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Graduate Photography Online is Source's annual showcase for Photographers graduating from University and Art College based photography courses. The RSS Feed View provides a global summary overview of the entire submission for a given year.


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Charlotte Lambert-Gorwyn
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

An old factory and office building never designed for habitation, Enterprise Point is now home to a group of artists and musicians who live there as Guardians. With plans to redevelop the building already in motion the amount of time they have left there is uncertain but likely to be brief. Living in limbo, in what is still an industrial environment, many of their domestic arrangements are temporary gestures, put up for dramatic effect and easily packed away when the time comes to move on. The freedom that comes with living in a building about to be destroyed has also liberated them of the usual restrictions of renting and their marks on the space can be seen in structures made from wooden pallets and hand painted walls. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Giola Cassar
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

In the absence of relationships lost, how can one reclaim the person one once knew? Central to my work is the attempt to hold on to the remnants of a relationship; Sam is a fictitious figure who embodies a love that has become an obsession. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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James Murray
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

I am a multidisciplinary artist working across photography, sculpture and photo-archive research practices. My on-going project 'Beheld' explores notions of the idealised body and its representation in art history, finding its starting point in the story of the Corinthian Maid as told by Pliny the Elder in the Natural History. Pliny's allegorical tale locates the origin of art in the trauma of romantic loss and opens up a number of ideas to do with touch, trace, surface and the mutability of the art object which inform the work. Underpinned by this conceptual framework is an on-going investigation into the materiality of the photographic image and its relationship to sculpture, with a range of processes and materials used to work through these ideas. The 'Nude Study' photographs are presented as large-scale inkjet prints on tracing paper and are hung unframed. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kirsty Thomas
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

My work is influenced by the history of flower painting, and the social construction of femininity, within the hierarchy of art genres. Flower painting began as a sphere of high accomplishment, usually painted by male artists for high regard and high prices. This soon changed when the genre became a predominantly female practice, it then became regarded as a petty, genteel female accomplishment. My work embraces this space and reveals it to be complicated, obsessive and maybe slightly menacing. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Linn Kuhlmann
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

I made my way on a journey from the lowlands of Northern Europe up to Davos high in the Swiss mountains. I wanted to explore the location that inspired Thomas Mann's novel The Magic Mountain. Following in the writer's footsteps, I discovered a place that bears a specific relation to time passing, whilst also being immersed in an uncanny stillness. My photographs take the viewer into the abandoned halls of what was once a Sanatorium for sufferers from tuberculosis. Death hovers over this place: many visitors have come and gone, have unpacked their luggage, never left. Invisible strings stretch into the past and span the early years of the last century, shortly before World War I.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nigel Tribbeck
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

Photography is a technology of light, currently linked to the digital era. My photomedia works are light-space-time constructs about the technologizing of light and the digital camera's data gathering and computing capabilities. They are borne out of the medium of digital photography, which they address by challenging aspects of the complex technology involved in the digital process. I am not using the camera to capture what the eye perceives. Instead I am subverting the digital camera's modus operandi by forcing it to make sense of lighting conditions beyond the remit of its design. My works aim to invite an experiential engagement and an active participation by frustrating the impulse to 'read' a photograph in the conventional way. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rachel Maloney
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

A return to the rural England of my childhood - the fields, hills and empty moors, the small beaches and bays, snaking rivers and shadowed forests. As children, we desired and feared these places in equal measure. Daring each other to take a step further into the darkness of the forest or towards the spot where a ghost had been seen, roaming the moorlands. The landscape would pull you in. It would not let go.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Seán Padraic Birnie
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

Memories of the Overlook Hotel finds an entrance point into an impossible building through the deterioration of a partial .mp4 file: 18% of The Shining downloaded, 82% of the film lost in transmission, and the sense of some indefinable measure gained. The digitised frames of the celluloid film break down, become a digital blur: re-photographed, the moving image becomes a digital still, a layering of the screen, digitised movie, celluloid original, extant building, the fictional source and its own antecedents in the literature of the fantastic. In this palimpsest of images, the architecture asserts its presence. Caught between collapse and the seamless reconstruction of the digital image, the Overlook persists in altered form, always already something other than itself. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Patty Rentschler
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

New Skin is about the experience of depression. It explores the torturous process of accepting a new self and way of being while existing with the memory of who you were before. I cling to color as one of the only remaining aspects of my old self, and document the enclosed interiors and experiences of daily life as mental states manifest themselves in physical forms throughout the home.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Noora Pelkonen
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

When 400,000 Karelians were forced to leave their homes in just a few days in late 1939, a culture was torn from the landscape in which it had grown. The fleeing people took with them only the most necessary possessions; all that could be carried by hand. After resettling in unfamiliar places throughout Finland, these items were the only heritage of their lamented homeland. I travelled to Finland to look for my heritage and to gather stories that represent the cherished memory of Karelia. My series captures a utopian landscape; Karelia as it is remembered by the evacuees. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Matt MacPake
University of Hertfordshire - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

The A406 is a 27.5-mile stretch of carriageway forming the northern section of the ring road surrounding the UK's capital and considered by many to be one of the noisiest and environmentally damaging roads in Britain. The uncertainty of the road's development since the 1970s has caused urban decay and criticism for lack of progress. The road represents a significant artery carrying a regular life-flow of people and goods through, around and out of the city. An essential blight on neighbourhoods through which it passes, the A406 represents a significant issue for government and local communities. This project highlights the life surrounding the road and moments of natural beauty captured against the backdrop of the rubbish-strewn concrete edifice. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sandra Olufsen
University of Hertfordshire - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

Coming from the north of Norway with nature right outside my front door has given me an appreciation and respect for nature that I feel some people in this world lack. Some of us have forgotten that we used to live in nature and live off what it gave us. This series is to remind us that nature used to be, and still is, essential in our lives from hobbies to providing for our families. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Yixiu Xiao
University of Hertfordshire - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

There is a traditional festival in a part of China called 'Dog Meat Festival'. Those people have already got used to eat dogs as their meal. However, some dog lovers regard dogs as human's best friends rather than food. Eating dog is cruel and barbaric. In the original painting the last supper, Judas betrayed Jesus God. In my picture, people eating dogs represents human are betraying people's best friend. Nevertheless, people who eat dog meat, also think it is the same as other meat, such as pork, beef and lamb.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chilyn Chen
Kingston University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

In my artistic practice I have been consistently interested in the destruction and reconstruction of the images. The origin of my series weaving photos was about my personal experience for being suffer from anxiety disorder. The process of repeating the action of weaving is a way to calm myself down. The images that I use for weaving are my self-portraits, to some extent, this is a mean of self-discovery. I need to break down images in shreds first and weave them. I believe to destroy is to create and to rebuild. With this being a concept of my work I have created a series of works revolving around the reconstruction of both the images and myself.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kate Cowdrey
Kingston University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

My work is an exploration of the ordinary and the everyday. Journeying through London I have focused my lens on the overlooked, the entirely banal and under appreciated. The images reveal an alternative view of London, one that is absent of the grand views and the so-called landmarks and instead reveals a city that is filed with a strange sense of quietness. The images deal with the relationship between human presence and human absence within the context of the public space . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hazel Davies
Kingston University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

"The main instrument of the photographic process is not the camera but the photosensitive layer" - László Moholy-Nagy'. These Polaroid Manipulations were created without a camera, using instant from from The Impossible Project. The work is a reaction to the prevalence of digital photography and the decline in use of photographic chemistry. Historically, it was when the first images were fixed that the invention of photography was declared. Taking inspiration from early photographers and some of the first photographic images which were created without cameras, this work focuses on the nature of photographic chemistry.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Doris Himmelbauer
Kingston University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

Dealing with digital photography and contemporary issues, my current work is about authorship, fake reality and the use of photography in the age of social media platforms. Focusing on Instagram, I created a fake channel and curated / appropriated my exciting new life with the private material of 84 different users. With 117 appropriated posts I reached an audience of 1257 followers, got 4230 likes, received 117 comments. Outcome: Moving image (21:28 min) and the Book "My Summer 2015" (18x18cm, 129 pages) www.instagram.com/yasemine_valerie // Displayed projects (desensitisation via Instagram): "A repetitive pattern" and "1 Minute of #Love" Fine Art portfolio: www.dhimmelbauer.tumblr.com Commercial Portfolio: www.dhimmelbauer.com . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Karina Holland
Kingston University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

With my work I attempt to have a subversive approach to the photographic medium and address how we perceive images, what we read into them and what we expect to find. Beautification, the sublime, revealing yet not revealing, the supposed truthfulness of an image as well as the artificial aspect of photography are all areas I attempt to question. I am intrigued by the idea of treating photography as a language we don't understand, and by working intuitively I am interested in whether the results come closer to an honest and unexpected response to the medium and what I see around me. I like to think of my photographs as open-ended picture poems, constructed scenes made entirely for the camera.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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John Rovira
Kingston University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

Trying to come to terms with the issue of migration, refugees and traffickers while knowing that there is no simple solution to this complex problem. Working with found images of migrants juxtaposed with photos from an old family album of travelling between Spain and the UK. Comparing the current crisis with my family's migration back in the fifties. These images are projected onto locations to create spaces that do not exist, creating a refuge that migrants may never get to experience. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Martin Bence
Manchester School of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

I grew up near Greenham common when it was an airbase, home to USAF nuclear missiles during the 1980's. I have constructed the Greenham images from multiple photographs to achieve resolution and scale, and employ contiguous side borders to create an 'Esher-esque' continuous closed loop landscape. These are landscapes not as document but as archetype, which come into being through the act of manipulation. This benign strip of land became a locus of fear and threat during its operation as an airbase. As with so many landscapes touched by conflict, it may now have all the appearance of normality but the legacy of its time whilst transformed remains.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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James Goodchild
Manchester School of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

Hiraeth is a Welsh word used to describe a longing for home it far exceeds the feeling of homesickness it is much deeper than that, it's a sorrowful separation from your homeland the only remedy is to go back and only then will you feel close to peace. Paradoxically hiraeth is also tinted with a sense of loss which means that there will always be something missing, to feel hiraeth is to feel a deep incompleteness and perceive this as normality.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Deborah Harrington
Manchester School of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

Through investigative practice and a personal connection, the work considers history, memory and loss associated with a post-industrial landscape in 'The Potteries'. As nature starts to reclaim the land 'What Remains' acts as both a statement and a question. Contemplating raw materials extracted by man, and fragments recovered from the earth, along with personal objects, evidence acts as traces, offering only a partial picture of the past. The work balances the known with the mystery of the unknown, and references the infinity of time through the recurring cycle of life and nature, pointing to hope, new beginnings and the future. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Eva Jova
Manchester School of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

As a result of breast cancer my Mother was left with beautiful brassieres that became unnecessary to her. Their inutility made them dead objects , but simultaneously filled them with personal and lyrical value. Relics of memory that were kept in the closet but wished to be forgotten. To me they became things with souls. I am questioning the difference between a 'Thing' and an 'Object' and when does one become the other. The tension and the subtle approach to the allegory between my Mothers lingerie and the octopus represents women in various ways of reading that are open for the viewers perception.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sean McCrossan
Manchester School of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

Navigating non-visual spaces with a visual medium. I use photography to further my understanding of architecture. Architecture is experiential; it uses all of the senses but, particularly in the western world, we value sight over all others. My research sees me examining architectural spaces by photographing them with a variety of cameras including 4x5 film, disposables, GoPros and DSLRs. This detailed examination is turned into an installation made up of 'viewers' that resemble large format cameras. These 'viewers' frame views that interested me but that were never intended to be turned into photographs. I am aiming to expose the process of photography as a learning tool. For me the final images mean less than the act of gathering them.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alexandru Modoi
Manchester School of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

Alexandru Modoi is suggesting that representations of the artworks outside the galleries could efface the ordinary elements surrounding them - frames, labels, spaces, wall marks, wall colours and texture. The argument is that these elements are part of discourses and are significant for audiences. Therefore, would unveiling aspects of the display ideology disclose practices or not? Are these less visible elements part of Foucault's order of things in the gallery? This order is concealed in the archaeological discourses, which could contain aspects of society and layered by time may represent cultural transformations. Can this discourse be made visible? What are the hidden narratives within such art institutions?  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Daniel Tierney
Manchester School of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

Matter is by itself inert and meaningless: it acquires existence through form. The mediating role played by a work of art allows subject and object to take part in its being. The Art.Work project seeks to elaborate on this interplay between existence and form by problematising the relationship between image and narrative, subject and object, artist and beholder. Using a range of tools including narrative stimulus, re-enactment and staged still life, the project seeks to examine the immanent components of both art and the 'the work' of art. Simultaneously questioning assumptions about realism and fantasy, history and fiction, in an attempt to conceive possibilities to penetrate the sensible fabric in the aesthetic regime of art. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emily Jane Morgan
Norwich University of the Arts - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

My work focuses on my interest in the way fantasy is used to convey the hopes and fears concerning the future of humanity . From the conceptions of Tolkien's Middle-Earth to Roddenberry's 'Star Trek'; fantasy has been used as a metaphor on the human condition and a vehicle in which our emotional states may be expressed. Using 'B Movie' production values and Sci Fi aesthetics as influence, I aim to engage the viewer in an open-ended narrative where they're able to imagine events before and after the happening moments depicted. This transportation to an unfamiliar, dystopian realm governed by fantasy provides a renewed and more progressive perspective of the 'B Movie' trope, particularly in relation to the representation of women. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sarah Smith
Norwich University of the Arts - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

My practice is concerned with the attempt to communicate something elusive and unattainable; the unidentifiable something that is forever overlooked; an atmosphere that struggles for verbal articulation. I am interested in documenting this through a desire to suspend the passing of time, particularly in relation to our own mortality: In other words, the space between life and death that might be deemed the ultimate liminal space. Through the medium of both constructed and landscape photography, I have become increasingly focused on trying to locate and suspend that intangible sense of ambiguity. Similar to previous work, these projects - Moratorium and blood and salt - hint at ethical, cultural and political issues, but both are fundamentally concerned with a psychological state of being. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rodney Tompson
Norwich University of the Arts - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

I work with conventional photographic material, hovering between purism and abstract. The series presented is based on random discarded photographic materials which are scanned and reveal hidden layers of active energy. This initially happened quite by accident, and inspired by (The photograph - Dust Breeding) jointly created by Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp, and the work of Susan Derges, felt that such imagery had a place. The only choices I make are whether or not it works for me. Because of the random nature of the event I regard that there is not a conscious decision in how the event occurs. I regard it much in the sense of the search for dark matter. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tim Simmons
Norwich University of the Arts - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

During the past two years I have been researching projects about time and latitude. I explore the idea that our experience in relation to place and time may change depending on our location on the globe. At the equator, the earth rotates 1 mile in approximately 3.46 seconds. In North Norfolk, where these images were taken, the duration is approximately 5.8 seconds for the same distance travelled. In these images I have used mirrors and lights, placed at two fixed points along a particular line of latitude, which flash out of sync. The duration between the flashes represents the time it takes the earth to rotate one mile at that latitude. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Glauco Canalis
Plymouth University - MA/MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

Sicily has a long history of territorial and political occupation. Its strategic position at the "centre of the Mediterranean" has encouraged the incursion of invasive populations that, over the centuries, have become ingrained into the political and financial infrastructures of the country. Sicily now hosts a number of U.S. Military areas. Facilities and complex structures, contentiously embedded in the quiet, dry and ominous landscape, are hiding the low profile of a silent activity. The roots of these two far geographical and political powers are deepen in a common terrain, shadowed by the sinister power of Mafia. The region did vote for independence in 1948, and within1944 and '48 has formally asked U.S. to be annexed as 49th Federal State of the U.S. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Robert Darch
Plymouth University - MA/MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

The Moor is a fictional realisation of a possible dystopian future set in the real physical space of a moor. The series uses a combination of documentary images juxtaposed with constructed imagery to create a suggestive narrative. It features reoccurring characters with individual stories that form the crux of the fiction. The imagined dystopia is hinted at by how they inhabit the space - alone, on edge, surviving or in distress. My central aim is to evoke a specific atmosphere derived from the moor's remoteness and its enigmatic and sometimes unsettling character believable enough to allow the viewer to inhabit this fictional space. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Helen Harris
Plymouth University - MA/MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

Inland is about the significance that the history of a place can hold for our perception and understanding of the landscape. The photographs have all been made within two miles of where I have lived for the last twenty-six years. In this Somerset valley, deep geological time and the history of inhabitance are evidenced in the physical and material forms of its limestone bedrock and Neolithic remains. However, the landscape also reverberates with the felt presence of its past, and in the daily experiences and encounters of my walking, a sense of those early settler's inhabitance is almost tangible. I am drawn by the significance that these echoes can carry for our current and future relationship with nature. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nina Liddell
Plymouth University - MA/MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

Lost in Transit is an ongoing series of work made entirely on personal journeys, both locally and internationally. It is an experience of travel in the 21st Century. Although the photographed locations were often busy, any human presence is shadowy or indistinct. The focus is our everyday, overlooked, infrastructure. These airports, hotels, etc. are network hubs for communication systems and the passage and processing of goods, people and information. Attempts to 'humanize' them, invariably only result in more sites of consumption. There is a tension inherent in these everyday spaces, particularly those forming international borders. Who is here, commuter, tourist, migrant, terrorist? These non-places where time and space converge, become the settings for limitless human narratives, past, present and future. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rachael Allain
Plymouth University - MA/MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

My artistic methodology allows for a reflection on the ruptures that exist between photographic lens and lens less optical devices. I am absorbed in revealing the temporal, alchemical properties of analogue film. By using expired film and allowing water and light to wash over the camera, the double pinhole image is explored in relation to aspects and littoral spaces, connected to the vast and infinitesimal junctures between the land and the sea. Through this visual instigation, focusing my ideas around coastal sites in the South West of England, I am able to reveal these spaces in between, these phenomenological, elemental experiences. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alexander Christie
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

This on-going project addresses the debates around the current regeneration and changing landscape of London. Through cropping and careful framing, the work displaces the advertising images, language and environments of new housing construction taking place in the city. Out of their intended context the subjects of the images take on new, self-reflecting deeper meanings. The titles utilise extracted aspirational marketing phrases and rhetoric surrounding the sites of redevelopment. Through the deliberate manner the images are placed together, the work begins to ask questions about the purpose and motivations of the constructions taking place in the city and their socio-political repercussions. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Carlos Jimenez
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

My practice focuses on the analysis of what an image represents and what it is telling us about our position as viewers. I work across fiction and documentary, building narratives through the construction of highly staged photographs of actors and/or real scenarios populated by non-actors. The representation of the real and its further reconstruction are key elements of my field of enquiry. These combined images aim to produce narratives where the line between realism, fiction and the theatre of life is blurred, questioning our perception of the "other" and ourselves. In researching power, control, gender and their performativity I have structured a body of work that plays upon the artifice of the traditional models of hierarchy, the white male position and its translation into imaginary. Concepts such as otherness, exoticism and sexuality are recurrent themes in my work. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Martina Lindqvist
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

My work explores the tension between the world as it is and our perceived reality, and I use photography to questions our relationship to memory, place, and the notion of belonging. My most recent work can be contextualised as a contemporary gothic approach to domesticity, with special focus on the role of women. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hanqing Ma (in Collaboration with Mona Yoo)
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

In searching for the poetic possibility of spaces, this ongoing project involves a particular stance towards unresolved and unfinished areas, utilizing a sense suspended construction. The piece represents a visual study of the idea of non-place by Marc Auge. The subject of the photograph is drawn from a series of architectural structures, which were built in transit places. These monumental places were set to be demolished in the following year for the reason of CBD area construction. From 'the place of memory' to Marc Auge considered 'non-place', the photograph subconsciously attempts to create evidence of the process of the formation of new urban structures. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Maja A. Ngom
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

Encrusted Island explores possibilities of transforming something transient and organic into solidified and tenacious form, while keeping its original shape. The urge to preserve that, which is fragile and fleeting, becomes the driving force for the work and is articulated through photographs, sculptures and found objects all of which indicate a notion of absence. While drawing upon recurrence of signs and configurations, myths both collective and personal are told to map and investigate intangible family bonds and the sense of domesticity.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Durbin Lewis Ltd
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

Durbin Lewis Ltd acts as a fictive shop/brand/dealership. While not oscillating around a singular creative personal narrative, it presents art objects under a naming strategy more akin to the distribution systems through which these objects are to be consumed. Working with photographic sculpture, which heavily utilises furniture and artifacts from previous centuries, the work negotiates non-tangible space as the duality between image as object and the haptic encounter between objects within photographic space. Through various photographic processes there is a conscientious desire for the glitch or filter effect as demonstrated by the proliferation of Instagram. This is manifested in the hybrid workflow of analogue and digital methods where the 'effect' in digital terms is generated through purposeful analogue error.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Erin Solomons
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

At present, my practice uses images of the American West as iconography about expansion in relation to the validation of 'being'. In 'Mein Verstandesraum' and 'Alexithymia (n.) - the sub-clinical inability to describe emotions in the self'', I investigate the implications of the medicalization of the human experience. Psychiatry is a key example. The insecurity of 'being' has been heightened by performance-based value systems. The contrast between the scientific research and the intimacy of emotional needs is addressed through metaphors about texture and landscape. Examples include metallic prints, tintypes, and printing onto aluminum. My goal is to express how the biomedical model in psychiatry perpetuates mental limitations through the negation of emotional needs.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Feiyi Wen
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

The constant concern of my work has been to investigate the possibilities of creating an artistic language from the context of everyday life. By capturing or investigating the particular silent moments in everyday life, I'm exploring the relationship that exists between absence and existence. I believe in a 'poetry' that exists under the skin of everyday objects. 'In a Manner of Speaking' is an on-going project exploring the ambiguous nature of reality and the extraordinary encountered or constructing moments in everyday life. I'm engaged in creating a poetic photographic language to approach something very metaphorical. In addition, this has led to me thinking about how to use the symbolism of connecting subjects to their surroundings.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amanda Evans
Sheffield Hallam University - MArt Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

An aesthetic translation of a sequential process - the act of taking a photograph and the capture of light to make an image - 'Praxis' considers the potential of that image when interpreted by machine. Sent forth into a world no longer bound by geography, interpolated data mutates; becomes fluid; redefined - a frozen slice of time first stirs then manifests as sound - physical form represented in code. Realised as moving image: 'Praxis' slow progression echoes our anxiety when faced with change and uses the practice of photographic creation to attempt a theoretical comment on the consequences of the digital revolution as we enter a post-digital age. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nia Lister
Sheffield Hallam University - MArt Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

Isolation - 'a process whereby an idea or memory is divested of its emotional component'. As an adolescent I would sit by the sea and enjoy the isolation that I would feel. It would be my special place where nobody could find me or disturb my thought process. Over the past few months I found myself returning to the coast and wanted to rekindle that feeling of isolation. This time it was to get away from the busyness of everyday life. Isolation does not have to be a negative word. I found a lot of positivity came from the time I would spend alone. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Georgina Martin
Sheffield Hallam University - MArt Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

A romanticised snapshot of friendship, the intimate relationship between the subject and myself, Lucent is an exploration of a woman, photographing the feminine, and a response to the gaze. My ambition was to create photographs where the focus is not on the body but the elegance of being carefree. Using medium format film, the limitation of the medium established an informal approach; interrupted by conversation, each portrait was formed over an extended period of time, leading to the sitter letting go of the consciousness of being naked. This series focuses on the aura surrounding those individuals in my life who have a positive impact on myself and those around them. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Meadwell
Sheffield Hallam University - MArt Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

This series explores the effects of anxiety, investigating the feelings and emotions experienced when suffering from a panic attack. During this time despite being physically present, we are not mentally present, with panic overcoming our consciousness. This series of images reflects my experience of suffering with anxiety, capturing the emotions attached to these events, conveying the feeling of being taken over by panic. Emotions associated with anxiety are, feelings of apprehension and dread, pounding heart and shortness of breath, to name a few. I have created my series of self-portraits using obstructions in front of the lens to convey the isolation and panic felt to the viewer who may not have experienced these feelings first hand. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Erik Mermans
Sheffield Hallam University - MArt Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

Living in exciting times of expanding space exploration we are progressively exposed to new visuals of celestial structures. Photography is still a prominent method of documenting these extraterrestrial environments and is once again perceived as a credible witness of reality. In an investigation of transcending realities, 'Worlds Collide' explores the polarity between the real and the fabricated by appropriating elements from traditional landscapes to construct environments that solely exist in a state of hyperreality. In addition and motivated by a personal conflict of national dualism, the work seeks geographic consolidation through the digital compositing of Dutch and English landscapes. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nikita Minton
Sheffield Hallam University - MArt Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

Fairytales are considered an important element of childhood, often encoded with moral outlook disguised behind anomalous characters and situations that have become embedded in our cultural upbringing. This project utilises the familiar icons associated with these stories in an isolated still life setting, borrowing allegorical characteristics of still life and vanitas painting to promote the notion of an undisclosed meaning among a seemingly random collection of items; prompting the viewer to explore the relationships between the objects presented and evoking a narrative recollection. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Patrick Morgan Smith
Sheffield Hallam University - MArt Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

Here images convey a noir-esque inspired tale, reduced to simple constructs and symbolic miniatures. Visually inspired by the comic book aesthetic, especially the work of Frank Miller in the 'Sin City' series, this comic book aesthetic has inspired the presentation of the work as a giant comic book page. By reducing the noir world to a black dark construct the work references the power and dominance of shadows in film noir and the danger of the noir world. It is against these shadows that the characters stand and fight, isolated patches of light in stark contrast to the dark world around them. Each miniature is an injection of colour into a bleak world symbolically defined by their colour. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gerry Blake
Ulster University - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

Ever since the economic collapse of 2008, community gardens have developed and flourished in Dublin and many other cities and have transformed abandoned, derelict land sites into productive community areas in many urban neighbourhoods. During this time of economic recession and financial insecurity, community gardens and urban farms provide city people with the incentive and the opportunity to grow healthy food and with the opportunity to engage in satisfying and rewarding work. The visual contrasts between city and land appeal to me, and I am interested too in the struggle between social consciousness and economic imperative.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Paul Coffey
Ulster University - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

There was a magic in the theatres of my childhood, it slumbered just beneath the soft carpets of foyers that felt the weight of modernism. Grand façades were losing ground to contemporary tastes as gilt and neon were being smoothed into Formica and energy-saving lightbulbs. The vaults of individual theatres were being pared back to simple rooms containing a stage or a screen. But when a viewer can be transported from that room to another world at the flick of a switch, perhaps nothing more than a comfortable seat is required. The title of the work refers to the cinematic technique of 'day for night' filming where night scenes are simulated during daytime hours using filters, specialised film-stock and post-processing. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Paul Dickinson
Ulster University - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

This work investigates the relationship between a post-conflict society and its inability to deal with the political past. An inability to accept the wrongs done, an attempt to camouflage and conceal. It was this ethos that produced the smoke screen of SHOP?. These follies were produced to hide reality for those who cared to look, and to protect the soft underbelly of government laid bare by hereditary incompetence. Was this the truth that was being hidden? Or just a continuance, to address important issues within the broken society in which these facades endure. The illusion that is SHOP? is a representation of our post-conflict society, polished to look as if normality prevails, whilst behind, distrust and sectarianism gestate. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Will Eames
Ulster University - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

This is my family home. It is the first home my mother has owned. It is in arrears. Payments cannot be met on the mortgage. The threat of repossession and eviction looms. Life continues as normal in the household while the days fall away. According to the Central Bank's last statistical release, as of December 2014 there are 117,889 homes in arrears in the Republic of Ireland. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Aisling McCoy
Ulster University - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

