderly lady, daily life has ceased to take place. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jasmin Scrivens-Smith
Hereford College of Arts, University of Wales - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Jasmin works with photography and illustration to enable her creative abilities and imagination to come to fruition in her image making. This practice enables her to explore childhood fears and nightmares, reflecting the reality of fear through the realism of the photograph and the fluidity of imagination through her illustrations. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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George Sharman
Hereford College of Arts, University of Wales - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

George uses studio based photography to further his fascination with the human body, looking at social issues such as; how we see ourselves and how others see us, Along with the idea of how we change our physicality to fit a certain stereotype or life style, 'How we try to fit in'. Skin This series explores the link between what is considered beautiful in society and the male influence that is present in constructing notions of beauty. While other artists work with feminism or even the sexism of fashion culturally today. These images offer the opportunity to see a literal male construction of the female body as though constructing a landscape  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dave Alexander
University of Central Lancashire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

These images are part of an ongoing project entitled 'City Geometrics'. Inspired by the cold, unnerving aesthetic of a Chernobyl ravaged Ukraine; the structures lie before you, powerful and significant in their mass and nature, but inanimate and lifeless in context. The images serve to identify the structures for exactly what they are - towering masses of glass and steel, structures and networks of concrete and girders - not only as a figurative collection of our modern metropolis architecture, but as a reflection of us, and what we are making out of this planet. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Josh Brown
University of Central Lancashire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This project aims to explore the process of judging the world with a skin deep approach. By removing the commonly used codes and conventions which we use to pass judgement on the people we encounter, and with the aggressive attachment of their judgement by encouraging the viewer to write their assumptions over the subject itself, I intend to force the viewer to physically realise a mental action which many of us carry out subconsciously. When the images are first hung they are still works in progress. The viewers complete the images by taking part in the research process.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jade Gerrard
University of Central Lancashire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

My imagery is largely influenced by religious iconography and art, combined with elements of contemporary fashion photography. This project visually explores three different images of the madonna in fine art, representing these figures in a new context. My soft and romantic aesthetic lends itself well to both formats, creating a bridge between two usually separate mediums . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chris Horgan
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

I am a photographer based in the North West of England looking to develop my practice in the area of stylised portraiture. Although I also shoot fashion, beauty, lifestyle and band images, most of my photography practice centres around the alternative fashion genres and my aim is to create colourful, dynamic, eye-catching portraits which engage the viewer. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Simon Mackinlay
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This project is an exploration into the practice of flying. Looking into the people, equipment, and joy that is achieved from being airborne in small and technically basic light aircraft. The project centres on the question of why people want to be up in the air, with investigating the natural urge people have for their hobby. An investigation into the relationships between fellow enthusiasts and the more personal connection between their carefully made and maintained machines. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Andrea Percival
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Featuring Irish families living in the north of England, I explore the consequences of migration through visual representation and personal reflection, creating a body of work representative of Irish diaspora and culture. Based on my subjects' personal definition of Irishness, the importance of culture and heritage and how they consider the Irish are represented outside of Ireland, my images offer individual narratives as varied as my subjects and yet, form a whole, grounded within a national identity. Whether verbal testimony or image, I have given my subjects free range and as such have been rewarded with an honesty which I hope, is evident in my work. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emily Nicolle Bailey
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Emily Nicolle Bailey is a commercial Fashion and Beauty photographer currently based in Leeds, England. Finding inspiration in pop culture and those who are a little out of the ordinary, she strives to portray the individuality of her subject in each shoot. In her current series, Emily has been exploring the theme of 'alter ego's' and has photographed many artists, burlesque performers and dancers to produce images which ask who, or indeed what would we be if we had the choice. The project aims to show that there is a quirky side to us all, hidden or not, to be unafraid to express it, and that through fashion and makeup artistry we can be transformed into the stuff of dreams. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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George Beck
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The Youth Club project focuses on the users of youth support services, who are in the transitory stage between childhood and adulthood, a period in life where they are often overlooked or demonised by wider society. Here by association, Beck also brings to light the importance of these services (although set up by local authorities, largely run by charities) within our communities; the fact that their work largely goes unnoticed does no justice to their importance in guiding young people towards a successful start in adult life. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sofia Coombs
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

A documentary and editorial photographer whose work draws inspiration from everyday life, Sofia Coombs uses image making to gain a greater understanding of the unfamiliar and the observed behaviour of others. In this long-term project, she documents her intimate yet strained relationship to her mother, with whom she is naturally close, despite past issues causing an extended estrangement. The project is an observation of her mother's unusual way of living, in an attempt to comprehend why she is this way and perhaps uncover some of the reasons that led them to drift apart. A serious and complex subject, approached with an innate sensitivity and the well considered, thoughtfulness of a person studying a loved one.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mindy Goose
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Looking at what makes a community, how you can have a community, and where can you find it, focusing on places we feel safe in, and places we feel we belong. The project was run as a workshop with Time to Change Leeds, in the hope to gather different peoples perceptions of their own well being within their chosen community. These images form part of a series that I was personally working on. Since my abstinence from alcohol, I have felt quite alienated from socialising in pubs. The teashop has become a place I can feel at ease and chat with my friends without any stigma. The theme of well-being is very much central to my work. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Aisha Greenidge-Noorgat
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Aisha Greenidge-Noorgat's Playhouse acts a photographic exploration of a space where traumatic events had occured. The family sitting room becomes a place shrouded in darkness, the images' aesthetic reflects this turmoil and with their soft focus, references the process of memory. The fabric of the space has become forever intertwined with a painful past; though, this cathartic work, sets the door ajar, airing the room, absorbing a part of Greenidge-Noorgat's anguish. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katherine Gregory
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The British Mod scene in the late 1960's formed the beginnings of Northern Soul. This music and dance scene kicked off in Northern Industrial Britain and centred around the legendary clubs such as Wigan Casino. Northern Soul is also associated with particular dance styles and fashions that grew out of the underground rhythm and soul scenes at this time. Fashion and music is as important now as it was then and the photographers aim is to capture the present day styles and personalities of this lifestyle. She will look at identity and culture. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alice Hall
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'Paradise' is a work inspired by the ancient Persian idea that there could be nothing more beautiful than a garden, and therefore paradise must exist in this form. Flower petals, and the simple delicacy of their shape and colour, were used subtly in the photographs to hint at this idea without being entirely clear. The idea of paradise is subjective and therefore unimaginable so rather than showing a literal interpretation, the abstract images aim to evoke thoughts of light, nature and the elements. It is hoped that the photographs will inspire and ignite the imagination of each viewer and within the images they will see their own paradise. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Aaron Hargreaves
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This series unveils a side to the Catholic Church that often goes unnoticed and is unmentioned in popular discourse; the positive communities that can be created when the Church opens itself to less dogmatic doctrine. When Hargreaves' sexuality came into conflict with his family's preconceived Ideas of faith, a schism was created, ultimately causing him, as it does for many others, to reject his religion altogether. Last year he attended Mass at All Hallows Church in Leeds, an openly inclusive Church that celebrates diversity. The subsequent photographs document and explore his reunion with faith, and the accepting community that facilitated it. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kyla Lynskey
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Straddling the genres of fine art and documentary practice, Kyla Lynskey focuses on interior and domestic spaces. In her latest body of work she has spent six months photographing the house that has been her and her father's home for the last twenty-two years, a house soon to be sold. Like any childhood or family home, the building itself excels a mere structure; it comes replete with, in this case, a lifetime of memories. The images produced, likewise transcend mere documentation but come with a clearly tangible, emotional content, a catharsis for Lynskey herself, concluding the process of moving on. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Reynolds
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Embarking upon long-term projects, Hannah Reynolds' practice centres on documenting facets of society and their inherent issues. In her latest body of work, Reynolds investigates the small East Anglian town of Newmarket, internationally renowned as the epicentre of horse racing. With one third of the fifteen thousand residents employed on some level of the industry, from stable owners and skilled professionals to stable lads, horse racing is intertwined with every single element of the community. Over the past year, she has documented all aspects of the industry- the studs and saddleries that make the sport possible, and the atmosphere of a race day itself- and the impact that it presence has on the past, present and future of Newmarket. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Scott Salt
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The Behind The Spectacle series seeks to explore the people and personalities behind performers and the act of performance. Famed for the 'Big Top', sideshows, menageries of animals and death-defying feats of athleticism, the circus has always been one of the ultimate spectacles. In this on-going, long-term project, Salt takes in not only the more familiar extroversion of the 'show' but peers behind the curtain, documenting the off stage individuals and their relationships in both transient and domestic environments. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Claire Sawdon
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This project documents the remaining 239 telephone boxes within the city of Hull. The telephone boxes in Hull are a different colour to everywhere else in the UK. Searching through archives I tried to understand how and why Hull was different. It became apparent that the telephone system in Hull wasn't just about a telephone; it was about a community and pride. The telephone system offered quirky services and tried to cater for all, children, mothers, fishermen, even pigeon lovers. However there is a sadness in this project, that these telephone kiosks are been made redundant, and have almost become invisible in today's society. For more information on this project and other long term projects visit www.clairesawdon.com.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Marlon Davies
Liverpool John Moores University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Through this series of images I found out that what began as an adverting photo shoot translated into a personal journey into my understanding of how fashion effects me, with the Havisham tail by Charles Dickens's great expectations at the heart of it, fashion designer Sue Waine let me loose on her collection to produce not only stunning images but something that transformed her vision into reality. Being able to expose the woman behind the tail was my goal, to show a powerful and dominating character that was soft enough to be used in a fashion campaign. The Havisham Collection is an ongoing collaboration that is helping define to artists.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Radka Dolinska
Liverpool John Moores University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The project focuses on small family shops based in Warrington market, which have been a part of the landscape for generations. The aim of this project was to portray the everyday life of these shop holders in their natural settings but also to describe the landscape (excluding human figures) as a metaphor for each family shop, carrying the strong suggestion that this is where the most intimate moments have been lived. Today's market is mainly comprised of people whose notions of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealized past. The project is not intending to be an analysis of the market landscape, but more of a lyrical portrait of it is scenery and people. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Paul Fielding
Liverpool John Moores University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Cars are seen by many as icons of an era, emotive artistic designs, or an achievement in mans history to build, refine, and pioneer. Banger Racing seemingly goes against this attitude, cars are bought as cheaply as possible, stripped of anything that isn't deemed crucial, painted and customized with graffiti, and then sent into a gladiatorial like arena to be crashed and smashed beyond any recognition. It's clear to me that the ethos to throw caution to the wind is a breath of fresh air in today's strict society, but what is unclear is the commitment and sacrifices made to race, only to then destroy their work. Is it simply motoring barbarity, or a labor of love and commitment? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ray Price
Liverpool John Moores University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

