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Hayden Wilde
University for the Creative Arts - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

Hayden Wilde is a photographic artist, working in primarily analogue processes, who focuses on the topics of home and the rural landscape. Set in rural Devon, Hayden’s former childhood home, wading through thick black peat is his most recent project where he investigates the sentiment ‘being a stranger in an intimate space’ – specifically the idea of returning to a landscape that you have a particular bond with but are no longer a part of. Created through a series of road trips with his dad, Hayden builds on a sequence that reflects on childhood attachments and belonging through a dream-like, broken narrative. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Fiona Macphee
University for the Creative Arts - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

‘The Colour of Air’ is a photographic project that explores and makes visible the fragile reality of a world suffering from environmental poisoning and the complexities of how we try to deal with this. On a recent three-month trip to India, Fiona used 120mm film shot from the back seat of an auto-rickshaw to capture the streets of highly populated cities. The images are an intimate reflection of a diverse social class of inhabitants and their daily existence. On returning to the UK, Fiona subsequently took her material and experimented with polluting them. She poisoned negatives, seared them with flames; making pollution that is invisible, visible. The images were then infused (digitally) with oil corporation colours; pantones of “Vivid Tangelo” and “Oxford Blue”, as a representation of the noxious environment residents and road users are continually exposed to. The fragility of these images re-imagines the disruption caused by humans to the ecosystem. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Miriam Winsor
University for the Creative Arts - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

"Defiant Life" forms an investigation into our society’s complex relationship with plants and wildlife. The work considers themes of control and natural balance, questioning attitudes to so-called invasive species and weeds commonly found in gardens and community spaces. Each piece is closely connected to the subject matter; the prints are made in direct sunlight by placing light sensitive material in a glass frame with the specimens in direct contact with light sensitive paper. Weather conditions on the day affect the outcomes, as well as the plant itself, its moisture content, and its individual shape and contours, creating images authored as much by the plant as by the artist. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Neve Marinou
University for the Creative Arts - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

Neve Marinou’s work is an exploration of the social problem of sexual harassment. By exposing the comments said from harassers to their targets, Marinou draws attention to feelings of confusion and the surreal emotions that can be felt when being harassed. These emotions are unique and individual to each case and person. These fantastical portraits are shot using a combination of the feel of a vernacular documentary blended with a more painterly lighting arrangement. By playing with text, light and props, a ‘dreamlike’ atmosphere is created, leaving the viewer with a perplexing vision that exposes notions of confusion and a distancing from reality. Made more pertinent in this difficult time with the exposure, in the media, of increased violence towards women. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Bahareh Akbarisafa
University for the Creative Arts - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

Bahareh Akbarisafa spent two years researching the spectacular, functional art of Persian carpets which have roots in her culture and relate to her identity. Indeed, the world of Persian carpets is full of emotions, poems, stories and mysteries about life, humanity and love. There is a huge connection between carpet design, poetry, Persian calligraphy and Persian illumination, which are all in danger of being lost. Bahareh’s project seeks to conserve these arts and carpets, depict their connections to each other and to life and bring their real beauty to the world. Enclosed gardens are an important aspect of Persian life, often symbolizing a model of paradise which is the inspiration of every carpet design. The most beautiful and famous Persian poems were inspired by nature and the idea of paradise - the word paradise itself is derived from the ancient Persian word pairidaeza, meaning a walled garden. Bahareh uses photography as her key tool to introduce and talk visually about these otherwise secret stories, their meanings, symbols, and connections to related arts. All the details of the images come from different carpets and all of them have different meanings. By creating new images, through a collaging technique that combines the old patterns of the carpets, she is not just cataloguing the designs, she is able to respond to them with her own inner stories which she has written as poems inspired by the stunning poems of Hafez. To respond in a way that has been inspired by the Hafez poems, is to keep the language of the carpets alive and make stronger connections between these arts. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Xiaojian Guo
University for the Creative Arts - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

During the process of film being developed, Xiaojian finds that there is a kind of boundary which can be found on 35mm film. It is the border between the end of the film and the part which is inside the tin. It makes Xiaojian associate with a Chinese traditional Philosophical theory which is the Yin and Yang. There is one part you can see under the light, but the other part that you cannot see because it will expose under the light and in the darkness, you cannot see anything. It feels like that part never existed because you cannot see it. And after the developing process, that kind of mystery is uncovered and it shows us what it looks like. When Xiaojian tries to enlarge this boundary, he finds a new world, a new universe. This new world exists in some kind of void, like that which the Bible describes was the initial state of our world. This discovered world remains in a kind of chaos shrouded in mist; it only exists in the flat plane of the film. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Roxana Savin
Falmouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

These observations on both the earthy and the celestial are the result of a deeper contemplation on the vastness of space, an understanding enhanced by a state of stillness and immersion into an unknown and mysterious world, that hints to an infinity beyond one's physical existence. By removing the distractions that normally clutter the landscape, the trace of man-made elements and preference for abstraction and simplicity of form, I aim to unite metaphysical dualities, including earth and sky, light and dark, mind and body. In these uncertain times, my series is questioning the past, but also the future of humanity. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Bren Slade
Falmouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

Photography life with COVID-19. With the governors ‘stay-home’ order my family suddenly explores a new normal. Careful of the government restrictions, my husband, myself and our five kids spend our time slipping in and out of each other's space, breathing each other's air. We all have our own identities, our own schedules, and our own entourage of paraphernalia that trails us. We are four walls with lots of filling. As I find myself pushing to find a space to create photography, it becomes obvious instead to capture the space how it is. A black and white photomontage series with four sides and seven people. Images overlapping like their human counterparts. It would be more accurate to call it a familymontage. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Michael Turner
Falmouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

Commemorative work Past Present ends a century of silence held in sadness for ancestors who were repeatedly wounded in battle, and were never to return home from war. In this work, present day images of healing are transformed into visualisations of place. Human connection is amplified as memory is created from a biology shared. As art inspired by cutting edge science, work has been made for individuals bound by the mother line gene. Bonds that were missing, now begin to form. Pictures shown are a selection from an artist’s book, that also includes poetry and prose with these and vernacular images from a family’s past. The book was originally created as part of a Falmouth Flexible MA Photography programme. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Clodagh Moreland
Falmouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

We are drawn to certain places, but over time some places become not only geographical landmarks but also personal and biographical. Dublin Port is the place I consider to be my safe haven where this project began as a historical investigation. As it evolved, I realised my connection ran deeper. The images of Dublin Port became more personal, and I went in search of memories of my children. This project, What They Leave Behind weaves urban landscapes with images of objects from home. This process allowed me to acknowledge that my job as a full-time mother was complete with the recent emigration of my youngest daughter. The transience of Dublin Port helped me connect safely with this grief. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tobias Beach-Wyld
Falmouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

Hull was at one point the largest deep sea fishing port in the world, with entire communities based around the docks, and the vast majority of work in the city was in some way connected to the trawlers and their cargo. When this all came to an end it left Hull without an industry. What followed was mass unemployment, and since the trawler’s crews were classed as casual labour, none of the men received redundancy, adding to the hardship. Hull has shown a moderate recovery but the remnants of the buildings and docks remain, and with no funding or maintenance, stand as a sad reminder to many of what has been lost. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sarah Douglas
Falmouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

Today these landmarks have fallen into a state of disrepair, due to neglect by borough councils. I have created these images to highlight the disconcerting visual impact of these decaying buildings. The windows that have been replaced with brick walls symbolise the way in which the social housing market has hit a crisis, a brick wall. At a deeper level, I wanted to show the anguish and powerlessness of communities, with the buildings sadly closing their eyes to the gentrification that surrounds and will replace them. Those bricked up windows shut out a world that no longer has space for them. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Andrew Brown
Falmouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

These images are part of a larger project exploring the impact of regeneration on communities in east London. They present a lyrical response to three housing developments at a particular point in time. Each set is based on photographs made from the periphery of the developments, and entails the use of analogue and digital capture, processing and distribution. The work was produced alongside workshops focusing on resident images and collaborative image making with community groups for use in advocacy. The images have been presented in pop-up exhibitions, as handmade books and alongside maps, documents, archive photographs, CGIs and soundscapes in dynamic collections designed to provoke critical engagement and dialogue. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amy Lawrence
Falmouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

This project takes the image of the moth as a motif for a deeply personal exploration of loss twenty years after the death of my mother. The traces left behind by these moths form shadows which speak of the spaces left empty by death, physical and emotional; an expression of the stillness of grief decades after loss. The moth is a creature with a mysterious reputation. It is ever-prevalent yet illusive and has long been associated with night, darkness and the human soul. Using the motif of the moth this project is a search for the trace left behind, capturing these fleeting visitations with photographic images, exploring the threads of light which bond the moth and the photographic image. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Helik Van Rynswoud
Falmouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

Sozinhos is part of an ongoing investigation surrounding family life, relationships and motherhood. This chapter aims to explore our family life during the lockdown period. It is a visual autobiographical diary that depicts our experience during this time. We are suddenly confined in our homes, unable see family and friends, and the children cannot play with or get close to anyone out of the household. This unnatural situation brings us together as a family unit, and on a daily basis we need to learn how to deal with repetition, boredom, fear of loss and chaotic situations. My husband is a key worker and continued to work as usual, so we had to deal with the constant risk of contamination. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rehab Eldalil
Falmouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

A title translated from Bedouin poetry, The Longing Of The Stranger Whose Path Has Been Broken is a personal project in which I reconnect to my roots and explore the meaning of home and the idea of belonging in the liminal Bedouin life in South Sinai, Egypt. Working collaboratively with members in the community to depict a contemporary portrayal of the Bedou’ identity, the project invites the community to engage with the photographic bodies of work including their commentary in traditional mediums such as poetry, storytelling, sound and embroidery. This series depicts the liminal daily life in South Sinai narrated by members of the community. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ana Blumenkron
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

During these long days on my own, without anyone to share quarantine with, my body has started aching. I miss kissing, holding hands, long hugs—basically any form of physical contact. Right now, I could devour the world through my hands, my body, my skin. I want to press my flesh against anyone and everyone. In a misogynist world, this reads as of promiscuous, or slutty. But this is an existential crisis, where I need touch to be saved from unbearable loneliness. Through contact, I can let myself know that I exist, that I am here. Under the current circumstances, I wasn't able to do anything about this, so I picked up my phone and tried to fulfil my intimacy needs through dating apps and sexting, creating a conversation between my Polaroid camera and men across a screen. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Claire Eggers
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

It is challenging to grasp the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rotating between the bed, sofa and kitchen, there is a certain kind of silence that hangs in the air, filling it with tension. Living in a small flatshare I have become hyper-aware of the mirrors around me and my body’s imperfections. This photo series explores themes of depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. By using household bleach on photographic prints, I watched my current situation fade into something different, something harsh, angry, and sad. All feelings I have had during the quarantine. The images are a reaction to the emotions I have felt over the course of lockdown in London, negative and somber feelings that surround everything I do. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Erica Zelante
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

Pellestrina is a strip of land. The island lies between Venice lagoon to the east and the Adriatic Sea to the west. Many pellestrinotti (the inhabitants of Pellestrina) work as fishermen, as is the tradition of the island. Due to new and strict regulations in the world of fishing, many of them now devote themselves to the cultivation of peoci (mussels). The lagoon ecosystem has been seriously impacted over the years by pollution, unhelpful policies, the transit of large ships, the excavation of deep canals and the construction of the MOSE. For this reasons the lagoon is losing its original flora and fauna which also explains why many fishermen are quitting their traditional fishing habits. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jieying Shao
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

Blowing in the Wind is a depiction of the relationship between people and their deceased family members or friends. It is not portraits-based but is about the cloths which belong to the deceased. This project intends to discuss how people deal with their loss and the memories they keep after the physical fact of death. The decision to focus on the clothes as symbols of the lost bodily form but retained spirit has personal relevance. It started with my discussion with my parents about death. However, as the subject of loss has sadly become more relevant through the death of my best friend which happen recently, it becomes more personal. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Louis Delbarre
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