The Radiant City takes one of the icons of modernism, Le Corbusier's Unité d'Habitation in Marseille, as a starting point to explore the search for Utopia, and to question the role of both architecture and photography in the creation of the ideal. Completed in 1952 as the 'Radiant City', the building was conceived as prototype housing for the city of the future. Despite its age and controversy in a post-modernist culture, the Unité still conjures a nostalgic Utopia. This persistence of the utopian impulse suggests that architecture is just the start - of inhabitation, of place making, of imagining. The search for Utopia allows us to give meaning to the world, by believing it differently. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Andrea Baldo
University of Westminster - MA Documentary Photography and Photojournalism
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

"When the East ends" revisits the Lea Valley by exploring new and established communities it portraits how the Olympic legacy has affected the Marshland. River Lea was a key source for London economy. Originating in Luton, also known as Lea Town, it ends into the Thames getting through the backyard of the Londoner working class: the East End. Its valley creates a long chain of marshy grounds, which were used for minerals extractions, reservoirs, as well as industrial areas along its lower length. The Lower Lea Valley has been object of a massive redevelopment throughout the years by the requalification plan called "London Plan". The East End has therefore radically changed: its landscape and the settled social makeup are rapidly disappearing. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Maryam Khastoo
University of Westminster - MA Documentary Photography and Photojournalism
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

Where do we call home? As a dual national (British Iranian) living in Wales for over 20 years, this has preoccupied me much of my life. I decided to move to Tehran, Iran in 2010. I intended my stay to give me a better understanding of my Iranian side. My time spent living in Tehran was defined by changing states of mind. The contrast between secluded spaces and the palpable tension of public spaces felt distinctly noticeable. The relief of feeling at ease, ensconced in the home, café or on a trip with friends, gave these spaces distinct character and value within the cacophony of Iranian life. I returned to capture an honest, non-exoticised, personal portrayal of memories and identity  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alecsandra Raluca Dragoi
University of Westminster - MA Documentary Photography and Photojournalism
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

Parallel Worlds documents the current state of a Romanian community from Racșa, who has left its country in search of a better life in the United Kingdom. They have left their lands with a single thought in mind: to go back one day, and enjoy the results of their investments. Pride is one of the most important characteristics of the Racșa inhabitants. If something goes wrong in their land, they will move mountains to correct it. Yet they never forget their traditions and native land, no matter where they live and work. Parallel Worlds follows this community journey, both in Racșa and in London and shows a contrast between two different worlds. It concerns one of the most hard-working communities I have ever seen. The project documents history, family and traditions and ultimately a beautiful and extraordinary people.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kevin Percival
University of Westminster - MA Documentary Photography and Photojournalism
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

War imagery is ubiquitous in our society. From current news imagery of modern conflicts, to remembrance parades, video games and films, war is glamourised and packaged- sold to us in many forms. This is not a game engages with the popular mythologies of war; specifically focusing on their manifestation in the deeply embedded, psychological aspects of war-play. The props, costumes and arenas in these games mimic, exaggerate and romanticise our perceived reality of war, allowing violence to slip into civilian society. This trickle-down effect ultimately contributes to the desensitisation of the public, and sanitisation of the reality of warfare. The images question how comfortable our society has become with conflict, through the associated objects, landscapes, and those who play.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alena Vasilyeva
University of Westminster - MA Documentary Photography and Photojournalism
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

Even a year later it is not clear what in essence happened in Crimea in March 2014, peninsula that used to be part of Ukraine. Two polls conducted by American and German research companies in June 2014 and February 2015 respectively showed almost identical results - around 82% of Crimean population support partition with Ukraine. This discourse looks at why people support Putin's repatriation, exploring the cultural shift from Communism to consumerism, and identifying a particularly Soviet psyche, which despite the disintegration of the Soviet Union, still exists.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kiki Streitberger
University of Westminster - MA Documentary Photography and Photojournalism
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

So far this year, a record number of 188,000 people undertook the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe. They put their lives into the hands of smugglers, who promise to take them across the sea. Crammed into small, unseaworthy boats - often for many hours if not days without food and drinking water - they hold out in the hope that they will get rescued before the boat gives in. As humans we define ourselves not just by who we are but also by what we have. We give meaning to objects that exceeds their face value. I have asked refugees from Syria about the objects they had with them on the journey and what these items mean to them . . [ Full Article ▸]

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William Eckersley
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

This work contains 24 fragmented and different-sized photographs, separately mounted onto black MDF and then hung together as a typology measuring approximately 5 x 1.5m. These dissected strips show pedestrians around London's famous shopping district, caught between the fixed gaze of the camera and the watchful eyes of advertisement models. Investigating the rhetorics of both fashion and street photography, the work reflects on a pervasive culture of consumption and individualism, as well as the politics of representation in an age of ubiquitous imagery . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Thalia Galanopoulou
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

The infamous economic crisis, which was triggered in the U.S. in the mid 00's, is now overly spread across Europe like a sweeping blast. Greece, is one of many countries that was severely affected by this domino effect of economic instability. Greece's previous government, agreed on the first Memorandum with the IMF and EU in 2010, as to ensure a bailout loan that would supposedly help the country stabilize. One of the conditions for getting this loan, was for the government to impose severe austerity measures. These measures had major ramifications for the population, impoverishing the most disadvantaged people of Greek society. This project is an attempt to comment on the corrupt European banking system and invites the viewer to question who might be responsible for this crisis in the first place. Who is really benefiting from this situation?  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Yuxin Jiang
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

This is normally how the process starts. A while later, a solution is provided. We follow it, hoping the problem will be eliminated. I tried to cheer you up. But I couldn't. One day you came back from hospital, with some medicines. Professionals said you were biologically ill. I couldn't believe it. The medicines didn't help you get better. Then you stopped taking them. I had too much to do. I could not let you to drag me into your abyss. I left, feeling selfish and cruel. A while after I left, you told me you had recovered. I asked how. You didn't say anything specific. 'It's just gone'. When I found myself in a place where knowledge is subverted and affliction sublimated, I was finally able to make sense of what we had been through  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jon Meade
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

Possession of space within the financial district of London can be associated with the pursuit of control over the built environment by installing a corporate trophy landscape, where the sense of a cultural, social environment is all but eradicated. The work aims to reinterpret our physical position within space, in an area of a city that should be called 'public space'. It focuses on using new body-positions to discretely violate the institutional posturing of the city (body) language, destabilizing its formality. By using an entirely different set of body forms to create a different (body) language, we exercise our right to inhabit space, our freedom to move and intervene as we wish, without demands being implied or enforced.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Milsom
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

The series 'Dogging' encapsulates the dual personality of Newlands Corner, one of Surrey's best known beauty spots. The area by day is a haven for family picnics, ramblers and dog walkers. By nightfall the activities there are completely transformed. from the usually serene beauty spot to a seedy environment, where individuals under the cover of darkness meet with other like-minded strangers in the hope of indulging in consensual sex, an activity that although is not illegal in itself, is frowned upon. Rather than showcasing the picturesque landscape, this series explores the human effect that this politically charged activity has on the ever changing nature of the landscape.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rakesh Mohindra
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

You want it, desire it. You capture it, but you can't have it. Again and again. When its appearance is hidden, somehow its latent power emerges. You come to realise you have always been shadowed by it, even manipulated by it. Things do not reveal themselves to us, but they reveal us to ourselves, often in unexpected ways. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Luke Smith
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

Smith explores in this project how Teenagers are the fastest increase in frequency of communication through texting, social networking and website chatting. This communication technology disperses 93% of communication, generating interpersonal communication less effective. Using electronic media has increased undermining social skills and their ability to read social cues, face to face contact skills and body language. Communication technology has made a negative impact on society regarding interpersonal communication. In this digital age texts/signs/images generated are becoming more real than reality itself. The digital natives improve their adroitness at the keyboard, but with their capacity to "read" behavior of others, they are all fingers and thumbs. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Andrew Willard
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

This project represents a geographical change that is happening within the city and surrounding suburban areas. "Gated" or "Fortress" communities are beginning to develop an impact on their urban environment and influence the public view of city space. Gated communities are areas which are withdrawn from the eyes of others, something concealed and secret, which instigates an interest in the viewer because they are unknown. Increasing the tension that exists between the familiar and unfamiliar, this installation combines freely available image data information and personal images. To create an omnipotent and omniscient view that is representative of drones taking a critical look at the 'gentrification' and experiences inhabitants could have of this space. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kerstin Zahn
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

This project responds to statistics published by the Independent Police Complaints Commission in 2012 and 2013 which show that almost half of those who died during or following police custody had been identified as suffering from mental health problems. This raises the question: what is a safe place? The images are the result of conversations with many individuals about the meaning and importance of safety, as well as their personal memories and fantasies of safe places. The images are intended to stimulate reflection upon the basic need for safety experienced by all human beings regardless of perceived differences, especially at a time in which conflict, fear and alienation can be seen to negatively impact upon the mental health of increasing numbers of people. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Noriko Kaneko
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:04 EDT

When I take photographs, they are always of the moments I want to hold on to. Water cycles around us, and has different manifestations in different places. There is the clean water I want to drink, the dirty water I do not want. When I came to London and drank water, I realised how different water is. I started to record different water. Just like a diary. I wanted to show a pureness of the water. To show the pureness I want light and shadow to make direct exposures on film. I make photographs from the inside of the water. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kelly Morris
University of Bedfordshire - BA (Hons) Photography and Video Art
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This collection of images has been created with the intent to represent the portrayal of woman in the media. The images capture mannequins depicting various sexual situations, questioning the idea of whether the images still have a sexualised nature due to the removal of the human element. Is it a woman herself who creates an explicit nature to an image or simply the environment that has been conditioned around her? By creating explicitly themed images with the human aspect removed, I wish to question this theory through my work. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mike Parr
University of Bedfordshire - BA (Hons) Photography and Video Art
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Opa is a segment of an on-going archival project that focuses on family. It's a personal investigation into the social history of my own family. In this segment I explore the family home and my relationship with my grandfather. The images I took didn't really hold any meaning until my grandfather passed away but now they act as an environmental portrait of him. These images explore my relationship with his home and the nostalgia related to household objects. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Helen Squires
University of Bedfordshire - BA (Hons) Photography and Video Art
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Maps of star constellations have been in use for thousands of years. However, how can these intricate diagrams be of any use to us in contemporary times when light pollution from towns and cities obliterates our view of the night sky above us? The closest things to stars you will see in a major city are the warning lights from cranes. Through this project, I have used these warning lights to design and create my own 'constellations'. The creations are based on the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: War, Famine, Pestilence and Death. A warning in the skies depicting the impending destruction of the world. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alex Wickenden
University of Bedfordshire - BA (Hons) Photography and Video Art
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

'Vinny and the Verdudes: A Brief History of a Brief Band' is an archival, multi-platform documentary project of the obscure, conceptual, art-rock, 'tribute' band 'Vinny and the Verdudes'. The documentary relies heavily on recovered materials and historic ephemera, charting the band's explorative, yet brief, lifespan. The project utilises multiple artistic techniques including photography, video, print media, artefact curation and performance in the service of creating a vivid portrait of a specific yet previously unobserved moment in history. Concurrent to this documentary offering, there also lies more self aware elements of historicism; referencing fantastical projection onto the past, as well as more general concerns of cultural fields and the relationship between pop music and the art world. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Yesim Yilmaz
University of Bedfordshire - BA (Hons) Photography and Video Art
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

I am currently working on my final major project - a documentary of alternative relationship lifestyles. In my images I am looking to present a non-judgemental exploration of the connection between human beings and their recreational activities. Sexual healing comes in all forms. Sexual needs have been in existence since the beginning of man and woman. Over time this desire has evolved in to many different forms. These changes in sexuality have been due to variations in cultural and social sensitivity. Some of us reject that cultural norm to explore sexual taboos and live the life liberally. I am a fond of capturing moments of individuals' sexual liberalism. I believe my documentation around this subject to be non-judgemental and impartial. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nancy Biscoe
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

The Box is inspired by cliché mountain landscape photographs and their failed attempts to depict the sublime. I don't believe the sublime can be recreated, because it is beyond human comprehension. Representing nature in a kinetic sculpture, I aim to recreate the cliché scene whilst showing the inner workings of the box, admitting to the audience that recreation of the sublime is impossible. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Caitlin Chescoe
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Volunteers are present in every area of society, yet their contributions largely go unacknowledged. My work is the outcome of my engagement with a number of charities and organisations that rely heavily on the time volunteers provide to support their community and the environment. Each individual has their own particular reasons for committing and I aimed to provide an insight into the chosen lifestyle of these 'hidden' members of the community. I have chosen to document a combination of staged and brief encounters with the volunteers whilst they were engaged in a moment of reflection. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Elena Cremona
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

'Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth'' - Albert Schweitzer. The content of Elena Cremona's work centres around environmental documentary and portraiture, as well as landscape reportage. The work addresses increasingly social and environmental issues present in western society, a culture that puts greed and money above the consideration of the planet. Through Elena's environmental landscape photography, she highlights the power of photography and its ability to raise awareness to the altered world, encouraging the audience to consider their role within the environment. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Liberty Feist
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Liberty is a process-led self-therapy project that uses nude self-portraits as a canvas for tactile expression through ink mark-making and handwritten text. A Little Less Hands-On is a visual diary of this process, revealing and concealing the emotional and physical-self of the artist. It leaves the work open for the audience to create and draw their individual interpretations and conclusions.The project aims to offer an ongoing process of creative catharsis and emotional release for the artist, in a public yet private environment. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kamila Fiedorowicz
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

'Cosplayers' is a series of images that explores the action, by individuals of varying age and race, dressing up in the role as comic book and game characters. Each costume is made by the wearer and paraded by them at conventions. The photographs seek to represent the diversity of costumes that are being displayed at these events. Photographing the subjects facing away from the camera conceals the identity of the individual cosplayer and with no facial expression evident, so too, the personality of the portrayed character. In this way, the audience is open to question the nature of the character and the reasoning for the chosen fictional persona. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Megan Hood
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

My name is Megan Hood, I am a Fine Art Photographer. My practice mainly revolves around the theme of camera less/concrete photography and reflexivity; showing the machine as the author and the artist as the manipulator. I experiment with process and ensure the focus is on the subjects that aren't usually seen within the photographic process, but are apparent in one way or another.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nathaniel Reeks
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

My project adopts an analytical approach towards social theories, social media and identity. Drawing inspiration from Roman and Greek sculptural art, the work I have produced is interwoven with neoclassical ideologies. Sculptural busts were known as physical avatars for personality and emotional expression, with facial features often believed to be the best conveyors of personality. In a similar way, portraiture became my tool for conveying a sense of truth to the subject. By removing the 'mask' of Facebook and revealing the authentic characters beneath, Friends becomes a portrayal of identity. The audience is encouraged to engage solely with the sitter. With no knowledge of cultural or social background, it highlights how alike, yet remarkably unique, each of us is.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kiran Tasneem
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Kiran Tasneem is a female photographer whose work explores gender inequalities within the Pakistani community. Her work studies gender roles shaped by the culture that we live in and primarily stems from her own experiences as a muslim woman, influenced by both western and eastern culture.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Willis Elizabeth
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Elizabeth Fleur Willis' work focuses on portraiture, documentary photography and often uses fiction and performance as a mode of discovery Echo and Narcissus:Elizabeth uses fiction to construct a narrative around contemporary social issues.Through tableau she seeks to reflect an element of the way life is experienced; interconnectivity in the digital age. The aim of the piece is to elevate the everyday, helping to transform habitual thought into awareness. Sitters:Sitters is a performative portraiture piece in which the artist mimics the act of taking a 'selfie' while photographing the sitter opposite with a common smart phone. This piece focuses on surveillance culture, interconnectivity and the act of watching. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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David Heaton
University of Bradford - BA (Hons) Photography for Digital Media
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Photography With A Splash Of Advertising - This project is my process at learning from the ground up what is involved in high quality commercial photography in an attempt to create some of my own images inspired by photographers such as Rob Grimm and Warren Ryley. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gintare Karpaviciute
University of Bradford - BA (Hons) Photography for Digital Media
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

She fights. She does not give up. She is inspiration to others. She is passionate about boxing. She teaches others regardless of who they are. Stereotypes should not stop us from anything that interests us.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Austeja Krukonyte
University of Bradford - BA (Hons) Photography for Digital Media
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This piece of work is inspired by 1940-1950's Italian cinema and it portrays how Italian Cinema can influence fashion photography. This work recreates the elegance of D & G's 2012 Summer/Spring campaign, which was inspired by Federico Fellini's film La Dolce Vita (1960). It showcases a woman's sensual, confident and playful characteristics, which are very often associated with a stereotypical Italian woman that can be seen in this work. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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James Poxon
University of Bradford - BA (Hons) Photography for Digital Media
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Adventuring into the use of powder and colour to explore power and movement in sports from rugby to climbing. Inspired by present day advertising by companies like Nike and Adidas, with a large influence from the holiday 'festival of colour'. The project sought to explore movements we often miss and explode them with powder, giving us the ability to see just how these athletes work on the field. With this, it gave the sports teams of Bradford University the chance to have images that are unique and dramatic, to show just how interesting some sports can be. A huge thanks to the guys at team Bradford for participating and for being the team this shoot needed. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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George Dawes
University of Bradford - BA (Hons) Photography for Digital Media
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value. (R. Buckminster Fuller) Why are we okay with the amount of waste we produce? I've always been passionate about the environment, and my work mirrors that. Combating the wasteful use of packaging on our food, this work is my way of questioning how much damage our food does to the earth. Many of the supermarkets across the world use packaging on the basis of preserving the food for hygiene and convenience, though do we really see what all this protection leaves behind? Much of it is re usable but with inadequate prevention to combat this issue we may find ourselves buried in our own waste.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Michele Amaglio
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

The concept of space covers an important role in my photographic practice. I am interested in what lies beneath the surface of a given space, in how society modifies it and how it is connected to its inhabitants. The body of work Nummo deals with these questions by photographing sites connected to energy production. I explored power stations, nuclear plants and incinerators across the southeast of England, and I created costumes from the items I could find on location. Through the use of the mask, Nummo wants to establish a connection between landscape and human beings, between natural and artificial. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Madhava Bence Kalmar
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Can an inherently reproductive process and medium create original artworks? My recent project takes on photography's capabilities beyond traditional representations, it merges image and object together, creating a third piece from the two. Isidore's belongings let us have a peek into the fading and the absence of a character by using the decaying silver gelatin process in a way that is yet to be explored. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Aloha Bonser-Shaw
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Aloha Bonser-Shaw is a photographer based in Brighton and Gloucestershire. Her work shows an interest in the natural environment and humans interventions with this subject, with a strong focus on aesthetic outcome and celebrating the subject matter she photographs. Her most recent work has focused on off-grid communities in Spain, and re-visiting her birthplace. Her work is often made with analogue techniques, and projects are made with a range of film formats from 35mm, 120, to 5x4 film  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Victoria Chetley
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

My work explores issues of femininity and what it means to be a woman. Ripe explores the lives of women who live in female-only environments, whether through choice or family circumstance. It features a lot of women on the cusp of change, such as a young 13 year old growing up, and many students about to embark on graduate life. I spent time in each of these environments, welcomed by my subjects, and have used a combination of portraiture and still life to express what I found to be safe and comforting spaces. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Holly Etchells-Smith
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

My practice focuses on memory and more recently familial memory and place. My most recent project concentrates on a long distance walk in the Peak District with my father, a keen rambler. This project, titled White to Dark, has taken the form of a book consisting of images taken on the walk, incorporating stories told by my father of his walking past. The walk was done in two parts, the first small sections done by both of us. The second, more extensive sections were walked by just myself, due to my father needing a knee replacement. I walked the parts he couldn't. A love of walking passed from father to daughter. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sabina Green
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Evolving from an interest in the taboo surrounding mental health, I realised my family album had no indication of my Mother's Bipolar Disorder or her few short absences in my childhood when she was admitted to psychiatric hospitals. The exclusion of these intrinsic events that contributed to making me the person I am today highlighted to me a sense of shame that she had felt when compiling the album specifically to leave no trace of her illness. In conversation, she described that she had lost a sense of her own identity. The distorted portraits attempt to convey this; often printed onto mirror, they force the viewer to engage with and value both their own, and the subject's identity. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tom Heatley
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

With the initial view to carry out an ethnographic study, The Sculptors reflects on the culture of the University of Brighton's sculpture department. My images, and the installation of the work, resolve a personal uncertainty over the decision to study photography over sculpture. The project illuminates my sculptural inclination through documents of incidental sculptures, still life and staged constructions. The exhibition brings together objects and materials from the department in an installation, presenting the photographs and materials as artefacts. Although the images were made initially from the perspective of an outsider, my gradual integration within the sculptors has enabled me to make well curated photographs, which tap into individual working processes and cultural traditions within in the department.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charlotte Eliza King
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

A State of Matter stems from an intense fascination with the disgusting, and a desire to alter opinions on what is regarded as taboo in relation to food waste. Experimental processes are integral within my work, alongside materiality and regarding the photograph as an object. An interest lies within the relationships between analogue and developing technologies. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lauren Maccabee
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Forest | Parc is concerned with the meeting point of nature and culture, aiming to challenge perceptions with regard to what defines a natural space. My work focuses on Nottinghamshire woodland, in both Sherwood Forest and Center Parcs. I became drawn to the similarities rather than differences between the two places. Subtle interventions within the landscape are evident throughout my body of work; I aim to question the natural and the unnatural, the real and the unreal. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ashley Sweeting
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This project is a personal series of photographs exploring the modern concerns of body representation giving reference to Greek mythology. Ancient mythology has interested me for many years, and has done because I believe the stories have always been prevalent in art and are still being used to explain even the most modern concerns, and although they are fictional, they are still of value in our contemporary society. This body of work has largely taken inspiration from the story of Adonis. Adonis was the male god of beauty, love, nature and rejuvenation. He represented an unrivalled male beauty, and even though he suffers death during his story, his legend has survived and become something of a resurrected phenomenon to the image of the 'modern ideal male body'. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charlotte Wilson
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

There is something inherently comforting about walking within woodland. The process allows for meditation and reflection; it is a humbling experience. Our perspective on time loses meaning whilst in the company of ancient trees. The sense of removal from our own hectic lives when wandering within such places is invaluable. Taking the time to look closely and to create order out of chaos within our minds is precious and has become rare for many. This only acts to intensify the experience; the sense of calm can be almost overwhelming. The work seeks to reflect these emotions; details from within woodland are preserved through the use of a camera and camera-less photographic techniques.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alice Withington
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

When I was nine my parents made the difficult decision to let me undergo surgery on a birthmark that had not disappeared and caused my bottom lip to bleed, discolour and swell. This series of photographs depict the journey through surgery, trauma and the healing process of my new lip both physically and emotionally. Mainly the photographs depict my reaction to trauma, combining clean, clinical self-portraits with earthy skulls and insects, providing a connection between surgery, the anatomy and nature. The work shows traces of memories such as catching a glimpse of my lip with stitches too soon in a reflection and the dark discomfort of the unknown. The photographs will be A0 size allowing the viewer to stare as much as they want. Making the work larger than life, I take back the control and empower imperfections. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alexander Smith
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

I set out to find and capture the mythical and historical places that lie within the Roaches, Lud's Church and Matlock in the Peak District, these locations are close to the Leek and Buxton area. For me this is the beginning of a lifelong project and I have only scratched the surface of the histories and myths that our Peak District holds and will be continuing indefinitely. I have always found nature and landscapes fascinating from an early age, now I'm applying what I have learned in photography to my interest in nature, in doing so I hope to capture its beauty and share that with everyone as so much is being forgotten and lost in today's society. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Bethany Travis
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Growing up on the coast of North Wales, I have views of the Irish Sea as well as hills and mountains from my house. With such a varied landscape surrounding me it was almost inevitable that I would become obsessed with exploring and photographing it. Holywell, Greenfield and Bagillt were all once a thriving hub of local industry, ranging from cotton mills or collieries. Practically all of these industries cease to exist today and have been replaced by other, smaller factories or have been re-purposed as a nature reserve. This series of images represents the area as it is today, along with any traces of its past still visible today, no matter how small or minute.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Elise Weir
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

As a photographer I am constantly reacting to my environment and the world we live in. This project explores the environment of the road. We all spend a lot of time on roads; they are embedded in the fabric of our societies and they represent the backbone of many journeys. This series of images engage the audience in a reflection about social and environmental concerns. They present an investigation of concepts of journey, time, memory and space. My photography can be enigmatic and psychological; it is rooted in a more documentary practice. I have traveled through rural and urban landscapes, observed people and structures, looked at objects and places that are unseen as we are too focused on our destination. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gary Sundve
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Double Yellow is an indirect study of human movement and the environment. Birkenhead is a town which has fallen out of popularity partly due to the rise of Liverpool nearby. Growing up around this area, I never fully saw it at its peak. Therefore I can document the environment without a great deal of personal attachment, allowing me to use it as a visual playground within photography. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gemma Rogers
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Hidden is project within which I was concerned with objects we keep but no longer cherish - we simply keep them because they are not rubbish but at the same time they are not worthy of being put on display. I wanted to highlight these interesting artifacts, and look at how they are slowly decaying within their hidden environment. My work is concerned with what others consider ordinary and rush past in everyday life, I like to pick out these ordinary objects or experiences and make my audience aware of them.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Bowers
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Through the use of video and photographic stills, my work investigates the media's idea of the "ideal"; manipulating girls from a young age into thinking that they have to look a particular way to be what society deems as "acceptable". My project stems from the idea of girls desiring to look like anyone but themselves. The work explores the almost-torturous and extreme daily routines carried out by girls to mask their natural appearance and underlines the amount of cosmetics applied in order to make us feel "pretty". Girls of different age groups have been used to emphasise how young the media's audience is and how as the generation develops, the female population could become clone-like and individuality will be lost. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Holly Warren
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Woods, empty fields, old graveyards, and ivy filled gardens are perfect locations to photograph my subjects in. They are often associated with freedom and peace; places, where our minds are not distracted. My photographs are staged and I often take them with a slow shutter speed to blur parts of the subject's body as she's moving. The blurring gives the photograph a natural feel and makes her look as though she's moving through time stood still with no sense of a camera present. I've deliberately depicted the subject as lost in a mind that can't be understood by an outsider. Therefore, we're left to ponder over the photographs, as the meaning is not instantly apparent. Hazy colour images and contrasting black and whites have become more frequent in my work. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jacelyn Emery
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

The purpose of this project is to explore the potential of creating new images around the topic of abandonment and dereliction. The set of black and white photographs show the bleakness of the landscape and the destructive effects of the weather on the exposed buildings. For the colour photographs I have focused on the idea of plants and nature reclaiming back their environment and have explored different sites until I found one that fitted this initial idea. Having researched the sites and seen photographs of how the buildings looked in their prime, it makes it more striking just how quickly nature has taken control again once humans have stepped away. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jasmine O'Connell
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Currently my work investigates images based on imagination and fictional narratives and how these images can be interpreted in book form. I've always been interested in typography and dramatic images; for example my latest subjects include the bucket-list of a leukaemia patient, getting up close and personal with a wolf, and a little girl's murder. I am also investigating different ways of integrating page leaves from each novel's layout. I've been looking at the ways in which images compliment a narrative in the format of a book. Afterall, in this contemporary age, who's to say what a book really is or what form one may take in the first place? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Matthew Mealing
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

The aim in my most recent work is to the show the visual quality of console games down to their smallest detail. This is a subject that is very close to my heart and I believe with the expansion of my practice could someday be something worthwhile. It is important to explain how the images where produced because there is contention whether or not my work is photography due to the fact I am not using a camera every time. A phrase I like to use in response to this is, photography is the technique of finding the beauty in the world, to be a good artist is finding the beauty in something capturing it and interpreting it.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sarah Spencer
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