I like to explore a landscape, embrace it and record both the large and small detail which is to be found within it. It is sometimes the small detail, which most people think unimportant or don't notice, that nevertheless to me is as important as the large detail. These images show the area around Batty Green and Blea Moor in North Yorkshire which is the area through which the Settle-Carlisle railway runs. In this project it has been my intention to express my relationship with the landscape and the features I have discovered. I have shown the way in which the landscape itself reflects the historical events that took place during the period of the building of the line.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katie Scott
Liverpool John Moores University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This project is a study of how the landscape changes, specifically looking at the coastlines in England and some of the varying landforms which are developed through coastal processes such as erosion. It also takes into consideration how the impacts of climate change are threatening some of the most beautiful coastlines in England. I am looking at how powerful and fragile the land can be, and how it is being shaped both by natural forces and human actions. By photographing some of the most severely affected coastlines I am inviting you to become connected with the spaces around us and consider the future of our coasts. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lisa Stronstad
Liverpool John Moores University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Does our lifestyle really affect our skin? If you don't smoke and you don't have children or a stressful job, would your skin look considerably better than those who do? My photographs are of fourteen different people all over the age of forty, I've asked them questions about their lifestyle, I've looked at the back of their hands and around the eyes; these two areas of our body can become quite wrinkly over time and can really show our age. They're each in pairs, each pair is around similar ages, one will smoke/ have a busy lifestyle and the other wont, this will show us how our life choices effect our skin. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alexandra Taylor
Liverpool John Moores University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The notion that our gender and our born sex organs are somehow fundamentally connected to one another has been prevalent throughout society for many generations. By nature we seek to define and categorise everything around us so that it might be easier to understand, but the very fact that people who know in themselves that their body does not match the gender they feel to be inside is proof that these associations we have created are minimal at best. This project discusses and explores the idea of the gender/sex distinction through a combination of informal personal interviews and portraiture so that each individual may be presented as they are, beyond stereotype and assumption. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lisa Wilton
Liverpool John Moores University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'Nowhere' documents and compares the changing vernacular landscape in both England and Spain, the generic life in non recognisable places that have become the backdrop for our mundane activities. The images represent how modern technology and the global financial crisis have caused an inevitable change to the landscape. This has resulted in the development and preservation of urban and rural areas, but the places in between are left untouched, thus becoming a modern day wilderness. This is a journey of discovery into the 'wilderness' and a snapshot of a transient, contemporary landscape. The images juxtapose the landscape in two countries whilst demonstrating how the isolation and helplessness of the people is reflected in the uncertainty and disillusionment of the landscape. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Leon Woodward
Liverpool John Moores University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Murder stories are regularly reported in all forms of current media. They have long been the most gripping and fascinating stories to report. With bodies often dumped in the dead of the night, it is usually an unsuspecting and innocent individual who first stumbles across the crime scene and reports it to the Police. My project focuses on the abandonment and the transformation of innocent woodland and parks, into more sinister environments with a hidden story of murder and neglect. The photographs have been captured on medium format, negative film, taken in direct contact with the ground to create uneasy angles, to form a connection with the human remains from a worm's eye perspective.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katie Baxendale
Manchester Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

I am fascinated in the potency of abstraction and its ability to entice the viewer to connect with my work, initially searching for something known within the image and eventually recognising something that is so familiar it is often overlooked. In this series of vacated domestic settings, visual facts become irrelevant. With no central subject these images italicise the background information of everyday space. Using such an ambiguous approach allows me to convey a series of poetic glimpses into the interior space. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rosie Butcher
Manchester Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The images are inspired by a personal coping method and the way memories effect us and who we become, even after they have been distorted by memory loss or fake accounts of events, based on what we truly want to believe.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alice De Saulles
Manchester Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

My work explores and celebrates the male form. I have turned to Greek sculpture and Renaissance paintings for inspiration whilst also addressing contemporary issues of male identity and voyeurism.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chloe Fettes
Manchester Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

My photographs invite the viewer to share my unique view of the world. I am often amazed at the beauty that goes unnoticed in our everyday lives, so I devote my photographic practice to capturing these moments on film. The work that I produce shows that the ordinary is often punctuated with the extraordinary. There is no particular subject - I see everything around me as something to be photographed. I want the viewer to be presented with a reality that often goes ignored but that they can relate to. My photographs make clear the latent beauty in the peripheral, and the significance in objects and phenomena that escapes the norms of high culture. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Lindsay
Manchester Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This style of work is new for me; I like to explore different areas of photography mainly working with studio portraiture and 5x4 cameras, although I shot this work in digital using a Hasselblad. I endeavour to be versatile in an ever changing world. In graduating from University I hope to set myself up for commercial work. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stephanie Parnell
Manchester Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

My work explores ideas of the personal familial relationships and the spaces in which these relationships function. My practice uses photography, digital video, text and sound to explore these relationships. This collection of work explores the relationship I have with my grandmother and the relationship she has with her home, and it has taken the form of two books. Throughout my practical process I have been inspired by artists such as Marjolaine Ryley, Rinko Kawauchi, Mitch Epstein, Rosy Martin and Larry Sultan.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joel Peck
Manchester Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The work is driven by the power of loss - by surrendering to the need of preserving, the present is viewed already as the past.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sara Cristyn Philbin
Manchester Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

I have always been interested in documentary photography but more documenting things personal to me. My current project is based on my identical twin sister and myself. I wanted to explore the idea of twins, make the audience think about what they're looking at and really see the similarities and differences. This was done by not just photographing our appearances but recording memories and personal objects that link to being 'identical' rather than just our physical appearance. Exploring this further I also looked at how things are 'twinned' together in everyday life, in our own surroundings at home and in public places. This idea also plays with the dull repetition of our day to day lives and highlighting the over looked. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Radford
Manchester Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'NS: So are you saying that even pictures that appear to be of nothing are of something because everything is rooted in the world, everything relates in some way to the world and experience and everyone is looking for something, searching for..? GB: Yes, automatically, for something recognizable - you have to be able to deal with that.' This body of work explores our simple human nature to reify (to regard something abstract as something material), to always want to know more about what is put in front of us. These photographs stemmed from my fascination with the painter Gerhard Richter. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sophie Stafford
Manchester Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

In this project I have explored the relationship between reform and religion. I have been interviewing and photographing people who have been in prison and found their faith. And the volunteers who work in the prisons, and with them after they get out. It looks into how their faith has helped them to re-enter into the community after time in prison, and reform. I wanted to explore the moment that they found their faith and how that moment affected them, and their decision to change. And their past, which will always follow them.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Isabel Taylor
Manchester Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