“Big metal thing” is a project which aims to talk about creative interpretation, childhood memories and the perception of those in adulthood. This project brings together still images, personal archive and modeling. It is a project about electric pylons and what they represent to me. As a child, growing up at the edge of a big city, those pylons, those metal structure where everywhere in my environment. Big Metal thing is a project about the representation of unassimilated meanings. It is about translated childhood memories into visual content. It is a wider experience that focuses on the way people can deliver a story or a memory into creative work. It focuses on the concept of the “enigmatic signifier”, a theory from Jean Laplanche, who argues that we are attracted or drawn to certain elements in life because of our past experience with those elements. This is a work where we are trying to understand the human consciousness and its translation in our daily lives. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Marcel Top
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

While exploring the boundaries of photography with these computer-generated auto-portraits, I tried to reflect on how big data companies categorise people to create personal targeted advertising. The auto-portraits show the noise created by the interaction between humans and machines. The struggle of trying to understand and decode human behaviour in the hope to find its desires. Ultimately wanting to turn the human species into a product database, offering it what it desires the most. Does the algorithm know the photographer better than itself or is it merely a bad copy? Our online behaviour creates an immortal double, based on each of our interactions. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nadine Persaud
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

This series was taken at a community-run riding school in Brixton. I spent time shadowing a young volunteer and found myself transported back to my own teenage years. I also grew up South London but had taken horse-riding lessons in the nearby countryside. Each Saturday, I woke at 6am to muck out the stables in return for free lessons. There were two other girls there, who would enjoy telling me that I didn’t belong, so eventually, I stopped going. I went to Brixton to photograph the school but could only focus on my own memories: the smells, the jobs, the tea-breaks to keep warm. I ended up re-creating those moments and wondering what could have been, if racism had not pushed me away. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Quetzal Maucci
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

There are around 20 million adult, American-born children of immigrants living in the United States. I’m one of them. I’m the daughter of immigrant mothers. My roots are not directly below me, beneath this ground that I stand on, but instead reach to many parts of the world. In discussions about children of immigrants, scholars often deal with statistics, but rarely with the actual individuals who have their own voices and ideas of identification. We’re more than numbers, more than the reports that analyze our educational attainment and economic standing. This series explores the conversations I had with children of immigrants. By deconstructing our cultural identities, our childhoods, and the ways in which people misrepresent us, we're reclaiming our individuality. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Phoebe Smith
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

The project, ‘My Sister Romy’ focuses on my sister, who has autism, severe learning difficulties and is non-verbal and the twenty four hour care she receives. My intention was to show the reality that families face when caring for a disabled family member, focusing particularly on the hidden, intimate elements of Romy’s care that many may be unaware of. I wanted to create images that could potentially help to alleviate stigma around disability, answering questions and perhaps provide more of an understanding of disability in general. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sneha Soodamani
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

My documentary is a dialogue between my parents and myself through visual and textual records. It showcases our feelings during the pandemic and its impact on our respective lives. The parallel design depicts our individual lives as we navigate through the lockdown, experience the associated challenges, and overcome them together, one day at a time. When I came to London in September, I had made up my mind that I would not go home before June. But in the wake of the looming pandemic, my urge to go home and be with my family emerged, only to grow stronger as days passed by. I could no more be at one place at any given time. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stephen Furner
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

This series explores the expressions of local social and community action I photographed from mid-2019 to mid-2020 that were taking place around me in the London borough where I live. According to Gil Scott-Heron “The revolution will not be televised” here in these images I believe it can be seen in the slower quieter voices of neighbours and friends coming together to argue for their shared beliefs. Valery walked off a football pitch because he was racially abused, Tonye spends his time organising the local foodbank so people can always get something to eat in times of financial stress, the shop owners and supporters of the Latin Village want their ethnic market to survive redevelopment, a local community centre’s users also want their centre not to be destroyed by redevelopment, and children and parents unite in their wish to stop to black people dying. Seeing social change and innovation isn’t just about the large political gestures or the drama of violent street conflict it is also revealed in the small and personal decisions that weave the fabric of everyday life. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Zhiran Gu
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

During the COVID-19 lockdown, I installed a camera in my room and gave my parents the right of visual surveillance so that they could check an app to watch me without time difference. It was intended to reduce their worries in this circumstance, but I experienced negative and positive emotions because of this experimental practice. On one hand, I did not want my parents to observe my behaviors. But on the other hand, the desire to be completely “looked after” was particularly strong when there was a global pandemic. The ambivalent emotion led me recognize the back-in-time desire from my unconsciousness. The project works as a group of collage that consist of my childhood photographs and black and white screenshots. Both of them were taken by my parents, from their gaze. This attempts to discuss the seesaw parent-child relationship in young adulthood. Captions of each pair are taken from my parents’ words when they recalled memories and related stories. This collaboration with my parents helped to alleviate our shared separation anxiety and give me a big sense of security when there was a global pandemic. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Daniel Bracken
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

It's Safe Behind the Glass is a title inspired by an enclosure sign at London Zoo. Forming an illustration of time loss, the photographs conceptualise gaps between perceived and physical reality: meticulous human intervention contrasted with natural phenomena. The images alter our perceptions on looking. In this way, they become spectres of memory, slipping before us to show an affected familiar moment - a nod toward the Uncanny. Time has been lost: trapped in these moments, forgotten. The defiled grave, the tree, the phantom limb. An evident omnipresence. The viewer is forced to look between the perceived and the photographic. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Godith Hawkins
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

Deconstructing photographs from forensic and familial archives, the work engages with acts of re-enactment and memory. Investigating the fragmentary, the duplicate, and how such impacts on our relationship with the original. Context becomes narrative, returning the eye to something hidden or potentially overlooked. Extracted from the original source, the work reveals an instability. Challenging the notion of the neutral photograph, as being reliable, the act of intervention becomes a form of measurement; a means to attempt to understand. Contending with ideas of affect, surface, touch, and pose, the work seeks to inhabit a space between subject and object. Posturing to be something else it misleads, sending the original adrift, making the notion of truth porous. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ioanna Sakellaraki
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

The series started evolving when the death of my father sparked a journey back home and the exploration of traditional Greek funerary rituals. Making a work about grief requires a journey through memory and memory loss. In the crossroads of performance and staged emotion, I aim to look at how mourning contextualises modern regimes of looking, reading, and feeling with regards to the subject of death. A language of thought that is spoken elliptically emerged to become the mark of a fragmentary dialogue with the endless tracing of loss. To me, these images work as vehicles for mourning perished ideals of prosperity and belonging, attempting to tell something further than their subjects by creating a space where death can exist. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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James Wilde
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

Moving between thoughts on the night, failure and the queer image, this research investigates the use of metaphor, the collapse of masculinity and the potential to overcome shame, considering ideas of abjection, the fallen male figure and the apologetic. The notion of fixity has been crucial in terms of both the physicality of the works along with the concept of paralysis (or more so, the third stage of human decomposition; rigor mortis). Solarisation has transformed some of these latent images, the process whereby the prints have exposure to light again, rendering a poetic analogy to marginal spaces, to being on the edge, being between states and the space of the night too. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lidan Yang
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

Lidan Yang’s work loveletters dips into archives of human emotions. By extrapolating the repressed, the capitalised, Yang utilises the metaphoric nature of binary coded messages of love to gently place the work in a digital discourse for closer analysis. Miscommunicated details and printed out copies of AI generated words are all hints of a techno-romantic future. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nadja Ellinger
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

Path of Pins is a visual re-telling of Little Red Riding Hood, revolving around adolescence and the awakening of the primordial and archaic feminine. As an oral tradition, the fairy tale is constantly changing and evading any attempt to fix it, and so is the heroine refusing to follow the prescribed path. In one of the earliest spoken versions of the fairytale, which later inspired Charles Perrault to write his ‘Petit Chaperon Rouge’, the wolf asks the unnamed heroine: “Which path will you take?”, to which she responds by choosing the path of pins, the careless and fleeting one - as opposed to the path of needles, the irreversible way of the wolf. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Roei Greenberg
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

The rural walk is a well-known English cultural practice. Though it may be civil, the act of walking itself is rooted in an ideology from my own cultural background; to walk the land is to know the land, and therefore suggests belonging, entitlement and ownership. I begin to survey the English countryside, becoming familiar with the island’s geography, an act of mapping that refers to imperial and colonial histories… I appropriate the visual rules of the picturesque; traditionally used to create an illusion of social and natural harmony. The dramatic light and weather conditions combined with on-site interventions intend to provoke the ambiguous feelings of seduction and alienation and seek to disrupt traditional modes of landscape representation. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Qian Jiang
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

My research and visual inquiry focus on the relationship between the philosophical concept of Nothingness and the visual and material medium of photography. I intend to create an experience of Nothingness by exploring the non-visible and non-representational dimensions of photography. ‘Image and Space’ consists of close-up photographs of areas in my living room, folded and warped and oddly placed to accentuate an uncanny quality. The folding and twisting action extend conventional flat photographs into multiple spaces that suspend scenes we see in our daily life, reminding us of the possibility of a space of Nothingness. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ruijing Ge
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

“he saw the eternal traffic of lots of people, their greeting and parting gestures and facial expressions, people coming in and going out, talking to each others and listening." Through the photos, I would like to talk about the uncertainty of the disease and the precarious state of occurrence at any time, adding with the expression of pain and immediate fears through limbs and organs. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sine Zheng
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

With the development of urbanization, people gradually get lost in the dazzling steel forest. Surrounded human-made objects create an obscured appearance in which people are easily losing sight of the boundary between reality and illusion. We feel at ease in modern life with sufficient resources and even try to build a fake vision of nature in our city life, making an illusion in which people perceive a simulative environmental image. My project is also devoted to exploring the frame of environment we desire through the blurred boundary between environment and human. The perspective that I want to share with the viewer is a concern for the ecosystem and to value every moment and place we are surrounded with. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tom Medwell
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

Working through two parallel series, Manifold and Zeitskulptur, my work explores thinking about time and place. Zeitskulptur explores this in a more formal way, the strictures of the present time necessitating a pivot to a simpler methodology. The sculptures in both series are created for camera, and take as inspiration physics and mathematic theory, to create objects which incorporate time as a fundamental element of their construction. Manifold applies these structures in more personal settings, reflecting my own uncertainty about my place in the world, re-appropriating personally resonant sites from my own history. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Thomas Moen
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

brings dark to my eyes is about photography’s indexicality and how it can be investigated through the sculptural. Moen’s working method utilises and inspects the feeling of anxiety, manifested in his work through repetitive gestures on and with sculptural objects. The transference of meaning and its support structures are also investigated and the question is raised of what is meant when such transference is hindered. The piece is in a state of both being and non-being with palimpsestic layers of disruption, destruction and abstraction set in resin casts of inherently photographic containers. The resulting sculptural piece is then photographed again, with the images simultaneously works in themselves and documentation, indexes of indexes. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tris Bucaro
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

The Height of Heaven positions the artist in a state of post-intimacy, examining the transitional state of remnants and remains of sexual encounters and considering the implication of haptics on liminal spaces. The photographs act as documents of the marks which no longer remain in these space-times, which are handled and re-handled as objects, reaching for a sense of permanence. Hands leave marks on the prints as they are collated and layered, giving permanence not only to the gesture, but to the life of an image, to time passed embedded on the photograph. These stains are in response to the inaccessibility to the photographic in isolation, recalling the first image taken for the series (Stain I, 2019). . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jukan Tateisi
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