The work shown was part if my final year at University of Chester, where I studied Graphic Design with Photography. During my time at university, through my photography practice I explored my own identity and the identity of my family. This work is about my father's journey through the early parts of his life. My father came over from Jamaica in the 1960s, it was here that he settled with other family members and since stayed. I photographed the area's in which my father lived and grew up, specifically the scenes within the environment that I found interesting. It was an amazing experience taking this journey with my father seeing the places he lived and the life he experienced. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stephanie Gilbertson
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

I have always experimented with surreal and abstract photography as I like to create unique images which ask a question. My work has been influenced by Man Ray and his Rayographs however I have created my own distinctive photographs with a digital camera instead of using film. I have used silhouettes of objects and people as well as body parts in my work. I layer them to create these surreal set of images. Each photograph is interpreted differently depending on what you as the audience sees. My images open up discussions of what is actually included in them as many people cannot depict every object or shape used within my work. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hayley Evans
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

With beautiful architecture, and escapism to a new world, the grand picture palaces of Liverpool fundamentally hold many personal memories for a whole generation of Liverpool's working class community. Once, there were over one hundred independent cinemas. However the rise of television and the modern multi-plex meant that one by one the cinemas closed and were eventually abandoned, demolished and transformed. Inspired to preserve Liverpool's cinematic history, I have documented the remaining cinemas left standing, before their uncertain fate is also decided.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lucy Bartlett
Coventry University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

A Dark Room With Strangers encapsulates the magic of independent cinemas in urban environments within the UK. Using still photography as a way to document the signage, exterior architecture and facades of these venues in a cinematic and abstract way, the series captures the nostalgia of cinema-going a world away from the multiplexes. The series explores the genre of alternative cinema exhibition, which recognises the beauty of these establishments and their cultural value as part of both British and cinema heritage. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rachael Bint
Coventry University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

The Margin represents my growing fascination with England's coastline, fueled by spending my formative years in the most central region of Great Britain. The Margin is a suite of photographs aiming to explore my intrigue with the space between land and sea, a transitional environment on a constant cycle, refreshed methodically. My practice addresses a space amidst a one-mile border of Hengistbury Head, a headland jutting into the English Channel. Although this space is seemingly banal, I am interested in offering a perspective of the coast and the distinctive sense of separation that exists in a shoreline. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charli-Nicole Collins
Coventry University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Charli-Nicole is interested in self-representation, the Human form and developing a way to use photography within therapy for those with low self-esteem. Restriction, focuses around the malleability and restrictions of her own body that have been caused by Scoliosis. A condition that involves the spine, where there is an abnormal lateral curve. The work was created using a method in which she used her own body in exploration to find the restrictions that Scoliosis had created, through this finding the limitations and boundaries of her pain. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Holly Constantine
Coventry University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Introducing me to landscape photography, my Grandpa sparked my underlying interest of both photography and the Lake District. Choosing to combine the two, I created a project that was inspired by my personal memories associated with him. Deciding to retrace his steps, I revisited the Lake District to walk the paths we had shared, immersing myself in the landscape. This collection is a personal, conceptual response to the locations that triggered the recollection of some of my memories, and has provided me the opportunity to reconnect to the individual who encouraged my journey into photography. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ella Parkinson
Coventry University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

After Dark is series of self portraits exploring my most traumatic emotional memories experienced during the borderline of consciousness and sleep. As the security and comfort of the days light fades and night time falls, demons and devils lurk in the corners of minds. The doors are then open to fear, distress and intense anxiety, vivid imaginations conjuring horror and despair. Is the desperation to escape this perceived self contained separate reality answered upon waking? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Victoria Simkiss
Coventry University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

I have used my photographic practice in order to share my story of a personal battle with an anxiety disorder. I have created a small insight to a world engulfed by anxiety, with feelings of fear, mistrust and unease around every corner. I have displayed this through the medium of self-portraiture, where the mask symbolises how anxiety can take away your identity, combined with representation of emotion through still life and landscape photography, a coping mechanism developed to handle my disorder. In a world full of hidden battles, I hope sharing mine will help raise awareness about the illness and encourage others to tell their stories. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Siyana Kasabova & Natalia Fadejeva
Coventry University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

In their project "Saudade", the two practitioners Natalia and Siyana explore an escape from reality to a surreal world of existence inspired by mythology, nature and fantasy. While each one of the images in the collection has a distinctive narrative, as well as a sense of darkness and melancholy, the ambiguous way of portraying the characters opens the possibility to the viewer to interpret the work on their own. "Saudade" from Portuguese means "Vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist" which refers to the impossibility of our dreams and fictional worlds.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jenny Swerdlow
Coventry University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Uninvited Guests. The inner demon presents itself in many forms. Each individual deals with their struggles differently, sometimes the only voice in our heads convincing us we cannot succeed is our own.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Imogen Wall
Coventry University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

The Row is a photographic project exploring the historic craft of tailoring on Savile Row. Originally named Savile Street, tailors took to the row in the late 18th century, establishing the classic English Gentleman style that men's fashion is still based on today. I have been developing this project over the last two years, investigating the craft and method that goes into creating a bespoke suit. The work looks at a thriving heritage of craft in various tailoring houses and the care and attention to details paid to every individual suit by expert tailors.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Oliver Wood
Coventry University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Oliver is a photographic artist currently residing in the West Midlands. He has a keen interest in the use of the photographic archive and aspects of time and place within photography. 'The Farewell Train's Last Whistle', inspired by the archive of his great uncle explores the resonance of memory along the now former Whitby, Redcar and Middlesbrough Union Railway. Using archival maps, Oliver retraces elements of the journey photographically recording traces of the railway and the journey along the route.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Woodall Rebecca
Coventry University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

'Figures of Authority' is a project exploring the role of communication and the representation of the individual in the digital age. Just as the digital image is defined by code, the online user is becoming increasingly condensed into information. Politics has transitioned to online spaces where electoral candidates have begun to focus their campaigns. In this environment popularity is measured by how many times a statement is re-tweeted and debates can become highly toxic. In an age where identity is formed using code, there appears to be a loss of humanity. If the potential Prime Ministers can defined by a set of figures, it would indicate society is conforming to a transition in identification, resembling a bygone practice of cataloguing.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katie L Johnston
University of Cumbria - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

According to a study done on the behalf of StitchLinks knitting and crafts can be used to aid in mental health recovery. Through it's small, repetitive motions, knitting is said to calm the mind yet occupy thoughts. These images look to question whether it really does aid the recovery of mental health problems or if just covers up a deeper issue through bright colours and knitting patterns. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ffion Scott
University of Cumbria - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

From the Earth is a project that looks at the modern British quarrying industry and explores the teleology of the men, the machinery and the landscape it creates. Ironically these less accessible, perhaps even hidden areas are now used to process imported stone on the ground where natural resources were once produced. The project is a response to 'Slag Heap', which looked at the aftermath of the collapse of the quarrying boom of the 1800's, From the Earth focuses on the industry as it stands now in its evolved state.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jacqueline Smith
University of Cumbria - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

The words 'Use By' on food packaging are used for foods that spoil quickly, like meats, salads, milk and vegetables. The NHS website says: 'Don't use any food or drink after the end of the 'Use by' date on the label even if it looks and smells fine' I've decided to look at what happens to foods after the 'Use by' date. Using Macro photography, I've been able to see a different aspect of the foods and provide an alternative viewpoint for the onlooker. After trying many different foods, bread yielded the most interesting and visually appealing results. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lucy Fletcher
University of Cumbria - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

My work is about society's fascination with capturing every moment on camera, exploring ideas about self-obsession and narcissism by focusing on the phenomenon of the 'selfie' and the impact it has had on social interaction, self-awareness and public behaviour. The cultural phenomenon of the 'selfie' exposes a very basic human desire to feel noticed, appreciated and recognised and a vast amount of research has been undertaken around 'narcissism' which is said to be more prevalent amongst younger people. The photographs that I have taken show not only the absorption and concentration of the people taking the photographs but also how people around them are totally oblivious and almost seem to be in their own little world. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Beth Green
University of Cumbria - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

The Printer is a photographic documentation of how times have changed in regards to the printing industry. Businesses are slowly diminishing as modern technology continues to develop and the need for online media takes over. As a result, machines that were once used are slowly being replaced and small businesses are struggling to cope with the online competition. This body of work considers a rigorous look into the processes used within a small family business and a major newspaper business. The project comments on the decline and focuses on these working factories, as all aspects of the industry continue to compete with modern advances. Emphasis has been placed on the machinery, serving as an archival record. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Samantha Tilley
University of Cumbria - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

My project is split into two sections...'Sunday Afternoon Columbo, Terry Wogan on the Radio' is about my grandmother. Recently her ailment has developed from low progression Dementia, to that of severe Alzheimer's. The time away from her makes a difference, as I see how much she has worsened with every visit. This part of the project looks at the development from her being at her home, to having to move into care. 'Buster and I' is about my relationship with my father. Looking at the ailment that my grandmother suffers from, I wanted to also focus on my relationship with my father. My father is the son of the grandmother mentioned, looking at his life over the time she has being a part of it is important and is something that will help him to remember the amazing memories he shared with her . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ruaridh Cameron
University of Cumbria - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

'S e Croitears a th' annainn (We are Crofters) is a project that is centralised around small scale farming in Scotland (Crofting). I visited a couple of crofts working and not. Helen (whom owns one of the crofts with her husband) said, in a round about way, that for her crofting wasn't about buying all of the fanciest equipment or newest stuff, but instead about making almost the same thing with materials spare from something else. This project also takes me back to the places where I grew up. The tradition of crofting runs through my childhood and both run through this body of work.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kayleigh Coleman
University of Cumbria - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Trees in Britain make a huge and positive contribution to the landscape, economy, culture and heritage. Currently a disease called Phytophthora Ramorum has caused significant impact on the horticultural, amenities, heritage gardens. The disease is an fungus like pathogen which causes extensive damage to Larch trees, as there is no treatment the infected trees have to be felled, my work documents the disease in the Galloway Forest Park area where the disease has spread considerable, by photographing the disease and showing the impact it is creating on the environment and to create more awareness about the disease. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Liam Collins
University of Cumbria - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

My project consists of photographs taken 4 years ago on 120 film when I was studying for my Commercial Photography FdA, they were taken for a project set by our tutors called 'The Hat Project'. After the project was completed I crammed the film into a film sleeve, left the sleeve in a drawer and did not look at it again until recently when I rediscovered the images. I found that my unconscious act of placing the strips of film on top of each other had created the strange layered portraits that you see here. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Claire Carey
University of Derby - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Nature surrounds us everywhere we wander, we can't escape its organic existence and yet it continues to shrink into the background of our daily lives. This realisation is what motivated me to create work that is about capturing the core of nature and reconnecting with it. Nature has greatly influenced my work for many years and reflecting upon that has brought me to develop work that explores the spirit of nature using an alternative camera-less process. I have attempted to address this idea by using colour and light to create photograms that create an impression of the very soul of the subject. By producing work in this way I aim to capture the viewer's gaze and engage their reflection.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Logan
University of Derby - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

During the past three years, alternative processes have been my primary focus, especially Salt Printing, the first printed out photographic process created by Talbot in the 1830's. The juxtaposition of historic and contemporary themes are the basis in which my work is carefully constructed. Using both traditional processes with modern technology allowed me to create work using both techniques physically and conceptually, by using a medium format digital back, transform that file into a digital negative onto Pictorico and contact print the negative onto pure cotton paper, resulting in a salted paper print from a digital negative. This enables me to explore subjects with both modern aspects and traditional hints within the compositions. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Pownall
University of Derby - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Buildings surround us from the moment we are born to the moment we pass. They are essential in our daily lives. These structures become our homes, our work place, our social environments, they contain the people that we care about and the objects we need and want. I find buildings to be a massive part of our life that we take for granted, we don't genuinely think about their significance. This series is called "Garden Cities", documenting the new homes being built everywhere creating new secluded estates. I exhibited these 3x3 on the wall in a grid format to convey the secluded estates, and how they are grouped into sections within them, creating more of the urban landscape. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Andrew Thompson
University of Derby - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

My practise has focused upon exploring my experience with Alzheimer's disease and coming to terms with seeing a beloved family member lose what makes their identity. I have been experimenting with using video, as a way to show the progressive effects of Alzheimer's disease. The aim of the work is made under on initiative. To allow a way for people to understand and empathise, through visually seeing the changes and the confusion created by Alzheimer's. Through this work I have used the memories of my own Gran's fall and passing due to Alzheimer's as the main source of research. I want to focus on the human being suffering from Alzheimer's through representation of who they were. Not to focus on the disease.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Grace Kiernan
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

These works explore the inextricable links between members of a family unit through explorations of materiality, lineage and the construction of identity. It attempts to map out the process of understanding our physicality while taking up space, in regards to within both our personal environments and society. The construction of these images involved a hands on approach to materials and process in order to contrast between our fleshy physicality and the medium of photography. By continuously abstracting self-portraits and portraits taken of her family members, Grace Kiernan's work invites the audience to inspect these manipulated representations of the family and of the self in order to invoke conversation surrounding how our individuality and our identities are constructed within the family. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Karl Leonard
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Visio Obscura (Dark Vision) explores the experience of sight loss, describing the visually impaired participant's often ingenious solutions to negotiating both public and private worlds. The solutions range from the technological such as the iPhone, whose design and applications were made with their needs clearly in mind, to the handmade, like folding each denomination of paper money differently so it can be recognised in their wallet. Reflections on assistive technology and the haptic design within their environment, emphasises each participant's own sense of agency as active members of society. Crucially they don't want to be considered as an inspiration for simply getting on with their daily lives.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lauren McKenna
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This project follows the line of a new ESB network power line which cuts through the landscape at Tomdarragh in Co.Wicklow, Ireland. Part-earthwork and part-image, the mirror records the passage of time and re-imagines the landscape without the deforestation. The mirrors reflect and refract the surrounding environment and study the lands wound from the power line. By physically adding to what is there in front of the viewer, the natural landscape is altered and the mirrors function to produce a kind of memory space. The duality of two timeframes, before and after the re-construction, are presented and contained in one image. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mel O'Reilly
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

The series explores the interruption of the photographer and the removal of 'place' whilst playing with scale and context. Photographed in darkness using the technique of painting with light and a hand made lighting prostheses, Arcanum questions the re-presentation of a public space at night with unique results inviting the viewer to engage critically with the images and question what they see. The resulting images are mysterious, obscure and esoteric. The series, focusing entirely on follies found in one public park, intentionally isolates a small area of the frame against a striking black background, the objective being to produce the final images, as visualized, in camera with minimal postproduction. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Francesco Taurisano
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This body of work contributes to the critical reframing of landscape representation in contemporary photography. It offers the viewer a multi sensorial reflection on our appreciation of the landscape, in which imagination, memory and nostalgia for the past provide the opportunity to explore cultural representation of place. This strategy reconnects the viewer with the classical aesthetic representation of landscape, taking them on a journey that privileges the everyday and the rediscovery of the non-places that have become unfamiliar in modern society. This approach to landscape is inclined to study how the land and its inhabitant are changing, and how they have transitioned from agricultural to a post-industrial economy. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Niamh Hannon
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This body of work is centered on the theory that ìwe are made of starstuffî, connected to each other biologically, to the earth chemically and to the universe atomically. The work seeks to represent a complex multi-layered human and takes influence from metaphysics, in particular ontology ñ the philosophical study of the nature of being, becoming, existence and reality. In this way the work serves as an exploration into human existence and evolution through the use of the artists own anatomy, in turn as a means of self-exploration and reflection. Making visual connections along the way to animal, plant, earth and universe the body of work produced is designed to intrigue the viewer on reflecting on their own existence.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Daniel Siberry
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Refer to Plan engages with the city as a contested space. Following a trail of dereliction left behind by unstable property markets, the images peek into spaces that have been appropriated as homes and gardens. These images are juxtaposed to the abstract designs of planners and architects, opening a dialogue between the ideal and the real and exploring how space is ordered and projected on. By engaging with this tension between everyday utility and utopia, the work looks at the ideals that are reflected in the city as a manmade environment.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Roisin White
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

In Search of a Previous Line is a body of work that explores the connection between the experience of contemporary women who are climbers, with that of the Irish mountaineer, author, and photographer Elizabeth le Blond in the late nineteenth century. This project seeks to recognize and demonstrate her contribution to female climbing and the inspiration she provides to women in a male-dominated sport. Through combining the artist's personal experiences as a climber with a revisiting of Elizabeth's stories and photographs, it reconsiders and re-presents the material traces of former climbs and events as a mode of acknowledgment as a process of excavation and enquiry.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sophie Barr
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Plot 36 is a body of work that explores the concept of allotments use in Dublin. In recent years, there has been a high demand and large waiting list to own a plot due to the numerous positive benefits working on an allotment brings to the people involved. The project documents the plot holders and explores their personal reasons for using these spaces. For some it's a source of home grown healthy food. For others, it's an escape from reality to enjoy the peace and quiet to develop a connection with the earth. These images aim to capture the essence of the allotment, and also the diversity of each unique space. What starts out as a plot of earth to plant seeds and grow products becomes a representation of the person working the plot.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Helen B Burrows
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

INSTALIFE is a series of portraits constructed using the Instagramed images posted by each of the subjects. Instagram has transformed how people document their lives and share it with others. Not only creating a new photographic archive it has quickly developed into a popular way for people to express their individuality while expanding their online identities. These portraits aim to give the viewer a glimpse into the colorful mosaic that the story of the subject's daily life represents . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Laura Jean Byrne
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This project investigates ideas of sexuality and the self. The work recreates a moment of ecstasy and challenges the ideas of what is deemed acceptable in the realm of self-representation. 'Elysium' explores the notions of personal and sexual identity, bringing the audience into the most personal of moments. Through a series of intimate self-portraits the work represents the apex of climax through a sexual experience with the self. It is a moment of disorientation and intensity but holds the promise of pure euphoria. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Julia Cuprina
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

In today's visual culture, photography along with many other mediums has encouraged us to confine our idea of beauty into an industry prototype. It has become less about our own conscious decisions but more about the configuration and formation of structured guidelines that are presented to us daily through mass media. 'To Me' is an ongoing project that challenges the idea of beauty that has manifested itself deep into our understanding. From the perspective of female teenagers, this project explores areas of femininity, identity and most importantly beauty. ''To me, beauty can be exposed in the characteristics of a person: personality, flaws, desires and aspirations.'' Dara, 17. More images and quotes can be found on my website. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Clare Davis
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

In today's consumer-driven, internet-crazed and celebrity-obsessed world, the idea of traditional subcultures within youth culture is portrayed as nothing more than a fashion statement. This project questions the general consensus that youth subculture no longer exists, through the documentation of a Hardcore Punk band residing in a sleepy rural town in the South of England. Through my documentation, I have discovered that subcultures are still in existence; living in the most unsuspecting of places.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Leanne Furlong
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

In an age when mass production reigns and we have more stuff than ever, I ask family and friends which objects mean something to them and why. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Goff
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This on-going project is concerned with the relationship to the home-place and how it may change over time as we get older. In response to Ireland's economic and unemployment crisis, this work focuses on the opinions of those soon to graduate and their feelings towards the next step after university - Deciding whether to stay in Ireland or emigrate in order to seek better career opportunities. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stephen Golden
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Is a piece documenting the Irish Car Culture. It aims to share this somewhat exclusive scene with a wider and more public audience, showing that it is not always made up of so-called boy racers and that this subculture is more than just a hobby to some. To many car enthusiasts it has become more than a hobby; it has become a lifestyle for them, spending all of their income on maintaining and modifying the cars whilst expanding and enlarging friendships and camaraderie's through car meets/shows, breakdowns and sharing knowledge regardless of your age, over their mutual love of cars.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Patrick Hobbart
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

'Isonomia' is the Greek word that is used for describing the equality of all citizens before the law. There will be a referendum on marriage equality on the 22nd of May in the Republic of Ireland. This historic occasion will give Irish citizens the choice to vote 'yes' or 'no' on the issue of same-sex marriage. At present, Ireland offers civil partnership for gay couples, however there are 160 statutory differences between the two. I think that Ireland has an important role to play on the global stage, if it legislation passes for same-sex civil marriage other countries could follow Irelands example and allow equal rights for all of its citizens, if the legislation is passed. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kevin Keane
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

'Alternative Narratives' focuses on the unrelenting erosion of academic, journalistic and civil freedoms in Ireland as a result of its colonial history. The omnipresent negative effects of colonialism still resonate to this day, not just in Ireland, but across the world. Oral histories are an essential resource that captures first person accounts of social history. Such resources are regressing as ideals of freedom of speech are increasingly eroded by the domination of corporate ideology. 'Alternative Narratives' presents a series of portraits and conversations curated into short audiovisual segments. In the series, many narratives unfold from a range of individuals who have in depth experiences of the topics discussed leaving its audience with an alternative viewpoint of these controversial topics. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kelsey Lennon
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Between Spaces is an exploration of youth identity. Adolescence exists as a time of extreme uncertainty, which is increasingly uncertain for Irish youth due to Ireland's current economic climate. These young women occupy the space between childhood and adulthood. They are photographed in their own homes, which is the space in which they will inevitably transition from adolescence to adulthood. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Grainne Mc Carthy
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

As a young child I was fascinated with how intricate and beautiful the world is. I began to question the world around me and through this I started to learn of, and to see God. I became a Christian in my early teens. The peace and acceptance I experienced was indescribable. I assumed that feeling would never leave. I was wrong. There have been times when it seems like friends and family don't understand and God has forgotten about me. Times of pure isolation and loneliness. Having experienced God's love, I know that during any difficult time I can rely on Him. The peace and love he gives is what was promised to me in Psalm 23 . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Mc Carrick
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

In this body of work the focus is on how the urban and natural landscape are merged and intertwined with each other in cites. i used alternative process printing to gain more knowledge about the cyanotype process and experimented using mixed media and collage to create the prints. All these images have been taken over the past few years in various cities. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Niall Mc Entee
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

"You punch out. The machines keep working." Kate Davidson. These images are from an installation work utilising Sculpture, Photography, Light, Audio and Moving Imagery. The work focuses on the current and historical value on labour.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Laoise Moggan
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Multi-storey car parks provide a unique vantage point from which to view a city landscape. This series of photographs shows how it can give an interesting perspective on the hustle and bustle of life below. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Fergal O Sullivan
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Soldier | Sapahi explores the life of a man who was born in colonial India in 1925 into a family of Irish and British descent that spanned four generations. Despite that generational connection, his family had to return to England after India gained independence. Having spent his early life at the Lawrencian military boarding school of Lovedale in Southern India his thirty-year army career started when he joined the British army in 1940 at the age of fifteen. His life had many aspects to it, mainly based on structure and discipline but ultimately it centred on comradeship, friendship, faith and a strong family ethic. Sapahi - (Sa-pah-hee) - Urdu word meaning Soldier  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Eliot Smith
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Taking images on old rangefinder cameras built fifty or more years ago and using film the photographer wants to show the built environment that is navigated daily but one that is being under used or left to decay, when re-use or adaptation of such structures would provide spaces for creative ideas and practices to flourish. The political landscape is highlighted by inclusion of posters and other creative takes on "our leaders", which are responsible for the decay seen in our towns, cities and country.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Laura Waters
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This project explores the theme of time, how it passes and blurs. How every day is different even when doing same things. Life for myself has been hectic the past year, so it wasn't easy to make time to take photographs, as a result they were taken when there was a minute to breathe.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Vera Ryklova
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This series of staged photographs is exclusively associated with my current love life, possessing elements that allow for different layers of interpretation. I am both, the photographer and the subject. The motivation behind this project stems from my state of longing as a single woman entering her forties and is involved in subtle reflections on my former Eastern European origins. The key concept of these self-portraits is engaged with the examination of my frustrations and with an observation of emotional responses, which mirror the way I have been living my life, in order to induce mental catharsis. During the creative process, I also realised, that this project includes such subjects as gender, identity and performativity . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Svetlana Zabelina
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Meet Alex. In August 2014, it was his second time that he was diagnosed with bowel cancer. First time was 6 years ago. I have been photographing Alex all the way through the course of his chemotherapy. In this series, I wanted to represent his experience of cancer, the affects of chemotherapy on his body and mind. In March 2015, Alex got the news that cancer is gone again. He is slowly recovering now and continues to live a happy life with his wife and kids.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katie Eggleston
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This collection of portraits attempts to look at identity in an amusing and playful manner by uncovering people's strange habits and obsessions. These small personality traits give an insight into a persons hidden identity, something they wouldn't necessarily share with the world. In this studio based project I have worked with people and objects collectively to depict and represent their quirks with a light-hearted approach. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charlie Murray
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

A project looking at the growth of plants and in particular allotment sites. The photographs document the types of tools and methods used to contain the plants. The use of the netting and cages help prevent pests from getting to the plants, but a side effect of that is to restrict the plants space to grow. It is an example of Man's continued attempt to control nature.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Cora James
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Kaleidoscope: a toy consisting of a tube containing mirrors and pieces of coloured glass or paper, whose reflections produce changing patterns when the tube is rotated. It is the quotidian that has always fascinated me: the small, insignificant things and moments of daily life. My practice is a collective and obsessive process in which I wander the streets continually in search for what remains unseen. These photographs belong as part of a series of fourteen books; separated by colour.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Vykintas Bliumkys
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

EAST COAST INDEX was born out of frustration about the outcome of the referendum on Scottish independence. I have been indexing the coast of Scotland looking East and North towards mainland Europe and Scandinavia while trying to analyse my own position in the future of the country I live in.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amy D'Agorne Craghill
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

"The important thing is the developing human being, not any particular collection of knowledge.. there is not enough being taught about how to learn" - Rudolf Steiner. Taken within an alternative education Steiner School in the UK, I wish to not just give a wider understanding of the alternative schooling method known as Steiner Education. But to also comment on the wider issues that are currently facing the UK social sphere. I believe that these issues are reflected in the methods in which we choose to educate children as they grow into, and shape, society. These images are taken from a larger body of work; presented in the form of a book and multi-media exhibition. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mark Osborne
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Through the use of light, form and space, my work explores abstraction in photography by challenging the traditional notion that the photograph represents reality. Each work is created in the studio; sculptural constructions and meticulously controlled studio lighting are used to build an installation to be photographed. The constructions only live within the time-lapse of one recorded frame. I strive to create a photograph that requires minimal post-production manipulation. This body of work is characterised by objects moving between illuminated space and dark space. Orchestrated lighting intensifies what is visible, and creates a heightened sense of ambiguity within the composition, challenging the viewer to question what they are seeing, how things might appear, how we negotiate, interpret and give meaning. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alise Rudevica
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

''Everything gets broken or gets lost. Worlds disappear. To photograph is to squeeze into little squares or rectangles moments salvaged from the clutter of life or from the chaos of one's family. There is no sound and there is no smell. The green juice is gone; but like the dried leaf, it's still something. It's a sign; you and they have been somewhere together.'' - Sylvia Plachy. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Eve Stotesbury
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