From growing up around my brother I have seen that gender doesn't have to be so specific. I want my images to embody this and challenge people's perceptions of what gender looks like.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Matthew Williams
Manchester Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Understanding the dynamics of any relationship has been the primary focus of this work. With the mode of practice working as a shared learning experience between my subjects and myself I have looked at the psychological barriers that we place in front of ourselves and the ones we call partners. It is a real look into identity, trust, communication and connection. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Peter Kelly
The National College of Art & Design (NCAD) - Certificate in Photography and Digital Imaging
Graduate Photography Online 2012
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This series of panoramic images, each depicting the same scene from three different angles, challenges what it is we perceive a photograph to be. It raises more question than it answers. Photographs appear to be realistic because the perspective depicted by the camera closely mimics the perspective of our visual sensory perception. Each panorama consists of ten or more separate images melded into one seemingly seamless image, representing one moment. Each image looks back at the other two, but the photographer is absent from all. The images in this series were initially presented as curved images, each as one outward-facing side of a triangle and suspended in mid-air. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Willemein Koelink
The National College of Art & Design (NCAD) - Certificate in Photography and Digital Imaging
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The project 'Sustenance' is a documentary of a small artisan bakery based in Dublin. With this project I wanted to capture the 'realness' and portray things simply as they are. While I am drawn towards photographing passionate people, I was intrigued by the almost industrial and factory like way in which an artisan baker creates his products. It can be easy to romantically assume that artisan products are made in simple country kitchens, in idyllic surrounds. The precise measurements, times and quantities are all part of the unending cycle of bread making. Presented here is a selection of images that make part of a photo book capturing this unending cycle, and are accompanied with little facts and quotes from the baker.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Madeleine Maher
The National College of Art & Design (NCAD) - Certificate in Photography and Digital Imaging
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Playfully constructed images manipulating scale and visual perception with the use of plastic miniature animal figurines in various urban or cityscape backdrops. These very man made environments contradict what we would assume to be these creatures usual habitat, conjuring unexpected compositions sometimes humorous and for me occasionally touching. Curiously these inanimate objects evoked feelings of empathy and a sense of intimacy. .The images endeavour to cast the viewer back into a period of childhood when everything one experiences is a new discovery and something to be questioned while striving to tread a line between reality and fantasy while highlighting the human need to constantly label and draw visual comparisons. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Patricia McCormack
The National College of Art & Design (NCAD) - Certificate in Photography and Digital Imaging
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Just as the ocean continues to push a seemingly never-ending supply of rocks towards the shore, the World pushes an unquantifiable multitude of visuals towards us. For the artist, these photographic opportunities present themselves in such abundance that choosing one or more to photograph is tantamount to walking up and down the length of a beach and choosing one rock after another to throw into the waves, watching how far it travels, and the impact it creates. We can only take a few rocks at any one time. Something is photographed, and launched back into the world from which it came; having once gone unnoticed it can now be reconsidered. This series of images represents an exploration of these figurative rocks.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lisa McNiven
The National College of Art & Design (NCAD) - Certificate in Photography and Digital Imaging
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The best part of me are my friends, their unique ways and interests for their lust for life. The following cropped close up shots are depicted in a technique so as not to give too much away and keep the viewer thinking and interested in the persons individualism.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rosa Meagher
The National College of Art & Design (NCAD) - Certificate in Photography and Digital Imaging
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Affordable technology has equipped society with the tools to record subjects instantly. Privacy has become difficult to protect and intrusive behaviour tolerated. Images are taken and 'shared' liberally via Facebook and the internet. This project affords subjects an opportunity to escape from the 'rat race' and enjoy the peace and quiet of a private place. Subjects were invited to 'rest' in an empty cardboard box in a coastal location. They were asked to relax in any position they desired with only their lower limbs visible. By entering 'the box' the subject becomes temporarily anonymous and unidentifiable. It is a short withdrawal from society and an opportunity for the viewer and subject to consider and contemplate 'the complete person'. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rory Cleary
The National College of Art & Design (NCAD) - Certificate in Photography and Digital Imaging
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The landscapes of Irish towns has changed dramatically in the past 4 years. Where streets were once dotted with new units, they are now blighted by emptiness. The To let sign is common in shop windows today. Some units do not have a sign, and it seems that, if one looks closely enough, you can see that each shop front has a face. These faces express the emotions of the people, who used to frequent these businesses. They are sad and forlorn. Viewing them in this context, they appear like the people who have lost, and may never again regain their purpose. They are forever, To let.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Judy O'Connell
The National College of Art & Design (NCAD) - Certificate in Photography and Digital Imaging
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The project 'Under the Lens' focuses on the abstract beauty of nature. The images were taken with an inverted lens, hand-held, in front of the camera. This technique allowed maximisation of the lens' capability and to capture images of objects in a true but unusual way. It creates a shallow depth of field enabling the subject matter to be viewed as if looking through a magnifying glass. A cobweb imitates bubbles in a rock pool, seeds of a dragon fruit and a skeleton of a dead leaf. The images are presented in panels of four, which aims to contemplate and archive the commonalities between the individual objects such as the shape, form, colour and texture rather than the objects themselves. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Francesca O'Connor
The National College of Art & Design (NCAD) - Certificate in Photography and Digital Imaging
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This project involved my three boys, Reuben, Morgan, Charlie and their adventures in everyday life. Some may call it chaos and mayhem but life with three under three, although tough, is a life full of every day rewards. They are my 'Three Little Pigs'. I wanted to portray my own version of the story - The Three Little Pigs in a modern day setting. I have used pig masks in this childhood exploration of fiction, fantasy, adventure, discovery and role play. My inspiration came from looking at Sally Mann's work of her own children and I wanted to explore how I could show how beautiful my children are while hiding their faces from the public eye, giving a different take on the family snapshot.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Philip Sliney
The National College of Art & Design (NCAD) - Certificate in Photography and Digital Imaging
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Unknown Paths reflects upon the natural limits to our knowledge, perceptions, uncertainties and inevitabilities. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Paul Quinn
The National College of Art & Design (NCAD) - Certificate in Photography and Digital Imaging
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Moving through a city, perception and understanding is constantly changing as the streetscape reveals itself. These images, taken at night in Dublin, aim to capture motion and experience in a still image. Using long exposures, camera movement and variation of focal length, an image collage is built up showing buildings scrutinised from singular and multiple viewpoints. The photographs both confuse and enhance the memory and representation of place. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Elena Venzo
The National College of Art & Design (NCAD) - Certificate in Photography and Digital Imaging
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This project is a series of portraits taken of a close group of my friends. The project is to identify the person, not in a purely human associative manner but to reflect the person we know through the association with food. In a way there was a collaborative effort involved in the decision of a subjects' "food identity". The choice of which food was to accompany an individual was assisted by the familiarity with the person as well as shared memories which clearly exposed their preferences. The choice of food is therefore not merely the persons favorite dish but the one that they may talk about most or would turn to for pleasure or comfort and is perhaps most reflective of their character to their contemporaries. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sergio Vilchez
The National College of Art & Design (NCAD) - Certificate in Photography and Digital Imaging
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This project is a piece of 120 photographs of round things. The piece is about suggesting a story behind all daily round objects which surround us and that we hardly notice sometimes, but also about the pleasure as a photographer of searching and finding elements in life by their shape. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Luke Boland
University of Wales, Newport - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

A series which explores global industrial expansion and its defining role as the driving force of contemporary cultural progression.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Dutton
University of Wales, Newport - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This body of work is a collection of temporary art responding to the surrounding landscape that I inhabit. My interest in producing these transient constructions derives from various sculptural art forms, the most influential being 'Land Art'. The work draws from these art forms but it also incorporates the notion of recycling urban materials and introducing them into the landscape. Each piece created is temporary; some only exist within the photograph whilst others are either left for others to find or for the land to reclaim as its own.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rosa Harvest
University of Wales, Newport - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Finnish Disease Heritage is the name given to a group of 50 hereditary diseases that are most commonly found in people of Finnish descent. These diseases have developed over many generations due to genetic isolation, which has resulted in the founder effect, and genetic drift. Rejio Norio originally discovered these genetic patterns in 1966, by tracing family lineage through extensive records kept by the Lutheran Church. The project looks at both the scientific research that has gone into discovering these hereditary diseases; and also the Finnish landscape, which has a large part to play in the development of FDH. All the images have a stark, clinical feel to them, and represent the isolation involved in the genetic heritage of Finland.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Louise Hobson
University of Wales, Newport - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'Royal Marines to your duties, quick march'. On March 11th 2011, my younger brother passed out as a Royal Marine Commando. The transitional year leading up to that day took him from a boy to a man and from a 'civvie' to a Marine. Driven by a personal need to make sense of his new life within the military and also the future that he is being trained for, 'H-Hour' is a photographic study of the physical spaces within which 40 Commando are training. It is inside these training areas that individual battle skills are developed and the scenarios for the approaching conflict are rehearsed.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ellie Hoskins
University of Wales, Newport - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

It is estimated that 1.7 million people in the UK live with prosthetic limbs. The earliest recorded suggestion to the notion of prosthetics is the queen Vishpala, in an ancient Indian sacred collection of Hymns. Vishpala is said to be a female warrior, whose name is from the words viś "village" and bala "strong". The project focuses on the strength of a person as they build their life after injury and in particular living with prosthetics. It focuses on the ways in which their bodies have adapted to the limbs and, along with this, how they have adapted as a human being. I want to create a deeper awareness around the subject and the support giving to those with them.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ania Jack
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Every year in the month of August, over ten thousand people gather in the grounds surrounding Catton Hall for Bloodstock Open Air festival. A coming together of people with common interests, a love of heavy metal and the festival experience. What is often not considered is the time between the annual gathering. Do people stay connected? In the months that occur between the festivals, there is a group of people who frequent the Bloodstock Forums, an online community of the goers that contains love, laughs, drama and support in times of need. Many of these people come from the far reaches of the UK, and some from other countries. Yet the relationships are maintained through this online form of communication. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Juliana Kammerlander
University of Wales, Newport - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

After my auntie's death I found out she had been born intersex which was known formerly as hermaphrodite. I decided to explore the subject of gender dysphoria (someone who is in a conflicted state between their physical sex and their assigned gender) which led me to create 'Trans-filmation' where I photographed transgender people - M2F (male-to-female) and F2M (female-to-male) to recreate iconic historical figures and film characters from famous movies. My idea behind many of the characters I chose is strong men and strong women - the connection being that transgender people also have to be strong as they often face intolerance, hostility, social ostracism and injustice in pursuit of the basic human rights we all take for granted.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Claire Kern
University of Wales, Newport - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