Sea is where life began. Sea has united the lands into one world. Now we are facing another sea separately, virtually. Another Seascape is a series which aimed to explore the unconscious and collective ontology that suddenly appeared in the post Internet / the AI boom III. The artist developed a system that collects whole images tagged with specific hashtags on Instagram and generates new images. Tateisi proposes a statement about the appearance of the third seascape. In addition to the structural seascape and metaphysical seascape, in the contemporary era, we admit both seascapes mentioned above, moreover, we’ve faced the third seascape that virtually exists through how digital nations share their seascapes collectively on social media such as hashtags. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Yilin Shi
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

Yilin Shi’s practice is mainly focusing on connections between individuals and their surroundings. The photographs showed how she was struggling with her long-term emotional distress and how internal and external forces changed her perspective of observation chronologically. As a sensitive and detail-oriented photographer, she specializes in capturing specific moments with a surreal atmosphere out of daily banality, using a metaphorical visual language, as sort of escapism from the painful reality. Meanwhile, light as a symbol of pure love for the world is always playing a strong and significant role throughout her practice all the way through, showing the healing power of photography to her. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Constanza Valderrama
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

I understand photography as a material unique and unrepeatable thing. Through diverse material experimentations, my practice questions the conventional ways of doing photography and challenges the idea of reproduction that traditionally links to it. I am also interested in exploring the relationship between materials, photography and memory. In Grandmother, I explore the fragility of memory and how diseases such as Alzheimer violently attack the elderly through two experimental ways in which materials and photography intersect each other. In Horizon, I propose different material solutions of the same image that represents the landscape where I grew up, translating autobiographical situations, emotions and sensations that have shaped this particular memory over time. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jonas Mlejnek
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

My work is inspired mainly by speculative realism and new materialism. Since my studies in Belgium, I have been influenced by object-oriented philosophy and the relationship with non-human entities, accompanied more recently by the nature of contingency. I concentrate on the active role of non-human materials – vital things which speak to us in the strange region of the aesthetic sphere. I strive to create a speculative narrative, in which irrepressible things pulsate with life and become a living installation thanks to the aesthetic effects that they evoke, which are moments that enable us to look into their non-identity. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lunhua Kong
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

Lunhua Kong's projects take photography and video installation as the medium. They explore the role of photography beyond its function of record and reflect on the 'gap' between concepts and images. Lunhua Kong's works pay attention to people’s unique and hidden emotions that appear against the background of contemporary culture. Particularly, they examine the living conditions that Asian females are faced with against the cultural background of the revival of Confucian culture. The moving image ‘Constant Conjunction, Rain’ explores the behavior of ‘observing’ in the dualistic concepts. By selecting flower shadows that play important roles in the tea ceremony and many mutual elements in a rain day, it creates a dreamlike imagination space and establishes a world parallel to reality. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mara Gajic
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

Questions of space and the body are recurring themes throughout my practice. These concerns address issues of visibility, performance, the role of the subject, the frame, and the photographic construction of space. The images selected explore representation of the body through non-figuration, non-human centric spaces that activate the role of light and colour as a potential site for an affective encounter with the unknown. I was interested in disrupting the relationship between the figure and its expectations within and outside of the frame, where the gaze becomes disoriented by the blurred boundaries of the body, where the object and its shadow challenge the perceived boundary between interior and exterior space, figure/ground, as well as depth and scale. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alan J. Wilkinson
Ulster University - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

I learned how to be a man from my father, a man who was uncomfortable with showing emotion within a male environment. I now look for that bond between other men, a bond I never had with my own father. The depiction of the biker, more specifically “chopper riders,” has pendulated over the past sixty years from the hero to the anti-establishment figure we see in the images the Hell’s Angels and the like. In Kingdom I document the biker subculture, deconstructing the masculine rites and rituals and challenging the hypermasculine representation portrayed in its history. This two-year visual exploration shows this male-dominated world, and its vulnerability and the unguarded silence that exists under the surface of their masculine performance. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Aoife Herrity
Ulster University - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

Rumours, secrets and absent memories can affect the stories we tell about ourselves and where we come from. These lingering questions reveal gaps; exposing ruptured narratives, causing personal and family histories to appear as multiple realities. By examining these altered narratives, how and why they are tampered with or ignored altogether can be very revealing. These uncovered histories can cause agitation and conflict within ourselves and our families; their very presence casting long shadows into adulthood. Sleeping Dogs Lie explores the darker sides of memory, the suppressed narratives and the vacuum of knowledge surrounding insidious experiences and their aftermath. Acknowledging the body’s threat responses and subsequent protective measures invites greater understanding of complex traumatic encounters. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Conánn Fitzpatrick Alvarez-Casado
Ulster University - MFA Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

You watch your life unfold before you from start to finish, would you change anything? Worn out, after a thirty-year career as a migrant artist, I moved to Spain with my wife to recuperate and reflect on the events that had led to this moment. Photography, like memory, is a truth that should not be trusted lightly, its illusory nature enables its meaning to spill beyond its original context and the contents of its frame, metamorphosing over time. I make photographs to make sense of the world and to help figure out my place in it. There are two paths. As the one ahead grows shorter, this work asks the question: “Could I Be Buried Here?” . . [ Full Article ▸]

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David Copeland
Ulster University - MFA Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

'a place to sleep' examines the boundaries of the provincial town I call home. The darkness in my images informs a psychological boundary that keeps me here and, by default, you there. Having moved away a couple of times, each time I found myself being drawn back by circumstances beyond my control. The need for a place to sleep somehow has me back in these all too familiar surroundings. Each day I would circle its outer edge, each day knowing that the end of today’s walk is the beginning of tomorrow’s. I never truly moved forward. I began to realise this small town and many others like it has become the setting for an existence destined to repeat. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kerstin Maria Lehmann Handover
Ulster University - MFA Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

In the streets of Hong Kong, the clamour of a call to freedom from Chinese rule echoed for several months of turbulent social unrest in 2019. My project titled ‘Handover’ documents the past events in a personal way and depicts freedom in its various notions. The series is understood as a narrative of last year: it responds to new Chinese infrastructure projects, the influx of tourists from Mainland China, and protest against the implementation of the Extradition Bill. The variety of collages and the different layers within each of the pictures invite to pause, process the contrasts and reflect on the complexity of the past events and the fragility of freedom. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lucy Jarvis
Ulster University - MFA Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

Spring Calling navigates a compulsive nature to control and manage the land as a result of the detrimental impact to it caused by permanent land use. The work focuses on a beaver rewilding project at Spains Hall Estate in Essex as well as two areas of managed coppiced woodland. In 2019 a pair of European beavers were re-introduced to Spains Hall as part of the Slow the Flow Finchingield programme. The re-introduction sees the beaver: A natural coppicer, reintroduced to a native habitat after being hunted to extinction 400 years ago. The circumstances of rewilding allow us to understand the ways in which we have created habitats reliant on a manual workforce in order to keep populations sustained. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Michelle Moloney
Ulster University - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

“Lost” is grounded in my experience of living with grief since the death of my daughter. It draws on the practice and language of photography to interrogate grief and confront its sanitisation in 21st century Western culture. The work stands as a challenge to the notion of closure as a “tabula rasa”. “Lost” offers a glimpse into the universality of grief and comprises of contemplative images presented in various genres including, portrait, still life and landscape. In its stillness, the work explores the paradox of presence and absence as an expression of the weight and work of grief. This series calls the viewer to see beyond the initial gesture and delve into the lonely, bewildering, sorrow of bereavement. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Monique Kelly
Ulster University - MFA Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

A protagonist is caught in a circle of make believe, a sense of entrapment resonates throughout the individual journeys that she goes upon. A seemingly childlike predominance of colour permeates into the scenes, the overriding feeling is one of confusion; this game of time travel hides a composite murky confusing past. Time travels in a circle though and a returnee experiences her almost forgotten escapist routes, a collection of allegorical scenes - their origins developed from supernatural teenage novels. Making sense of the world through her connection to the fictional characters, she creates a composition in her head. The camera her fictive co-star, re-visitation is turned inside out, the performance aiming to resolve that locked in snow globe society. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nick Smith
Ulster University - MFA Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

When I think back to things I did at eighteen, I said I wished I’d had a camera with me, just to prove things. “They’re still there” he said, tapping the side of his head “they’re as clear as the light of day – ‘put the bloody uniform on lad and you won’t feel the cold!’ Though he seemed tired now, he continued saying that the past is now somewhere that the tide of events had come in around somewhat: “Strange isn’t it, that forty-odd years previously, the newspaper that sponsored me for that award would have had me humiliated as a traitor and blacklisted for life.” . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sam Hadfield
Ulster University - MFA Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

The Masterplan contemplates the rise, fall, mutation and impending reinvention of one of Britain’s earliest and largest post-war housing schemes, The Alton Estate in Roehampton, South West London. By combining new imagery and archival material, I hope for the variant opinions of this place to become visible and to ruminate on the multifarious ways this estate has been experienced and recorded. Simultaneously fetishised and condemned, the rich, often conflicting history of this place has been shaped by layers of memory and myth, now absorbed by its buildings, landscapes and inhabitants. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Samantha Obman
Ulster University - MFA Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

Don’t Air your Dirty Laundry is concerned with transgressions of home. By provoking the intangible aspects of home through constructed everyday scenes, it examines the façades and uneasiness that comes with the disruption of symbolism within the domestic space. It aims to both question and criticise the significance of the outward-facing domestic space and the complex systems and hierarchies at work within this place. Through subversion of the ideal, the work asks the viewer to consider what the illusions or façades of home convey, as well as what they conceal. What is the purpose of these structures, and what does it mean when someone or something deviates? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Xanthe Hutchinson
Ulster University - MFA Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

The Yellow Steps navigates with notions of visibility and change; primarily how the construct of gender is determined by what is visible. The work is a conceit for the way in which the trans body acts in opposition to this trope and moreover, as a site of cultural resistance. Myself and Mika, a trans boy, collaborated over a period of 18 months to create this participatory piece, allowing Mika the scope to construct his own visual narrative via the medium of photography. Architecture is used throughout to echo this sense of construction, the constant shrouding alluding to the underlying transition beneath. The work is a construct of measured realisation; beginning initially with the hidden, before a gradual advance towards revelation. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gisela Torres
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

Looking for Edmonia (Self-Portrait) is a series of prints, film and ready-mades proposing an uncanny dialogue with the 19th century sculptress Mary Edmonia Lewis. Born free in New York she was the first African/Native American woman to achieve international recognition. Our mixed heritage, creative aspiration, travels and her unmarked grave found in a London cemetery near where I once lived propelled a sort of psychic connection and a desire to channel her spirit. Merging historical technologies and 3D printing to transcend space and time, I explore the transience of artistic achievement, fate and the fragility of life. I 'CONJURE' in solitary Italian landscapes, engage in 'REVERIE and SLUMBER' and in 'SUBSUME' become white marble, Edmonia's material of choice. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Yifan Yang
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

Why do we dream? Dreams may be another language produced by consciousness to communicate with our bodies. In the dream, this private space just belongs to us, the inner emotions lay down vigilance and disguise, they can vent here. I think this is a way of reconciling consciousness and body. Make a choice: I struggled, wandered, worried, eager to find an exit to make a choice. All the emotions as pictures met us in the dream, and finally made a choice with anxiety. I awake from the dream, it was a dream, and everything still had a chance to choose again. Runaway: Sometimes, I want to escape, I want to go somewhere to do something that I avoided to do before, but I will give up by various reasons. Maybe I can run away, maybe I can turn my dream into reality. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Iris Papasava
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

These landscapes reveal a personal narrative, a metaphorical story of reality where elements of nature combine with the identity of an individual. With eyes turned to the lands that played a significant role in my evolution, I participate in the formation of the view over the places I photograph as I participate actively in the creation of myself and my life’s conditions. These photographs are part of a journey about wandering and discovering, an act of observation about the passage of time. A life process. A formation. A picture in my imagination, awaiting my passage to become real. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Marta Poncelas
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