"The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it forms is the second; and throughout nature this primary figure is repeated without end. It is the highest emblem in the cipher of the world. There are no fixtures in nature. The universe is fluid and volatile. Permanence is but a word of degrees." (Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essay X, Circles). This series is part of a wider project that explores Earth's cycles. It captures traces of time within the material surface of the landscape and looks at everyday matter as part of a whole, interconnected system of change and renewal.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mairéad Keating
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This selection of portraits was made at a Youth Club in Edinburgh. Here, the children welcomed me into their world and presented themselves to me and my camera in the way in which they wish to be seen. Allowing me to capture quiet and still moments, the children reveal a sense of fragility, but strength and knowledge. This is a project about growing up. Every child is an individual; independent with thoughts of their own. With children, there is huge potential. When making each picture, I found myself wondering what each child will be like in ten years time. What will they grow up to be? What will they look like, where will they be?  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Derek Anderson
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Using photography to communicate the stories that I wanted to convey, these staged conceptual images show the vulnerabilities of people. Focusing on some form of disappearance in each image was thematic throughout the whole series. Building a cinematic style and concentrated use of colour was also inherent and important aspect to developing the narrative. The signifiers in each image vary in their subtleties and impact on the viewer. With the intention of exploring a little further into each story, the ambiguity of the image and the story remains intact. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Julija Bernatovica
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Too Rich, Too Thin, And Too Tall? These days, it is not just a woman who can never be too rich or too thin. You can say almost exactly the same thing about skyscrapers in Manhattan, which are much taller and much thinner and much more expensive than their predecessor. And almost every one of them seems built to be taller and thinner and pricier than the one that came before. NYC is home to the world's first tall commercial buildings and has a heritage of skyscraper history like no other city. These buildings are transforming the streetscape of Midtown and Lower Manhattan, and they are transforming the urban landscapes. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jennifer Brown
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

I'm Not Here to Make You Feel Comfortable is a portraiture project inspired by my discovery of the online body positivity movement, a community who have reclaimed the word 'fat' to be used in a non-negative way, in direct opposition to the usual stigma associated with the term. I am interested in the idea of identity and self-representation of the individual through photography, in particular images that are used to promote visibility online or as part of an individual's online space. The subjects I photographed for the project have explored the freedom of this kind of self-representation to promote their personal ideals of beauty despite the backlash or opposition this can frequently attract from others who believe otherwise. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Iga Gozdowska
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Black Sights documents how the Forth Valley has been both made and unmade by our historic dependence on coal. I visualise the discomfiting traces of the carbon economy: from the vanished abyss of a defunct colliery to the gargantuan power plants - closed and closing - that once turned Carboniferous remains into electric light. Photographs of Cockenzie and Longannet power stations and the capped shafts of Monktonhall superpit present landscapes in transition. This inbetweenness, this becoming-something-else, is unsettling. It is an image of a society caught between the exhausted confidence of heavy industry and our present anxieties about climate change. I want to show ruins without charisma, to evoke our ambivalence about the environmental consequences of having become modern. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Monika Holkova
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

The series is a documentary on the Ukrainian civil war, which may turn into a global military conflict. The images, captured between September 2014 and November 2015, show the war zone in Donetsk region as well as daily lives of rebel soldiers, civilians and refugees residing in refugee camps in Russia. This project is about people, their lives and emotions. My aim was to produce a set of images which can tell a story about the difficult situation all these people have been drawn into. I wanted to show their dignity in daily sacrifices they need to make and the dramatic effort to return to normality known before. It is a story of people who lost almost everything but not hope. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kinga Kocimska
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

The Dementia series was inspired by dementia and Alzheimer's patients, some of them being my closest family. Personal contact with them and their carers, backed by additional research on this degenerative condition has led me to creating imagery which attempts to illustrate the cognitive process in dementia patients. On the one hand I focused on the patient's impaired reasoning and overwhelming confusion which may pose their physical health at risk. On the other hand, I aimed to present an altered reality that has been formed in their minds by misleading perception and fragmentary memories. Clean compositions and genuine looking composite objects in these conceptual images were intended to draw undivided attention to a different world in which dementia patients live. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Eleni Laparidou
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This is a documentary project examining an ancient custom that is still alive today in Northern Greece. The custom of the bell bearers is a folklore tradition that is believed to be connected to the worship of Greek Gods and a possible residue of ancient rituals in honour of the God Dionysus. The men of the village dress in costumes and they wear bells of different sizes. The bells make noise and it is believed that they are used to frighten the evil spirits and to awaken nature to the coming of spring. The performances are also intended to encourage agricultural fertility. The performances take place in several villages in the municipality of Drama, with different costumes in each. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Anneleen Lindsay
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Creative portraiture is an opportunity for me to tell stories visually, informed by my previous work and studies in film-making, theatre and literature. A portrait is always subjective; a photographer's own view of the subject rather than a definitive portrayal of their character. My approach to portrait photography acknowledges this; I direct my sitters, positioning them within chosen environments and scenarios in a similar manner to a film director. I use props, locations and costumes to communicate an atmosphere, story or sense of emotion. My images often playfully reference roles that women have played throughout the history of fiction, provoking the viewer to imagine stories for the 'heroines' on the stage within which I have framed them. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Craig Marshall
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Craig Marshall is an artist who mainly works with photography. He creates surrealist fashion style images, which get the viewer to question what is being seen. With a subtle minimalistic approach, Marshall creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles. By examining the ambiguity and origination via retakes and variations, he tries to increase the dynamic between audience and author by objectifying emotions and investigating the duality that develops through different interpretations. These meticulously planned works resound and resonate with images culled from the fantastical realm of imagination. Craig Marshall currently lives, works and studies in Edinburgh. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Douglas McCaffrey
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

For as long as I can remember I have had a deep fascination with animals, with their mystery, their beauty and their natural characteristics. My work explores the parallels between animals and humans and our interaction and in particular the emotional connections that we share. My animal portraits are designed to show each subject as a character displaying human-like emotions and enabling the viewer to identify with the subject on an emotional level. I also look at the relationship we have with animals, the interaction between us and the impact we have made on their world. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ross Parker
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Combining my passions for sport and photography, my work focuses on the athleticism and emotion of my subjects. I photograph athletes in the Scottish landscape, using lighting to develop dramatic narrative possibilities. My aim is to describe the sitter while aesthetically engaging the viewer. I also photograph live sport making more directly narrative images, giving the viewer an insight into the sport itself and the essence of attending the sporting event. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Magdalena Slowik
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

My work is a personal impression of creative images through the camera lens. Photographic imagery allows me to showcase my art. As a charismatic photographer, it is both a technical and beautiful way to capture, record and present my feelings. I aspire to bring my dreams to life using atmospheric locations. Shapes, black and white shades and colour add depth to my work too. The natural positioning of models and animals creates original and strong presence. Striking fashion and inventive props are also included to suit the mood of my creations. I hope to inspire you to really enjoy my work, let it envelop you and remember it always. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sarah Burns
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography and Film
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Wester Hailes is a mildly run down area of Edinburgh, going through regeneration. This particular area of Hailesland is where I spent a great deal of time as a child, visiting and being watched over by my relatives. This series looks at the indoor and outdoor relations of the area, exploring the space and aesthetics along with people I met there. This revisitation of Hailesland allowed me to remember my past as well as evaluate this areas place in today's society. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sophie Mae Howie
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography and Film
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

'Murder Sites' is an ongoing series exploring places around Scotland where people have been murdered. The photographs expose the way these places have been unmarked by the violence and suffering that has occurred, and therefore make it challenging for the viewer to believe death has happened at these places. Murder has a meaning for those who kill, for those who are killed, and for the vast majority who are not involved in the murder. Murder is associated with questions of intentions, the inherent wrongfulness and appalling consequences. When we are told of a murder, we conjure up images of badness, madness, sadness, and dissoluteness.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Elena Kollatou
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography and Film
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

In Western Macedonia is located the largest Steam Electric Industry in Greece. The lignite mines of Kozani and Ptolemais provide lignite for power generation, which is the most important energy source for the Greek economy. Public Power Corporation (PPC) has operated in the area for more than 50 years and affects the life of more than 120,000 people. PPC's activity expropriates - for national reasons - farmlands and villages, disturbing the traditional ways of employment in the region, and causing serious environmental devastation and chronic diseases for the residents. Lost Land (part of The Energy Project) documents the untold environmental destruction in the name of development and power autonomy. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jack Low
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography and Film
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

American composer Alvin Lucier created I Am Sitting In A Room, an audio experiment demonstrating the iterative degradation re-recording audio. "I am sitting in a room different from the one you are in now. I am recording the sound of my speaking voice and I am going to play it back into the room again and again so that any semblance of my speech is destroyed." - Alvin Lucier, 1969 As a homage to Lucier, and in reference to modern digital image compression, I too recorded myself photographically "sitting in a room". I compressed it 10,000 times to create this iterative entropy. The image's hexadecimal code is presented in its entirety, showing the compression of bytes with every iteration. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Antoinette Clare Mallon
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography and Film
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

'You can dial up the carbs, dial down the carbs, same as proteins, same as sugars, all these changes become marketing claims designed to get you to buy more." - Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma, speaking about processed food in Fed Up, a documentary about the causes of obesity in America. Inspired by this quote, this project deals with processed food and how it is not what it seems. By obscuring them partially with the use of pixelation, my aim has been to represent that these food items have become manipulated unnatural, computer-controlled objects that I can no longer view as items safe to eat. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rhian McIntosh
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography and Film
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Freud argued that dreams ultimately provide a detachment from daily reality: that through darkness and the act of getting into bed, we shut out all external stimuli to allow us to sleep. In order to retrieve images from a dream, we must rely solely on memory. Upon waking, we instinctively attempt to organise the fragmented images left over from the dream into narrative form, as a way of making sense of our experience. Remembering constitutes fiction; each time we replay an experience or revisit a memory, we rework the structure and narrative. This work aims to challenge the ideologies shaping how we remember and understand our dreams.' . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lewis McLean
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography and Film
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

The Easter Tree by Dave Goulder, A death serves as the central narrative, the focus of the tale is not so much about the death itself - which we soon establish is a suicide. Instead the focus is interestingly towards the interaction a dog has with the corpse. This serves as an interesting analogy as to how we react to and deal with death. Specifically with a death that Mary Bradbury might refer to as a bad death. This project seeks to confront our own relationship with - bad deaths. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lucy Richens
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography and Film
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This work documents the situations in which people wait on a day to day basis. It is an exploration of the way time is suspended for the subjects during these periods, and the multitude of scenarios in which it happens. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nic Rue
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography and Film
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Out of the dark night, moths fly towards the light. 'Phototaxis' describes an organism's physical response to light, moving towards, or away from, a light source. In Ancient Greek the word 'psyche' means both 'soul' and 'moth'. The psyche is the conscious unconscious mind. Plato believed the mind would be freed by the death of the body. British moths are important pollinators and prey items, supporting a range of wild animals, plants and food crops. But the population is in decline due to a range of factors which include pesticide use, habitat loss, climate change and light pollution. I have used a traditional photographic technique to highlight the absence of moths in our night skies. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sandy S
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography and Film
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

The saying "from here to Timbuktu" generates images of remote and exotic places. Timbuktu is located at the edge of the Sahara dessert, in the country of Mali. It became Africa's most mythical city because it was a centre for trading and Islamic learning. In the days when the saying started it was very difficult for Europeans to reach the secluded city. In 1824, the Paris-based Société de Géographie offered 10,000 francs to the first non-Muslim to reach Timbuktu and return with information about it. The on-going photographic project explores quirky details and whimsical moments of everyday life in an African urban environment. Each image is taken with a different analogue camera, in different locations, as I travel across North Africa to Timbuktu.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gregor Schmatz
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography and Film
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

AMERIKANARE is a Swedish term which commonly refers to an American car. There are more restored cars from the 50's in Sweden than in the USA, the passion for the 'Amerikanare' is more than a hobby. The Swedish celebration of summer provides motivation to work on the cars during the long winter as the summer months are filled with cruisings, festivals, and long nights. Since the American car culture in Sweden already started in the 50's, it is established throughout all generations and continues to grow. What makes the 'Amerikanare' truly feel at home though is the atmosphere of the Swedish countryside. If you squint your eyes a little bit, you are living the American road trip, in Sweden. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jola Sopek
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography and Film
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Morningrise is a book about dreaming. Photographs mean everything and nothing - within them lives the idea of an eternal morning. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rachel Townsend
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography and Film
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This series looks at our body posture and facial expression at a time when we are, perhaps, at our least guarded - while watching a film or television program. These expressions are fascinating because we are so used to posed portraits with forced smiles; it is strange to see constructed images that capture these unguarded moments. By situating the project within a studio environment any trace of the television watching experience was removed, isolating the individual in a blank space as they lost themselves in whatever they chose to watch - although the question of each individual's awareness of the camera remains ever present.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Christina Webber
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography and Film
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Reflecting on notions of place, and observations of a family disconnected. These images aim to document the artist's emotional response to returning to a home that is at once turbulent and static. All images were taken during a two year period where the family tried and failed to sell their home and business, a small newsagents open seven days a week. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joe Ball
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

We are exposed to myriads of visual information every day - we are able to explore the entire planet from the comfort of our computers. However, these images, posing as objective representations of the world, fail to evoke a sensory experience that can only be achieved in reality - if anything they desensitise us to the 'real'. My work aims to explore and present both personal experiences, and photography's deceptive and manipulative nature - fuelled by a disconnection with these digital representations. Albeit visually strange, often 'other-worldly', these images embody a physical interaction with an environment that I was immersed within - contrasting the perpetual stream of digital landscapes displayed on digital media, which are without emotion, experience or memory. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nina Band
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Pensive Dimensions is an abstract vision of architecture, which focuses on the way we perceive shapes and forms within complex spaces. Capturing minimalistic architecture has allowed me to understand and appreciate the simplicity of certain structures. In reaction to my architectural images, I have constructed paper representations that break down the shapes from the original photographs, as an alternative interpretation of the way we see forms. From doing this, my main intention is to challenge my audiences' perceptions of angles, shapes and perspectives. By constructing images that look identical from the initial encounter, it formulates confusion between the two. However when viewed for longer, details become clearer and the two images become separate. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amanda Chetwynd-Cowieson
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

My interest in man-made changes to landscapes has led to an in depth investigation of the Cornish Clay mines. Until recently this was an area of Cornwall I hadn't explored, but a growing need to understand this industry resulted in a series that mixes topological studies with atmospheric images. The work has led me to investigate many sides of Cornwall, from tourism to environmental impact, yet it has always been the unique atmosphere of the mines that has interested me most visually. I intend to carry this work on throughout the next few years whilst I remain based in Cornwall. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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George Greed
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

My photographic practice has grown to focus around the transformative qualities of light, especially in public or familiar interior spaces. Through both video and stills I explore the un-noticed and under-appreciated, prompting consideration of our position within our own environments and how our immediate perceptions of it are dictated by influences often out of our control. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Cathryn Innocent
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Every mineral photographed in this series of work is a mineral found in all technology. Although the amounts are minuscule, without them our cameras, our mobile phones and our computers wouldn't work. They are in every motherboard, every bit of plastic, screen and more. When we decide we need an "upgrade" what are the consequences of this on our environment? Our consumerist society encourages this, and we rarely think twice. Sat side by side are two different sides of the same story; the beautiful and natural objects heavily exploited, and the deterioration of the landscape as a result of mining.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ben Kelly
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This body of work explores the clustered housing estates in the North and South of England. I wanted to photograph the areas I felt were being left behind, in both upkeep and aesthetic, as we become more modernised throughout the country. The architecture and colour in the environments lends itself to a time we have come through, in society and photography, and the topographical way I have recorded the locations comments on the dated, and often deprived, social housing estates in two very different regions. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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George Kitchen
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

With this series I aim to highlight the photograph as a destructive force that removes the nuance of reality through its own reductive gesture. This transformation is not only that which exists in reality into a flat object but also the subject itself. The subject is always to some extent abstracted. What is in fact a rather ugly mass in reality is transformed into something new. With the addition of the extensive digital manipulation that my work goes through the images take on strange digital gestures. I wanted to use this software in a very destructive way that highlights my works digital materiality. The added gestures become abstract digital waveforms within the analogue sine waves of the physical image. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Bran Lapham
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

S50 examines the increasing use of anti-depressants to manage unhappiness, in place of more appropriate treatments such as therapy. It is a personal exploration of modern melancholy and a critique of the medicalisation of unhappiness. It also wishes to highlight the perhaps common misconception that this type of medication is a 'cure', rather than a temporary remover of symptoms. This is not a series designed to demonise anti-depressants, they can be very helpful with more severe depression, it intends rather just to explore the issues that can arise from their use in milder cases. This series also looks at Bran's own reluctance to be diagnosed, and subsequently placed on medication. To finalise, the project shall be published in book format. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Aimee Mumford
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

My work predominantly focuses on the preservation of the body. I have become absorbed with trying to convey the inner state of the body and mind reflecting my own personal turmoil using the camera as my coping mechanism. My latest project comes after three major operations, the state of the body influenced by Greek sculpture and classic paintings by rejecting the norms and values of the ideal and projecting my pain and anguish into a very personal body of ongoing work. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gemma Newcome
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Redruth, Camborne, Pool is a series of work depicting the industrial towns in the heart of Cornwall, famous for their mining heritage which no longer exists. The towns feel as if they are a shadow of their former selves, now being the most deprived area of Cornwall, not benefiting from the tourist trade which Cornwall is famous for nowadays. The frames are old illustrations from the same era as mining would have been, to clash with the scenes of modern Redruth, Pool and Camborne, depicting the mundane of the modern era with the ornamental from the Victorian era  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sarah Reuter
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

An intimate and personal photo-series charting the decline of a grandmother lost to Alzheimers. Shot discreetly using a camera phone, the images combine the immediate nature of photography with the meditative process of stitching. The work explores the photograph as a means of coming to terms with difficult times, the loss of memory as well as memorialising a loved one. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Miri Stevens
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

'Curious Continuous' by Miri Stevens is an ongoing series of entirely unplanned serendipitous encounters, reinventing the snapshot aesthetic as a means by which to diaristically express curious impulses towards certain forms and moments. Arguably representing some sort of fate, the work rejects conventional beauty, advocating chance aesthetics and the power of personal and peripheral vision as a beautifying process for the mundane sights of everyday life. The work aims to reflect a very particular and unique way of seeing the world, but also through the sheer abstraction and texture of the work, allow viewers to question what is being photographed, opening their eyes to their daily surroundings in reference to how the camera can transform its subject. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Briony Teasel
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Fascinated by memories from her teenage years, primary themes within Briony's artwork consist of ephemerality, youth and bittersweet emotions. A raw yet often dreamlike aesthetic usually combines ideas of ethereality with melancholia and a sense of nostalgia with a harsh reality. In her recent graduate series, Briony has focused on the representation of adolescent females and how they are generally wrongly perceived as weak, naive and vulnerable. Personal experience and iconic females within cinema have informed her beliefs that 'girls' are actually women in disguise, more aware of the world than you'd think. Viewers of the work are taught to look twice as they are presented with the juxtaposition of girlish femininity amidst a darkened and ethereal world . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sarah Hood
University Centre Farnborough - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

FSHN is a visual investigation into the behind the scenes world of a fashion design studio and London Fashion Week. The project also explores ideas of modern photojournalism and its relationship with social media. Sarah has used three different methods of capturing image: DSLR, Instagram and Fuji Instax Film to create a range of aesthetics to engage with the audience. Sarah argues that images have a shelf life; modern technology's ability to generate such an enormous amount of images faster has lessened this life and consequently the next day's printed news is already out of date. The project will be displayed as a newspaper with an accompanying fashion film. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mike Horton
University Centre Farnborough - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

I have looked to certain film styles for influences to my images, I created different collages to assist in my thinking considering everything from how I wanted to shoot the images to the colours used. As I studied the works of Mayumi Hosokura I found that colour is important for conveying emotion especially in the Eastern countries, I had to take this into consideration when planning for my shoots. The reasons for shooting in this manner is for my own personal visual stimulation, when I create images I look to my own eyes for a critique and I am judge the final shot on how my emotions are found within the image. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Shaun Jackson
University Centre Farnborough - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This project, developed from a chance interaction with a group of Teddy Boys in a restaurant. I found myself drawn to their personal mode dress; the style of their clothes, their choice of haircuts, the sense of otherness and their form of representation that shaped their subculture. But this group were not teenagers, but people in their fifties. 'Fury Unleashed' is a look at this subculture combining both Teddy Boys and Rockers and people who inhabit the Rock and Roll scene, as well as the iconography, and how through this dreamlike pleasure they preserve their youthful group identity. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alison O'Reilly
University Centre Farnborough - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Seventeen years have elapsed since the peace treaty was signed in Northern Ireland and " the troubles" ceased to dominate everyday life in Belfast. In these years of peace, the landscape of Belfast has slowly altered with the introduction of tourism and regeneration. However, so many aspects of this once violently enforced segregation remain. They not only remain, but they are supported by a community who lack the confidence to relinquish that which once provided much needed safety. This project "It's All Good" highlights that which will never be allowed to be forgotten, conveying feelings and emotions that run deep in a seemingly fragile peace, capturing life in a country whose population live separate lives despite living side by side.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ally Robinson
University Centre Farnborough - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Portraying the family through a project, particularly your own family, is challenging. The emotional attachment must be laid aside and all aspects of everyday life exposed and depicted. Beck View was conceived after the death of my grandmother; despite coming from the North she spent most of her life in rural Norfolk. Her children and their families have made their home in this beautiful part of England. My uncle is a builder and fine craftsman, my aunt works on a farm packing rose plants. Their lives are not built on commercial gain but in its place, family and simple pleasures are paramount. Our world is fast paced but theirs seems to be from another era; slower and uncomplicated. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Calum Douglas
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Communication Design (Photography)
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This project presents a series of heavily simplified and re-appropriated images that represent key events throughout Middle Eastern conflict within my own lifetime. Instead of presenting a series of traditional war images, the series shows isolated symbols and the defining elements of modern conflicts that make them the moments that we remember. Each image is a moment in a history that is still being written today. With this in mind, I hope to prompt discussion surrounding the imagery that comes from war. The images are presented in a way which invites the viewer to decode and question what they see. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Peter Holliday
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Communication Design (Photography)
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

My project explores the relationship between the landscape and people of Heimaey, the only inhabited island of Vestmannaeyjar, a volcanically active archipelago in Iceland. The images capture a coastal landscape forged by the intense geological violence that originates deep within our planet. In 1973, Heimaey suddenly erupted, leading to a five month evacuation and violently altering the island's topography. Nevertheless, Heimaey is revered by its inhabitants as a home; an island refuge in an often unforgiving environment. My portraits document the people who live there; witnesses to a landscape textured by an ever-changing climate. It is a body of work that ultimately considers how the changing landscapes we live in shape the human condition. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alan Knox
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Communication Design (Photography)
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Scattering my Grandfather's cremated ashes onto photographic paper as large-scale photograms, a vision of the universe appears in which one can see almost as far back in time as the Big Bang, reconnecting the remains of the dead with the origin of all life. Through the indexical trace left by the ash, a black hole emerges in which the void wrought by the loss of the other is made evident. In studying the relationship between photography and death, I have sought to question the photograph as a sublime object in which the limits of human imagination to perceive the infinite in the finite may be revealed. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katy Rustrick
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Communication Design (Photography)
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

'From Northern Kenya they are here, Western Kenya they are here, Nyanza they are here, even from Central Kenya they are here. They are searching this job, this is the job now.' This body of work focuses on the tea pluckers of the Nandi Hills region in Kenya and explores Kenya's reliance on the tea industry, land ownership issues and everyday life. In the UK more than half of our tea comes from Kenya and a large percentage of that tea is handpicked. I am interested in considering how removed we have become from the way our food is grown and the labour that produces it. A short film also accompanies this work. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kuba Stajszczak
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Communication Design (Photography)
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

I saw red ash football pitches for the first time when I moved to Glasgow. They are supposed to be an alternative to the Scottish weather so amateur football teams can use them all year round. During my research I found only negative opinions, emphasizing how bad and unsafe they are for playing football, 'My old primary school had one of these, absolutely horrible to play on in any condition. If it rained at all the whole thing would immediately flood, if it was dry as soon as the wind blew it was like trying to play in sandstorm.' Nowadays, most people use them for dog walking. In my project I got closer to the surface of pitches as well as the environment around them. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Patrick Thornton
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Communication Design (Photography)
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This series of work explores masculinity and identity. Photographing young men at a point that identity becomes their own choice rather then that of social confines previously put upon them. These photos look at fashion and lifestyle exploring how this is used to identify through the use of designers and trends. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Tracey
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Communication Design (Photography)
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

The beauty of nature stimulates and inspires my photography. Visiting isolated places and experiencing solitude allows me to slow down and rehabilitate my spiritual balance. Taking photographs in these moments helps me to document the feeling of harmony that exists in untamed nature. I work with analogue film as it makes me feel closer to the final outcome, by slowing the photographic process down each shot is tenderly considered and the memory of the moment is preserved. Through my photography I aim to evoke the emotion of a landscape, to translate the feeling of uplifting serenity that is experienced in the places I photograph. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Philip Gibson
City of Glasgow College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

The work is part of a study into colour perception. The images are a visual description of music, spectroscopically translated by corresponding individual music notes to colour. Conceptually I hope to evoke the same response in these images as one would experience when listening to music. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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William Kay
City of Glasgow College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

"Photographs can present not only the actual world, but constructed pseudo-photographs can-like naturalistic novels or carefully staged film scenes-present possible worlds as if they were natural." (Mitchell, 1994) It is believed that the public's interest in the UFO phenomena began with the rise in popularity of science fiction in the 1950s. My work was inspired by the spaceships represented in films such as, Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica. The project set out to create a mythological world from the contemporary world. The street light was the perfect subject matter in which to create this imagined world, however, the project was not only about creating imaginary spaceships, it was also a surreal and fun way of documenting Scotland's variety of street lights. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sylvia Shek
City of Glasgow College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Heavily influenced by the act of image manipulation and combining photography with other forms of visual arts, the images produced here are aimed to be eye catching and thought provoking allowing me the opportunity to explore my creativity and imagination. By using a wide range of creative techniques and mixing conceptual ideas with mixed mediums, I constantly strive to develop a unique individuality, which crosses the boundaries of art and photography.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kim Simpson
City of Glasgow College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Outdated attitudes towards people of colour have no place in a modern Scotland. Western ideals are often used to judge people, and in this case, Scottish people of colour. Scotand is a country with very strong iconology, and so often when people don't fit the societal norm, they are considered to be, and treated as otherly if they don't fit with visual stereotypes. To demonstrate this, I created these images and an accompanying short film lit by anonymously sourced 35mm kodachrome slides which were shot in Scotland at various times during the 1960s-1970s to show an identity often fragmented by negative interactions and assumptions. These have been created as part of my ongoing EXOTTISH image series.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Yasmin Soliman
City of Glasgow College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Fragmented by Yasmin Soliman is a fine art macro series of the nude human form. The photo series and film explores the themes of identity, anonymity and fragmentation in correlation to the body. A typology of the human form, through classification of body parts on multiple sitters (varying in age, sex, ethnicity, and size), Fragmented aims to re-present the body as we know it in an alternate manner. Taking inspiration from Jenny Saville, John Coplans and many others, Fragmented engages viewers and successfully describes the fluid nature of the human form - as we are constantly moving, breathing, being, using our bodies to navigate through the material world.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gillian Sweeney
City of Glasgow College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

"Don't shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like." David Alan Harvey This quote became the basis for my movement project as I worked with professional dancers representing different genres to convey the emotion of dance. This project started out as an experiment of contrasting slow and fast shutter speeds and their effect on conveying movement. In involving professional dancers this then became a collaboration of two artists with a joint aim of conveying the energy and dynamism of dance through a series of still images. Interestingly dancers, like photographers, are visual people and each series of images represents aspects of their dance style and the spiritual nature of dance.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Caroline Brady
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

In Ireland, over 460,000 people that is at least one in 10 of the population are over the age of 65. By 2041, it is estimated that at least one in four people will be over the age of 60. Embracing life is a body of work that documents the lives of four octogenarians. The work aspires to show the independence and strength of this older generation, which at times can be neglected and undervalued in contemporary society. While overcoming many challenges that their increasing age brings and having to engage with a rapidly changing environment. They still greet every new day with a strong and independent mindset. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Carole McGloughlin Speer
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