In 1982 the PRC inserted a law to increase control on the populace known as the one child rule. For a Chinese family this means only having one child, yet the minorities can have 2. Regardless as to whether the child lives or dies a woman will be sterilised after two with no option. Regardless of religious beliefs or the basic woman right to reproduce, today Tibetan women are still undergoing forced sterilisation, coerced abortions and fees have to be paid if over 2 children are born. These departments are referred to as Family Planning and Women Associations, warm names for a cold system. The PRC are seen as bullies within Tibetan society, which unfortunately get away with hideous crimes.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jack Latham
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Fur traders first laid bare the route of the Oregon Trail at the beginning of the 19th century. It was a journey, which took several months and began in East America and ended in Oregon in the West. Pioneers travelling west in hopes of obtaining free farmland and better living and health conditions frequented the trail. The gold rush began at about the same time, leading to over two thirds of the male settlers traveling on to California with the hope of finding gold nuggets and the wealth that comes with them. The history of the trail draws parallels with today's current finical climate and the search for optimistic dreams. These photographs were taken along the route and aim to capture a nation in transition, in wait of the greener grass to the West.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sam Laughlin
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

History can be considered as a cyclical process of construction and de-construction. Progress is achieved through continual clearance, remains form the foundation for subsequent land use. Events accumulate, piling upon one another to form a record. During conflict large swathes of land are cleared, allowing for radical shifts in an otherwise steady and constant urban renewal. All images made in Berlin, 2011.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alexander Norton
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This series deals with a trip to Sweden, photographed on a point and shoot Yashica T5, that has trouble focusing on anything you want it to. The trip was for romance, but a failed romance, one that did not go anywhere, one that never even left the ground. A feeling deep down told me this, but I was thinking about pictures, and if there were the smallest chance of getting on famously I would have been there to see. In this respect the series is dealing with trepidation and anxiety, as a question, but is met with an answer that forced me to think about another question, regarding my life. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Guy Prowse
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Since the creation of the Google Maps service in 2005, the ability to explore and examine the world in which we live has never been so diverse. However, with this unrestricted access to the landscape, security measures and censorship have not taken long to be introduced. From October 2011 to April 2012, areas censored on Google Maps within The Netherlands and Hungary were visited and photographed; many of these including military and government installations. The borders separating these censored locations from the accessible landscape were of particular interest. Relations between the sites and their digital representations were examined in detail as well as the stark contrast between the digital and real world censorship.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Heidi Williams
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Hollie Arnold, Kyron Duke, Vicky Silk, Josie Pearson, James Ball, Owain Taylor, Josh Clarke, Sara Head, Jordan Howe and Rhys Jones. The Olympics is always an exciting event in the world calendar. It's always made more exciting when we host it as a country. With the Olympics rapidly approaching, the Welsh Paralympians are training hard, usually six days a week. Wales has an exceptionally good record of delivering the finest of athletes. The Academies within Disability Sport Wales work incredibly hard to produce these athletes. At the Beijing Olympics in 2008, the Welsh Paralympic Team, Great Britain won a quarter of the gold medals, which is a tribute to the athletes for all their training and dedication. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Meg Beaumont
University of Wales, Newport - BA (Hons) Photographic Art
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The way we remember is a strange thing. Seldom do we remember entire scenes, people or places in great detail - memory, especially memories of childhood and where we come from, tend to manifest in a more elusive form. A sudden burst of winter sunlight; the gentle pad of footsteps through a dark wood; the cool, slow feeling of being underwater. Much of my work focuses on these brief remembered moments, and how fragments of memory can be weaved into suggestions of place and narrative, igniting both a sense of nostalgia and unease for the past. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Claire Bennett
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

A disconnection from the object through scientific analysis removes all connection that was expressed at the start of the journey. What was the significance of the object? The images are part of a wider work, including video and text, which invites the viewer to ponder objects. How are they seen? Why are they important? What makes something valuable enough to keep when it looks like it should be thrown away? The work moves to change the context the object is received; the abstract images are both beautiful and unattractive, suggesting to the viewer that the object could be received in this way. The accompanying video layers multiple analyses to change the way the viewer relates to other peoples treasured objects. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sarah Louise Cooley
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'Whereas the beautiful is limited, the sublime is limitless, so that the mind in the presence of the sublime, attempting to imagine what it cannot, has pain in the failure but pleasure in contemplating the immensity of the attempt' Immanuel Kant - Critique of Pure Reason. Using Kant's contemplation of the sublime, I began to take pictures of the material world around me - the material world that alluded to the immaterial world. Kant's theory meant that the idea of accurate representation of the sublime was impossible. By definition, the sublime cannot be represented. Yet the project took shape in the celebration of this unachievable task. For if the sublime were achievable, would there be any point in striving for anything?  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Beverley Cornwell
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'Volitant' explores the meaning of animal representations and their public display by humans, questioning the habitats created for them. Photographs from the woods of an archery range show animal targets designed and situated to replicate their wild counterparts. Accompanying videos show an unintentional air-conditioning breeze giving life to otherwise motionless natural history exhibits. The birds in the museum have once again been given the power of flight, the animals in the woods are unwittingly engaged with this power. Not only do they incur the force of the arrow in flight, they are active, moving (in each case due to the humans that created the environment they exist in). These are volitant creatures with no means of relief or escape.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jade Dolby
University of Wales, Newport - BA (Hons) Photographic Art
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'Dislocate' is a series of images produced as a response to spending years watching my mother and stepfather being forced to pack up and move an entire working farm to various locations within Britain. As humans we instinctively make ourselves a homing point, somewhere to retreat too and form a bond with. What happens when that possibility is stripped away time and time again? Using objects relating to claiming a space and considering it a home, the photographs become a reflection on emotions involved in a desperate need to settle formed by the transitory effect of constant unsettled boundaries. Having been stung by disloyalty a cruel amount of times, can the struggle of misplaced trust ever be successfully overcome?  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Caitlin George
University of Wales, Newport - BA (Hons) Photographic Art
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'Intended Seduction' is a series of photographs that aims to question the intentions behind the lighting of commercial space, concentrating specifically on the walkways within shopping centers. The series investigates the seductive manner of the lighting within these spaces, while embodying the genre of abstraction, whose reliance upon line, form, and colour brings an extra level of seduction to the body of work. For the photographer it was a transformation from being the controlled, to being the controller. For the viewer the intended effect of the series is to raise their awareness of the seduction and to make them conscious of the control being exerted over them.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sion Padrig Jones
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

As people we are addicted to thinking. Our minds dwell in the past and worry about the future, very few of us have the ability to be free of our thoughts and fully immersed in the present moment. 'Square one' comprises thirty-six video diaries intended to explore the subject's cognitive process. The work begins with a cacophony of voices, which slowly diminishes as one by one the video diaries end. Slowly we come to hear more of each reading until eventually we are given complete access to the final few. Jones's uses his work as a way of exploring his own mental health.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katie Longley
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'Lookalike Models Wanted' is an exploration into the impact of the super ego section of the personality and celebrity on contemporary society. The project is based on Freudian theories surrounding the personality structure and The Uncanny. To produce a visual response, I posted an adverts looking for individuals who thought they bore a resemblance to a celebrity, or worked professionally as lookalike. I wanted to evoke a sensation of the uncanny and maintain an ethereal quality to the images that is associated to the double. The final images are larger than life size and reflective. I had no part in posing or directing my subjects, it was important to my concept that they represented themselves representing someone else.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lowri-Ellen Owen
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The aim of this project is to explore the mother-daughter relationship in terms of tension, caused by the death of the father figure. By using a treasured baby blanket as a symbol of the relationship, the aim of this is to make the viewer question whether the literal things that are happening to the blanket are in fact metaphorical and relate to the relationship that I have with my mother. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amy Souter
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Human life is fleeting. Yet why should it be perceived as anything less beautiful? For does life's fragility and temporal limitations not raise its beauty and worth? Transience explores our relationship with the inevitable fading nature of life. This unavoidable progression raises a number of conflicting emotions within us, lacing the beauty and enjoyment of life with a foretaste of mourning. Flowers are used within this film for they so eloquently embody the transient nature of life (bud-bloom-seed). Exemplifying the ever-constant cycle of all living organisms. The act of freezing this cycle reflects humanities feeble attempts of preservation. This notion of elongating life and preserving beauty is an ever-growing obsession in today's society.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gemma Tremlett
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Time is a constant we humans have always lived with and it now rules our lives, as clocks have become a part of our every day. They're in every building and built into many electronic devices; phones, laptops, televisions; we have little chance to escape a life governed by the proverbial ticking clock. So much so that some say 'time is money', as though it's something that can be bought or traded. Yet in The Clock Tower of the Houses of Parliament, often mistakenly referred to as Big Ben, time is kept accurate through the use of pennies. Adding or removing a penny from the clock's pendulum changes the speed of the clock by 2/5th of a second per day. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Anna Jay
University of Plymouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