State buildings serve the governmental and legislative purposes of society often being designed to convey a sense of grandeur and an expression of Power and Hierarchy. The Bank of England is a good example and it also has a piece of statuary reminding the public of military success and imperial power. Commercial buildings are often designed to give a sense of permanence, strength, and trustworthiness. Like state buildings, they convey a message of Power and Hierarchy with the locale of the buildings forcing people to look up as though in an act of obeisance. Some of the buildings also have secret (or not so secret!) messages of dominance and control particularly of a sexual nature. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Maria Ahmed
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

Soft Knowledge explores the afterlife of photographs in the digital stream. Can images return to the gravity of the body? To the mind's eye? To dreams? Cut adrift, can the image still sing? Photographs from old books, newspapers, magazines are converted through collage and animation. Desire and nostalgia for the body pervades the images they are filtered, flattened and fragmented. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Weiyu Lin
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

Last year, when I was 24, I saw an apple tree for the first time in my life. I wondered at its difference from my imagination. There, under the tree, I photographed an apple after eating hundreds of them. Stepping into the gap between images and language, “Roaming under the Apple Tree” presents my exploration of photography. It questions the purpose of capturing daily moments. Alongside this journey of self-challenge, I explore the potential of using photography as a visual meditation method. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Huiying YUE
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

Three years ago, I carried my suitcases away from my parents and friends and flew to this new land, Britain, to start all my unknown journeys. In this city, London, I am a stranger. I started to learn how to abandon fear and uneasiness, to say hello to this strange friend. Sometimes this city was a naughty girl, and took me to explore experiences I have never had; sometimes she was also a learned elder who took me to discover her history. Gradually, I found that I became good friends with her. London, she comforted me in my moments of fear and loneliness, and shared my happiness and satisfaction. She witnessed my growth, from the first day I saw her. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Eclair Ziping Liu
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

When I visited the National Portrait Gallery I noticed that hand gestures and hand-held objects are important in many portrait oil paintings. I took pictures of these hand gestures in oil paintings and made a collection. These photographs of the hands reflect the social environment, people’s living habits at their times, and the identity of the person being painted. I also took a lot of photographs of people’s hands and their gestures in the gallery. When comparing these past and modern hand images there are a number of similarities and differences between them. The inheritances and changes in humankind cultural development can be found in the combined photos of these photographic collages. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Bob Marsden
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

A series of images presented as exhibition, book and Zine. Using out of date medium format colour film with its unpredictable colour shift and darkroom colour prints of various sizes I have explored the equally unpredictable nature of my relationship with my mother as she journeys further into dementia. The title reflects the words used by Roland Barthes whenever he greeted his mother and she used to him on her death bed. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Aina Maria Cantallops Cifre
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

Our day by day moves on, but are we aware of our steps amidst the experience? The dialogue between the individual and its surroundings, as well as the space we occupy and share with others in the world is a constant shift in this project. ‘In between’ investigates the liquidity we navigate through and drives us to understand what we might feel attached to in life. These images are a proposal to go through how we might give sense to the world, taking the discovery of the one true self as a central point. Also, laying the subjectivity as a manner to talk about individual realities that might connect with others and create a shared imaginary. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Megan Rose Goodwin
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

Birds singing, / One of the only sounds now to be heard, / Silence, / Followed by the rustling of leaves and the gentle breeze through the trees, / Human activity, no longer the overriding sound, / Nature has taken over, claimed back spaces for itself, / Making its voice heard once again. / Hands place photographic paper within the branches, / Allowing the limbs of the trees to hold the paper within their grasp, / Whilst light gradually alters the paper, slowly recording elements of the tree, / Leaving marks on the paper, / The connection between object and tree recorded in the photographs. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alan Knox
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

In ancient alchemy, Sol Niger (Black Sun) referred to the dark light used to illuminate the departed, becoming a symbol of enlightenment borne through loss. Composing black and white photographs on a windowpane to obscure the light of the Sun, this series portrays my turn to photography as a means of overcoming family bereavement, questioning the use of photographs in the cyclical nature of mourning and passing of memories across generations whilst constructing an ancestral past which may belong more to dreams and myth than reality. The series further seeks to explore photography’s links to alchemy as the forerunner to chemistry, inviting the viewer to decode the photograph as an alchemical trace of light within darkness and darkness within light. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Philippa Bloomfield
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

‘Digital Ghosts and False Memories’ is an experimental, multi-format, audio-video piece, intended to be exhibited as an immersive installation: ‘A digital dystopia, a cold, sparse wasteland. Memories and emotions skewed through technology; captured, filtered, distorted, fragmented, layered, disembodied, spewed back out. Cut to the beat; stuck in an anxiety-inducing music video loop. I’m trying to reach you, but I can’t quite get there; grasping, longing, hunting, searching.’ . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Justyna Solnica
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

The landscape is a visual and experiential space. It is the cluster of past, present and future. After all, in each newly discovered landscape there are some parts of those experienced before and those still unknown. Perhaps it is because of this continuity, many of them are remembered for a long time. THE PERIPHERIES is a visual representation of the landscape hidden in its structures, forms and shapes shown by interlacing and combining its abstract and realistic dimensions as well as accentuate the personal, fragmentary perception. I am intrigued by the idea of mapping the complexity and intimate experience of nature. By noticing the elements and details, we can immerse into the pure experience of landscape. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Renáta Liszi
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

Light of the Soul creates photograms derived from spherical forms of sacred geometry. These camera-less images focus on Oneness of the universe and human beings. Liszi works with her voice to create ripples in water. She began by chanting one of the Bija mantras "Aum". Her experimentation led from mantra vibration in still water to light vibration as information carrier. The connection between water waves and light waves added extra stimulus in her experimental work. The quantity of water, shapes of bowls, colours of light and angles of light, are all avenues of exploration. The sacred geometric angles and variety of wavelengths of electromagnetic vibrations create intimate, meditative spaces from which these unique photograms emanate. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Danyi Feng
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

There is a fictional story called paper handcuffs: when a prisoner in life imprisonment is given paper handcuffs, he is given the greatest hope that he can be released without charge in a limited time if the paper handcuffs are free of creases and damage. However,any stains and damage on it will bring him more painful punishment. So what is the inner activity of the prisoner at this time? Will he live cautiously? Or will he give up and suffer? This story reminds me of many invisible acts of violence in real life. They bring people mentally repeated hurt that they cannot get out of. They seem to be nowhere to be found, but they actually happen everywhere. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Myrto Kyritsi
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

The project explores the idea of the gallery space and the role of the visitor via an anthropocentric approach. The gallery-goers replace, in terms of interest, the artworks. Their presence indicates the interaction with art and make them, somehow, a piece of it. Visitors start claiming their space in the gallery while they are in constant conflict with the artworks. I raise questions around the role of the spectator and what the interaction is between the gallery space and the spectator. Is the gallery space defined by the visitor? What happens when we deconstruct their identities? At the end who is considered to be the artwork in the gallery? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Pamela Gomez
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

This project explores the subordinated position that Indigenous peoples occupy in the contemporary image. I am interested in exposing the mechanisms through which historical heritage operates simultaneously as emancipatory resistance and neo-colonial oppression. I have long observed how people’s first perception of a photograph of an indigenous family evokes an impression of poverty. Tellingly, this is the case even when the photograph depicts a wealthy family as their indigenous clothing appears to be enough to situate them in a place of marginality. I claim that our complex personalities are largely eclipsed, if not completely ignored, by our ethnic features in western representation. Complexity is replaced by the stereotypes attached to indigeneity. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Iana Mizguina
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

Projected, distorted, re-photographed, and re-printed fragments of ornithological images. Pictures explore my fascination with the aesthetic pleasure in looking at birds and how visual consumption has and still today plays a key role in our relationship with nature. How we see birds and what we project onto them? Do we give an equal welcome to the sentimental and scientific, the descriptive and the lyrical? How does the beauty of a bird differ from that of a butterfly, a tree, or landscape? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lynsie Roberts
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

"Vacuous Wealth" is a hollow portrait of contemporary luxury in London. Shot around London post-lockdown, usual sites of wealth and power are depicted eerily empty and devoid of people. Images of investment banks, neighbourhoods of parked money, hedge fund fish, and overpriced sushi create a snapshot of the city's excesses in its sleep. The images are presented in chronological order, a document of late capitalism during COVID and the luxury that's been left behind. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Cindy Lin
University of Westminster - MA Documentary Photography & Photojournalism
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

'My Future Unborn Child' is part 3 of my Modern Fertility project that examines modern fertility practices and the social and emotional tolls on our society and women who participate in them. During the research process of this project, I met with numerous salespeople from fertility clinics and donor sperms banks. Every sales rep told me how easy it is to shop for sperms online, like going on Amazon.com. So I took sperm donors' baby photos from the internet and imagined what our future child could look like. I pulled text from the descriptions of their donor profiles to accompany the composite photos, based on what I feel would be the most attractive trait by my parents' standards. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Wasi Daniju
University of Westminster - MA Documentary Photography & Photojournalism
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

'You Can Do What You Want From The Pavement' (2019). In attempting to seek refuge or stay in this country, people are scrutinised while being held in limbo, their lives surveilled and forced into stasis. At Lunar House, a building of the UK Border Agency (UKBA), people are submitted to hostile dissections of their lives to apply for asylum. These images form part of Still Looking, a project which quite literally looks back at this site of surveillance and violence, engaging in sousveillance (watching from below) to turn the scrutiny back on the scrutinisers. The project consists of videos made from still images, inviting viewers to add to the gaze being turned back onto this system. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Elsie Kibue-Ngare
University of Westminster - MA Documentary Photography & Photojournalism
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

'Comfortable in Our Skin' is a project which challenges the erasure of black and brown skin in the presentation of medical conditions. The project views this through the lens of living with eczema as an adult and as a parent of children with the same condition. Navigating a world which, when searching for solutions, presents answers with hardly any representation of those with darker skin. These solutions imply a lack of thought and care for those who are not represented and this project seeks to redress the balance. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Paul Romans
University of Westminster - MA Documentary Photography & Photojournalism
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

This project is called Subversive Code and it is a response to the Covid19 pandemic. The decision to make it the subject of a final major project was inevitable and taken in the moment. As the crisis unfolds in real-time, I have observed those tropes which have quickly proliferated and come to illustrate our collective experience. With this work I have tried to evoke a subtly different space informed by assemblage theory and current psychoanalytic research. It is a project driven by discursive and unstable formations of symbols, events and interpersonal relationships. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ranu Soor
University of Westminster - MA Documentary Photography & Photojournalism
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

'The Unknowables of Culture'. My parents immigrated to Britain from India and Kenya respectively during the 1960’s. Traditional culture was diluted through their migration and adopting Western culture which was nurtured upon me until the age of eleven when Punjabi culture was imposed upon me. I felt reluctant embracing my parent’s cultural heritage in the presence of my Western friends, anticipating rejection from them. Today, I feel privileged to embrace the best of both cultures. This project embodies issues of identity obtained through a recollection of behavioural elements from past experiences applying imaginary culture through the use of imaginary traditional objects. The methodology of performance, gestures and self-staged portraits are used as a form of communicative language. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ionut Teoderascu
University of Westminster - MA Documentary Photography & Photojournalism
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

My grandparents’ house has remained unoccupied since my grandmother’s death ten years ago. Nothing was moved or taken and the Romanian house became more of a museum of Teoderașcu’s family memory. After all these years, I went to the house in April 2019. In June I returned with my father and then with my two aunts. They hadn’t been there in all these years. During my process I’ve discovered that the past of my grandparents is changed and used to satisfy and justify the present of the still living ones. If the physical evidence is something real and, in most cases, it speaks the truth, the memory is prone to the imagination and overtime the past is involuntary romanticised. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gianluca Urdiroz Agati
University of Westminster - MA Documentary Photography & Photojournalism
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:05:18 EDT