'Golden Spirals' explores the relationship between mathematics and nature. Much of the natural phenomena that are assumed to be completely random can in fact be explained through mathematics. Consequently, the natural world may be viewed through a different set of eyes. Philosophically, the truth of mathematics is a certainty; it is one discipline where results can be proven. It also has great beauty and elegance. Traditionally, photography is a discipline where capturing beauty is the primary goal but which also captures truth. Thus, it is logical to combine these two disciplines. The focus of this project is to capture aspects of nature which best demonstrate the extraordinary prevalence of Fibonacci mathematics in the natural world. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Peter Staniszewski
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

MONOLITHS is a series of photographs that depicts fabricated industrial warehouses or plants. These images examine the natural areas that are occupied by the massive facilities. Made of concrete slabs or corrugated metal sheets MONOLITHS are pushing the boundaries of superficiality while also symbolising development of contemporary culture and industrial power above the natural landscape. These objects are built all over the world following the same building plans, however without giving any indication of the specific purpose for which they are used. The only distinctive elements are materials used for their structure, which differ from construction to construction. The body of work through photography studies the potential of the surface, venturing into investigation of their possible appearance and authority over the natural scenery. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Devi Anna Chacon
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Duality is the natural force in creation. We are small creators, doers and observers. 'Being and Nothingness'. Life is a series of choices, one chooses to believe or not to believe, to learn concepts and ideals to break them later, letting things go. It is like an endless cycles of understanding and darkness. One part of me screams, prevents, fears, blocks, chase, doubts, while the other is free, nameless, without question embraces existence. But, these two sides need each other to survive. 'It is evident that non-being always appears within the limits of a human expectation'.- Jean-Paul Sartre. We fall and stand stronger with a higher level of consciousness, It is the journey of reconnecting to our true freedom. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Diego Fabro
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Over the past twenty years, the invasion of private lands by the landless workers movements has evolved as a favored means of pushing for agrarian reform in Brazil. Death threats and attempted murder are customarily typical of the conflict. This project examines territories stirred by the dispute for land in Brazil, where farms and landless workers camps are neighbouring and in unceasing tension. The images were created during nighttime hours, mirroring the timing of most land invasions. The areas were lit using torches or car headlights, as that is the way these areas are approached and seen in the dark. These images intend to evoke a sense of vulnerability and uncertainty in a social landscape of constant psychological pressure.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Anthony Griffin
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Hair is regarded as a reflection of our identity due to its personal and public nature. The desire to beautify the body is regarded as an inherent part of being human, with hair remaining as a symbol of femininity and beauty. Alopecia can result in social phobia, anxiety and depression, especially for women for whom a deep, personal relationship between hair and self-esteem has existed throughout history and cultures. For some, to dispense with a wig or to shave their head is a decision made over a long period of time, which offers the chance to redefine both themselves and the concept of beauty - their own and that of other people.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Cris Llarena
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

As Humans we are constantly watching and being watched. Our digital dependency has made us a society of voyeurs. These photographs display a sense that it is not only the photographer's eye that captures our movements.The close surveillance of society diminishes our sense of autonomy, distorting the sense of us as self-determined beings, a distortion which brings to mind 19th and 20th century existential anxiety. Our perceptions vary from person to person and the belief that we are merely passing through life in a world that is constantly changing, the sense of 'deja vu' exists. Do we believe that we are so important that the world exists only for human adventure? We are naive to contemplate that as we are simply moving through this world, passing through time until we exist in a different form.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ruth Williams
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

The project Timor is a series of images that depict the most common fears. "fear is conceptualised as the reaction to immediate danger. The danger is real, immediate and threatening for the individual. It is adaptive and triggers rapid changes in the sympathetic nervous system in order to prepare the body to escape a threat or figh. Excessive fear takes the form of irrationality. Therefore according to the behavioural model, excessive fear is developed through a process of conditioning". Kring, Johnson, Davison, and Neale, 2012 . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tom Beary
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

The Royal Canal stretches 145 kilometers from rural Co. Longford winding its way through areas of beauty, wildlife, concrete, poverty and affluence meeting the river Liffey at the Spencer Dock. Although now restored, it was disused and derelict for over half a century and has always lived in the shadow of the more illustrious Grand Canal. Parts of it are tattered and fractured but I found it very much alive. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Camila Brandao
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Saudade is a word that has no literal translation, it means the memory of something that happened, an intense desire to relive certain moments. It is a feeling caused by distance or absence of something or someone. Saudade, according to legend emerged in the period of the discovery of Brazil and defined the loneliness that the Portuguese felt for their homeland and their families. They were attacked by a melancholy because they feel so alone and far from their own. This was the propellant feeling for creation of ìSaudadeî, an attempt to show Brazil through teary eyes. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Marta Czajkowska
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Based on the Lewis Carroll novel Once Belonged is an abstract visualisation of metaphorical conflict inside the mind of Alice suspended between two worlds, the one she no longer belongs to and the one she never will. The work composes surreal richness of colour negative with the bleak and desolate locations to create an eerie and unsettling dreamscape. In this inversed story Alice tries to find her way back through the empty rooms, stairs leading to nowhere and countless doors of varying sizes in a seemingly never-ending decaying house , which symbolise emptiness of her existence . Every moment of her being becomes a paradoxical liaison between the reality of the world she was placed into and memory of deluded wonder-world she left behind, strongly linked to the insular dream state that is recognised as childhood .Once Belonged refers to authors own processes of losing identity through the experience of emigration. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Zoe Lewis
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Fashion is one genre of photography which can catch your eye in a minute, whether or not the photograph is black and white or colour this genre of photography is attractive to the public eye. Vintage Fashion, looking deeper into the genre, is something which a lot of young women tend to like. My practice has consisted of a 1950s Fashion Shoot which in the four photos, you can see took time, preparation as well as working with stylists. A more modern take of fashion photography has also been produced for advertising a new make-up artist and dresses from Dressed by Lauren.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Megan Banks-Jenkins
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

As a photographer one's role is not to simply take a photo, but to allow the subject to occupy the camera. Giving them this opportunity allows them to express their emotion and build a bridge between the camera and themselves. The concept of this project was to create an emotional bond with livestock who are part of the meat industry which runs in the agricultural lifestyle. To a farmer, they are profit. To a consumer, they are simply meat. However they do not have a say to embracing this lifestyle yet through photography and their powerful gaze, these animals can create a connection with the viewer and only hope for a different fate. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jade Houghton
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

The photographic practice explores children's creativity, imagination and self-expression which present their identity as a whole. With these bodies of work I have examined the idea of observing children, considering how they see themselves in contrast to how they are determined by their parents. The use of everyday objects to create their own costumes and dens has been on-going project that challenges the idea of their understanding of who they are. It also gives the sense of the children's separate world from the adult world.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Danielle Watton
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

My Editorial portraits of dancers are viewed alongside a video of each individual improvising to a piece of music of their choice. Through portraits I wanted to capture each dancer's unique personality and style. Asking them all to dance in the same space, somewhere they have not danced before allowed individual expression. The church hall is a place where I and many other young children started to dance. It symbolises the growth of each individual, how they have learned to express themselves and how they have been shaped into the dancer they are today.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Saffron Toms
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Saffron Toms is a darkroom based photographer. Experimenting with both camera-less and camera based techniques she uses the darkroom as a means of not only creation, but also performance. Her work embodies a sense of spirituality, work is not only seen but also felt. Natural forms and the manipulation of chemical surface are used to discuss life, death and the continuum of cycles. By not fixing images they continue to develop, affected by the light of life their ever changing attributes mean that not only are they a product of the artist, but also a part.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kayley Herbert
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Kayley's photographic practice is driven by exploring ideas around self-identity, social identity and mental health issues. For this project she has explored different cycles of behaviour that affected an old friend of hers while suffering with depression over many years; cycles of behaviour that at the time she felt was a release and helping her cope, but over time created more problems to deal with. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Naomi Youd
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Through university I have developed my photographic practice towards Sport and documentary photography. Photographing Sport is a passion, documenting the atmosphere at the sporting events and capturing the emotion of the sports men and women is something which motivates me when shooting. I want the audience to see the relationships, emotion and surroundings through the photo stories, which I create. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Toni Ward
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

The concept I investigated was, looking from a voyeuristic approach onto a seemingly venerable situation, to see my body in its natural unconscious state whilst sleeping. The project started as a basic idea, which I had asked myself the question "what do I do when I sleep". This question has allowed me to develop a concept and come to a resolution that the images portray the unconscious state with an unresponsive reaction. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Biddle
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

The work demonstrates how the use of light and space within a landscape can be effectively experimented with to form atmosphere. It reveals how it can be utilized to reflect an individual interpretation on a particular personal or political issue that surrounds an environment. The intention of the work is to express a feeling or emotion towards a subject and above all, to make a visual statement.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emily Nicholls
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This project is exploring the loss of childhood innocence. As a child I truly believed that fairies were real. As I got older I started to realise that fairies weren't real and with more knowledge of the real world the imagination I had as a child became less and less. Through my photography I wanted to show how everyday objects that were real could convey a sense of wonder and imagination that I had lost as I grew up.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lorna Brown
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

I enjoy experimentation with photography as a medium that affords considerable fluidity in the expression of thought and concept. Motivated by a desire to explore racial, cultural, female and social experience and identity, my work often stems from a place of frustration and contemplation of my own mind-sets in relation to these issues. Oburoni Ashaki is a personal exploration of western beauty ideals, objectification and the black and multiracial woman. Unattainable beauty ideals are a popular topic, but less often discussed is the exclusion of women of colour. Interestingly, when black female beauty is acknowledged, it is often objectified or fetishised, thus I also wished to discuss the very specific objectification and hypocrisy sometimes present in the interracial dating dynamic. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Garrick Morley
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Garrick has a unique perspective when he looks at taking on any new project, and here we can see in the six images, how he approaches portraiture. Within these images he explores the uniqueness of a children's imagination at play. Using a old run down barn as the backdrop. This gives the images a subtle darkness and eerie appearance in which an adventure can take place transforming the ruins into a palace or Castle of the child's own imagination, and with a childhood friend the opened fields could be a kingdom to explore. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jordan Standley
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

I create images to reflect interests and life experiences with the use of analog photography and studio-based photography, covering a range of different social issues in a non-direct way that I myself find interesting or have dealt with, along with a continuous personal project of a diary including the use of writings and found imagery which inspire me to keep on creating work, the two pieces of work here are one of each, social issue and apart of my diary project which is in the planned to become a book at the end of my final year at Hereford College of Arts. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sophie Miller
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Sophie is a fine art landscape photographer. Her bodies of work explore personal connections to the natural environment through mixed media. Both film and digital have been experimented with to create her work with various methods being used including photographing digital self-created negatives on a light box. Material coverings are on some images to create the body of work called Childhood Memories and in her most recent body of work scanning has been the main process. To personally connect to the landscape Sophie collects natural materials such as flowers and leaves, which she finds in the landscapes she photographs. They are then brought back into her own environment to create the final image.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ben Winder
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Ben is a documentary photographer who has experience in action sports photography, but also has worked on some commercial projects too. As a photographer he'd like to continue working with mountain bikes, but to also start to build a stronger reportage and documentary skill set. These images are a selection of his work, from a commercial mountain bike shoot through to a personal documentary project based upon Eastern European workers, working on a farm in the UK.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sophie Abbot
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

"Do you still love me darling?" is a project referencing memory, time, relationships and the re-appropriation of imagery. Using 'found' letters containing years of dialogue between a young couple living in the time of Cold war, the narrative explores elements of romantic love, possession and insecurity. Places in which the couple visited become visual metaphors for the turbulent and emotional feelings experienced during their relationship. Feelings of loss, intense love, desire and despair are demonstrated, paired with archival documents gathered from a series of locations. Whether a flower from the ladies garden, or decaying images found at an RAF site in Germany, the project aims to discuss themes of memory, loss and the inevitability of present turning into past.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lili Autumn
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Influenced by photographers such as Gregory Crewdson and Viviane Sessen, my work takes fashion photography to a more challenging level. Surrealism has influenced the sexual context of my images, although, unlike Terry Richardson, I prefer to be less overt and aggressive in my exploration of email sexuality. My adoption of the robotic stance for my models avoids the stereotypical, female passive sexuality that dominates fashion imagery. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amber Marie Barker
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

"i am" records the dérive through modern urban landscapes, exploring the concept of psychogeography within 21st century visually led western society. Following the anonymous boy, that exists within a paradoxical state of liberation and vulnerability, through a shared physical and visual journey through the modern world. His anonymity reflects the inextricable link between identity and consumer identity within western culture, whilst the series highlights the influential power of the visual image regardless of the understanding of commercial motives. This series pays homage to the twilight period of existence in which one's understanding of the world and their relation to it remains untouched and unaffected my commercial messages and motives.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alex Beldea
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

'I had to spend one hour in a box while crossing the border' 'Valid for Travel' is a project that has been built up as an extended documentary series focusing on the condition of Syrian refugees in the United Kingdom. Currently it is estimated that around 4 million Syrians have left their country and that approximately 3000 have chosen the United Kingdom as shelter. 'Valid for travel' brings together a range of photographic images and personal testimonies as a means to engage with this issue beyond the simplified stereotypes created around immigration. The project aims to raise awareness of the situation in which these people have been put, fleeing the conflict in their homeland. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chloe Blanchfield
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

#Travelgram by Chloe Blanchfield The convergence of digital technologies, smart phones and high-speed Internet connections has created a new photographic paradigm. When captioning photographs hash tags are used to label the imagery with metadata to enable computer search algorithms to find them on websites such as Facebook, Instagram and Flickr. This new paradigm can be seen on how we use photography a tourists. Visiting famous landmarks is a great photo opportunity as some people like to take a simple photograph of the landmark and others enjoy putting themselves in with it, the obligatory selfie. An important aspect of my project is to continue the photographic proclamations using my imagery on Instagram 'hashtagtravelgram'. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lewis Broardbent
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

When photography was first created it took great skill to produce a photograph, a good understanding of chemistry was a necessity, as was the patience needed for trial and error. Until the modern age you could only see a few at a time, by visiting a gallery or reading a magazine. Today, with computers and smartphones, we have access to extraordinary amounts of information in the palms of our hands, we can easily store millions of photographs on something as small as fingernail. The work I have produced shows various images from the history of photography recreated using traditional techniques and bringing the first and modern ages of the photograph together into a single image using a smartphone. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Luke Brooker
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

The support and strength, the grit and determination from my family, is the focus for this set of images. Quiet yet unwavering, the psychological strength and support of my family's matriarchy has been the bedrock of the family through the hard and happy times. Even after losing their Father/ Husband they are strong minded enough to be there for one another and their family. Through each photograph it glimpses at their life, the boundaries that can blur from having someone beside you to carrying on together. We owe them everything, they ask for nothing.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Bethany Carr
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

'Storybook Land' reconstructs the appearances of renowned fairytale characters giving them a modern fashion twist. Fairytales have been told and retold for thousands of years making them potentially some of the most important stories of all time. Every generation can identify the narrative and key visual elements from each tale, therefore showing the popularity these stories have within our society. My aim was not to create cosplay images but was to show how fairytales can be integrated into fashion and beauty. The series is a playful and quirky set that takes inspiration from not only fairytales but also the photographer Tim Walker.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emily Green
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This work is a colourful bold, yet minimalistic approach to fashion portraiture. The interest in minimalism stems from 16th century Dutch painting along with graphic design, which has inspired the use of colour. This editorial is a response to Carnival Magazine brief; the main focus is an innovative approach to minimalism, shape and eclecticism in the portrayal of style and personality. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jenna Hinchliffe
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Trace is a personal investigation into the continued presence of man in the landscape surrounding my childhood home. Since moving away, particular areas that once provided an escape from everyday life now provoke a sense of unease, creating detachment between my original environment and myself. As the traces of our existence are more apparent to me now than ever before, the land seems fraught with the threat of change and, as a result, the loss of childhood memory. The shifting relationship we have with the natural environment is characterized by a constant tension in the fragile relationship between the man-made and the wild. If the boundaries between the two continue to blur, how long before the unnatural becomes natural?  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Laura Mateescu
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Palinopsia is a project that focuses on the experimental side of photography consisting in a collection of fashion images accompanied by light painting. Palinopsia can be defined as an afterimage, much like when looking directly into a light source then looking away. The project emerged from my desire to incorporate lighting as a separate corpus or substance which equally accompanies the model and the garments. Palinopsia is an observation on how fashion photography has changed with time, assimilating elements outside the expected still photographic medium. The project shaped from the curiosity of seeing what can result from blending tested and functional ingredients of fashion photography with less certain ones, such as light painting, where the outcome is never the same. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stuart Manks
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

An interactive body of work of highly detailed and highly accurate representations of soldiers throughout history. With the use of scannable QR code as an interactive feature this work gives an insight into the lives of the combat troops that have fought on front line across the globe. The goal of this work is to plant a seed of curiosity and a want to learn more.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amy Spencer
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

We are surrounded by advertisements which use digital manipulations like airbrushing to create a more 'desirable' body shape. As consumers, we never stop to think how much the photograph has been manipulated. We think a particular product will make us one step closer to the ideal body image, without thinking how unrealistic the image is. My collection represents the other side of this. The body shapes within aren't desirable, but unnatural, which is why people will question the 'reality' of them, believing them to have been altered. By not digitally altering the body form, I aim to show how much we can manipulate our bodies before digital manipulation comes into it, getting people to question what they are seeing.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alex Stapleton
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

From 1905 images of northern Africa, to domestic family photography, Broken Bridges is a photographic study that juxtaposes an array of imagery that raise questions around notions of authorship, intention and representation. The central themes of the book are organized around a series of images from these found amateur photographs, created by an unknown photographer of a 'glamour model' shoot. The possibility of new meanings and a renewed start to a photographic archive allows new readings to be elaborated. The remarkable characteristic of any photograph is that it can reveal a wealth of visual information, whilst also concealing an entirety to that moment in time. By embracing the semantic ambiguity of these images new connotations can be liberated.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Callum Watson
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This project involved creating 14 posters with 2 versions of 8 different people, these posters were installed into an underpass in Huddersfield with the tag line "customise me". The aim of this project was to stimulate the artistic prowess of the passing by public to get involved with the A1 fly poster prints. Over the course of this project my prints went from a blank slate to a joint project between me and the Huddersfield town people. The end goal is to have a piece of work that will show both my ability as a portrait photographer and the ability of the public to disfigure and add their own twist to my work. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dean Baybutt
University of Central Lancashire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Hydraulic Fracturing is a new and controversial form of Shale gas mining in the UK. Despite many health and environmental concerns including earthquakes and water contamination, the government and industry insist that fracking is safe. Those opposed are represented in this work, the villages of Roseacre and Wharles situated in Lancashire. Our Land invites us to consider the rights and wrongs that our choices as a society have on our environment, landscape and social health. Juxtaposed against public opinion that is so often disregarded in favour of resource gain and economic influences.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Megan Bayliss
University of Central Lancashire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This publication exposes modern drinking culture through a combination of fashion editorial, appropriated club photos, text and graphics. Being a VIP bartender I have witnessed the effects of drinking culture first-hand, and the types of behaviour, language and excessive spending which have become a normality. The imagery within the publication is a reflection of this behaviour seen on an average night out. The elements of pixelation, text and graphics are inspired by club posters and online images produced to promote club nights and events. To accompany the book is a club-mix CD produced by DJ ScottyL. The publication is a representation of how many young people spend their weekends. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rebecca Frank
University of Central Lancashire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Having always had an interest in how passionate people can be about certain aspects of their lifestyle, Shut up and squat explores the extreme lifestyle of the members of 'Muscle Factory' in Lancaster. The rugged aesthetic of these images illustrates the high intensity weight training that these men and women put themselves through on a daily basis. Through their ongoing dedication the 'Muscle Factory' it has also become a social environment for these weight trainers, using their relationships to their advantage and pushing each to their limits.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alex Hartley
University of Central Lancashire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

My interest within fashion is that it is recycled and reused. The first project presented here was based around the idea of 90s fashion being recycled and incorporated into fashion now. Being born in the 90s myself, I selected my main influences such as clothing and TV programs to create this editorial of images. The second project is based around the idea of dreams and nightmares. Creating a dream like feel with the use of colours and lighting. My style of photography has a heavily lit fantasy feel amongst all of my imagery. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Toria Lockyer
University of Central Lancashire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

With many towns and cities shifting through major urban regeneration and development, many community churches have fallen by the wayside. Once situated in grand, old buildings, many of these places have been forced to relocate into smaller, less grand establishments due a multitude of different reasons. They have become very makeshift and temporary spaces, far-stretched from the original, more grand establishments they were once situated in. However, the spirit of these tight knit communities hasn't been lost. Their makeshift, almost temporary spaces prove that a place to worship can be found anywhere - even if that place resides above a Greggs, almost invisible above the hustle and bustle of Blackpool's town center. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Elizabeth Old
University of Central Lancashire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

'The birth of the reader must come at the death of the author' (Barthes and Heath, 1993, p.148). Portrayal is a project exploring the relationship between people and objects. Through the collaboration of a series of portrait and still life images the aim is to provoke differing responses from the audience. The objects presented relate in some way to the subject featured in the portrait displayed. Dependent on the experiences of the viewer, the image will be interpreted different by each individual that experiences the imagery. Therefore the way we present ourselves is never read in the same way by each person we come in to contact with; perceptions are changeable through our social and cultural experiences.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Georgina Rimmer
University of Central Lancashire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Both Plato and Immanuel Kant put forward theories relating to the beautiful. Do we decide something is beautiful based on its aesthetic quality or its context? Formalism is an analytical approach to an image that focuses on its form and visual aesthetic. By using Formalism, my aim was to distort the essence of the object and question Plato's Theory of Form by utilising Kant's theories. The images taken are of two separate objects with different essences. One object is created using paint. The other is a skinned dead rat, the excess from taxidermy. By photographically distorting the objects to appear unlike their essences, we question our processing of an image. Are we reliant on context or the denoted imagery?  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hazel Whittall
University of Central Lancashire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

A photobook which personally exposes a timeline of my childhood spent in Saudi Arabia, and how my family were involved with the growth of Al Safi Dairy farm, the largest dairy farm in the world. The photobook was created to give an insight into the various adventures and events that we as a family undertook during our time in the Arabian deserts. I have curated a selection of his images, which were all taken by my father, in an attempt to retrace this personal history. Both the memory of these events and my new relationship with the imagery has influenced the sequencing and structure of this work.​ . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sarah-Jane Firth
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Delving in between genres of work, throughout this project Sarah-Jane Firth has closely analysed the way thoughts and emotions can be portrayed when dreaming. Through primary research she has meticulously chosen examples of dreams from others to exemplify emotions using conceptual portraiture. This project exhibits the idea of the unknown within a dream, leaving the viewer with an obstruction between audience and subject, much like our memories with the attempts of remembering people who have appeared in a dream after we are awake. The face of the subject in the images not fully on show creating the idea of the stranger some rarely remember when awaking, producing a connection between viewer and subject in a way which the feel of unease draws you in because of the unknown.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Natalie Simone
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

'Beyond Kantaoui' is a project investigating the outer edges of the tourist resort Port El Kantaoui in Tunisia. The lavish hotels give an impression of stability and wealth; this however is profoundly contradicted when venturing beyond the tourist hub into local urban life. Here the streets are often littered with waste, and although there are few if any attempts at landscaping or efforts to make the area aesthetically pleasing to the people who live there, the endless roads lined by fields of olive trees and freely roaming animals are hauntingly ethereal, making such areas uniquely beautiful in a way that the alien decadence of the tourist hotels and resorts can never be. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alexandra Winward
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Irlen Syndrome is a specific visual perception disorder that affects the way the artist distinguishes visual information. The brain is unable to process full spectral light making her unable to see in 3D, leaving her incapable to differentiate environmental factors such as lighting, high contrast, patterns and colours. In simple terms, some signals from the eye are not getting to the brain whole. While the eye might be functioning correctly, the brain receives an indicator that is processed like a double exposed picture where the location of items is confused. The brain tried to filter out the 'bad' information and so the aware mind receives a restructured image that lacks information or is considered as a falsified communication of reality. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rebekah Woodhouse
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Wisdom, affection and strength. These are only three of the long growing list of ways in which a Grandparent offers their support to you throughout your life. Time, patience and love has shaped them into the person they are today, and as a Grandchild, we strive to carefully follow in their footsteps and embody a soul and personality as beautiful as theirs. This project is a personal insight into the life of a truly incredible man. The delicate interior of the environment and beautiful personality of the subject have been carefully documented. The kindness and warmth associated with the documented environment are not easily articulated through words, but Photography provides us with a method of communication that allows its viewers to appreciate emotions on a more personal level.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ettie Wyatt Gosebruch
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

By joining two entirely individual elements a composite is created. The balancing of these previously created components becomes the making of an image. Juxtapositions can create false relationships between the elements, or a quietly different version of reality. New associations, connections and meanings are hinted at. A sudden appearance of perspective (or a yellow plastic bucket) within an apparently flat composite plays with the perception of truth. Certain images within the series are not composites, however through similar appearances and compositions these images can be read deceptively as composites further broadening the gap between reality and illusion.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rebecca Hickman
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This project is a visual metaphor used to describe the feelings of Rebecca Hickman throughout her university experience. Due to travelling home a lot on the train, she has felt that she has been in a type of limbo between Doncaster (family home) and Leeds (university home). She has chosen to explore the route that she takes between these two destinations. Rebecca noticed that not only was she in limbo but the fellow passengers on her train route were also in-between places. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rebecca Ishaque
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