In this series I investigate the principles of the traditional photographic medium to comment on the science of vision. My work plays on the need to remove ourselves from knowledge and experience the endless possibility of imagination. The images are an initial study towards what may be deemed as a post-photographic future, and how a new medium can challenge our own perception of reality. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Olivia Karsenbarg
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This triptych is part of a larger body of work, which explores into the notion of concealment. I find there is an over whelming sense of curiosity to things of the unknown; therefore this body of work plays into this irresistible act of inquisitive imagination. The images represent a feeling of wonder, suspense and surreal reality combined with a sculptural sense of play.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Pebbles Clements
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Every portrait holds a level of performance. When the subject is knowingly photographed they adjust and change for the gazing eyes of the camera. Within the staged environment of the studio, every aspect of control is removed from the sitter creating an uneasy atmosphere. With this series of Untitled portraits the subjects are positioned, uniformed and lastly subjected to an experience, which forces a surface of emotion. This illusion of emotion however conflicts with the reality of the images and the conventions of portraiture. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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David Wood
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Within the natural landscape areas exist which entice us to explore further while others restrict our progression through unnavigable terrain. The work Clearings and Endings displays some of these natural obstacles and openings, which we find both pleasurable and challenging to overcome. The work deals with the concept of escapism from the everyday man-built environment through the exploration of a rural setting. The basis to the work examines the theories of the beautiful, sublime and picturesque towards two frequently revisited locations. The title and notion of the series refers to these natural occurrences and the position prior to three years of study in one environment and the feeling of departure afterwards. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jessica Farley
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Working on interior spaces and portraiture, this series of work is representing family history through photographing stately homes and the families within these grand yet diminishing homes. Showing families who have been lumbered with the responsibility and debt of these fading beauties and their journey as a family to keep the history alive. Looking at the use of painting and how it portrayed wealth and status, these portraits have a regal element to them and paired with an interior space help to create a picture of how these family's once lived. Using the themes of reflection, status and history this series of work will explore the feelings and emotions behind this forgotten way of life.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Natalie Bayliss
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This body of work focuses upon the theatrical performances portrayed within zoological enclosures. Within the set, the non-existent forth wall lies parallel to the endearing painted backdrops, permitting spectators to a ventral view of this 'arena'. Such set constructions allude to a stage; whereby reluctant actors (the animals) perform to a paying audience. In light of this, one question appears pivotal; are these zoological habitats really designed for the pleasure of the animals, or do they merely pander to the preconceived notions of the ¬-audience? Synthetic backdrops, rendered skies and artificial waterfalls, convince us that these experiences are 'genuine'. However, whilst such grand illustrations may reassure the unwitting spectator - ultimately the animals are not so easily deceived.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rhodri Brooks
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This work addresses issues surrounding adolescence and the transitional period of leaving childhood and entering adulthood. In the images I try to represent both childhood and adulthood. Referencing traditional, earnest styles of portraiture such as those of the Dutch renaissance painters links the photographs to the responsibilities and seriousness of adulthood with the window light representing the looming transition. Then a ridiculous, bizzare element is introduced to the photograph, be it a small sculpture balancing on a head or a pair of tights pulled over the face or coving it with hair, to represent the fun spontaneity and carelessness of childhood. The work is about the balancing act we all face between the two in our daily lives, and the juxtaposition between the earnest and ridiculous. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Scott Jarrold
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This project is a study of the uncanny found on campus in simulated learning environments. This eventually turned into a journey, inspired by Andrei Tarkovsky's film Stalker. Working as an arts based photographer interested in the surreal nature of human existence. Exploring the essence of photographic practice and display. Concentrating on the space below the surface of the picture. The photograph is sometimes an object to be manipulated. An emphasis is placed on pushing the limits of the organic elements in an image, and folding within the picture plane. Influenced by the sonic arts. Post production and edits can be described as photographic remixes. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Grace Carpenter
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This project explores the relationships that were formed during the photographer's personal journey into adulthood. However, after time these bonds can become fragile and easily broken as were all go our separate ways on the unknown path of life. This is emphasized by the photographer's choice of medium, choosing to work with the collodion process on glass plates, as glass is one of the strongest yet fragile pieces of medium. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Zoe Evans
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This work is a personal interpretation of humans' interaction within the landscape a self-explorative piece, which captures the varied emotional reaction of individuals to nature. By documenting both my observation and interaction within the British landscape my work aims to express the euphoric and impulsive response to connecting with 'the more then human world'. My portraiture work is accompanied by a book 'A Diary of a Wanderer' which showcases my personal process of seeking halcyon refuge in nature. A showcase of landscape and documentary photographs with citations from my travel log.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Danielle Harrison
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

"The Animal Within' explores human relationship to the great apes. Through the use of contemporary portraiture Harrison challenges the idea of the brutal-ness by choosing to photograph females for their delicateness, making the work explore the idea of feminine beauty. The masks create a new identity for the individuals as well as concealing the true identities of the women. These images were produced to make viewers question what they believe they are seeing, and what they actually are seeing. Firstly the portrait of a woman is seen before looking closer and being faced with a dead, life-less ape looking back. Thus, allowing the subjects to be read for what they are - ourselves, the inner and outer beauty of animals.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Georgia De Lotz
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Using the metaphor of light, these photographs are intended to affect the viewer on a spiritual level. It aims to challenge the audience's views and beliefs regarding religion, faith and the supernatural. This is a chase of emotion concerning our incomprehensible existence, something every human will have reflected on. Considering this will potentially put the viewer into a state of ASC (Altered State of Consciousness) and induce thoughts about whether religion and faith are necessary to give us value, direction and purpose in this life and any others which may follow.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Terri Belcher
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'Listen: I didn't say look' and 'Well that was liberating' Two bodies of work that explore social norms from a feminist point of view. The notion that there should be social and cultural equality between men and women. 'Everyone I have ever kissed' A project almost everyone anywhere can relate to. A light hearted, humorous body of work with serious and truthful under tones of memories that evoke and provoke different emotions from the photographer and her subjects.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Benson
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

From a female's perspective this project is an exploration of strip clubs looking at the spaces and interactions that happen inside them and an insight into the lives of the women that do it. Three Minutes of Patriarchy looks at the choice those women have made to work in these establishments and how they challenge that patriarchal environment. In short periods of time they challenge the male control they are under to make a financial gain. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stephanie Brake
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Club Triumph is the oldest car club in the UK, established in 1954 is caters for all owners and enthusiasts. The club annually hosts events at numerous locations across the South East of England, the club is very active and frequently holds events and meetings. For a lot of the members owning and restoring a classic car becomes an obsession. This series documents the various, otherwise unseen, aspects of the car club and aims to bring to light the consuming lifestyle these members encounter.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tommy Braxton
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

These photographs were taken over a four month period at various locations in England. The images show a culture that has recently been through a turbulent period in British media. I wished to make a visual representation of what inspired me when I entered these environments. My photographs offer an alternative view to those currently represented within the media, which have reinforced the prejudices of a largely vilified culture. SHORTLISTED IN THE SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2012. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chris Carey
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This body of work personifies a form of self-expression; it depicts the vulnerability and empowerment that is so often attributed to performance. My work is the coupling of visual and audible media; this combination of information is an attempt to create an engaging personal experience between the poet and audience. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charlie Clarke-Billings
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

A set of portraits depicting the isolation caused by working a night time shift, whilst offering an insight into the occupations. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Yasmin Collins
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'The Flow Between' This project was created to question the social constructs of gender identity, where pink is for girls and blue is for boys, girls wear dresses boys wear suits. The project is intended for the viewer to question their own gender construction as gender is a fluid, a variable, a flow between. 'Prime' The word prime suggests the height of life, the best part of something. In society, the elderly are seen as a liability and old age is seen as a slow decline to death. I wanted to show old age as a positive and autonomous stage of freedom, exploration and experience.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nicola Dyson
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Three weeks in May is a project depicting the aftermath from a large forest fire. In May 2011, this fire destroyed 85 acres of Swinley Forest. The fire took hold due to the unusual weather we experienced: dry, hot and windy. This resulted in the fire becoming the biggest in Berkshires history, greater than the 1992 Windsor castle fire in terms of resources deployed. A year later, the aftermath of this event is still visible on the landscape in Berkshire.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charlie Faulkner
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'3 Minutes Warning' is a photographic series that explores the historical and architectural spaces of fallout shelters throughout the United Kingdom. The series of 6 images is a documentation of the harsh and claustrophobic spaces created during the frenzy of the 'Cold War' and are focused on three separate sites, often found in unusual and unlikely places. The spaces chosen illustrate the extreme planning precautions put in place at the time and the psychological fears of man. While the spaces have been seemingly transformed over time, the remnants left behind give a brief glimpse into this fractured past where echoes of paranoia resonate strongly. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Megan Friday
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The white wedding dress has symbolised purity and virginity in the West for centuries, despite the shifting fashion trends. Today that symbol seems forgotten, is it even still relevant? Now pre-marital sex has become an everyday thing, and become widely accepted in contemporary western society. Today most women marrying in white dresses are no longer virgins and virginity is no longer a requirement for a suitable wife. The dress has been photographed on women placed in everyday situations to signify how the dress has lost its value, its significance and most importantly its symbolism, due to the way that pre-marital sex has become an everyday thing.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sam Gill
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