Do you feel a fever? Or is it a hot day? Maybe it's anxiety? Was that a regular cough? Or just smoker’s cough? There are objective symptoms, a rash or a wound. These are clear to the naked eye. Under the medical gaze they become signs to be read. However, there’s only so much one can tell from outside the suffering body. There’s a gap between what the doctor sees and what the patient feels. In a similar way, signs of hope can be confused with a mirage. A reflection of the viewer’s wish to see. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Isobel Colnaghi
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— BA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Suffering from various mental health diagnoses myself, I wanted to create a project that emulated the reality of what it feels like to suffer from a mental health illness. Social situations can make me dissociate a lot, which ultimately makes me feel like I’m not there, or outside my body. I feel like a ghost, somebody who is there but in a parallel dimension. In this project I use the metaphor of a ghost to depict that dissociative feeling and to illustrate the invisibility of mental health illnesses. Furthermore, I want to exaggerate the detachment these conditions create for those suffering by using everyday anxieties such as food, the home and outside social scenarios. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Annie Ratcliff
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

“Sister Sister” is a celebratory publication which tells stories of strong females and their friendships with one another. Through a mixture of poetry, illustration, photography and interviews you can see what it is that makes these relationships secure and last through more difficult times. Rebecca tells her important story of what conquered competition in her friendship – “For years when I had babies, Elaine was struggling with conceiving. She gave herself wholeheartedly to helping me care for my babies”. Whereas Martha speaks of simply the bond she feels with her sister although living miles apart - “We can read each other’s minds, have the same humour and carry on from where we left off”. These relationships are the foundations of who we are and therefore worth celebrating! . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chloe Grace
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

JW: “Why would you want to do a project on us?” ME: “I am intrigued to see the people who lie behind the stereotype. I want to learn more about who you are beyond the door-knocking. So I can create a greater understanding for not only me but others, through my photographs.” JW: “That’s so interesting! Of course, you are welcome to come along to our meetings, talk to whoever you want to, and stay as long as you like.” Through the use of portraiture, scripture and first-hand quotations this work looks at Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Soundwell Kingdom Hall. The ongoing project looks at their worship, their beliefs, and how they combine these in contemporary Britain. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mia Thompson
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— BA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

“I’m part of the lucky 18% who survive”, says Susie Sutton-Lloyd. 4 years ago Susie developed a subarachnoid brain haemorrhage. For 2 years it devastated her life; she lost her balance, experienced vertigo... The haemorrhage was a turning point for Susie. “Never would I have predicted that it would be the best thing that ever happened to me”. “This event allowed me to discover that I have a deep soul full of energy.” After recovering, Susie began to rebuild her physical and mental strength through Pilates. She has become vegan, her life is led through an ethical framework of post-haemorrhage beliefs. The narrative reflects on this journey, celebrating themes of hope and strength through difficult times. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sapphire Stewart
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— BA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

In January 2018, my sister, Melissa, became paralysed from the waist down by multiple sclerosis. As time passed, she began losing her sight, and the loss of feeling was spreading up her body. I was in my first year of university. The whole family was devastated. After 8 months in a wheelchair, she underwent a revolutionary, trial treatment. Following a stem cell transplant and debilitating chemotherapy, she stood up unaided after just one week. I remember getting videos of her first steps down the hospital corridors in Sheffield. The relief and happiness I felt were utterly overwhelming. This project documents Melissa as she returned from hospital to the family home in Farnham. It signposts the beginning of her new life. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tash Paterson
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

‘The Sunday Market’ is a unique market based in Bristol at the Tobacco Factory, a building rescued by Bristol’s first elected Mayor and George Ferguson. It is one of the few remaining buildings from the old imperial Tobacco site. A wide-ranging selection of independent stalls selling foods, clothes, jewellery, homeware and many other products, including locally brewed beers. These products predominantly made by craftspeople with locally sourced raw materials, with fair trade collaborations in countries like Nepal, and with organic food producers in and around Bristol and the southwest. It’s a market where people are centre stage, where goods are made with love and care, where local goods and community togetherness are centre stage. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Bethany White
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Harbour looks at the town of Portishead in Bristol, and its links to industry. More specifically, the town of Portishead is one where water proves to be an instrumental source of economic input into the community; both historically and presently. This being said, this economic benefit that the water brings to the community is one that is focused more so on tourism presently, but was once so focused on the importation and exportation of cargo travelling via ships. Shipping of cargo overseas started during the Industrial Revolution and continues today. Now the landscape of Portishead is caught amidst these industrial histories and the site of redevelopment. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Elysia Whitehouse
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

“The allotment is a strange community, but it is definitely a community of sorts.” – Emily, Burnham-On-Sea. This project looks at allotments as a community. It shows how people work, rest and play in their allotments in ways that go beyond the original function of being a place to grow and provide food for towns during the world wars. This project documents three different allotments in the UK. It follows them throughout the winter and the hibernating stage. When everything has slowed down and been put to bed ready for the new growth, into the spring. I look at how allotments are used as places of growth, but also as places where people escape the confines of their home. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Untitled Film
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Wheelie Boyz is a creative platform and movement created by Urban Mckenzie, a 21-year-old well-known rider and wheelie advocate from Bristol. Urban is known for his Wheelie Wednesday clips that show his long distant wheelie across Bristol. Wheelie Boyz showcase riders performing stunts and tricks in different locations of Bristol. These riders belong to a larger collective of both female and male riders ageing from 11 to 23 years old. Working collaboratively alongside Urban Mckenzie and other riders brought forth an element that I, as an outsider, could not provide. Allowing the riders to take their own photographs created a three-dimensional view of how they see their lives, their surroundings and the city they live in. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Oli Taylor
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Operating 24/7, 365 days a year, 48 firefighters protect Bath and the surrounding areas in the South West of England. With negotiated access over two months, Station 12 follows the community of people who work at Bath fire station, the space they inhabit and the lives they lead. It is a difficult balancing act. Managing long shifts, two days on, two nights on, four days off. It’s a place where injury, post-traumatic stress and sleep deprivation has become ordinary. The work explores the misconceptions of the emergency service using imagery that reflects the unseen silence and the otherworldly nature of the station. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Samantha Reynolds
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

‘Street Food Vendors’ is about the celebration of different food stalls within Bath and Bristol. The series shows the passion that each of these incredible people have about the food they make and their business. The passion came from the owners of the stalls which stemmed from cooking from early years with their families which became the source of their growing business. We spoke about how they were going to grow their business for their customers and how amazing it feels to speak to so many wonderful people day in day out. This work is showing people what these businesses are like and encouraging them to eat from these places instead of going to restaurants all the time. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Victoria Maidstone
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Walking home one late November evening, I looked up to a clear night sky. For the first time, I really noticed the moon. I stood on the street looking up at its cracks, its craters, and its gleaming light. This work combines the moon's spiritual meanings through to its absolute existence within the universe, through literal and metaphorical representations. Hints of the moon's effects upon nature, energies and femininity are interwoven. Fascination surrounds the individuals who respond through rituals, from moonlit crystal cleanses to lunar energised water. The moon empowers and connects those who notice it in its spiritual light. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Bronwyn Ayre
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

My brother Josh has had Type 1 diabetes since he was 13. I remember it started with him needing to drink constantly. He went to the hospital and the diagnosis was confirmed: Type 1 diabetes. He struggled to adjust to this new life. Not being able to eat freely, having to constantly monitor his blood sugar levels, his mood swings, his medication. This project documents how he is managing his diabetes, and how he lives with the support of his family. Encouragement of family is represented in the images to signify how strong my brothers’ environment is. He still suffers from ‘confusion’ and ‘severe dehydration’. The focus is to display how he exemplifies living limitlessly despite stigma and adversity. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Georgia Lacy
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Aust is a project of process led immersion into the ever-changing landscape of Aust Cliff adjacent to the Severn Estuary. Visioning Aust as a personal laboratory encouraged an accumulation of material to be experimented and tested using a variety of photographic mediums. Using alternative processes, Aust examines different forms of visual representation which resonate with the layers of time present within the place. There are themes of archaeology, geology and time at the core of the work that offers opportunity to discover how and why the geological landscape has been represented through photography, mapping, and geological surveys. The work attempts to mirror the geological span of time that is felt within the land through an exhibition that guides the audience into a world of personal interpretation to different versions of place. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lauren Glencross
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

What a pile of Rubbish is a series of photographs taken at historic landfill sites in Wiltshire. I wanted to study the spaces to decipher if there was a noticeable change in the environment, or if there was even any evidence at all as to what these former areas would have been 50 years or more ago. Collaborating with the Artist Max Blundell, in which he illustrated on top of the photographs, to portray what these sites may have looked like when they were in use as a dumping ground for our waste in the past. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Olivia Taylor
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

I live at home with my family. It’s a busy house. My sister’s in-person classes stopped in March. My mother and father both work from home. Life as we know it transformed when restrictions were put in place to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. ‘Alone Together’ looks at my own family in isolation and how even though we are all living together, at times we can still feel very alone. It’s a story where the stresses of lockdown, the lack of work, money, and entertainment are tempered by the relationships we have with each other. It’s the story of a family under lockdown. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sophie Castellani
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

“I can no longer see everything. I can’t see around the edges, I need light to act as a guide. There is no detail, things that used to be in view aren’t in view anymore.” When a person loses their sight, the way they navigate the world changes. The familiar falls out of focus, colours lose their saturation, the eye hones in on ‘concrete details’ or signposts, searching for areas of light which act as a guide through the alien spaces before them. Shooting blind through the pinhole, working in the dark, turning darkness into light, negatives into positives, created a series of images which attempts to open a window into the ethereal world of the blind. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Catia Aldeias
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

In Portuguese, we have the word Saudade. Saudade is to move to a different country. To leave your friends, your family, the streets where you were raised and the smell of fresh baked pastry that my friend and I used to eat. The feeling of remembering those moments and to notice a spark of joy in the heart that hurts but yet is pleasant. "Home" made me travel back to my roots, to my home in Vendas Novas, to capture those missed moments and how the memories interact with my new life in England. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Souter
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

With over 100 years of industrial steel trading, Port Talbot is one of Britain’s most polluted areas with a history that includes coal mining, steel production and a Deepsea port. This project captures the life that is lived within this small, dangerously polluted town. It conveys the economic decline, but also the topography of the fringes of the South Wales Valleys, showing the industry that still dominates the town. Yet despite the pollution, Port Talbot is also a town which many people have pride in. This project also looks at the rich industrial history of the town, the architectural heritage and how the town is seen by its residents who look at Port Talbot with pride and affection. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Llara Plaza
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