The series of images 'Red, White and Blue' is part of a publication that explore's a historical past that is unknown and unspoken. A surreal description of the location is presented introducing ambiguity, questioning the audiences interpretation of the place. RAF Burtonwood, now Chapelford Urban Village has been built with similarities to American suburbs intentionally reinforcing the history that Burtonwood once was. This old disused airbase is regenerated into a ideal, modern housing development, slowly forming a new community with no knowledge of the impact and purpose that Burtonwood once had. Through the comparison of archival images from WW2, to the photographers interpretation of the place, the images investigate the community of American soldiers and families that once lived there; now become acknowledged and the community of Chapelford acts as a memorial for Burtonwood. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Florence Brewin
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Florence Brewin is a fine art Photographer, capturing themes of social and cultural issues of contemporary Britain. Growing up in Leicester, Brewin's work often focuses on Multiculturalism and Classism, questioning the prejudice experienced in the current economical climate. Her work is based in the studio, creating still life and sculptural studies that are often visual metaphors describing her concept. The photographer accentuates colour, pattern and graphic qualities, giving her work a definitive aesthetic. The project The Golden Mile focuses on a street in Leicester; the street is filled with Saree shops, Jewellers and Indian Cuisine. This street and the multicultural community are celebrated in Leicester; this project utilizes the street as a metaphor for acceptance (and the economic impact the community has contributed to Leicester) questioning why other parts of Britain cannot have the same outlook on Multiculturalism as Leicester? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chloe Anderson
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This body of work challenges the preconceptions that the photograph used as a document is always a true representation of its subject. Through the use of the universal language of the snapshot aesthetic the viewer is lead to believe the photographer is located in China when in reality all the images are shot in the UK. This project stems from strong desire to live and work in China therefore acts as a metaphorical bridge between where the photographer currently is and where she desires to be. Not only do these images challenge the history of photography they also highlight the knowledge that inevitably nothing is, as it seems. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Bäcklund
London College of Communication - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Frozen bodies fallen asleep with missing limbs active elsewhere. Based on an interest in movement and behaviour, Emma Backlund's work explores relationships to the physical body. Phantom Limbs investigates processes where engagement and distance coexist, and seems to propose an intense activity within the passive. Separating the body from its familiar form and anatomy, the photographs create a space in which an integral play between detached numbness and static movement is performed. The fragmentation questions what a body will become, when an artificial nature starts to complicate our experience of material reality and our biological selves. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joanne Coates
London College of Communication - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Liznojan means to find or follow a track, the verb 'to learn' comes from this old saying. The work follows paths, mythical, metaphorical, physical, and spiritual. Whilst looking at the landscape as a place and the people who form it in a deeply personal manner. both poetic and practical. It is this balance between states that the image-maker uses to create a sense of unease and ambiguity. Coates uses the medium of photography to translate visual stories that lie somewhere between myth, and reality. She seeks an intimacy with the viewer, to feel an attraction with place, and to recognise the power of the unconscious self.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Miyoung Kim
London College of Communication - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This project is exploring the relationship between one and oneself through memories. Here is, the memories are role like a mirror. The memories are possible to meet between the sitters and themselves as if people cannot see themselves without a mirror. Also, this is based on questions: how these people are seen and communicate emotionally to the audience . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alexander Jones
London College of Communication - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Troubled Sites focuses on analysing spaces throughout London, which were targeted as a part of the Provisional Irish Republican Army's guerrilla terrorist campaign. Revealing bombsites within their surroundings, Troubled Sites helps to place the landscape between normality and conflict. This gap is investigated through the social, political and historical tensions hidden in the psychology of these sites, and how they serve to present the space not only as a theatre for terrorism, but also as a space within the ordinary. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Cecily Morris
London College of Communication - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Cecily is a London based fine art photographer, who's practice is all based on analogue cameras and experimentation within a black and white darkroom. She is constantly photographing the female form in different ways. Recently her work has been all about what the viewers see in her photographs, As Roland Bathes wrote in his essay Death of the Author: "a texts unity lies not in its origin but in its destination". . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chong Ng & Lam Pok Yin
London College of Communication - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This project is an immediate response to the contemporary condition where the prevalence of digital cameras have made photography more affordable and seemingly democratic than ever: an attempt to deconstruct and rethink photography through looking at apparatus, methodologies and the image-making process. Through staged performances which involve cameras, optical devices and installations created by the artists, norms and presupposed ideas surrounding photography are taken to the extreme, until they start to fall apart. Obsolete technologies and everyday objects are reinvented, adapted and radicalised. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Elizabeth Noonan
London College of Communication - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Elizabeth Noonan's photography focuses on the diversity of body image and the relationship between objects and females. Through her work she has exposed her desire to present powerful female bodies which are undeniably beautiful. The project "Athena" creates images that transforms the project into a exposure of the way Elizabeth views the female body. Removing the "closed closet" view that we have towards sexual subject matter and empowering the female form. Renaissance women weren't forced to starve themselves into an anorexic fashion industry marketing version of female sexuality. With influences such as Jenny Saville, Joel-Peter Witkin and The Renaissance, a strong sculptural fine art style shows through her work. Modernising the beauty that we lost to body image woes and the fashion industry.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gema Polanco
London College of Communication - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

"In front of the photograph of my mother as a child, I tell myself: She is going to die: I shudder over a catastrophe which has already occurred. Whether or not the subject is already dead, every photograph is this catastrophe." Roland Barthes My Photography is about memory, time, lost and desire. Searching into the relations between the different member of my family and myself in order to explore the world we live in today with the obsessions, and expectations that creates a painful game in which I try to link the fragments of a complex reality that has been building during three generations of my family. I have always use self-portrait in order to discover who am I and to question the viewer who they are. My Spanish background and its history has always been presence in my work as I've seen how the current situation has affected all my close relatives.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Isabel Salva
London College of Communication - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

When you leave the place you called home for all of your childhood and hang your coat up somewhere new does that new place become your home by default? For Salva home is not a place or a building, it is a feeling of comfort and the sound of her mother clattering around the kitchen, and the smell of garlic and paint. Salva's work is personal and often features domestic spaces. She often uses ambiguous still life and a limited colour palette to reflect the themes she works with; loneliness, displacement, domesticity and banality. Barely leaving the confines of her London flat to shoot the project, a feeling of stillness and uncertainty is reflected in this claustrophobia. This feeling is embodied in the confines of print. Although flowing more freely than a conventional book, the scale and tactility that the book offers reflect the quiet feelings of displacement and mundanity depicted in the photographs.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alice Serraino
London College of Communication - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Following a study on classical culture and the connection between mythology and landscape, this body of work explores the effect of duration, of extended exposure in a metaphorical sense. This results in a series of anachronistic landscapes and seascapes as womanly bodies, enabling dreams of the past.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sun Shi
London College of Communication - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

The series Space In Between, is to focus on the corners and the intersections of the facades. In the works,by folding the photographic images on paper, the artist tampers with the flatness of the pictorial surface and challenges people's awareness of spatial dimensions. With these approaches of intervention, the rules of flatness and single-side were broken but spaces were created: space between photography and painting, between image and sculpture, between papers and frames; also, the relationship between the audience, the work, the space, and the space in between. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Silvano Roque
London College of Communication - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

"Trees warp time or rather create a variety of times. Going into Wistman's Wood it is almost like leaving land to go into water, another medium, another dimension." Silvano's work has its origins in philosophy, science and literature that along with photography, video and sound explore the notion of the archive in relation to time and memory. Through photography and other experiments, his work looks to find the gap between historical and material truth that creates at the same time a certain kind of temporal displacement. The work is thus composed by different pieces that interrelated together aim to decipher nature's interiority.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Victoria Schofield
London College of Communication - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

"If I wasn't listening to music when growing up, I was queuing up at shows hours before, or spending countless hours waiting to meet the bands at signings. For my current work I wanted to focus on a band that I done all these things for, and felt a personal connection with and had done since being a teenager. Having put an open call out for other like minded fans of band The Maccabees online via Twitter, along with the support of the band I received an overwhelming response and have been travelling around the UK to meet and photograph these people and show the diversity of fans that this band attract, and how even though they are nearing 10 years together, new fans still emerge and old fans are as present as ever." . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ellen Syrjälä
London College of Communication - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Ellen Syrjala is a street and documentary photographer, her work is mainly shot on an analogue camera. To demonstrate her passion for sculpture and the performance she mixes up documentary photography with performance using the human body as a sculpture, creating statuesque figures. In the work you will find her intrigue to find abstract compositions and angles to everyday mundane objects, exploring ordinary places finding and highlighting beauty within that place.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah White
London College of Communication - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This body of work is my final major project at London College of Communication. I aim to display the manipulative power of the advertising image and how consumers can desire organic objects rather than materialistic ones. In my work I use popular techniques used in advertising imagery as well as testing these in order to make the onlooker desire the organic object within; a peach. By using fear and seduction within the work, this desire towards the peach is created. This perfection that is perceived becomes an unattainable, fictional commodity - one of which, we as a society want and need. This fanciful tale is told through images of success, beauty and wealth - we emotionally part with sense and reality, and join the hyper-real, and fabricated.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joanna Cowley
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

I have regenerated the photographs found in my family's album. Having had an interest in appropriation and paper art for quite some time, I have combined the two to emphasise the family thread. The featured images are a selection of snapshots, school photographs and studio images taken from key events typically found in a household's keepsakes. The subjects reflect one another showing their similarities, crossing generations and genders to create an entirely new persona.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charlie Hitchen
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

My work is created through boredom and loneliness and is the result of my entirely solitary, melancholy image making process. I will walk for miles on end, often around the disregarded, wilting parts of the city that cling on to their heritage by a thread, constantly under the shadow of the steel and glass of city development. Rather than a in a narrative fashion I prefer to think my work follows a melody, ebbing and flowing rather than existing in strict, linear form.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Natalie Wardle
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Working with both still and moving images my work is a performance played up to the camera exploring and questioning femininity. From the things females go through to fit society's ideal body type to physical and emotional vulnerability in society and relationships. The film stills I've included of my work concentrate on the way clothing can constrict the female body. I'm making a comical mockery of how the clothing is there to make you look good when the reality is that it's unflattering to look at on it's own, as well as over exaggerating movements in the garments to show how ridiculous they really are. Whilst my still images take a softer approach to my work exploring the vulnerability of femininity.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ian Walker
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Mixed Martial Arts or MMA, is currently the worlds biggest sport viewed by the paying public. The sport has risen to fame over the years due to the intense and sometimes extremely brutal nature it 's competitors demonstrate. Through my images I aim to show not only this sense of brutality, but the commitment and dedication, that its athletes show, win or lose as they aspire to reach the very top.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joseph Briggs-Price
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This body of work explores the qualities of the role model. Elite athletes are the model of what human kind can achieve end endure physically. Competitive sports offer invaluable life lessons and promote valuable qualities, such like leadership and teamwork but also determination, perseverance and self-discipline. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Victoria Ruane
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Remnants of my grandmothers past and day to day life through her struggles with memory loss; fleeting, intimate and momentary. My project is a collection of imagery from family albums, keep sakes and my own documentations over lapping and intertwining; retrieving elusive moments in time and bringing them together to re-stitch these fragile moments of pasted and present that are so easily lost.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Keziah Porter
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

My work focuses on displaying male vulnerability in a world where imagery of female exploitation is common and fashionable. After seeing an oversaturation of photographs where women were portrayed as submissive doll like figures, I wanted to reverse this and put myself in the position of the puppeteer and photograph boys in a brutal way. The project has gone on to also involve objects that take on the idea of convulsive beauty and warped gender.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Thomas Larkin
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This work focuses on exploring the paths that have appeared in a natural surrounding, and how we have come to regard them as an official means of getting from A to B. These pathways appear on no maps and are a product of anarchy and defiance against a more conventional route. If these pathways were to stop being used, they would disappear, yet because to many they have become their regular direction of travel, as a result they have become almost permanent.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Markus Andersson
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This work for me is about challenging myself. It's about the relationship between the photographer and the model. It's about those few hours on set when you go from complete strangers to knowing every little thing about the other person. Growing up on a small island in Norway, where everyone already knows everyone, it was quite a big change for me to move to London. I've often heard people describe Norwegians as introverted and cold, but when you get to know them they're actually quite friendly and warm people. I find it terrifying photographing people that are strangers, so for me it's always been important to make a connection with the model and that for me is a challenge. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Melissa Arras
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Calais has become a doorway for refugees who risk their lives to flee from their homelands. Recently the town has transformed from a seaside resort into an uncontrolled site populated with people hoping to escape illegally into the UK. Keeping the identities of my subjects hidden whilst they anxiously wait to leave, photographing everyday moments played out in such a surreal environment proved how badly the people wanted to settle in a situation that could only ever be temporary. This project is a means of me to visually explore the political tension and uncertainty involved in being a refugee. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sara Baena
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

'A Beautiful Melancholy' is a body of wkr inspired by the idea that the word 'melancholy' carries more weight than being synonymous with 'sadness' and 'depression'. With the meshing of landscape, portraiture and still life, shot on both film and digital, it can be seen that there is a melancholy to be found in every realm and in every moment we live, not only through the content of the imagery, but through the idea that every image is not just a single moment in time, but a silent, unmoving record that carries the weight of opinion, feeling, thought and experience.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Laura Beckwith
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Hackney as an area is so often photographed, but to me it was an unknown treasure. Enticed there by love, I went on a photographic journey exploring the quirks and the individualities of the gem of East London. 'Ode To Hackney' is a poetic interpretation of my own thoughts and feelings I had along this journey. It is a sentimentalized and at times romanticized view, which is a dramatic contrast to the usual portrayal of an urban gritty environment. I invite you to discover this area through my eyes, my Hackney.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sophie Bourne
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

To me, the sea is pure poetry. 'She' has been as evolving and evanescent as the sea. A journey of love, memories, grief, sadness and freedom. Every emotion has been felt whilst creating this work and what has been left is a poetic discovery of every reason I love being by the sea. When it comes to memories they are often fragmented, little moments that together represent a life shared, each one has a different impact and they all piece together to create a picture of all we have experienced. In every image my memories overlap to create something that intertwines me and the sea. Salt water runs in my veins, and this project invites you to share in the seas siren song. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charlie Coleman
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

The role of the club photographer is a well-established position within the club promotion and PR industry. Group photographs and production shots of artists and DJs are the only frames that the clients want. What do we see if we look beyond the 'Club Photo'? What's happening behind the performance? This work is about observing the Clubbers and their world as alcohol and drug induced confidence and confusion reframes their standard social rules for the evening. Initially working as a barman in Night Clubs; I was shocked initially but am now addicted to watching the hedonism take over each evening. The NightLifers are blind to me. I am a spectator to the event, I am a feature of the environment to them, and it's easy to slip into the background. I don't know what I am looking for until I capture it. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Louise Cooper
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

'The Verge' surfaced when I considered the emotional side of why I photograph, and should not be taken at face value. It explores how I view the world and process my experiences. The photographs provide a means of provoking a dialogue between the metaphorical and the physical. They reflect feelings of being on the brink of the unknown - a notion that embeds itself into various moments in our lives. I have found that this work has fallen somewhere on the periphery of comprehension, and I invite the viewer to contemplate a connection with this place of uncertainty. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Richard Dowker
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

These people are all strangers that I met through dating apps and social media websites. No romance, sex or relationships involved - just photos. Exploring the digital age we live in, documenting the behaviour of today's online society as our reliance on technology and social media becomes more apparent. As technology within society is impermanent, ever present and ever perpetual, socialising has adapted within modern culture. This series questions our relationship with technology and social media; has it brought us closer together or isolated us further?  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jack Gray
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Jaywick is a small seaside village on the coast of Essex. Originally purchased by entrepreneurs in the 1930s, the land was sold off to Londoners in cheap, small plots to build temporary holiday homes. These areas were known as 'plotlands' and Jaywick is last that survives today. Since Jaywick's peak as a holiday resort, the town has fallen in to a state of disrepair, gaining a bad reputation from the media for neglect, crime and poverty. This series aims to explore Jaywick from an objective viewpoint, studying from the outside in, the truth of the town, the beauty of the beach and the reality of life as a resident.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Karolina Griciunaite
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

I created a project about myself. Why? Because I find it hard to explain to people close to me how I feel. I usually don't really know how I feel. Sometimes I just want to be left alone. But I hate being alone. The photographs help me explain myself. Show the gloomy side of me. It is really just the simple photographs. Taken using different medium cameras, because just like any other decisions I can never make up my mind. Inspired by the things you see in them. The sense of place. The intimacy. The emptiness. Melancholic comes to mind.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Thomas Henninger
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

I am fascinated by the ordinary, the overlooked and the forgotten. I aim to document remarkable spaces that the majority would consider mundane. This work looks to explore how we interact with non-spaces, and more specifically motorway service stations. These areas are often thought as banal, neglected and isolated spaces that do not hold any real significance to be considered as 'places'. They are places that exist, but are disregarded as part of a community; they are somewhere, but nowhere, a means to an end. These are the lone rangers of the motorway.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Elanor Marielle
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Love. Pain. Happiness. Loneliness. Joy. Isolation. Hope. Fear. These are the moments that make a life. These moments are fleeting and precious, even the bad ones. This is my photographic exploration of these feelings in my own life, and how growing up living in extreme circumstances have impacted on how I feel things as an adult. This series is a creative outlet to resolve parts of my past and present, and a means of expressing myself as an introverted person who sometimes struggles to connect with people.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gaile Juknyte
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Meeting strangers, examining faces, reflecting their engaging culture, expression and unique beauty is a challenge to create a space for a man to simply be: be looked at, be admired. These photographs attempt to capture, remember, glorify and pay the absolute respect to the idea of a mythical hero, a male muse with ability to evoke the peace and familiarity despite the form of a perfect stranger. Maybe not every picture is meant to capture the soul, that prize yields only to coincidence and determination. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Keeley Khan
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

The bedroom space is a private area in which these people have trusted, allowed me to enter and turn into a public space. My work focuses on the relationships between people and their bedroom. I wanted to explore how these people treat these spaces and how much significance, if any, it has to them. The diverse subjects show how they use their space as somewhere to play, personalise, an intimate area in which they learn to share and rest. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Declan McKenna
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

escapism: (noun) - The tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially by seeking entertainment or engaging in fantasy. People use an airport for multiple reasons. It may be as a gateway to other lands, previously unknown. Or, as a hobby, with the activity of plane spotting - recording the information on the great machinery that is another cog in the wheel of the planet's transport systems. As the project developed, so did my outlook, where I realised I rely on the act of photographing as a form of escapism myself. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Nagle
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This work is an exploration of a world I can only ever see but never belong to. Like daydreaming, looking through the viewfinder provides me with a view to another world. I try to record this alternate landscape, manipulating reality with selective seeing. Yet, the moment of return always presents itself and I become conscious of the dislocation of my mind from my body. I remain a foreigner to my own imagination. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Andrew O'Dell
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Barbican is a project based around the Brutalist Architecture estate that is is named after. The project aims to break the stereotypical approach involved with architecture photography with images captured deliberately with a abstract mind set, creating photographs that the viewer has to decide for himself or herself if what they are seeing is real or manipulated. The project continued to evolve from start to finish as with any non-traditional approach I was free to fully explore different styles and genres of photography while maintaining a core interest within the Barbican and architecture photography . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Imogen Rowland
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

My grandparents refuse to be part of the modern world, living in the past and not connecting with the present. Using a 35mm camera and hi8 video I am observing their life in the house that they have lived in for 60 years. Oswald House is located in a small village where time appears to have stopped. Documenting what its like to grow old together, when there is little conversation but being comfortable in their silence, I am recording what it's like now that they rarely leave the house. Exploring the themes of their memory and time, and the eventual acceptance of old age. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Andreea Stanciu
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Uninterrupted Debris It currently feels like we live in a world where people don't pay much attention to the little things anymore. The project aims to explore a neglected area - an area primarily focused on the ground. Inspired by this disregard of the common man, the following association of images has been created using undisturbed debris found in everyday surroundings. This perspective allows for no distraction, drawing the focus directly onto the subject. Each photograph has been captured so as to provoke some deep thinking about the consequences of Western society's thoughtless habits. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amy Walker
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Tenure of Villains explores the changing social landscape of my home-town, a historically working class suburb of London. I examine the relationship between image capture and transience, with a purpose of preservation of culture. The inhabitants have a common sense of identity, originating from traditional villagers way of life. They are often eccentric, and always proud. But, as developers creep in and build on what is left inside the greenbelt and a commuter station for Chessington on the Cross Rail 2 project is proposed, residents fear the community will become unsustainable and the character of the town will be destroyed.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Callum Wilson
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

"This place where I felt I should belong was in fact a place where I'd never felt more isolated" Italy formed a huge part of my identity. Serino, where my family came from, has been a source of comfort and melancholy. Being there was eye-opening. My dual heritage restricted me from connecting with my environment. Ultimately I couldn't communicate. Finally seeing the reality of this made me realise the folly of my identity. This project is my visual representation of an Italian-Englishman ultimately searching for something to connect to; it encompasses my sense of longing.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gabriel Murad
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

China's thriving economy has led to a rapid development in new infrastructure. The demolition of old buildings within city centres is taking place to further modernise cities. Urban farms are being excavated and the old suburbs are being knocked down to make room for sky scrapers and high rise apartments. This series of images was photographed in three municipalities; Beijing, Shanghai and Chongqing and one of the world's busiest port cities, Ningbo. The project outlines the rapid growth of these powerful cities and the theme of a constantly growing and changing China. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Padraic Fogarty
National College of Art and Design - Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

'Ireland Overblown' is an attempt to present the Irish landscape in an alternative way. For this project I travelled all over the country and photographed landscapes, deliberately over-exposing the sensor. I found that this technique obliterated most of the more subtle details in the landscape but, on the other hand, made dominant features look subtle. Ireland's landscape is the chief selling point for our food and tourism industry but in reality it can be dull, or even ugly, as well as beautiful. I would hope that my pictures encourage people to interact more with our landscape as it's the only one we have. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Margo McNulty
National College of Art and Design - Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Retrieve is a series of photographs, which I took at the Curragh Camp in Kildare. My great uncle Eneas McNulty, an IRA member, was interned there in the 1940s for a year and died soon after his release. I took photographs of the camp both at the K-Lines site where he was interned and at the Museum. At the K-Lines, I photographed the fields where the former tin huts called Tintown stood during the 1940s. At the Museum, I photographed the prison objects, which were made by German prisoners, who were interned in the camp at the same time. This project is about retrieving that memory and legacy. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Edel Kelleher
National College of Art and Design - Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

My mother Alice is 92yrs, my daughter Tara is 20yrs. They are both only girls in their families and Tara is my mother's only granddaughter. Even though there are many years between them and they have lived very different lives, through different times they have a lot in common. Through this project I watched them chat, laugh and share memories as they looked over old photos which connected my past to the present. I was allowed capture fractional moments in time which I hope someday my daughter will share with her children and grandchildren. I hope to preserve, to keep, to relive to hold and to share some of the ordinary moments in these wonderful ladies lives. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stephen Brett
National College of Art and Design - Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Suicide locations in Ireland I called the project 'The Unspoken' due to the amount of stigmatism associated with suicide in Ireland even though we statistically have the highest rate of suicide in Men in Europe and 2nd highest for Women. Each location has been carefully chosen using local knowledge along with what is reported in the media and through internet resources. The reason I choose to shoot the locations at night is that the these tragic events most often occurred at night, therefore capturing what would have been among the last images seen.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sonia Banatowska
National College of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Fine Art Media
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

A film exploring second-generation Polish-Irish emigration with the emphasis on mother-daughter relations. This is explored through the conversations among three contrasting women within my family, along with correlative generations abroad. My sister and mother weren't always keen on being followed with a camera, and because of our close relationship, this didn't always allow me to get the shot I wanted for the film. Duncan Campbell and Pawel Lozinski, both documentary filmmakers, have been big influences on the work and how I went about approaching the subject matter.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Elsa Brightling
National College of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Fine Art Media
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Womanhood is a self-published magazine that aims to re-shape the ideas of what a woman 'should be' through a series of nude photographs and interviews evoking discussion on issues of femininity and feminism. Womanhood is a catalyst for positive change serving as a tool for body confidence and confronting established perceptions of beauty amongst the women featured and its readers. This project was conceived from my love of photographing the female form and quickly developed into a safe place for women to discuss important everyday issues from body confidence, to periods and censorship of the female form. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mark Fitzpatrick
National College of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Fine Art Media
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Fabricated Truth is a photographic exploration of both my hometown of Dublin and also a fictitious, virtual city of Los Santos, in which the video game Grand Theft Auto 5 is based. I have been investigating various societal flaws from both worlds, and also the manner in which the ownership of property is maintained, examining the aspects in which they differ but also how similar the digitally constructed world could be to that of real life. Using 35mm film, I have transferred the digital images from the screen and hand printed them in the darkroom; stripping away the modern computer coding and leaving a photograph with a real presence in time and space. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Andy Morris
National College of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Fine Art Media
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Sensational Developments Expected is a photographic series depicting a fictional version of the theft of the Irish Crown Jewels from Dublin Castle in 1907. The work focuses on the scandal and rumour of the time, and represents it using camp and theatricality. The rumour surrounding the theft give us a fleeting glimpse into a upper-class gay subculture existing in Edwardian Ireland. Camp, as a sensibility prevalent in the gay community, favouring artifice and exaggeration, is used to bring this hidden subculture to life, and to translate it for a contemporary audience. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Andrew Nuding
National College of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Fine Art Media
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

'Apparitions' is a photographic work exploring the phenomenon of Marian apparitions in Ireland. This project led me on a very different kind of pilgrimage. I travelled the country, navigating from the coasts of Wicklow and Waterford up to the wilds of west Donegal, Mayo and Sligo - and down to the southwest of Limerick and Cork. I arrived at each site with a distinct question in mind: Is its very existence a relic of the glory years of the Catholic Church in Ireland? Every road I took led me to the same stark truth - that these once congested symbols of faith have been largely forgotten with the decline of the Church's influence. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mira Andres
University of South Wales, Newport - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

The ambience of a coastal place can convey a feeling of comfort or a feeling of unease, yet Borth, a small village on Cardigan Bay in mid Wales, embodies both. Borth is built on an exposed coastal shingle bank flanked on one side by the Irish Sea, with its submerged forest, and on the other by the marshland of Cors Fochno. The title 'What will the sea take from us?' questions the persisting fierce landscape as a place for imagination as well as its geographically vulnerable location, referring back to its historical residents The Black Crows, who never knew if the sea would devour their loved ones. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Isaac Blease
University of South Wales, Newport - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Informed by the African Butterfly collection bequeathed to me by my Grandfather, Charaxes Imperialis draws upon the similarities between the act of catching, ordering and preserving of Lepidoptera, with the colonial ideologies of conquest, control and acquisition. This similarity occurred the deeper I studied the collection; more and more my prior romanticised vision of the continent was being contradicted by family photographs from the time that depicted, a bourgeois and contained Africa in which the expatriate roamed free. I began to see this selective amnesia regarding the adversities and troubles caused by imperialism, being unwrapped in the forceful nature and methodology of butterfly collecting. The consisting images where taken following the routes made by my Grandfather, documented within the collection. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sebastian Bruno
University of South Wales, Newport - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Don Quixote's path in Castilla La Mancha, the central region of Spain, is a route of 2500km. In order to create a timeless parallelism between that society described by Cervantes and the contemporary one, I position myself as Don Quixote. In this way, I seek to inquire into values and traditions that transcend the passage of time, coexisting within the alterations in the landscape and the artifice of ephemeral fashions. Values and traditions that reflect the vices and virtues of this Spanish region. The result is this brutal, but sincere, interpretation, a personal journey that delves into the lives and the moral universe of the inhabitants of Castilla La Mancha.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Frederico Colarejo
University of South Wales, Newport - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Ruins of abandoned crab and lobster tanks can be found in several places along the coast of Portugal. Most of these structures were built in the beginning of the 20th century but are today gradually falling apart and at risk of disappearing forever. Ruins are a reminder that nothing lasts eternally and the connection between these remains and the sea is suggestive of Portugal's imperial past; its grand possessions during the 16th century discoveries era. The ruins hold testimony to the power Portugal once held. Just like the Portuguese empire the crab and lobster tanks have crumbled and now their vestiges stand for something that is integral to the history of Portugal. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Declan Connolly
University of South Wales, Newport - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

'Views of a Mountain' is an exploration of the corruption of memory through fantasy and focuses on the intimacy with an emotionally loaded environment. The landscape that features in the series is the Snowdon of my youth; the mountain in winter is cloaked in white and often hidden in cloud. This is when I climbed its face most often and therefore my memories and thus fantasies of this mountain are eternally shrouded in white, a snow covered, towering force lurching out of the landscape of my childhood. The work presented depicts the physical makeup of Snowdon and echoes its form but what is documented does not necessarily exist- 'Views of a Mountain' is made up of these dream- inspired views. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Catalin Munteanu
University of South Wales, Newport - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