These images are part of a project examining a Quarry in Portland, Dorset, and how the site changes due to nature reclaiming land back and human interaction. The series of five images shows the areas of the island that have been dug for many years, they started digging on this site in the 1600s and there are still active quarries on the island today. This means that there are many different ages of mines to look at and through this we can visualize the change nature has had after human have let it be.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Andy Hayward
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'Secret Dockyard' is a documentation of Conservation, Preservation and Restoration in the 21st Century shown through images of the Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth. The project was completed using 10x8 inch large format film using large format techniques and consists of a huge 38x48inch print as its main image. 'A-Road Petrol Stations at Night' is a look at the world of A-Road service stations. The work engages the spaces existence as non-places and their isolation from the buzz of a town or city. We depend on them and quite often consider them as an area of safety or sanctuary.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Demi Heath
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Demi Heath has two projects connected with environmentalism, her photography aims to raise awareness and enthusiasm for environmental issues of the time and potential steps forward in the future. For more information and a portfolio of work please visit her website. The first of the two projects 'Cultivated City' looks at rooftop gardens in London, showing that environmentally friendly, local, organic produce can be grown in any city. The second of the two projects 'Earthships' looks at experimental eco homes that exist entirely off the grid by using rain water, solar and wind power and thermal mass to sustain themselves. With over a thousand already in existence they're a fantastic look at how we could be living in the future.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nathan Hill-Gowing
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This series looks at the personification of the sex doll as an object through a short visual narrative presenting the doll 'Brandy' within different situations and domestic interior spaces.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Josh John
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Three-Hundred years under our feet is a documentation of the aftermath of the demise of the British coal mining industry. Focusing primarily on the south Welsh mining arias the project looks to discover how the closures, job losses and privatisation effected the region and the people within it.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Apidej Kamponwan
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The variety of flowers in this still-life project present movement through long-exposure within a studio environment. The imagery conveys messages between myself and my mother living different sides of the world to each other. I represent this through the photographs of the flowers as the beauty communicates my relationship with my mother.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jack Margerison
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'My Illegal Best Friend' American Pit-bulls were once used to represent their country in posters during WWI and were highly regarded as great family pets that interact well with people of all ages. In recent times the American Pit-bull has made it to the headlines with reports of children and other individuals being hurt, this project explores the reasons behind the ownership of illegal dog breeds within the UK as I also look into why the American Pit-bull has such a negative reputation. 'Brutalism' For this project I teamed up with Ena Salon in Holborn to create a selection of stunning haircuts of which were greatly influenced by the brutalistic buildings from this century.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lisa Roberts
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Image one shows stills from the film 'Winners don't strive for second place' which looks at representing female athletes as powerful, yet still feminine rather than as models, celebrities or objects. Image two shows stills from the film 'Element' for which footage of waterside locations were recorded to show the power of the ocean and how we as humans use it. How the ocean is used for recreational sports alongside transportation, from small yachts to large commercial ships was also looked at. Images three, four and five are part of a series titled 'Permanent Accessories' where tattoos are currently being used as accessories rather than as allegiance to a tribe is shown through manipulation.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sebastian Santa-Maria
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'War and Peace' Sebastian aims to show how quickly the mood and feeling in a relationship can change during the day. In this semi-autobiographical piece we see his relationship with his girlfriend start lovingly, turn sour during the day and end in a tender embrace. 'Puppets' This ongoing personal project first began as experimentation on Photoshop, but then as Sebastian grew to like the way his images looked, he decided to expand this project. Sebastian aims to photograph 50 people and transform them into puppets by the end of 2012.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Roxie Smith
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This series is an exploration of growth in childhood represented through the natural forest setting in which schoolgirls are depicted from a view of the absent sister. The metaphorical setting in which these girls have been photographed in depict a park setting for not only aesthetic purposes but a symbolic reference to growth, also a setting in which they all spent a great deal of time in throughout their childhood. This series is representing the growth of the individual girl physically and through the relationships in their age groups. Through the repetition and the use of '3', this shows the small negative areas in girl friendship groups, in this positive series venturing into the relationships of these young girls. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ilektra Stefanatou
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'Exiled in the Present' is a piece of photographic work that explores archaeological sites in the UK. The work aims at drawing attention to roman sites in particular, and at raising awareness regarding this heritage. This series of photographs is not only a transformation of archaeological sites into theatrical spaces with sculptural dynamics, but it also involves elements of history and time. I am intrigued by the ability of photography to evoke the history of a space and to conflate historical and contemporary time. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Meggie Wilson
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The natural world makes us ponder; it challenges our thinking, but most of all, it fascinates us. As grown-ups - scientists, theorists, and photographers like me - we strive to find answers to questions that children challenge us with. Curious questions from inquisitive minds investigates the curious, child-like questions of our everyday lives and wonder why exactly the sky is so blue or what makes a bubble.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Victoria Cheape
University of the West of Scotland - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'Let The Old Dead Make Room For The Young Dead' stems from research into Archival practices and in this case historical archives. As war photography is integrated more into digital than physical form, memories from the past are being buried deeper into the archive. Victoria has re-presented photographs from WW2 found in Glasgow Musems resource centre in Nitshill, Glasgow and other online resources. The finished pieces take form of fading memorials of the anonymous young men she has found. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rosalind Dallas
University of the West of Scotland - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Return is a series that has taken me back to the locations of my childhood, from the Solway Coast to Rannoch Moor, all embedded deep in nature. Influenced by my ethereal surroundings I have tried in each image to capture memories and feelings of the moments spent there, both in the past and in the present, to produce intimate mementos of my time within the locations. My work is heavily influenced by the beauty of nature, the use of water reflects this beauty and highlights the uncertainty nature can provide. By using filters I captured these locations in a faded, dark and dreamlike way to reflect the long forgotten memories they hold for me.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Andrew Murdoch
University of the West of Scotland - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

I'm a reluctant street photographer. I don't like the term but it's the best description of what I do. I like the honesty of the photographic image, but also how it can show us familiar things and places in a very different way. I believe that photographers see the world differently to others and that the images we make can awaken people to what is really happening around them. In my latest work I am making use of scale to show man's relationship with the world he has built for himself, a world which now dwarves him.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jamie Rannachan
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Over the past 2 years, Jamie Rannachan has focused on creating works that pay homage to the natural world using only non-biodegradable synthetic materials. He constructs large scale sets in the studio before meticulously photographing them. From Mountains made of tin foil to sea's sculpted out of cellophane, the work carries a strong environmental message that our dependence and mass production of these materials is doing great harm to our natural world.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sally Wilkes
University of the West of Scotland - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This body of work is a social documentary set to explore whether, in my hometown, the Irvine Development Corporation, established in the 1960's to create Irvine New Town, helped or hindered the town in it's current state. I conducted research including interviews with local residents and officials, to gather opinion and created a photographic archive of the area to capture the town as it stands today, as it gears up for its next 'supposed' regeneration.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Yasmin Clews
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This project is a way of exploring the unknown and evoking emotions within the viewer, which is achieved through the abstract use of form; line, colour and shape. 'Atmospheres' possesses a sense of unknown due to the alternative way the process has been photographed. This leads to the viewer feeling something unfamiliar due to the atmosphere surrounding the photographs. The viewer feels something, even if they do not know why. It is not about telling a story or documenting an event, but purely the visual pleasure, aesthetic and beauty within the photograph. 'Atmospheres' is a way of taking something simple and showing it in another light, allowing people to use their imagination and appreciate the pure beauty.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Elizabeth Colquitt
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This project focuses on exploring the ordinary, presenting sights that are encountered and passed by on a daily basis. Everyday Colours presents details from everyday arrangements and exposes the colours and beauty within them. Taking sections from each individual object enhances and intensifies the depth of colour and allows us to appreciate the complexity of the structure that would not necessarily be noticed in their individual environments. The project goes through the spectrum of colours, concentrating on texture and depth of the subject matter, capturing intricate shapes and details to produce photographs that have an aesthetically pleasing appearance.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mark Fitzgibbons
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Artefacts explores the dynamic between geometric abstraction and tangible reality. Through the use of rigid geometry, bold colour and a forced perspective, it is unclear whether the shapes that appear within the scene are even part of the landscape at all. The primary colours red, yellow and blue, at odds with their surroundings, invoke a jarring sensation for the viewer, challenging them to consider the relationship of the abstract and the real. The primaries featured may be interpreted as manifestations of the intangible and ephemeral constants. These elements, although seemingly insignificant from our own perspective, contribute greatly to the universal whole we experience as our own reality. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Michael Fox
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This series of landscapes explores the magnificence of electricity pylons and the way they travel across the landscape. It is a journey that follows a specific trail of pylons that connects 3 different power stations, Ferrybridge, Eggborough and Drax. To follow the trail, an Ordnance Survey Landranger map has been used as the basis of the journey and for selecting observation points. The journey starts at the beginning of the day at sunrise and finishes at sunset, showing also the passage of time along the journey. The work takes a traditional mode of photography, concentrating on composition and aesthetics to celebrate a largely understated but beautiful piece of architecture in its different varieties.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mark Grace
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

' I ' is an exploration into the way in which humans view, process and judge others through their appearance. This series of portraits looks to challenge the viewer in their own personal ways and encourage the chance for the diversity of people to impress and inform them. ' I ' presents a group of people who have a particular part of their character that is not exactly expected or noticed. The series displays the essence of the characters and allows the viewer to make judgement on them through aesthetic value in the hope to change the outlook once the unexpected fact has been revealed. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mateo Huessy
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This intimate series focuses on people and the reality of their lives. The process began with a photo of my father reflecting and looking back on his life. Through the lengthy process of large format photography the subjects willingly expose themselves to detailed observation. The work searches for a non-voyeuristic approach to documentary where the subject is equally a part of the process of image making. Photography can strike a balance between the scientific and poetic which when adapted to an encyclopedic approach can democratise the images. By depicting people of the everyday the work challenges society's value of celebrity and asks the viewer to reconsider what has enduring importance while at the same time creating anthropological records of historical reference. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Heidi Kinder
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