My great-grandmother Irene, was an icon for the anarchist party during the Spanish Civil War. She left behind her life as a teacher in a small village in Salamanca and moved to Madrid where she started to cultivate friendships with people involved in the worker's movement. She was active in politics in the 1930s, became an influential personality who corresponded with Gerda Taro and was involved with Tina Modotti in spying missions against the fascist. Forced to disappear, Irene hid all her memories in a suitcase and remained hidden away for the last 80 years. Now we can see these years of her life through this archive. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rebecca Sheil
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Based on my own recent experiences. "Ulysses" presents an insight into how people are affected by depression. The photographs were a way of portraying my emotions. Understanding why I was feeling how I was. My depression did not just happen overnight. It developed as I gradually lost my identity, turning into something that was not me. I felt as though there were two sides to me, one side was broken suppressing the happy. The work was a cathartic outlet and a huge help for me to communicate feelings that felt I could not talk about. The wider aim of this work is to help people realise they are not alone. Creating awareness of the feelings many live with. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stephanie Mensing
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Meet Janet and Chick (formerly known as Ken). Meeting at the age of 16, they have shared over 60 years of marriage. Not only has their love for each other grown but so has their love for pigeons. Ken was already a successful Fancier before meeting Janet. The two of them, after years of fancying, have won many races, including The West of England south Road Combine from France to England competing against 20,000 other birds. Their life has revolved around this interesting unique sport; from the ‘morning liberations’ of a big race day to moulting in the winter. This project looks at the life of Janet and Chick, and the pigeon racing community they are part of. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Imogen Glanville
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Dreamers sheds light on the struggle for young creatives such as Vimbai-Rose a singer, Herbie Bone a band and Joshua Lee a non-confirmative drag queen to make a living within their chosen field. For Vimbai-Rose, some of the challenges come from social barriers; “being a young black creative is a different situation, I definitely find myself having to work 10 times harder to be appreciated.” The shutting down of live venues is a limiting of creative possibilities for Herbie Bone, while for Joshua Lee the difficulty of being gender non-conforming drag in the face of ‘passable femininity’ is a challenge that is being reinforced by tv shows such as Drag Race. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Claire Watt
Blackpool School of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Claire Watt’s work explores how a contemporary society copes with death and loss, positioned within a post photographic era in which an over saturated image market reinforces her methods of working; recycling images from the archives. Rooted in portraiture, Claire's work seeks to document moments which evoke the memory; suitably esoteric as a reminder of her past and mortality. Claire’s grief takes it form through her work, reflecting feelings and a desire to communicate with others about its inevitability. Grieving is an emotion attached to many life events, whether it’s post death or in a disenfranchised form through moving house or breaking up with a partner. We all feel this loss through our lives yet it remains difficult to discuss. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sam Wallis
Blackpool School of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Questionable Inedible began as a surrealist call to action. In recent years the scientific community has proven plankton’s ability to digest the smallest of ocean plastics, known as micro plastics. With plankton being at the bottom of the food chain these findings raise questions over the effect this may be having on our health and also our genetic structure. By creating a visual link between mass produced, polymer-based sports equipment and the food that we farm and consume, I am asking the viewer to question the role in which society plays in the health of future generations. This series combines photography with stock and appropriated images whilst utilising Photoshop as a key part of the workflow. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tom Walsh
Blackpool School of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

My work explores humanity’s complex relationship with the natural environment which results in the creation of images which depict eerie and apocalyptic scenes that have an element of romanticism in memory, contrasted with the sublime and oppressive, of modern architecture. My work, made up of several different layers, creates an experience designed to draw the viewer in, creating the conditions whereby the viewer can dream or ponder, spending time with their thoughts on what is a vitally important topic in this epoch known as the Anthropocene. When the Last Tree Has Fallen is a series of sepia toned images which play with melancholy and remembrance but are paralleled with a darkness which alludes to an uncertain future from humanity’s perspective. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alison Allen
Blackpool School of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

I have a deep fascination for animal eyes and when I look into them, something stirs. It is not just a fleeting glance, but an intense stare, an emotional bond without us being aware. I am compelled to engage and do not want to look away as I try to understand what they see. Their eyes have power to speak a great language and it is up to us to listen. I believe that there is a distinct level of intelligence within an animal and that there is more going on behind their eyes than we can ever comprehend. The power of their glance goes far beyond the sense of sight. This connection is shown in my work. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Vicki Norris
Blackpool School of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

In the photographic portrait, empathy is an obvious component sometimes overlooked. In this project empathy has become a central theme. The motivation for the project comes from the notion that from a female perspective, a gaze is often critical, or assumed to be critical. The barer made to feel imperfect. The project is inspired by expressionism using either self-portraiture or the projection of intent onto the sitter. The photographers ambition is therapeutic; to promote positivity and hope.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gianluca Bacci-Evers
Blackpool School of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

To make the series The Manchester Canal System, I used a map of the Manchester Canal System from 1835, when Manchester was at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution, and drew a grid reference at 1cm by 1cm on it, photographing at pre-set points along the canal. To keep the photoshoot uniform, I photographed facing North East using a compass. These images are part of a series of 14 photographs which surveys the Rochdale and The Duke of Bridgewater canals. Using straight photography this creates a historical visual document of what was observed through the camera lens. Objectivity was maintained in a way that the series does not focus on the picturesque. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sally Sharpe
Blackpool School of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

I Get Older They Stay the Same Age is the synthesis of a four year project on intimacy. The intimate photograph is about the spirited enthusiastic collaboration between subject, photographer and viewer, they capture a moment in a lifetime a stage in a lifetime- being young. My subjects are fully aware of any implication of exploitation, or objectification and yet they are generous with their intimate selves they are performing for the camera and exploring themselves with a self-awareness that is distinctly contemporary. They understand the visual culture, acutely aware of how identity can be not only communicated but created. They are willing collaborators. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sophie Grogan
Blackpool School of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Sophie Grogan’s photographic practice concerns the connection that individuals suffering from a mental illness have with nature. Using photography as a form of art therapy, Sophie’s work revisits a sense of place to evoke memory and healing through visualising the landscape as a visceral experience for the body and soul. This aims to create feelings of nostalgia that each viewer can adapt to their own lives as a realisation of growth and healing. This body of work explores romanticism and sublime theory in order to document the emotions that are elicited while being present in a personal and emotional landscape. Sophie’s practice focuses on the importance of nature and its ability to form a narrative that coincides with the potential struggles of day to day life. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Martyna Niedzielska
Blackpool School of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

This body of work shows different stages of state of mind in which I have been during the last year, but I do also feel and hope that other people can relate to them. For the first couple of pictures I have chosen the dark colours and also the model never looks back at the viewer. Next pictures are gradually getting brighter and colours are starting to appear just to then go back to more mystique atmosphere. In life there is no “happy” or “sad” ending but there are some good and bad points in our existence, so I would like the viewer to appreciate those moments and their consistence in mixing and changing from one mood swing to another. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Paul Bradley
Blackpool School of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

This body of work is from the continuation of a year-long investigation into gaming anonymity, environment, emotion, and self. This selection from the final series is a reflection of my involvement and interest in gaming, depicted as desolation and alienation because I have never been able to justify spending eleven hours of my day playing on a game console. My involvement and emotions for gaming are echoed in the images of burning and washed up consoles, coupled with an attempt to make gaming more appealing with cake. Throughout this project I have relished the challenges it has presented, from fighting the weather outdoors, experimenting with lighting in the studio, and the unpredictable nature of fire. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Robert Lambert
Blackpool School of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Students. Who are they? Some people go to college to get life experience, while others go to provide the best life for themselves, whether it be their families or their career. However, whatever the reasons, all students, especially those that have just left school, are encouraged to find their own identity, through the college atmosphere and ethos. That is why I am exploring how students show themselves as a part of their chosen career through their chosen identity. In this body of work are a wave of different cultures and sub-cultures, in which I have explored sexuality, chosen fashion phases and religion. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jeremy Webb
Blackpool School of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

As a photographer and a transhuman, my current practice revolves around the notions of technology, humanity and is an attempt to bridge the ever-closing gap between the two worlds. This current piece has been solely photographed in a studio. As a film fanatic my work is heavily influenced by this. With movies such as Bladerunner & I-Robot as well as TV series such as Black Mirror and a photographer named Matthieu Gafsou and his piece H+, which focuses on transhumanism and people that modify their bodies with technology to give themselves a better life. I will be continuing this project post-graduation while simultaneously bettering my photographic skills to create higher quality images and more personal pieces. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Anna Luk
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

My practice explores the ontology of photography by pursuing qualities typically tethered to painting and sculpture. I work with the materiality and the ability of the medium to not only depict an external subject but also record the physical actions exerted on it. Each photograph is created in the darkroom using a cameraless process to distil the medium down to its fundamental elements of light, time and light-sensitivity. Using a handmade ‘negative’, I combine the gestural mark making capabilities of painting with photography. Despite the increased recognition of its ‘expansion’, photography is typically perceived solely as a two-dimensional, indexical representation. Its material qualities and capacity to render visible the signs of its own making are often overlooked. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Anna Kupchenko
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

This project re-imagines the perception of women through black-and-white portraiture. Recognising clichés of sexual objectification, I challenge how women have been depicted in history, and remain so in contemporary society, primarily by men. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stuart Taylor
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

My work is about my investment in witchcraft in the context of the ‘pagan boom’. Collaging the content of a specific book, an interplay between image and space is a central theme. In betrayal of the tenets of the text, I seek personal catharsis. Issues of censorship, secrecy, humanity, and vanity of the book’s exposure of the craft are pertinent to my practice. The project works closely with the archive of imagery – utilizing a single book as its core of the archive; the rest of the images have been selected from archives discovered through research surrounding the original book. My physical intervention with the images is used to show my relationship towards them, which I want to communicate to the viewer. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Meghan Hayes
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

My work departs from research about the prevalence of the male gaze in art history. I am interested in the relationships between artist, subject and spectator, when the production of an artwork is controlled by a woman. The female gaze, as discussed by Jill Soloway, is ever-growing. I feel like I should be doing something but I'm not quite sure what (2020), is a moving-image piece lasting approximately 3 minutes. The female artist is always present, yet not always visible. The fragmented mirrors spin gently, revealing glimpses of the nude and reminding the audience of what is revealed or hidden. (de)constructing (2020), is a photographic series produced throughout the experimental process, exploring the pertinent themes of control and lack of. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Birdsall
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

My practice is a work in progress that reflects my fascination with memory and materiality which has stemmed from personal experiences of handling my mother’s family albums. The work consists of a large collection of unique Polaroids that form an intimate visual diary. Influenced by Mail Art, each image is dated, numbered, and exposed to change through its handling within the postal system. This is to convey in a metaphorical sense of how memories can leave us, return to us, be subject to change over time or how they are lost all together. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tara Wood
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Viewed through the fashion editorial lens, my photographs challenge historic gender roles and the ambiguous social construct in which the colour pink has become feminised. As a response, I bring objects and clothing together and arrange them in a stylised way to create visually engaging images. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Callum Howard
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

‘’Most of us exist for most of the time in worlds which are humanly arranged, themed and controlled. One forgets that there are environments which do not respond to the flick of a switch or the twist of a dial, and which have their own rhythms and orders of existence’’ (Robert Macfarlane). Drawing on holistic philosophies, concepts and theories, ‘Shivelight’ explores our innate need for a relationship with the natural world. The work responds to a personal feeling of detachment from nature and a desire to explore what It means to mindfully reconnect to the outdoors. ‘Shivelight’ meaning lances of light that pierce the canopy of a woodland, documents the varying paths taken on this journey of rediscovery. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Saffron Laishley
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

I challenge the viewer’s perception using mirrors. I intervene within spaces in order to create illusion and visual tension. Through the processes of making and display, I encourage the viewer to engage with the work and enable interaction with photography. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Maya Hall
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

This body of work documents the nature and demographic of specific local high streets. Oscillating between near and distant, the images play with and against each other, instilling a sense of humour. Through the exploration of their demographic and nature I aim to explore how they are being used within their communities, specifically in southern England where the body of work was shot, examining how they are changing with regards to theories such as gentrification and the idea of the fall of the high street as well as exploring how many aspects remain the same. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amy Trott
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Denied of the face, my photographs challenge the representation of the naked body using abstraction and framing. Combined with textiles, sculpture and installation, they question the fixing of identity. I combine these mediums to create new bodily forms within a controlled environment, almost creating a new reality. Alongside this series is a book ‘Every Body’ a collection of images which challenge the notion of the gaze and focusing on the naked body as a form, looking at the ever changing stereotypes associated with the classic nude and the artistic world. I look for the details across the skins surface and highlight them to create work that is different to the ‘Perfect Body’. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tori Foster
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Based on iconic trends in garment styling from each of the previous decades - 1960s, 70s, 80s, and 90s I play with nostalgia within fashion photography. Avoiding direct replication, I draw on influences, small visual inflections as clues from such times, and incorporate them into my photographs. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dominic Rees
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

I have photographed Hong Kong's towering urban housing and commercial infrastructure. I am depicting the environment in an abstract and more traditional manner, focusing on the textural and geometric nature of the city. I am constructing a narrative by juxtaposing its older buildings with more resent skyscrapers. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lucy Kane
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