The closure of the factories and refineries around the city of Ploiesti, Romania, affected the life of tens maybe hundred of thousands of people. It is hard not to have regrets regarding the falling of these colossi who were put to the ground in the last twenty years, after being up and running for decades, even centuries. The strife of generations was sold for scraps and the big gates of industry were closed forever. The facts from here are similar with what happened after the fall of communism all over the country and from a productive nation, the population of Romania became a consumerist one. The workers changed their tools for shopping carts and their cash payments for credit cards.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Clio Ryan
University of South Wales, Newport - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Diane Di Prima, a 'feminist beat poet' born in the U.S.A in 1934, in the poem Revolutionary Letter 61, part of a collection 'Revolutionary Letters' published in 1971, introduces the notion that we are each political prisoners held bound by the order of society, and that we must all free ourselves from these chains of social order. Inspired by Revolutionary Letter 61, along with the expression that "The personal is political", I have used my own personal experiences to inform my political projections of opinion. This body of work features a combination of both performance art video pieces and self-portraiture photographs in response to varies global contemporary social issues . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Saunders
University of South Wales, Newport - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Vonnegut defined a Karass as "the tangling of lives as free-form as an amoeba." They are individuals cosmically bound through haphazard divine fate, paths that seem to ziz-zag across the planet shyly to a meeting point and collide at a pre-destined meeting point in time. Hannah Saunders photographic work Karass explores this idea, constructing the foundations of her own entangled group like a jigsaw puzzle. The portraits are collaborations and celebrations, an ode to those who compel her. Through this collaboration the portraits seek to confront societal taboos around nudity, they are reminders we are not simply bodies destined for scrutiny and objectification. We are intelligent, conscious, organic matter suspended on a planet, as we hurtle gloriously through space. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Christoph Soeder
University of South Wales, Newport - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Faces Unfading shows women affected by alopecia, an illness causing hair loss of varying degrees. Neither cause nor any promising cure for this condition are known. Although not affecting the physical health, hair loss often implies a severe psychological shock. Losing one's hair often seems to be losing one's identity. Identity however does not disappear but transforms itself and changes its dress. Some choose to wear a wig, others at some point prefer not to disguise their hair loss anymore. The portraits depict women who have taken off their wig, some for the first time for the photograph to be taken. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Becc Sykes
University of South Wales, Newport - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Tattooing is a genre and world of it's own. In modern day society it has become an acceptable form of expression for many individuals, including myself. One of the most influential people in my life has been a man named Norman Keith Collins, more commonly known as Sailor Jerry. I travelled to Honolulu, Hawaii to embark on making a documentary surrounding the places he lived and the people who live there now. Landscapes and portraits have been shot on medium format and Polaroid. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jodie Everett
University of South Wales, Newport - BA (Hons) Photographic Art
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Ritual, gives form to human life. Throughout history, social occasions were ritually structured and the depth was rendered by an overarching religious tone, however even within our modern secular lives, ritual survives. Not as a surface arrangement of time but as a deep subconscious longing. A contemporary ritual participated by the majority of us is the way in which we use photography in order to record and perpetuate our identities. As Everett increasingly matures and endeavours to question the restrictive patterns engraved upon her developing psyche within 'the impressionable years' early-mid childhood, by both society and primary attachment figures, she uses the ritual of photography to visualize the myths that have become the mental support during a time of transmutation. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Elizabeth Fraser
University of South Wales, Newport - BA (Hons) Photographic Art
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

In only the last two decades we have reached the ability to see deep space objects that were before unknown and invisible to the human eye. These images now heavily embedded in our consciousness have the ability to shape our impression of the universe. This work seeks to challenge photography's credibility and status as a tool of factual objectivity within science by playfully reconstructing popular representations of space. Looking to enlarge the metaphysical and the liminal space that lies between what is known and unknown, this work explores the ways in which science, art, religion, and photography have shaped our perspective of reality and the extent to which any of these can accurately be used to define what is 'real'. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lukasz Kubicki
University of South Wales, Newport - BA (Hons) Photographic Art
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

An object is balanced, stationary in the air, suspended - no other movement is allowed. There is only one state that the object may become perfect, there is only one state that creates balance. These minimalist and de-contextualised objects attempt to create an illusion. The object is transformed into a metaphorical subject - the black space behind it, unknown. Through the photographic process the 'thingness' of the paper is celebrated, as if to defy the immateriality of the digital revolution. As technology is advancing at the speed, it might be worth to pause for a moment to address this chasm. These allegorical images counter the constricted freedom of thought in an overly bureaucratic society, controlled by seemingly invisible, economic and political forces. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sarah Oleksik
University of South Wales, Newport - BA (Hons) Photographic Art
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

'Dead to the World' uses thermal imagery to determine heat points in the body while sleeping, using a camera to intrusively photograph sleeping subjects whose age spans from birth to old age. All are vulnerable in images attempting to illustrate the living heat that survives each night, not just the infants and elderly whom we worry are most vulnerable to not waking up - there is as much of the heat of life in the coldest part of the night in them as all the other subjects. 'Dead to the world' questions the link between sleep and death, as sleep is no longer thought to be a result of lowered brain activity and a taster of death, but the most active time for the brain. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ellie Paris
University of South Wales, Newport - BA (Hons) Photographic Art
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

At Least We're Not Irish explores the juxtaposition of everyday family memories with the underlying presence of darker secrets. Through the use of personal photographs and stories recalled by family members difficult topics such as shame and lying are investigated. Through the series of images they are intermixed with lighter anecdotes to suggest the often-muddled structure of family life. The central thread of the work is the story of Kate Patrick, an Irish runaway who had a child out of wedlock. However after researching her it became clear this was a fabrication and she was from London. On hearing the news that the story was untrue Kate's granddaughter said with a sigh of relief: "At least we're not Irish". . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Georgia Taylor
University of South Wales, Newport - BA (Hons) Photographic Art
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

"People are frightened by what they don't understand." - John Merrick Throughout time, people have flocked to witness extraordinary zoological rarities and spectacles. How the Other Lives is an exploration of curiosity and discovery through interpretative performance art, delineating the communication barrier between human and animal. Through the creation of a fictional being this work aims to address the absurdity of artificially evolving into another beast. How the Other Lives questions how vast the disparities really are between species. Animals living in manmade environments, adapt to surroundings, which aren't historically natural to them. The performance plays on situating a human into an adverse habitat, which immediately becomes odd. Natural materials and immersive focus attempt to add intrigue and ambiguity. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Louise Upham
University of South Wales, Newport - BA (Hons) Photographic Art
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Vascular Dementia makes it impossible to remember recent events, which practically and emotionally contextualise ones life. By witnessing the difficulties my Grandmother, Betty, went through, I noticed that she lived in the past tense; sometimes just by talking, at other times believing she was there. Subsequently, when her memory momentarily returned, she became disorientated and frightened; to such an extent, the only place of sanctuary was her home. In this project I wanted to visualise the internal fragmentation Betty experienced, and used the external vision of her glasses to do so. Thus bringing understanding to the reality that without the confidence our memories and surroundings provide, we, become fragmented facets of identity, making the human experience a deeply troubled one. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Briony Watling & Lorna Foster
University of South Wales, Newport - BA (Hons) Photographic Art
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Watling and Foster have gone through a personal process of discovering the natural rhythms that occur in both women and nature. Moon Time explores the correlations between a women's menstrual cycle and the lunar cycle; both occurring monthly every 28 days. Both Walting and Foster visited the Gwent Levels, by the River Severn, for 28 days to create circular prints that have traces of mud imprinted onto them left behind by the sea water. The times of the visits were scheduled according to the high tide times. Each visit Watling and Foster waited for the tide to get to the moment when the water would begin to retreat back to the ocean to continue its cyclical rhythm. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jack Weekes
University of South Wales, Newport - BA (Hons) Photographic Art
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Coloured Landscapes remains rooted within the digital space and explores the programmatic, autonomous yet subjective nature of digital imagery by creating what at first glance seem to be flat monochromatic landscapes of colour, but they reveal an ambiguous paradox - the human traces within a mechanical process. Over 24 hours, 16,777,216 colours are displayed flashing by every 5 milliseconds, never repeating, ever drifting to the inevitable end. Each group of seemingly unrelated numbers displayed, represents the intensity of red, green and blue within each given colour, turning imagery into data, adding layers, further subverting colour into arbitrarily coded numbers, showing how fundamentally unique any form of representation is, questions the authenticity of such a descriptive, yet by its very nature, deceptive medium. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sutton Auckett
Plymouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

'Outback' glances behind the scenes of a popular seaside and family entertainment centre situated along the South coast of England. It depicts the areas that are hidden from the public gaze, displaying the stark and chaotic life of the workplace. These compositions could be taken almost anywhere; however the diverse small details create the unique stance of a workplace that is unlike the ordinary. The dichotomy between the overcrowded shelves and the un-cleaned staff toilet reveal signs of human encounter without needing to physically show their presence. The project forces the viewer to render and apply imagination to what the front of house appears like. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Justine Belsito Gordon
Plymouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Degenerate studies the decline of Plymouth reflected through the varying architectural style of Plymouth's landscape. From 1940, much of the city was destroyed in the 'Plymouth Blitz', an event which subsequently formed the city's regeneration. A 'Vision for Plymouth' was created during its rebuild, involving a contemporary reworking of the landscape, dividing it into functional sections - where each would accommodate a specific urban role - and building structures designed in a 'Brutalist' and 'Stripped Classicism' architectural style, now considered questionable within the confused architectural landscape of Plymouth. This project has resulted in a range of straightforward architectural studies to a collection of fragmentary archaeological studies representing varying degrees of decline throughout the city, visually mapping the city of Plymouth. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Samuel Cowan-Say
Plymouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This is a documentary project about the uncertain lives of Dartmoor ponies. They thrived well into the 20th century because of the demand for ponies to work in the tin mines throughout Britain. They are an integral part of the moorland landscape for conservation grazing and are a part of the area's cultural heritage. The market for Dartmoor ponies has been slowly declining ever since. Every year in Chagford, Devon the farmers gather the ponies off the moor and sell them in an auction called a 'drift'. Sadly, the meat trade acts as a secure bottom-line for ponies that do not sell as riding ponies, normally to feed the various carnivores around the zoos of Devon.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Livvy Dunn
Plymouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

A project that explores and studies the anonymous nude body, looking into form, shape, texture, marks and patterns that are on or can be created using the body, experimenting with slight distortion of the body, whilst also studying the aesthetics of the nude body as a whole, it's natural structure as well as the effects that occur throughout a lifetime, such as scars and ageing of the skin. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Luke Gartside
Plymouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

'Recrudesce' explores a growing community of people living off the water and electricity grids, in self-built dwellings in the South West of England. For many the lifestyle is chosen out of ideological opposition to what they deem to be the shortcomings of mainstream society- particularly rampant consumerism and a disregard for the environment- whilst others are merely drawn to the independence, self sufficiency and closeness to nature it offers. For the varied and colourful members of the community the lifestyle is sustained through a mixture of old and new technologies; power is created using solar and wind energy, rain is filtered into drinking water, human waste is turned into compost for growing food and wood is burned for heating. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Guy Gunstone
Plymouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

These photographs can be seen as a study of ambiguity and form - an attempt to pick away at the exteriors of objects. Focusing on the theory of empiricism, the project breaks down systems of understanding that are created through visual languages. It is about what the camera is faced with and what photography attempts to unveil. With no anchoring in place the images have no spatial grounding and are void of context. Each photograph is thus a document for interpretation and through a lack of information being revealed a barrier of understanding is created. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Harry Li
Plymouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

As a photographer I believe in producing unique and beautiful photographs for the audience. Recently, I have become interested in working with dancers and other theatre performers. A performance is produced through continuous effort and hard work. However, while the general audiences are watching the final piece, they rarely see the struggle, sweats and hard preparation that a performer would have been through. This is the reason why I am interested to photograph them and show the stories behind the final show. Photographing the final piece, when all the moves and positions are mastered, is also very exciting. I observe and anticipate the numerous stunning movements that look great when captured in stills, as well as in blurred motions. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Holly Peters
Plymouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

These pictures document a trip to Oman, where I stayed for 7 weeks photographing local Omani life in the village of Qantab. Life in this traditional fishing village is peaceful and landscape is tranquil. I went into people's homes, getting an understanding of their lives. The warmth and hospitality of the Omani's is so touching and I've learnt so much about a culture, which is sometimes misunderstood. My images capture a side of this country, which people should look at closer with different attitudes and understandings of this beautiful world. I had an incredible time meeting families and the people of Oman, experiences I wont forget, that changed me and taught me so much. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Rewbury
Plymouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

A current underlining theme thorough my most recent and current project is the issue of social deprivation within various areas of Plymouth such as North Prospect and Devonport. Documenting the people and the area, I tend to question the impact of housing regeneration and the influence that it has on the community and its residents. This is through a photographic documentation, along with other elements including found material that add to the evidence of producing a more tangible effect to the process. Mainly resulting in book form I look to achieve a narrative that provides an audience with my perspective of the environment around me, highlighting everyday elements that reflect a created identity of the local residents. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rachel Stanbury
Plymouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

During World War II RAF Davidstow moor played a crucial role in protecting our country. In the years of 1942-1945 the airfield was part of RAF Coastal Command where their missions sought to protect men at sea from German U-Boat attacks and rescued those who were stranded. Now, Seventy years later the airfield still stands in remembrance to those who protected and died fighting for our country. The airfield is now at peace, slowly crumbling away through disuse as an airfield but now as a playground for the modern world to use and enjoy recreationally. This project focuses on the remains from War, what still stands and the real life stories that lie within the soil from seventy years ago.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Thomas Stephens
Plymouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

China Clay mining has shaped the landscape and community of the largest St Austell. The industry created villages and with that, communities, at the same time the ever expanding pits also brought an end to certain villages. Greensplat and Retew met this fate so the industry has had its advantages and disadvantages. It shaped a landscape and its people and continues to do so today. Alongside my own work where I document the landscape, I have been working with an archive that I have been building. The ECC Review was a publication created by the main clay company in the area, it highlighted the importance of what a community holds and played a huge part in building my archive. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dominic Till
Plymouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

These sculptures are designed to constitute an element of one's home. They are positioned so that they highlight a tension that exists in regard to a lack of affordable housing. The objects are stripped of their intended purpose and thus rendered unusable. This relates to the fact that there is a lack of affordable housing in London and instead land is bought up by the highest bidder and then transformed into a 'playground for the rich'. As communities are torn apart through this vicious cycle, the vast array of different cultures and communities that make up the city are being buried and replaced by a sea of faceless replacements.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Phoebe Bland
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Exploring underwater is a very unnatural experience, being underwater is not what we were designed for. Every process is familiar yet very unfamiliar, therefore it is 'uncanny'. You breath is a different way and move in a different way to how you would on land. You feel lighter and every process is slowed down. Awareness of yourself and the surroundings is heightened, making exploring wrecks all that more exciting. This project aims to show what goes on below the surface and what is down there, whilst exploring the notion of the 'uncanny' by experiencing familiar objects in a very different environment. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Claudia Bridge-Parkin
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

"Art itself (and with it sartorial art) is a compromise between imagin- ation and reality; it deals with real media but implies an inability to find complete satisfaction with reality and creates a new world "nearer to the heart's desire." (Flügel 1933: 237) Fashion and beauty photographer Claudia Bridge-Parkin works with multiple light sources to create her work. Drawing inspiration from the fashion industry and different cultures. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kira Clinton
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Stepping out is a series of portrait images focusing on women that participate in 'male-dominated' games. Women have an expectation to present themselves, dress and behave a certain way, with the media pushing this perception of women has created a barrier to which women are seen differently if they participate in sport. Men are seen to be the gender that is noticed when it comes to sporting abilities. This series of images has been photographed to demonstrate how women can look different and still hold the attributes of femininity along with being a strong, ambitious athlete. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Krista Dyulgerova
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

My series of photographic work 'The Rhodopes', uses the documentary tradition to record the Rhodopes mountain and its surrounding villages. It combines landscapes and exterior images of dilapidated buildings of my home country Bulgaria. The genesis of my project stemmed from a desire to know more about my country by exploring the regions I have never visited before. The work explores the culture and rhythms of rural life. Notions of time are expressed through the crevasses of the mountains and the cracks of ruined houses, symbolising a sense of absence. Awareness is raised about migration to big cities and its impact on sequestered village life. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Laura Gowing
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Living in a world where technology is a must, it is getting increasingly difficult to remember our past. My artwork takes a view on our perception on modern life, and how one person refuses to adapt to a culture that we are so used to. Within this work I intend to document a persons house but mainly concentrate on its contents. This is what I feel makes a home and shows that you do not need to adapt to live in this society. The book contains a selection of images that I have produced for this project. This book has been highly influenced by Martin Parr and his book entitled 'Signs of the Times' . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Keira Hannon
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

My work explores the metaphysics of the mind, examining the psychology of individuals whilst presenting to the viewer the complex nature of our inner-selves. The genesis behind my work stems from a desire to analyse ones personal struggles through past traumas and psychosis. The tension between control and out of control is omnipresent in this project. Presented as a series of portraits, 'Paradoxical Past' features an isolated female figure in a variety of places reminiscing on negative past experiences. The repetition of the pattern itself is reminiscent of Victorian mental institutions. The clandestine nature of the figure's life is exaggerated by angular red tainted acetate, partially concealing our gaze.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lina Ivanova
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Inspired by my upbringing, 'Стежерово' is a documentary, exploring the agrarian way of life in rural Bulgaria. My parents are the first generation of my family to migrate from the countryside to the capital. Memories of 'home' for me relate directly to that of my Grandmother's country life, not where I was raised. Through imagery, I can reflect on my parents' upbringing and where my grandmother still exists from livestock and the land she owns and tenders. Following her every day life, and her immediate surroundings, I have explored themes of culture, community, tradition, and the cycle of life. In doing so have broadened the content within this project. In order to fully convey the environment and atmosphere, I have interspersed landscapes with portraits, as well as closer detailed shots, which support the nostalgia associated with home. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nathan Klein
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

'Yesterday, When I Was Young' is a biographic project exploring notions of memory, escapism and the repetition of mundane everyday existence. Oscillating between outward facing expressions and sequestered gestures, the work charts the daily lives of a family, a lover and the revelation of self-identity and sexuality. Evoking a sense of melancholy, the impact of past events is present in a sequence of photographic images that interrogates the conflicts and reconciliations of family life. Unexpectedly cathartic, the act of looking has become the catalyst for self-discovery. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Albina Leka
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This autobiographical series consists of five images, which depicts young women in rural areas of Northern Albania, reflecting on a hypothetical version of the self. By using traditional marital clothing and acting out agricultural chores, I create a persona that best represents my understanding of the cultural expectations of women in contemporary society. Coming from that region, the catalysts of the photographs are a mixture of my experience and imagination, portraying identity and place. The photographs add a sense of nostalgia when taken at low light and are intended to reference 18th and 19th century realist paintings of working women. The images evoke gender inequalities within Albanian culture, something that I have experienced but also escaped from, therefore leading me to take the photographs with a Western gaze.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Maskery
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

In this work I explore themes of order and chaos, of repetition in the city and freedom of the individuals who live within it. The city is shaped by humanity. By many people treading the same path over and over again, until eventually we built roads and structures to accommodate them. To keep us civilised. The city attempts to implement order with walls and fences. Repetition is everywhere. Whether it is in the routine of our daily lives or the consumerist ideology imposed on us by mass production. Yet, within the constraints of the city streets the walker is free to roam wherever they like. The images here are impressions created by a multitude of human activity day in and day out. Be it the orderly and confined direction of cars on the road, or the more chaotic patterns made by pedestrians. The city is a micro-universe that mirrors the wider cosmos. There is a system at work and certain rules in play that exist to order and control. But there is also disorder. There are random movements that cannot be governed by any kind of power. Our activities take place in a system of streets, but there are many possibilities within them. This project seeks to remind us that we are part of a universe, but our individuality is not defined by it. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Samara Jayne Martin
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Territories are a vital part of who we are. As we grow and change so do the spaces in which we reside. This series of images look at four generations of males and the spaces that they would consider their 'territory'. I elected to work with male models, as historically they are more territorial than females in most situations, often hostile to anyone trying to invade. Photographing each model at the same level gave them equal importance in the series, a direct front on gaze like this left little opportunity for me to impose a status onto them. I chose to accompany the main portraits with three smaller images focusing on the eyes, hands and feet of each model. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kayleigh Muir
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

'Regarding Emma' is about a woman coming to terms with her illness. Emma was diagnosed with a brain tumour nine years ago. Back then she was dealt the news that she only had two years of her life left. Despite the traumatic event, she remains alive and well, long past the prognosis she was given. Emma presents herself, her body, as a form of self-expression. To cope with her illness, she uses tattoos and distinctive hairstyles, which offers her a means to escape, to form a new identity to help come to terms with her diagnosis. My work explores what it is to recognise and develop awareness of ones inner strengths. Emma stands and confronts her own personal challenges, ones that she must confront every day. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Aneta Ruseviciute
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

In this photographic series I document the ideology and lifestyle of an off-grid community located in Berlin. Hosting up to 20 people and keeping nationalities diverse the only rules in teepee land are no sexism, racism or homophobia. Living in hand-made tipis and yurts and surviving off their own plantations and selling handmade toys and creations, escaping the clutches of our modern consumerist society, spending their days listening to the radio, planting vegetables and enjoying a spontaneous lifestyle. I believe that being persistently surrounded by media and consumerism affects our perceptions of what we need in order to live and we restrict ourselves by thinking that having more is will make us happier. My research on this topic has revealed that numerous individuals living off-grid claim that they have never felt more alive and free, I wanted to discover if this was true firsthand and document the experience. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Russell Stewart
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This work is about the decline of small privately owned manual labour trades, where it is becoming increasingly difficult for them to survive. Due to it being easier and cheaper to import materials from other countries. Within the work, I am showing the traces of these potentially redundant spaces. Encompassing details of objects along with interiors and exteriors, such environments become like film sets, loosing their original function. These locations are near to where I live in Northern Ireland, an area of which I know very well. Places like these used to seem familiar to me and remind me of my childhood, but they are now becoming increasingly unfamiliar, as we become more and more surrounded by technology. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Natalie Taylor
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Natalie Taylor is an architectural and interior photographer whose interest lies in the functionality of space and design. These images presented are from projects exploring these themes. "A Thing Which Speaks" analyses connections between functionality and spirituality in new build churches in Surrey, which have been built or refurbished within the last 15 years and depict the key features of the changing development of modern church design. "Spare Lines" documents staple structures of interior design but at the high-end extreme. This location won International Property Awards "Best International Property Single Unit 2014;" the subjects of the photographs chosen due to their familiarity and how they dominate the space around them as well as within the image itself. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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María Paloma Velázquez
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This body of work is dedicated to the prestigious history of an old, Hungarian noble family, documenting one of their last descendants, Count László Károlyi. It depicts the old-fashioned, sophisticated living environment of a man, who after spending decades in exile, decided to return to his motherland to maintain the work that his ancestors upheld from the 13th century. The low-key portraits and interiors were taken at the residency he inhabits with his wife, Madame Erzsébet, in the Károlyi Castle in the city of Fót. They echo the once important authoritative status of the family as well as the concept of the disappearing aristocratic presence that very much influenced the way that traditions and national culture is perceived today. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jimmy Baker
UCA Rochester - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

My portraits depict the individual physical emotion that consumes an athletes state of mind before entering the psychological intensity of training. During the process of creating this series I wanted to understand my subjects environment and their personalities. Therefore I have moved away from the studio and captured the subject in context. From a young age I have been coaching children to compete in the sport of gymnastics and was myself training and competing from a young age. I wanted to show the determination and commitment that is fundamental to succeeding in such a highly competitive environment. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Louise Collins
UCA Rochester - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Louise Collins' work Obtain portrays the undiscovered history of our solar system. Her analysis of a 1940's archive for several months revealed the truth behind her findings. The unintentional discovery of her Great Grandfather, Charles Smith's work, and his wife's photography, inspired Collins' perception of photography and space. Analyzing these negatives and prints in-depth she discovered a vital footprint on astronomy during this time period. Her personal follow-up, research and revival of her families past were vital to this body of work. Collins' discovery of Charles' archive is a break-through in our solar system's history. Charles discovered astronomical facts were unknown during the 1940's and if discovered sooner, he would have been acknowledged for his passion and practice. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nicholas Constant
UCA Rochester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

A project making a comment on Bosnia and its unique post war state. Exploring different places important to the conflict, hinting and evidencing that a lot of the issues that caused the war are still evident. Shooting the project on large format 5x4, using a slow working method to mimic the slow progression Bosnia has had out of this post war era. The title 'Firn' is the name for snow that has not fully turned into ice and visa versa. It is a really good analogy for Bosnia's current situation as it is frozen in this state between recovery and its old troubles. 'Firn' comes from the Swiss German "before" or "last year's", talking about a previous event that happened.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Robert Ducrow
UCA Rochester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

The name of this series is one of the ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) established and fundamental principles of ergonomics. The code '6385' brings consideration to social, technical and human requirements during the creation of working systems such as an office space, in which all these items must be examined in a balanced manner when this space is realised in it's physicality. Ducrow based this series on his personal interpretation to architecture and is here to question usability and the architectural understanding of ergonomics. Toying with the code ISO 6385, he asks us how does a design or system become obsolete from what it was set out to achieve. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Molly Farmer
UCA Rochester - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This short documentary film explores how the media influences body image in society, and in particular, the affect this has on children. Through the development of technology and the increased amount of sexualised and manipulated imagery, children are now more than ever in danger of developing self-esteem issues. In this documentary short I have called upon the youth of today in order to hear their opinions on this topic, and what could be done to help improve a society driven by looks. View at: http://www.mollybellefarmer.com/#!mirrormirroronthewall/c22sl . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jareth Fletcher-Miller
UCA Rochester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

It looks at human control and destruction with a strong Asian influence. Each image contains a hand made Penjing. Originally made by Buddhist monks in China, they were believed to capture mystical energies from sacred places. They were created with Bonsai trees that are carefully pruned and wired to stunt their growth. These Penjings represent human control. Secondly, the backdrops represent either buildings that have been demolished, deconstructed or new buildings that have been built where traditional ones were demolished. Each backdrop has its own Chinese proverb that talks about human nature and destruction. The loss of historical areas of China has been an issue for many years. These represent the human destruction aspect within his imagery. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ieva Gelezinyte
UCA Rochester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

In her project, Ieva Gelezinyte reflects upon her memories of immigrating to this country at a young age. She recalled that as a child, her experiences and views of growing up in England were different from someone born here. Through trying to understand her memories, she began to comprehend that they were unclear, with false information interlaced with the facts. Through the use of natural light and abstraction, her work focuses representing the vague events she does remember. It emphasises the emotions of displacement she felt as a child in a foreign country and coming to understand and fit in with a place she was overwhelmed by. Each image represents a memory and the emotions that Gelezinyte recalls feeling.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Christine Kirk
UCA Rochester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Growing up, I remember spending a lot of time on the coast. This work aims to explore all three hundred and fifty miles of the Kent coast, studying the fine details of its natural beauty. I explored the Kent Coast from Dungeness to Dartford. While exploring, I collected items. Using alternative processes to make photogram's of the objects, creating unique prints either on the beaches at night, with natural light and open air to expose them or in the darkroom with forced light exposing them. Black and white photograms were printed by hand while coloured ones were done with modern technology. Contrasting modern and traditional printing highlights the original beauty of the coast and the modern beauty built upon it.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jade Perry
UCA Rochester - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Body Beautiful investigates the connection with my mother, reflecting on the beauty industry and the absurd nature of media portrayal. My mother is a beauty therapist. Growing up in this environment, many of her beauty ideals have been imposed upon me. I have seen my mum striving to achieve this unrealistic idea of beauty. She tried to achieve this through an obsession with different treatments and procedures. Body Beautiful documents some of these treatments that my mother applies to herself and her clients in the quest for the ideal body, resulting me looking at how this personal connection has skewed my perceptions of beauty. I recognise the absurdity of the treatments but I still choose to undertake them.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Aaron Price
UCA Rochester - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This body of work is based on the concept of the Uncanny, drawing upon the earlier theories of Ernst Jentsch who writing before the infamous work of Freud, is more influential in this project. Although Freud is considered the father of psychology and Jentsch almost forgotten, it is indeed his work on intellectual uncertainty that is referenced in the three images displayed. The narrative is left open-ended for the audience to experience Jentsch's concept of the Uncanny, as the uncertainty of the image is re-interrupted in the psyche of the viewer. It draws upon Jentsch's second guessing uncertainty, that is, what is 'real'. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Robert Roach
UCA Rochester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