In the act of daydreaming we are able to isolate ourselves in space and time. Through visual stories we are able to disconnect ourselves on different levels. We may be apparent to our dream state or submerged into a state of trance, where we are unaware of our surroundings. The point of disconnection is fascinating, from within the depths of our mind we are trapped between reality and our fantasy from one single act of thought. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mona Malmadal
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

These images were created from a desire to show people a different side of a common and often overlooked creature, the Pigeon. Hated and shunned by many, pigeons are often seen as vermin and parasites. These images hope to lift the pigeons out of this generic stereotype, and show them as strong survivors with individual personalities. The images aim to be sharp and colourful, separating the individual pigeon from its surroundings, giving a close and direct connection with the viewer. They are not meant to be moralising and telling people how to feel, but merely attempts to give the pigeons a chance to be seen in a different light and context than the grey everyday city life. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Michael Pennock
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Class of 2012 as a body of work is a collaborative effort between subject and photographer, with the aim being to explore a range of personas and opinions based around the increasing trend of skilled graduate unemployment. With stark, high contrast black and white images Michael has created a typology of faces charged with youthful energy, supported with a large contribution of testimonies highlighting the wide range of opinions that prospective graduates feel about their own working futures due to studying for a degree. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sophie Piearcey
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This current body of work displays the character of an individual, titled Ballet Boys. I have produced a series of high quality portraits of these boys and have continued to work and build a relationship with the same group, developing my own practice parallel to the boy's personal development as dancers. The title instantly creates ambiguity and a preconceived idea however these portraits take the Ballet Boys out of their work environment and back to the comfort of their own clothes and character. The photographs show the differences and similarities in their interests and also allow the audience to view the boys out of context. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lee Price
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Sex With Strangers is a visual study into the underground world of gay bathhouses and cruising spots, viewed as a product of society's largely negative perception of homosexuality. These locations are used predominantly by men who do not necessarily identify themselves as gay, such as bisexuals and closeted homosexuals, to engage in sexual activity with one another in complete discretion. The act of cruising allows for these men to stray from their otherwise ordinary, heterosexual lives to divulge in suppressed homoerotic fantasies, and has done for hundreds of years.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jessica Rape
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This work explores the relationship between movement and fashion. Entitled 'PRIMA', meaning 'first', the project is based on the movements and shapes created by the human body. The intention was to capture the fluidity and capability of the human form whilst retaining sophistication, poise and agility. The project shows the development of work from dance photography to the extension of my interest of fashion photography. I have used a variety of models, locations and themes and the work is consistently fashion and dance orientated; the blend between fashion, dance, the body and movement; portrays power and strength, creating visually contrasting and aesthetically pleasing imagery. "To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking' ― Agnes De Mille  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Olivia robinson
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

John Berger wrote, 'Everywhere animals disappear. The zoo in which people go to meet animals, observe them, to see them, is, in fact, a monument to the impossibility of such encounters.' These images are an aesthetic response to the similarities between humans and animals which have been explored through the medium of photography. The viewer is influenced to recognize the emotions, beliefs, assumptions, and thoughts we might share on an anthropomorphic level. With so many animals disappearing in the world today, sharing these attributes and seeing the personality, dignity, and beauty of these magnificent creatures reminds us why is it so crucial to protect them. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nico Roussos
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Power is a position that every man strives to achieve, while vulnerability is a position that carries no envy. Looking at these roles in society this project sets out to create a social documentary that represents this. Through the use of identity and human eyes coupled with images associated with current affairs such as wars, prisons and riots this is an honest and real representation. If you stop and think for a minute the chances are you have been in both situation no matter the scale. I personally have experienced both these situations at some stage in my life and I felt this was a subject that will effect and engage with all my audience.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mark Vonlinstow
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

By depicting human traces on landscapes and the changing economic and meteorological climates, This project's interest is the paradigm shift from the lifestyle that believed in an inexhaustible Earth to one of greater ecological awareness. In particular, The photography focuses on landscapes and communities connected with sporting activities. focusing on locations that, at the season's height, should be hubs of activity. Instead, they have taken on a new bareness. The photography captures the eerie poignancy of the juxtaposition of beauty and emptiness. Empty ski lifts, boarded up houses, absent families, disserted streets and slopes, all speak of the results of the contemporary changes in economic and meteorological climates. And yet the traces of recent inhabitants persist.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Natalie Wilde
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'Forget Me Not' explores my Grandmother's final year with Alzheimer's disease and reflects back on the life she could no longer remember. Care documents provide an intimate narration and show the decline in Nana's condition. The juxtaposition of past and present ephemera and imagery builds a representation of Nana and reflects the essence of her life. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stephen Wooldridge
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Who Dares Wins is a fictional portrayal of four young men preparing for a career with the British Army. The series is a comment on both the armed Armed Forces and society - politically and socially. Using these autonomous characters, the viewer is prompted to consider these young men as individuals and as a representation of the British Army today. The series is at times, absurd, dull and melancholic. Such are the lives of these individuals.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kat Burns
Staffordshire University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

What is it about eyes in particular that we find so fascinating? A series of captivating fashion portraits of models, that also draw upon the psychological ideas of why we find faces so interesting, as well as exploring the paradox of portraiture, and how we are always left wanting to know more beyond the portrait.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Cat Egerton
Staffordshire University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This body of work is an investigation in to the process of the decay of meat; various parts of different animals have been used to document the changes. While undertaking this project I found an unusual beauty in the objects which many people might often find repulsive. My aim is to suggest that perhaps beauty resides in objects and things previously thought not to be so. The photographs detached from the real subject, provide an aesthetic distance. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ian Gotham
Staffordshire University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'Here be Dragons' is the nocturnal exploration of Suburbia's hidden and often ignored spaces, the fringes where the suburbs meet the countryside and the city. Critics have often implied that Suburbia may be hiding sinister secrets beneath its projected idyllic image, through ideas and concepts such as 'The Uncanny', The Sublime' and Horror movie devices, I have attempted to show this landscape to be strange, eerie and potentially dangerous, the unfamiliar within the familiar. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Yvonne Grimshaw Baker
Staffordshire University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

My project although placed within contemporary social documentary does not set out to highlight social injustice. My aim is to record how someone who was classed as 'different' on initial diagnoses, goes about the everyday and mundane in our life. This personal document is a story that I have portrayed with photography. Dee, my sister is chromosomally male, however she looks, lives, feels and is female. Dee has always been an inspiration to me, dealing with a difficult condition, at such a young age, to become the self assured woman she is today. To us her family and friends, the only odd thing about Dee is that she has a weird toe.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ian Hilditch
Staffordshire University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This series is an intriguing look at Neolithic and Early Bronze Age monuments and the ways in which we interact with such ancient sites. The black and white images, rich in detail and tonality, of sites such as Arbor Low stone circle in Derbyshire and The Bridestone burial chamber in Cheshire show them in their often breath taking surroundings. However it takes us further by choosing to include images of items left by people visiting the sites, such as a coin carefully placed on a stone or items tied to a tree. This is a particularly interesting aspect of such sites which carry a close connection between us and the original builders.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jessica Minshull
Staffordshire University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'Washi is warm, tender, human; quiet... it has an inexpressible purity. One could call it humble, for it never presumes to be other than the simplest of substances. Its gentle nature asks us, tempts us to use it thoughtfully.' This work is an exploration of paper and its significance in Japanese Culture. Their culture uses paper as a major part of the country's most practiced religion: Shinto. Followers of Shinto treat paper with a respect, which is rarely seen today; using it as a means for purification and blessing. My images were created to emphasise the beauty of paper and the tangible quality of it, which perhaps we are losing through our increasingly digital existence.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kelly Mitchell
Staffordshire University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

1 in 4 people suffer from a mental health condition of some form within the UK each year. A series of personal photographs depicting the experiences of a bipolar disorder sufferer through the use of props and costumes. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tish Scripps
Staffordshire University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The Beautiful Bodies is a series of images created to challenge the concepts of beauty, taking raw and intimate portraits of people that are perhaps seen as flawed within society. The images aren't about the insecurities of those photographed but the issues that the viewer has; allowing them to take the time to reflect on what they think defines beauty. The work sends out the question what is beauty? Why do we value ourselves and those around us based on beauty, and whose to say anyone is less beautiful to the next person. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ben Warburton
Staffordshire University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The "Snapshot"? The Portrait? The Diary? This work does not conform to norms of the Self-Portrait genre, but it is presented as such. Having photographed his everyday life over two-months, Ben wields his camera whenever he has felt inspired to do so, this is a Self-Portrait that not only shows a lived experience but also what photography is to the individual. What is it that inspires image making? We gleam through his images that it is almost anything; showing the pleasure of photography, the existence in the moment. This is Ben's journey, he seeks to know himself better through imagery and through the way that the "doing" of photography allows for reflection and thought. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Louise Webster
Staffordshire University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