While constructing non-figurative self- portraits, I test the possibilities of the photographic apparatus. The use of layered transparencies allows the viewer to peer into the image, while simultaneously denying the gaze through the lack of clear depictions. Performing as photographer and subject I take complete control over the representation of my body and question the fundamental premises of the medium. Does photography’s indexicality allow it to be truly abstract, or will it always remain tethered to reality? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sam Megilley
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

I have a personal interest in the island of Portland in Dorset and have been using photography to document its people and its strange beauty. I am fascinated with the spirit of the place, its remoteness and nature. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emily Peacock
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

The Banquet is a series of videos set within an uncanny and surreal world, one constructed through a fetishistic obsession with food; its preparation and consumption. Staged within their familiar domestic setting, the characters gradually assume directorial authority over ritualised and repetitive acts that emerge in a progression of exaggerated and absurd events of slapstick buffoonery. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Julia Hutton-Attenborough
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

I am interested in the everyday drama of public spaces. I place myself within the unfolding sequence of events and document the scene using the camera. I encourage the viewer to make their own connections between the photographs, creating a series of open-ended narratives. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ben Parker
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

In this project, I photograph industrial sites in their topographic locations. These sites are not considered beautiful by most people and they would often not be looked at twice. However, through my work using notions of the picturesque and the sublime I capture the magnificence I observe in them, highlighting elements that stand out such as colour, intricate detail and texture. I take time to travel, research and marvel at the complexity of the structures. The resulting photos share with the viewer my experience of the encounter. Using large scale prints allows the viewer to experience some of the level of scale and sense of awe that one gets when actually there. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lily Wills
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Medical archives have been produced for years within medical establishments. These photographs are objectively recognised as just a body or an illness, and not as a person struggling with the psychological issues that arise alongside the illness. By combining classical sculpture with the medical gaze, I explore how photography can be used as therapy for cancer survivors. Sculptures are mainly recognised as strong and admirable, even after they have been damaged, so by positioning my models to pose like classical sculptures, I am using this metaphor to highlight the beauty of the medicated/ill body. I am considering the possibility of photography to act as a way of talking about their condition and challenging fear. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lisa Doyle
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Working with form, colour and texture, I am deconstructing the still life genre, as it is traditionally understood in historical and contemporary contexts and across different mediums. Creating illusion is a key aspect of the work which challenges how objects can be seen to be manipulated. I want the viewer to question digital reality. The photographs work individually and within a series. Still life, a traditional form of art, has been transformed into an element of everyday life i.e. advertising, this intrigues me as new and exciting ways of exploring the genre are still being developed, despite a historical background originating in the 17th Century. The process of producing my work is as important as the subject matter itself. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stani Vaseva
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

My practice departs from the camera’s inability to render the three-dimensional form. Using this as a starting point, my practice explores photography’s expanded field by challenging the seemingly 2D nature of the form. Through a process of layering and re-photographing, I use arbitrary objects, the body and the background surface as materials. The resulting photographs oscillate between the 3D and 2D - challenging visual perception. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rebekah Dashwood
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

I am exploring the idea of nostalgia - a response to an ongoing feeling of unease. By documenting my surroundings, I am able to create a representation of how I perceive the world as a result of this. Shooting instinctively using 35mm film allows me to uncover the unconscious, psychological relationship I have with this emotion and how it affects my conscious thought. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Eve Saunders
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

My work merges body, material and landscape and considers how we respond to what surrounds us in nature. In my series ‘Object x3’, I create flexible geometric structures out of bamboo and fabric and use the body to disrupt the nature of the shapes. Photographing this transformation, the series is interpretive of our human responses to the natural environment. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sophie Phillips
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Using the photographic portrait my practice looks into the lives of others. Highly personal in nature, this project portrays those close to me; friends and family. It is an intimate glimpse into the lives, working environment or leisure activities of my community. The notion of the gaze which has a rich photographic history, informs my work. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lauren Burfield
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Subliminal is a contemporary exploration into the submerged self-conscious. The social expectations of your projected expression, impression and emotion which effectively connects you with the relationships in everyday life can be overwhelming and crushing of your projected disposition. Subliminal is defined by the insufficient projection of operating yourself below the threshold of consciousness, resulting in becoming submissive to suffocation from the constant expectation of performing at a normal expected level. The project stems from my own battle of unexpected anxiety and stress and trying to constantly project confidence in myself. Subliminal expands on how quickly one’s desires to be surrounded by solidarity in friends and family can be shifted towards solitude and distraction. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alberto Gonzalez
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

The study of human perception has challenged the notion of reality and the possibility of holding a unique representation. This subjectivity in the construction of meaning emerges from both external (e.g., sociopolitical context) and internal (e.g., beholder) factors. The study of the beholder’s perception was extensively investigated by the Gestalt; this school of psychology proposed the Law of simplicity which suggests that the perception of the whole is more relevant than the study of its individual parts. Based on this perception principle, in this project I aim to explore beholder’s different views on everyday objects while considering the role of shadows in the configuration of different perceptions and meanings. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lewis Bannister
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

This Project is an attempt to isolate the sentimental meaning behind Blackpool in comparison to the public’s media influenced, perception. Blackpool has been categorised as the quintessential northern British holiday, as people from all over the north will have at some point in their life been to the seaside town to soak in what the town has to offer. Whether that be the lingering musk of saltwater or the infamous Bonny Street Market. The images present a variety of seafront images combined with street photography. I have tried to take the majority of the images with a common theme of having the main attraction of the town – The Blackpool Tower – somewhere discreetly in the background. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Scott Thomson
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Stemming from a project during my second year in which I photographed my own room and explored the space in which I spent most of my time and had made my own, this project extends to other people’s space. I am interested in how other people inhabit and project themselves and their personalities to a space, whether that is their bedroom, garden, kitchen, or even their studio. Talking with the subjects for each shoot and understanding how their individual hobbies, interests and academic choices have affected how they decorate and fill their spaces helped to focus what I photographed during each shoot to create the most complete picture of each person. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Shannan Humphrey
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

I’m a Photographer and Graphic Designer and through my work I seek to create a deeper meaning. In this project I wanted to create a unique interaction to learn more about strangers, since we cross paths with many strangers but never think twice about who they are; we only concern ourselves with our own lives. Since you can only learn so much about a person through an image, I combined the stranger’s portrait with handwritten text to the following: “What is something that no one would guess about you? What is something that no one else knows about you? Tell me about yourself”. A stranger is no longer that as you gain insight about their identity and their life story. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joseph Coull
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

My project explores the relationship between people, their home and the mundane tasks that people do within their homes. These tasks are something that everyone can relate to, they range from vacuuming to brushing teeth. I have always had a fascination with unremarkable moment in people's lives that tend to be forgotten or unnoticed. This is why I have decided to shine a light on these moments and bring attention to these everyday tasks by staging and exaggerating the photos. Originally, I set out to photograph day to day tasks that people do however, the photos were uninteresting, just like the tasks are. The original idea is still at heart of the project, with an addition of a dramatic twist. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lois Mooney
University for the Creative Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

The Way We Walk is an exploration into the act of walking and looking, and how these experiences can connect us to the natural world. I was conscious to move away from the idea of walking for practicality, and instead focus on walking as a meditative experience; one in which we become immersed in our thoughts and more appreciative of our surroundings. I have always had an affinity for the natural world, so this work was about exploring this love through walking and adopting a slow way of seeing. Fascinated by the mundane, the ordinary and the often overlooked, I wanted to show the beauty in everyday nature. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katie Luna Goldfinch
University for the Creative Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

These images are taken from my audio-visual piece, It’s A Jungle Out There - an experimental and absurdist body of work, in which I attempt to rebut the stereotypes and assumptions so regularly placed upon disability. As a disabled person who also works in special needs environments, I have a window to a unique, vibrant and nuanced world, that outsiders find so easy to reduce to something inherently pitiful. Working in collaboration with my subject, who is also disabled, I was able to create something non-conformist and liberating - a rewriting of the narrative that is so often presented to us, when the word ‘disability’ appears in conversation. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ella Sanderson
University for the Creative Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Now That It’s Over - Now That It’s Over is a multi-media piece that explores the emotional rollercoaster that is the end of a long-term relationship. Using found imagery, text, medium format, digital photography and moving image, this piece is a personal narrative about losing oneself in another, and having to find yourself again on your own. The idea of a soulmate and its inconsistencies is also subtly studied, how within a heteronormative monogamous society, we are taught to give up our whole identity to become a half of another. The intensity of adolescence bleeds into the cracks of an adult relationship that was too intense to last. Now That It’s Over is about grief, but it is also about rebirth. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Silvia Pedrazzini
University for the Creative Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Silvia Pedrazzini is an Italian photographer and artist currently based in the UK. She's a storyteller who uses photographic images to explore memory and the intimacy of everyday life. In her ongoing project ‘Get Ready for Brexit’ she explores the struggles of being a European citizen in the UK, living a life with an uncertain future and having relationships that could be forced to end. Lines from her personal diary have been put alongside a series of photographs taken on her 35mm camera in order to document moments of her life that she fears to lose. The poetic and personal narrative aims to make the audience reflect on their own future as well as the one of everyone affected by Brexit. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Grace Craig
University for the Creative Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Grace Craig had her identity stolen when she was twenty years old. Here she delves into her emotions and confronts the heartbreak and devastation she feels after enduring this hardship. Craig travels to places that were significant to her childhood and documents parts of the landscape that triggered a memory, exploring the juxtaposition of a simpler time and the contemporary turmoil. In her book, Craig explores the relationship between text and image to tell a narrative of addressing the situation and learning about who put her through it. By using digital photography, Craig explores how this approach affects the documentary style and how it captures traces of significance or memories in these locations. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Megan Penny
University for the Creative Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Ethereal is a collaborative work between myself and make-up artist/model Janelle Wayland, who created this other-worldly look inspired by butterflies, willow trees and a sense of peacefulness. The make-up accentuates the other-worldly feeling by removing the model’s eyebrows and replacing them with pearls. The lighting design works with the colours present in the make-up to create an alien vibe and produce something that is abstract yet beautiful. Special thanks to model Lily Alexandra and make-up artist/model Janelle Wayland for the shoot. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Erin Petts
University for the Creative Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

“Bless Their Efforts” is a collaborative documentary project centred around celebrating the significantly underrepresented world of female football fans. Connections made through the Facebook community ‘This Fan Girl’ paved the way for this project to expose negative attitudes expressed towards women involved in the football community. It is often brushed over that women can be equally as interested in football as their opposed sex, receiving negative comments or simply being ignored. This ongoing project has attempted to raise awareness of the issue, pairing text from interviews with the women alongside their portraits. The project is a mixture of Mamiya 120 portraits, match day street photos and found imagery from each woman, displayed together in a book format. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hollie Chamberlain
University for the Creative Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

What does colour mean to you? This series invites people to think more deeply about the topic of colour, exploring whether colour can have an effect on emotions and body language. I have constructed monochromatic scenes out of my subjects’ favourite and least favourite colours, featuring objects which are typically associated with each colour. I have discovered that by immersing my subjects in artificial environments, the outcomes show either a positive or adverse effect on their emotional state and reactions, supporting my hypothesis in this photographic experiment. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Georgia Duddell Walker
University for the Creative Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Throughout the three years of my degree, I have explored personal experiences and opinions, in the form of staged narrative. For my final body of work, I explored my experiences of love, loss and relationships in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic. This series comes from a place of vulnerability and grief, after being forced to end a relationship, before it had barely begun. This work explores physical distance through self portraiture, by placing myself in a familiar space which is isolated and desolate. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alexandra Humphreys
University for the Creative Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

‘I Fight For My Sister’ is a series from an open call exploring the subject of modern feminism. Accompanying an open letter to the artist’s young sister and to young girls everywhere, it delves into feminism, how it differs for each individual, and the exploration of those feelings. ‘I Fight For My Sister’ aims to start conversations and educate those who may not be aware of what the movement is trying to combat. In the age of the internet and social media, new battles face young women each day, and it is the responsibility of those with a voice to stand up for those who cannot be heard. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Cerys Burrows
University for the Creative Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