QuotingLove in a literal sense, is a project that presents positive quotes for LGBTQ, combining photographic portraits with their 'words of wisdom'. QuotingLove is a community photographic project, which takes the form of portraits alongside embossed text. The portraits are taken by Robert Roach as well as being submitted though the QuotingLove website to extend the reach of the project to a wider audience. The intention for this project is that a range of images will be received from around the world, showing acceptance in different forms, from a wide diversity of people. All images will be shown on the QuotingLove website as well as through social media outlets . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lily Santer
UCA Rochester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Lily Santer's project is about her parents' break up. The images in the work portray a sense of closeness and intimacy between photographer and subjects. There is also a use of the mirror/ reflection that acts as the barrier she felt between the three of them. Through this project, Santer focuses on how she wants to amend the bridges / relationships between not only herself and her father, but also between her mother and father. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hazel Thompson
UCA Rochester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Buzz Rescue addresses the tenuous relationship between human and insect. This project aims to educate and inform children on the ecological strain that the pollinators are under. This project begins with The Blooming Brave Buzzers, a tale of an insect paradise coming under threat of destruction, this story is illustrated by amalgamating in-camera double exposures with photograms. These luscious images lead to the magical world of the undergrowth and encourage the unison of different creatures. At the end of the story Buzz Rescue explains pollination and educates about intricate networks of the ecosystem. Connecting learning for both adult and child buzzrescue.com brings together external sources to offer an in depth scope into how to support the pollinators. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Daniel Warnecke
UCA Rochester - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

We are on the brink of a 3D printing revolution, commercial uses such as printed figurines provide a representation of the sitter displayed as a photographic object. But what is the legacy of these objects? Will they ever be valued as highly as a photograph or painting? The work sets to create a dialogue between old and new. Breaking the generic and subjective tendencies of the mini statues by reintroducing elements of traditional portraiture, which are absent in this process. By appropriating famous works from the history of portraiture and then reverting them from 3D photographic object and then back to 2D print in order to create a tension and irony within the work. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Frances Ball
Southampton Solent University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

While visiting Norway Frances Ball realised she wanted to explore documenting the landscape further. The scale of nature cemented a long-held notion of Gaia as a living entity. This led her to consider how we interact with the environment. "Due North: A journey along the invisible to show the visible" consists of eight images following a straight line (longitude 1°20"35' west). Beginning on the Hampshire coast (latitude 50° 47" 10' north) it ends inland at a tree in a park (latitude 50°58"28' north). Each image is titled with the map reference it was taken and represents an overview of the landscape the line passes through. The manmade intrudes everywhere. Even the tree at the journey's end was deliberately planted.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Steven Butter
Southampton Solent University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Morgan Motor Company is the last remaining family owned motor manufacture in Britain and is over a century old. Every single car is built by hand using traditional craftsmanship and techniques that have rarely changed since the start. The series explores this unique factory, but also including images from the test route that they use for every single car up in the Malvern Hills that overlook the factory. The aim is to highlight the decline of craft due to the increase of mass production and technology. This series of images explores the Latin term, homo faber, which simply means man as maker. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lottie Ford
Southampton Solent University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Nuvole Bianche - explores how photography has helped me overcome grief from the death of my Dad five years ago from a terminal illness. Photography helps me to express myself in different ways to explore who I was, who I am now and how I see the world; photography became a therapy during my Dad's illness, this series has been named after our favourite piece of music that I would play to him. The lone piano stool is a metaphor for this growth in confidence in myself as a person, the stability that the piano stool is still there and that his memory, the absent piano will always be remembered even if the absence is not so obvious to others. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rebecca Hill
Southampton Solent University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Photography is a way for me to communicate and present my unique view of the world. My work aims to introduce and reveal to the audience something they have not seen before through the way I photograph and present a subject. The images are taken from a variety of different series' I have created. The series' are all based on similar ideas around the familiar and unfamiliar. I photograph overlooked subjects, primarily on macro to capture the small details which the unaided human eye cannot see. The concentration of colours, shapes and angles create ambiguous and abstracted imagery, encouraging the viewer to analyse and challenge their perception. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Aimée Glen
Southampton Solent University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

The currency and contemporaneous nature of the fashion industry has meant that gender binaries have begun to unravel revealing a strong assortment of gender acceptance. Male and female have seemed to distort and merge forming multiple collections of individuals that misrepresent the regiment of boy as boy and girl as girl. Conforming is not a necessity however it can often seem like the only choice; in order to be accepted by society you are forced to adapt and modify . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Thomas Murphy
Southampton Solent University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Quarries provide an eye opening insight to how man has effected and altered a landscape; my image of the quarry scene isn't to show my personal views on the environmental impact caused by man, but to allow the viewer the chance to think about their own perspective and views. A quarry becomes such a prime example of human impact, a necessity for human provision; mineral farming leaves its mark on the Earth in a harsh manner. This image has been composed in a way in which the scale of the site isn't fully shown, but can be understood that the scale is vast. Almost an otherworldly landscape, baron and used. The series of man-altered landscapes is currently ongoing  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amy Lambourne
Southampton Solent University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

"Supermarket workers" is a series of portraits that represent individual employees of large commercial super market chains such as Asda, Co-op and Tesco. The concept behind this series came from exploring the philosophical relationship between identity and environment and in particular Marc Augé's theory of the 'non-place'. Without the presence of customers intruding the frame, the viewer is enticed to examine and value the importance of the worker in up keeping the supermarket's function. The intentions of these portraits are to provoke an awareness of these individuals classed as "Supermarket workers" who are seen but very rarely appreciated as people, and who are commonly overlooked as a small link in the large chain of consumerism. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Shaka McCabe
Southampton Solent University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

I am nearing the end of my degree and I have always had a great passion for fashion photography, the selection of images I have chosen to present our from my latest shoot within fashion. From working with designers and models it has pushed my skills as a photographer as in terms of camera techniques, more controlled shooting as well as enhancing my post production skills. to produce a high level of work. The main agenda for this body of work was to show three different looks presenting the sitter in a glamorous light, highlighting every element of clothing within the frame making it desirable and the main focal point. I am currently seeking to assist people on shoots to gain more knowledge within the fashion industry, so please contact.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Seweryn Szymaszek
Southampton Solent University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

An ongoing but silent debate about how and where to store the nuclear waste was the inspiration for this series. Through the exploration of the potential nuclear waste facilities sites shortlisted by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority I have discovered the beautiful British landscape. The series explores the industrial impact on the natural environment. It also attempts to document potentially the last moments of those places before their transformation into ticking bomb zones. What is more, the series shows how consumerism and globalization alter the idyllic character of the natural sites into new and artificial landscapes with highly toxic materials kept inside. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ryan Wilson
Southampton Solent University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Within this series, I explore the connection between humans and dogs, through the use of Deadpan portraiture, and how we are look more like our pets than we realise. Whether it be through facial features, body shape, emotion or even the smallest details, we look like our animal companions more than we realise. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sarah Reeve
Staffordshire University - BA (Hons) Photojournalism
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Photography is a visual medium, I have been documenting those who do not have the privilege of sight, but instead have a four-legged companion to guide them. My work explores the animal-human relationship of guide dogs and their owners, a partnership where a human relies on another species. In order to document this crucial relationship I have captured everyday aspects of two people living without sight, representing the importance of their dogs. This work shows the 'real world' of the blind. The images are moments in time capturing the instant. Documentary is a sense of reality and I believe my images represent this reality, and an insight into a fundamental relationship, which is strong and intimate between human and dog.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gemma Williams
Staffordshire University - BA (Hons) Photojournalism
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

The pottery industry is the heart of Stoke-on-Trent. Clay is in the blood. My project explores ways in which people attempt to overcome the blandness of the working environment by personalising their workspaces, brightening the otherwise grey monotony of the factory floor. This body of work considers two questions: what can the personal items people bring into work tell us about individuals? And does the addition of objects brought in from outside promote productivity? By adopting a typological approach we can compare each subject and observe whether there is a commonality among the items on display, grouping the images into diptychs of personal belongings and their owners allows the viewer the opportunity to build relationships between subject and still life.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Holly Webster
Staffordshire University - BA (Hons) Photojournalism
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

My project is focused on the narrative and story-telling fundamental of photojournalism. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines photojournalism as, "journalism in which written copy is subordinate to pictorial usually photographic presentation of news stories or in which a high proportion of pictorial presentation is used." My desire to focus my project in this way has come from living on the island of Alderney. Alderney was occupied by the Germans in World War II and retains the scars of the occupation today. Bunkers, forts and gun placements litter its cliffsides and hills, whilst large underground tunnels intertwine beneath the soil. Alderney is filled with history and mystery and this has influenced not only this project, but a lot of my previous ones.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sally Young
Staffordshire University - BA (Hons) Photojournalism
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Born out of the 1960s Mod scene Northern Soul is a music and dance style sub-culture more popular today than at its birth over 40 years ago. Along with the music there are many aspects to 'Keeping the Faith' from dance and dress style through to the importance of which label a particular 45rpm vinyl tune is produced on. There is a real feeling of community and belonging, which comes across strongly from the Northern Soul followers. Each event is a forum where long-standing friendships are revisited and new friends are warmly welcomed to the 'scene'. The images taken attempt to give an insight to some of the passion and emotion fuelling the continuance of this amazing Northern Soul Family.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Laura Carys Thomas
University of Wales Trinity Saint David - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Everything has been left in its place from 30 years ago. It is so dark, I can barely see my hand in front of my face. A small amount of light forces its way through the tiny grubby window, which gleams on the car. I use a torch to investigate the rest. Tins of paint left open. A packet of opened, unfinished cigarettes on the ground. His overalls hung up. His work. His notes. Important documents. Abandoned. The back window of the car has been smashed. Did he do this? Why didn't he come back here? I'm left with a mystery. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Marit Nyhus
University of Wales Trinity Saint David - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

As I present this work entitled Oghundi Nayi, I am aware of the need to make the photographs mean something, not just to the audience but also myself. The series represents my attempt to understand 'the other' as I live, talk and work with the local inhabitants in the Kasese-district west of Uganda. Could the work really bridge the cultural and symbolic gaps that exist between us? While undertaking this project, the camera became an instrument to translate new impressions of an unfamiliar culture in something tangible, something 'real'. A question mark now hangs over the work, did I truly get closer to the 'other' or do I remain forever distant?  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Matthew Thompson
University of Wales Trinity Saint David - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

My work represents a personal pursuit of significance within the vernacular, the everyday. By photographing the world around me, everyday movements and engagements serve as means to form a narrative; highlighting poignant moments, reminding me - to quote Barthes - of what has been. As a photographer, this relationship with the transient becomes a form of meditation. Responding to curiosity with little conscious contemplation involved, I take an intuitive approach at the time of photographing. In subsequent editing and sequencing, I embrace formality. The images exist in the moment they took place - I am interested only in the atmosphere that emerges. These images present are taken from a larger body of work whereby they exist in sequential book form. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Michaela Howe
University of Wales Trinity Saint David - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Some memories live with us forever, even the memories we try to repress. Each subject retells the moment which made them become a victim. In Unspeakable the moments between words are captured. The face in these moments reveals so much more. Facial expression is one language that everyone can understand, it is more important in many ways and yet most expressions go unnoticed in everyday life. Through different technologies we are able to capture these usually fleeting moments. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nicole Ragan
University of Wales Trinity Saint David - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

'Maternal Flux' reflects on the state of being caught between two, often opposing feelings, through the mother daughter relationship, particularly tension between bondedness and separation. Exploring the depth of a relationship which is often posed as static or fixed, these dark and metaphoric images lie between reality and consciousness, being caught in the intensity of the mother daughter relationship which holds such potential to wound and harm yet provides a confirming and enabling presence. Encompassing autobiographical and symbolic psychological reflections on maternal discovery and loss, Understanding the changes and evolution of this relationship, acknowledging a mothers own desires and needs and the communication surrounding this to the daughter, and her realisation of this.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Robert Paul Jones
University of Wales Trinity Saint David - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

"Dreams are the royal road to the unconscious" - Sigmund Freud. The best way I have found for me to express my experiences with the 'uncanny' is through the depiction of my own dreams and by creating these photographs, it finally allows this feeling to manifest itself in my reality. Coupled with photography's laws of subjectivity, the whole process has become a paradox, underpinning our perceived reality and exposing us to the anxieties of the sublime. It is in this 'unknowing' then, we find this hole that we all so desperately try and fill. By only being able to remember the smallest of details I have created these isolated, mystical and surreal worlds into which you, the viewer can  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rose Priest
University of Wales Trinity Saint David - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

In this series of photography I am exploring the tactility and physicality of the book. I want to celebrate and commemorate something which is becoming increasingly unused in the digital age. This work is my way of investigating why books as objects are important to me and how they interact with the people who read them. I aim to encapsulate the beauty which I feel when engrossed in a story, through the physical form, by exploring the imprints and evidence that we leave on pages. I read a quote by Theodore Roosevelt which said that "I am part of everything that I have read" this really speaks to my ideas as I want to depict the two way relationship we have with books. I am part of everything that I have read DECEMBER 2014. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stephanie Blakemore
University of Wales Trinity Saint David - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

"For a knowledge of intimacy, localization in the spaces of our intimacy is more urgent than determination of dates."- The Poetics of Space Gaston Bachelard. With focus on capturing liminal spaces and stages of change and emotion in time, this project aims to create a clear understanding of the fragile, intimate aspects of relationships and the dynamics of "family" in contemporary life. Bought forward by British film directors Shane Meadows (This Is England 2006) and Richard Ayoade (Submarine 2010), Stephanie has paid close attention to intimacy within space and the melancholic emotions bought forward through nostalgia.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stewart Hardie
University of Wales Trinity Saint David - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

A pursuit into the collective unconscious. Transcending my Hopes, Dreams, Realities and Fictions into images that provoke our subconscious  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stine Aas Nundal
University of Wales Trinity Saint David - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This work is very much about the photographer's experiences with losing a loved one, whom have a very spontaneous and intuitive way of working, to achieve something close to a diaristic approach to photography. Connotations to death, loss or change, metaphors and memory is in focus. Working with sequencing enhances the feelings attempted to communicate. The work is shot solely with natural light, which gives it an air of reality and being more intimate with the viewer. The aim for this body of work is for it to be a silent and subtle way of portraying a feeling of hopelessness, loneliness, sadness and grief, with moments of light and hope shining through. It is a portrait of a photographer's personal travel through bereavement.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Harry Gammer-Flitcroft
University of Wales Trinity Saint David - BA (Hons) Photojournalism
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

The institutions documented in this work deal with the production, distribution and storage of photography for commercial markets and consumers. Images of calm archives juxtaposed with active commercial spaces raise questions about the industry and the varying value we bestow upon certain photographic images. Digital technology has changed the way we produce, share and store images. This has inevitably caused the industry to readdress itself, however questions of skill and value have consistently been asked of photography throughout its history. The use of a large format film camera creates a tension between itself, an out dated technology and the modern institutions presented in this work. This study offers a quiet contemplation on an industry in a constant state of flux.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Toril Apelthun
University of Wales Trinity Saint David - BA (Hons) Photojournalism
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

I've been interested in sport since I was a kid, and have been photographing various sports teams for the past few years. When I'm, I try to capture an essence of the emotional relationship between the players. I'm exploring the friendships, the highs and lows of being part of a team, and what it means to be dedicated to your sport. I find the moments when someone scores or does something important fascinating, but I'm also interested in documenting the quieter moments when the team is training and the build up to a game. My current focus is a women's hockey team and through my images I hope to capture some of their passion for the sport they are playing. Their dedication means that they are regularly training and playing in all weathers. Even though focus is on teamwork, each player has an individual approach and experience at every game.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charlotte Allen
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

I have been looking at my grandfather's relationship with my grandmother, and the upheaval he is facing due to her diagnosis of dementia. His home life has been disrupted and drastically altered in a few short months as his wife's condition has worsened. Those diagnosed with dementia can survive from 2-20 years, with the disease slowly eroding their ability to remember, make decisions and perform daily tasks. Later symptoms include disorientation, changed behaviour and difficulty with speech. I feel that the impact of the illness on relationships is not discussed enough. 'I feel sad that we are not sharing the rest of our lives together. A proverb comes to mind 'Man plans, God laughs'. How true.' . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sara Bak
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Till death do us part A portrait of a married couple united after two years of separation This work explores the nature of love, desire and personal sacrifice as well the determination and willingness required to make relationships work. The images reveal a story of creating a home in a different place that raises tough questions. Why do they stay together? What is home? Have they found 'home' in one another? This project also mirrors the difficulties of growing old, having to choose between inhabiting a house and feeling at home, and facing the fear of being and dying alone. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rachel Beattie
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Doubt is a photographic exploration of religious belief. Christian author Philip Yancey once said, "Doubt is something almost every person experiences at some point, yet something that the church does not always handle well". This series of dynamic portraits, presenting people of faith re-experiencing a time when they were doubting the presence of God in their lives, displays the pain, guilt and emotion the individual experienced during a time in their spiritual journey. Inviting people to reflect in a dark space with a burst of light recreates the spotlight that one feels God is placing on them, considering the guilt they are feeling during this episode in their life.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Eimear Campbell
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Non-Natives investigates the origins of plants found in Northern Irish offices. Commonly used as interior ornaments, they ultimately reveal their transformation of the psychological spaces they occupy. The ability of these natural organisms to alter a worker's mood and office atmosphere is depicted in contrast with their artificial and sterile environment. Exposing the origins of plants leads us to question the effects of humanitarian movement on nature. The exotic origins behind everyday scenes become a metaphor for the continuous migrant culture of Northern Ireland. Migrants to this country have been plagued with negative assumptions about their effect on the economy and workforce. These plants become representations of migrants to our country positively contributing to the workforce.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Cory Caughey
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Growing up in a female-dominated household, my ideas about femininity were acquired from an early age. Now a mother, I find myself unconsciously instilling a narrow notion of female identity in my daughter. This project aims to question our ideas of gender and break down this significant boundary. The images portray both the vulnerability and potential inherent in young children and encourage us to consider what really matters. In an era which proposes to celebrate the individual, shouldn't we allow our children to be themselves? Just because you're a girl doesn't mean that you should be girly. Girls can like monster trucks too.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lauren Coulter
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This work looks at the fairy trees of Irish folklore. The hawthorn tree is believed to be the fairies' sacred fortress where they live but folklore fairies are not the friendly type in children's books. They have a reputation for being ill-mannered, suspicious and spiteful. People in Ireland are afraid to dig up these trees, regardless of how inconvenient their location is, whether it is on the side of a mountain or in the middle of a field. They fear the wrath of the fairies who, threaten to bring illness or even death to the family of the one who has harmed the sacred tree. Many fairy trees remain as reminders of the blending of lore and landscape. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Christine Curran
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

My mother has recently been ill and it has given my family cause to consider much. A few weeks ago, I was accepted onto a teaching course in England that will mean living away from home for a large part of the year. Having been a carer with a close relationship with my mother, I worry that this absence will change our dynamic. Preparing to leave brings a heightened awareness of the roles we play in each other's lives. I become more attuned to the small nuances and quality of light that define our home and neighbourhood. Photographing home is an attempt to take a piece of it with me.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chris Erwin
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Utility poles are a collection of overhead poles and wires that keep the modern-day society alive, without them there so no form of technology that would allow us to have extensive, instant communications that we rely on today and every day. When electricity was first introduced it was a luxury and only in the homes of the rich for show, but now it has become necessary to be able to live. In the land scape these utility pole and structures are like other worldly being, towering above us as if they control the habitants of the world. This could be true because we surround our daily lives with technologies that are built to run off electricity and telephone poles. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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John Fitzgerald
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

There is a wire, a subtle delineation that intrudes on the landscape shattering the illusion of a natural environment and enforcing the reality of a controlled space. This disturbance in the suggested Eden indicates to a visitor that the space beyond is dangerous. If you cross the wire you may wander into a wild land where no place for you has been created. The think lace that demarcates the space where safety becomes compromised is covered, overgrown and almost invisible. Nature's will to reach out blurs the place where safety gives way to something more sinister and mysterious. But is it more enticing to travel beyond the limit or to stand just short of it and wonder at the possibility?  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Matthew Gordon
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Just Innocent Modernisation shows an imagined future, a future where drones are used as a means of surveillance for public utilities infrastructure. It comments on how the world is slowly becoming more and more westernised with many large investment banks financing the setup of much smaller developing countries.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Annabel Graham
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Historically, farmers wanted to ensure their farm's survival through the generations as a way of maintaining their families and retaining their heritage. This tradition creates a sense of responsibility, pressure and obligation among farmers' children. With the number of active farms in Ireland dropping by almost 7000 in the last 15 years, this pressure is only intensifying. 'The Four Sisters ' looks at how this sense of obligation between sisters Lauren, Emma, Lisa and Lynn has affected their relations with their land in Donegal and with each other, as they recognise that for one of them, the continued legacy of the farm will firmly remain in her hands.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ryan Horner
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Rathlin Island sits just off the north coast of Northern Ireland and is home to a small community of around one hundred people. When the wind raises uncrossable waves the island can sometimes become trapped geographically. Prepared for any storm, residents of the island often fasten down their property, hoping that their belongings will survive the battering elements that are part of day-to-day life. Rathlin's long maritime history is, in part, made visible through the popular use of polypropylene twine, chosen due to its buoyancy and resilience. Tethered considers the relationship between land, sea and community. Battened down, the islanders - like their tough twine - endure the elements and remain grounded.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jamie Johnston
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

The border is the boundary line created in 1921 between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. It runs for a total of 220 miles, a tiny fraction of which passes through the small rural farm belonging to my grandparents. The farm straddles the border with some parts of the land in the north and others in the south. This confusing dual identity is manifested in my grandfather's feeling of disconnection and his difficulty making sense of an uncertain terrain.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ruth Kelly
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

'Past the Trees' explores the tragic final moments of a long-lasting relationship between nature and humankind. Early settlements, dating back to the Bronze Age, have co-existed with the ancient woodland in the area now known as Ballysallagh. Now, just as the ancient woodland is dying, due to Phytophthora Ramorum Larch disease, so is the ancient relationship built between people and the natural area in which they chose to live. By capturing both elements within the frame, these photographs document areas where the remaining man-made structures will survive where ancient woodland once grew.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gerarda Mc Glone
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Growing up in rural Tyrone had its advantages, we hadn't street lights to tell us when to come in at night, your siblings were your best friends and when we ran out of milk, our neighbour would be there to lend us theirs. Living in the countryside my entire life means those neighbours are now part of it, for better or worse. It's almost mandatory that everyone noses around everyone's business. We thrive on competing with each other and uncovering secrets, with jealousy and rivalry aplenty. We still pretend to be the best of friends face-to-face, not letting tensions show, at least until we close the door. These portraits are my neighbours put in the spotlight to tell all. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lucy Rehill
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This work was created in a women's refuge in Northern Ireland. Offering shelter to families who have been subject to domestic violence, this institution offers a place of comfort and safety. For these women, home may not be a place, but a distant memory of something that no longer exists. Temporarily living in a contradiction of homely and protective; familiar and anonymous, these photographs document this environment. They show the subtleties of domestic life within an institutionalized space, where past disruption is as much as possible, replaced by that which is untroubled and stable. A home-like state, that exists within the boundaries of a refuge.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joy Wells
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

A pilgrimage is a search or journey of moral or spiritual significance. This project is a search for God on the mountaintop through the investigation of the pilgrimage. I have sought to discover whether the destination or the journey is more significant in experiencing the presence of God. Is it that God's presence is restricted merely to the mountaintop or does the pilgrim experience Him throughout the journey? Maybe a true pilgrimage is the pursuit of God rather than the pursuit of a destination. "You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." Jeremiah 29 v 13  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rhiannon Buckle
University of the West of England - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Rhiannon's current work explores how identity has inevitably been changed through experiences of death and loss. This series describes a transition that is indeterminate and speculative, a liminal state. Changes in identity, body and soul are addressed through visual interpretations of limbo and the passing between worlds. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Robert Fanshawe
University of the West of England - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

The Russian exclave of Kaliningrad sits on the Baltic coast, cut off from the Russian mainland. The fall of the Soviet Union, and Poland and Lithuania's subsequent joining of the EU and NATO as well as their entering the Schengen Zone has left Kaliningrad increasingly isolated from the rest of Russia. In the current international climate the oblast holds a particular importance as tension grows between Russia and the EU. The project aims to provide an understanding and insight into the lives and interests of this young, post-Soviet generation and their place in a new Europe. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Patrick Graham
University of the West of England - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Patrick's photographic practice draws upon a lifelong interest in the physical environment and our place within it. Having worked in forestry and then conservation management his work is broadly informed by a multitude of disciplines that also include humanitarian perspectives drawn from psychology, religious and spiritual ideologies, folklore, mythology and contemporary landscape art. In the extensive Severn Estuary project Patrick seeks to explore our relationship to place and how our communal imagination conspires, over time, to create a landscape shaped by our values, choices and perspectives. This relationship to our land is a liminal space where social, political and cultural imperatives collide, that creates the historical conflicts of interest as well as the underlying threads of commonality that connect us all.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ciara Hillyer
University of the West of England - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

In her current work, Ciara documents her Parish Church with the respect and intimacy it deserves. The idea of 'Reflection' is one that has been building over time. This series conveys the reality and sincerity of people in whose lives religion are a main factor; their serenity and quiet homage to humanity and their benevolence to mankind is evident in their moment of silent and reflective worship. The remaining images symbolize various areas within the Church; they rely on subtlety, simplicity and visual minimalism.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sarah Jacobs
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This project intends to explore the transference of significance and meaning that occurs when religion and spiritual practices are adopted by society. It delves in to the reasoning as to why people practice certain religions and also compares this to the perhaps more menial and simply aesthetic reasons as to why some may affiliate with a different culture to their own. It examines how other significant objects/people have been commodified in such a way that once again their power and connotations attached has been used to attract money - yet also allowing for buyers to feel as though they are on the path to an easily obtainable spirituality.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katherine Paul
University of the West of England - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Katherine often uses her practice to extend her research interests, focusing on the conceptual and theoretical underpinning of her projects, she primarily approaches this in a documentary style using a combination of Portrait and Landscape images. Living and working in Dorset, Katherine is often influenced by the environment as well as her personal experiences. By using her environment to influence her work Katherine continually finds inspiration around her and takes time to critically engage with her surroundings. In doing so she produces work which, on occasion, shocks and surprises viewers encouraging a prolonged and continued reflection of her work. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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James Berrington
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

This series raises questions regarding the place and function of buildings and property in society. Property is synonymous with ideas of home, hopes, money and power. A place of security, sanctuary and a repository for memories; it can also be a source of debt and worry. Increasing commodification of property has created an asset class to be speculated upon and used as a source of equity and income. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Karen Block
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

Imagine finding out you were adopted at the age of 69. This is what happened to John Wallace. Having never seen his birth certificate before, this came as a complete shock; sadly there were no living relatives to quiz for answers. These photographs are part of a series to test and explore the boundaries of who we think we are. Can we be anyone we choose? Are we hard-wired to be who we think we are? It explores the dichotomy between nature and nurture. Appearance may define or indeed constrain us, but these photos encourage the viewer to interpret John's identity in different environments - who is he really? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nick Braithwaite
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

'Ghost signs' are faded hand-painted advertisements on houses and business premises. Most of the surviving signs in London cover the period from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, when billboards gained ascendancy. We barely register these signs in our daily lives, but when we focus on them more intently it seems that the past speaks directly to us, murmuring of a different customs and expectations. They give us, too, a sense of the origins of our consumer-driven society, going back to the early days of the industrial revolution and the dawn of modernity. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Bunshri Chandaria
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2015
— BA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:31 EDT

'The soul usually knows to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind' - Caroline Myss. I was traumatised by my father's sudden death at a young age. He had a loving, trusting nature and always saw the good in others. For years I clung on to sad memories and raced through life burdened with