By exploring my everyday life and staying attune to the possibilities of everyday subjects, I have been photographing within the domestic environment of my own home. This series of work is a personal discovery in recognising the common place and becoming more aware of the familiar parts of my daily life, which I normally consider as a triviality. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Naomi Carson
University of Ulster - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'Passionists' and 'A Holy Purchase' aim to address different aspects of present day religion. 'Passionists' draws attention to the sheltered life of the Passionist order through portraits of members of a community in Northern Ireland. The order aims to reflect the Passion of Christ and their work is based on Jesus' sacrifice which is an integral part of the Roman Catholic church. Within Catholicism, pilgrimages are often seen as an important part of a person's relationship with God. Medjugorje, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, is one of the most popular pilgrim towns worldwide and has undergone a commercial process. As it has grown to cope with the amount of visitors it receives, the effects are clearly shown in the main street of the town and the shops reflect this. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sarah Christie
University of Ulster - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'It is well that War is so terrible - lest we should grow too fond of it.' General Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) 'Relic' is a photographic portrait of an intriguing group of enthusiasts and collectors of the paraphernalia of conflict. Though most military equipment is eagerly scrapped once a conflict is over, the men in this series seek to preserve and restore it. There is ambivalence in holding on to the artifacts of destruction and death, with their functional, ominous beauty, yet no collector here expresses any wish to glorify war. The incongruity of seeing these fearsome tools of war is somehow revealing and more sinister in the context of peacetime domesticity.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Suzie Colledge
University of Ulster - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This personal record illustrates the struggle I faced during my mother's cancer treatment. This journey opened my eyes to our fragile mortality and the unimaginable fear of losing your mother. I used nature to mirror the delicacy of human life whilst juxtaposing cancer's immensely destructive power with the vulnerable and cyclic nature of life. Combining domestic and outdoor spaces I captured the atmosphere of passing time while struggling with trapped helplessness. Completion and reflection of my project enabled me to come to terms with the experience and the photographs serve as an emotional expression rather than a documentary process. Photographing was a way of escaping the situation, finding calm in the instability and allowing the camera to articulate unspoken words.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lauren Craig
University of Ulster - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

I have history in two homes, one on each side of the Atlantic, and I travel between them. My family immigrated to the United States from Northern Ireland, and I returned alone for my education. Being between can be disorientating, a feeling of grounding my roots eludes me in the back and forth. These images serve as pinpoints - spots on a map that tie my parent's memories of a place with my own, yet also anchor me separately still. The pause was long enough to recognize the water as both bridge and barrier, a method of conveyance and an obstacle to negotiate. Even if only for a split second I was present, connected and calmed. Here you were held. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stephen Crossland
University of Ulster - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

'Contained' is a study of inhabited, working buildings which have been created using rigid metal cargo carrying structures. Ever increasing global mass-consumerism has led to the surplus of millions of abandoned shipping containers. Many architects and developers are addressing this problem, by creating innovative and characteristic working buildings at a cut price for the client, almost entirely made from these dis-used containers. These permanent and semi-permanent structures are the result of thinking outside the box. Enclosed space for material goods in transit is now space for living, learning, business and play. Growing demand for material goods gives way to an ever increasing demand for buildings at a low cost. Stephen is interested in the visual marks the buildings hold in terms of transience, function, adaption, and the space as shelter. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Richard Deane
University of Ulster - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This body of work documents small towns and villages that are positioned along the coast of Co Down that have both urban and rural elements. Each landscape has its own character, just like a person, although it cannot be seen immediately. Calibrating time with the landscape reveals its character. To show the character of a landscape I merged a sequence of time from day to night into a single panoramic view. This creates a visual flow from light to dark to express a place over time, beyond the capability of the human eye.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tory Gaston
University of Ulster - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

How would you feel if you were told that your father was not your biological father? Betrayed? Hurt? Confused? In the 1940's Dr Mary Barton founded the first fertility clinic in London with her husband, Bertold Wiesner. The women who conceived at the clinic were asked to keep the truth of the conception a secret, even from the children. Through word of mouth, intense research and DNA test's, many of 'Barton's Brood' have found each other. Inspired by my own experience, I recognised that the siblings create a mental image of their father based on the features and attributes they share with each other. This man is not a 'real' man, he is a hypothetical portrait of Bertold Wiesner created from portraits of 4 of his offspring. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Good
University of Ulster - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This series offers a glimpse into the lives of those who cannot leave their own homes. Each portrait or object shot deals with the sense of loneliness, frustration and discomfort that can come from being housebound. After a period of sickness in my own life and a difficulty leaving the house I decided to explore this subject. I wanted to meet individuals who struggle with the frustrations of this lifestyle on a daily basis and gain a greater understanding of their outlook on life and death. The intention was not to focus on one person or couple who are in this position, but to photograph a variety of people who are confined for various reasons. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jordan Hayes
University of Ulster - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The theme of identity expressed through photographic medium is one which has always grasped my attention. This has led me to develop a strong series of images that depict the evident contrast of high fashion women, in a male dominated environment. This helps to emphasise to contrast the stereotypical link of high fashion photography in regards to sexualisation and glamorisation of females today. Fashion photography today, more than ever, is flooded with images designed to shock the viewer and help to create the idea that 'sex sells'. Fashion photography used to be about the garments, whereas now, clothes themselves no longer seem so important; the resulting aesthetic impact is far more powerful than what is actually selling. Fashion photography deals with real issues that affect society today.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Aisling Kane
University of Ulster - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This work is about the place I grew up. Feeling like it was constantly misrepresented in the media, I decided I wanted to show a more personal viewpoint of the people from the area. I looked at the parallel narratives that run alongside political issues which get the majority of press coverage. I felt that it was important for me to show the other side of the story, the home life, the new life, those presently growing up in the area and those who have spent all of their life there. I wanted to show the people, the tragic and the hopeful and address issues that have everything to do with a working class area and nothing to do with a sectarian divide. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lisa Larkham
University of Ulster - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Throughout The Troubles, Larne has remained a loyalist stronghold, despite the bitterness and rivalry of paramilitary groups. Catholics driven from their homes and Larne itself, by rival paramilitaries, resulted in a desolate Larne with overgrown trees, isolated houses and ubiquitous graffiti. My dad is an ice cream man. Each shot was from within the van, using the window as a frame to limit the view. I have tried to capture the misery of Larne counterpoised by the joy created by the arrival of an ice cream van. I feel this makes the endless shots of ugliness begin to appear beautiful.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sam Long
University of Ulster - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Home is the name we give to the place we feel safest. Having split my home between two places I end up travelling often. Travelling for me is a time of reflection and relaxation, where my stream of consciousness is mirrored by the constantly changing scenery. By breaking down and examining these in-between states - the moving yet still - we can gain new perspectives on how something as mundane as moving from place to place, if done often enough, can play a part in shaping individual identity. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gemma Maguire
University of Ulster - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

The bona fide tales of Peter's Province is derived from the stories that my late friend spoke of before his passing. It was inspiring to hear him provide vivid detail of his stories, the people and his surroundings, allowing me to imagine I was there. I've always loved story telling, in this project I have swapped the spoken word with the imagined scenes that I visited when Peter described them, thus creating a method of preserving his memories. The other images are from two separate series, Out of the Darkness and Landscapes. I was exploring the possibility that I could find places with similarities with the scenes I created, rendering a feeling that what is gone is all around me.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Julz Marulina
University of Ulster - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Fugue is a body of work dealing with disconnection from the world and dissociation from own identity. With growing stress and anxiety disorders slowly taking over our lives there is a profound interest in further exploring our psyche. My work aims to gain a better understanding of the relationship between reality and expectations by representing personal and intimate emotions that surface as a result of the oppressing paradox of life. Mirroring dominating drowning sensations associated with anxiety, these series also visually incorporate calm and peace in an attempt to escape the chaos of emotional withdrawal from self.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amanda Johnston
University of Ulster - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This work primarily seeks to explore the concept of beauty, genetics and the individual. The dairy industry is driven to produce the strongest animal with the highest quality milk. As a result each cow is classified as to how close to a perfect specimen she is. This is purely a genetic score based on mobility, appearance and milk production. This rating tells us nothing of her personality or nature; they are not scored on their markings. Everything else in her life is controlled, even her name; named after her father and mother. This project is designed to challenge the notion of what is beautiful and shows these animals as individuals allowing us a glimpse at their personality. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Jane McAleese
University of Ulster - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

This work explores my own sense of fragility and instability through images of life and death in the natural world. Each image is in itself a self portrait on a portrait of someone close. They speak not just specifically about me on the particular creature photographed, but of life itself, its limits and its potential.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lauren McGookin
University of Ulster - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Belfast is my home; however I was raised under a veil of protection from the culture I have grown up alongside. It has left me with a feeling of ignorance I often feel I just can't shake. I began to photograph The Orange Order in Northern Ireland, using their traditions and rituals as a key to understanding the culture I associate with home. Although the Orange Order and I share British working-class culture and its traditions in everyday life, I still don't quite fit. My ignorance of my culture and my lack of faith divide us. I am kept at a safe distance and the secrecy surrounding everything still makes me question if I will ever fully fit in.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joanne Mullin
University of Ulster - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012 19:39:42 EDT

Refuge explores the nature of conflict within the home by examining shelters across Northern Ireland. It is a contemplative observation of a period of transition inside a temporary place - a place that contains a trace of the inhabitants' stories. The series represents the psychology of space and even with every attempt to make a place feel like home there is still a resonance of the buildings purpose.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Steven Neeson
University of Ulster - BA (Ho