This project is a photographic exploration of climate change issues that are affecting the South East Coastline. We are fighting a losing battle against rising sea levels and costal erosion. Many environmental bodies are struggling to protect their lands against this. This selection of photographs was taken at Hayling Island, Havant where the previous sea defence is no longer effective, so they are putting in a temporary defence to try and protect the island from flooding. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emily Manning
University for the Creative Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

“Out of Many, One People” is Jamaica’s national motto, which is based on the population’s multiracial roots. This zine focuses on my own experience, depicting emotions felt towards my own racial identity and my connection to Jamaica. Text has been used to demonstrate how I feel, alongside visual aids. The use of Polaroids depicts these emotions and have enabled me to express a fantasy of feeling like I belong. This project has been a form of therapy for me, it has helped me explore my emotions through photography, something I have always struggled to talk about. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Verity Lavender
University for the Creative Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Originally the project I had planned to create involved walking 75 miles of the North Downs way from my university town to my hometown. Exploring what we miss while travelling at a fast place and discovering the trail I had previously walked sections of with my father back home. But after the UK COVID-19 lockdown was put in place the project changed. I instead repeatedly walked the first short stretch until I reached a point at which I knew I had to turn around and walk back to my university house. Rather paying attention to and learning those first 10 miles, noticing new things each time. It is my hope to one day complete the project as first intended. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kathi Daghistani
University for the Creative Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Exploring the themes of identity and culture through an editorial approach, whilst attempting to blur the boundaries between fashion and art. The work celebrates and aims to empower Middle Eastern women, highlighting Arabic beauty. Focusing on traditional and contemporary modest fashion throughout, allowing one to embrace their culture and individuality. A combination of Western and Middle Eastern elements are used to merge the two cultures, whilst also reconstructing Western Orientalist stereotypes of the Middle East. Magazine Spreads from the editorial ‘Hijabistas’ are included; a body of work exploring the power of the fashion industry to help reshape, but also celebrate, the hijab. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emily Light
University for the Creative Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Within the Dreamworld series, each subject belongs to a different colour which represents themselves. The different hues work harmoniously together, showing that through individuality there is unity. The subjects are vital to these photographs. They are placed in a range of poses, from remaining as composed as sitting, to exerting their confidence through kicking in the photographs. Dreamworld binds the subjects together into the impression of female beauty, by drawing attention to the same details amongst the subjects: the lips, eyes and eyebrows. The series raises interesting representations of female identity and self-expression: every female is beautiful in their own expressed way, and there are factors that unite everyone together within it. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Josh Hancock
University for the Creative Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

‘Action Man’ is an autobiographical narrative-based project. Adopting an air of absurdity, and working with themes of loss, grief, nostalgia and memory, the project aims to introduce my partner to my absent father, who passed away due to terminal cancer during my late teenage years, with the intent of forming a relationship between partner and father whilst simultaneously strengthening my connection with them both. This introduction is realised through the act of my partner and I partaking in some of my father’s favourite activities, providing a glimpse of his personality and the man I knew. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emily McGuinness
University for the Creative Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

The Female in Fashion explores the female gaze within female representation in the fashion industry. It aims to correct and explore the relationship between the camera and the subject through portraiture. This body of work aims to be honest, empowering and celebratory of the female body. I wanted to use my own experiences as being a viewer of fashion photography and the voices of fellow women who have been influenced as such also. The collaboration between subject and shooter is a key part in being able to recognise and appreciate the female experience within the fashion industry and how we can change it for the better. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Shanice Petilaire
University for the Creative Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Reflecting on the struggles that we as minorities have faced when moving to a new area that lacks multiculturalism, from the way we dress to how we behave. Initially starting as a studio shoot celebrating traditional clothing, this new body of work combines the feelings of inner isolation from each of the individuals captured, living in a town that has struggled to feel like home, as well as the physical limitations of this lockdown period, from being away from the familiarity of friends and family to shooting from a distance. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dayze mae Hayllor
University for the Creative Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

A Surrey based photographer focusing on fashion and editorial photography, often influenced by fine art. Aims to flip conventions, and challenges the conformity of classic beauty imagery. An absence of retouching means images offer a more honest representation of her subjects to help them see the beauty within themselves. Key themes are identity, self-image, self-esteem and acceptance within digital culture. Works often explore the empowerment, but also dependency, around make-up. Practises in digital and analogue mediums, using both subjects and self-portraiture to convey her ideas. Encouraging viewers to reflect on their own relationship with themselves to inspire a positive change. Her images act as a form of self therapy and are a catalyst for wider change. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ethan Lowe
University for the Creative Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

While studying abroad last year in Boston, Massachusetts, I created a body of work titled "Quiet in Midnight City". Coming from the British countryside, and having never lived in a city, it was very obvious to me how fast paced and loud life is in Boston. Leading me to sub-consciously try and find the peace and quiet that is so easy to come by at home. The images are urban-scapes that purposefully lack a human subject, to make the image still and create a sense of timelessness - so that the viewer may look at the image and not feel as if things are moving or changing. Sharing the sense of peacefulness in an otherwise sleepless city. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nathan Gilbert
University for the Creative Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

This work explores human connection in the form of love of all kinds on the streets. My images were captured all over the world and show relationships between friends, family and romantic lovers. This love can be seen in the form of the people themselves and what they leave behind. The purpose of capturing this was to indulge my own personal longing for and interest in the kinds of relationships within the images. In addition to this I wanted to evoke emotions within my audience because love is something that everybody has felt in some form, so allowing them to relive these feelings, and perhaps discover new ones, through the subjects within my images was very important to me. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Andrew Fergus
University Centre Colchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Our urban areas are becoming more populated and crowded and space has become even more of a commodity to be controlled under guises such as development and growth. These spaces have become areas of great and constant change as things are continually developed and redeveloped. My currently untitled project documents these urban spaces under the process of development and not only bring to question the themes of growth and development within urban areas but also questions the control and ownership of land and the manner in which space is shared as well as the way in which we are directed and guided around urban areas. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Anna Moss
University Centre Colchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

This fashion editorial Euphoric Flame employs self-portraiture and a feminine gaze to radiate vivacious personality and a flame for everything rock and roll. With strong inspiration from icons of the 80s and glam rock fashion, the editorial seeks to arouse a fun, feisty insight into fashion of the past, whilst uniting with contemporary trends. Aiming to empower and encourage young women to be confident, independent, and most importantly, have their own identity. My photography does not necessarily oppose the “male gaze” but was created in mind of a female audience; to portray a dominant female character, rather than an essentially vulnerable or overly objectified model that we are so used to seeing. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emily Murray
University Centre Colchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

My aim with this project is to communicate the importance of family histories and life’s journeys. The main essence of the project is to capture the women in my family then and now, whilst also working with ideas of childhood memories and nostalgia. There is huge emphasis placed on the family album within this project, which I hope will become relatable to audiences’ own memories and experiences with photo albums within their own families. I have adopted a range of photographic techniques and materials in order to communicate the bond between the women in my family, and how the women in my family have made me who I am today. This work is intended with a photo book viewing in mind. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Estelle Lam
University Centre Colchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

With this series of images, I have wanted to capture life behind closed doors during the Coronavirus pandemic. With my Nan being a health care worker, it has been essential for her to carry on with her role working throughout this troubling time. However, with this access I have then been able to capture the daily lives of these individuals and what my nan’s everyday routines are with them. Each of these images has been photographed through the windows of their homes, considering it would be unethical and against government guidelines for me to enter the homes. The images represent a state of life continuing along with this global pandemic taking place and effecting us all. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Noone
University Centre Colchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Key Workers of CO15 is a series of formal documentary portraits of essential workers in Clacton-on-Sea made, in part, as a refutation to the ongoing negative portrayal of the town. Typically featuring in the news for stories of crime, unemployment, benefit use, and drug and alcohol addiction, the project tells a positive narrative of members of the small community applying themselves to helping others during the pandemic. The constructed style results from the government guidelines on social distancing, creating a physical separation between the camera and the subject. This unoccupied space alludes to the measures we are all taking in the aid of our NHS and country, while the empty streets in which the subjects stand references ideas of isolation. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Megan Horrocks
University Centre Colchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

A selection of lifestyle fashion images presented in a way which shows various seasons though the colour selections and the chosen outfits. The lifestyle fashion aspect is portrayed though the idea of my models wearing relatable items of clothing in everyday locations. The mixture of serious and natural poses allows different personalities of my models to be shown though the images. This style of fashion photography would most likely be seen through social media, blog posts and look books. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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HOLLY HOULTON
Coventry University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Through Place And Mind responds to Holly Houlton’s relationship with the British countryside. The body of work consists of different methodologies used to express Houlton’s emotional links with the landscape; such as photography, ambient sound and spoken word. The work draws upon notions of the Romantic movement such as conveying feeling and self-expression as a result of being within landscape. The techniques used create a newly imagined, timeless space; indicating how the landscapes are remembered and felt. The work takes viewers on a sensory journey, enabling the audience to experience it in a meditative state as Houlton perceived it. This aspires to encourage viewers to relate, both emotionally and contemplatively, to their own relationship with land and exploration of place. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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ALICE COBERT
Coventry University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

As temperatures rise and mass pollution increases; climate change is becoming unavoidable. With our planet at great risk, it is slowly yet surely accelerating towards collapse. ‘Coming Home’ transforms the perception of climate change as something distant from everyday life into a possible reality, where the domestic space becomes overwhelmed by the aftermath of the climate crisis. The series of imagery increases awareness and environmental consciousness. Through the use of digital photomontage, Cobert converts the environment which should feel familiar and safe into a place of discomfort and uncertainty. Bringing the crisis inside the home provides an opportunity to envision and engage with the potential collapse of climate change. This in turn raises questions about the necessity to act now. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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EMMA MCGARRY
Coventry University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Home-place is a pause in movement: it acts as a retreat from the unreal. The intimate pauses we experience within home-place are often unobtrusive, like breathing; concealing a certain poetry. Each pause is multiplied by all the pauses that came before it, and the true quality of our particular place and our encounter with it cannot always be clearly imagined. Time Between These Walls (2020), sees the artist transform her gaze and divide her intimate philosophies of home-place, into chronologically sequenced meditations. The lens tenderly observes visual evolutions that represent time passing through the home. This slowed experience offers these intimacies a sense of permanency, further crafting an extended moment for reflection and contemplation of the intangibles of personal intimacy. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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KELLY BRYAN
Coventry University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Talk To Me uses a phenomenological lens to poetically explore Bryan’s own inner world; in doing so, central themes regarding the traditional family structure and a mother-daughter relationship are questioned. Bryan used the meditative attributes of running to cope with a separation in her family. She re-visited and photographed these routes located by homes her mother, father and herself now separately occupy to find her place in these new locations. In accompaniment are photographs of her mother’s home - captured in her absence - to assist Bryan’s understanding of the new domestic arrangement to which she finds herself in. These components are sequenced within a photobook alongside written accounts detailing diary entries made during a flux in Bryan’s mental wellbeing. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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JOHANN KOOP
Coventry University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Through Networks of Distortion, Kööp reflects on the complexities that he experiences from the social networks of the urban society. Our perceptions of the rhythms of daily living are to be manipulated by a myriad of sources. It could begin to distort our sense of self, blurring the lines of home and public space, and thus bringing along a simulation excessive social presence. Experience gains importance and continues its merger with the social space; it’s what mostly lets us ignore the structure or lets us only notice the positive parts of it. As the rhythms and pressure of playing a part of the society also form a successful distraction, it never gets easier to reflect on those feelings. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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JASMINE SMITH
Coventry University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

The female body and nature have been written about in poetry since Ancient Greece, described as embodying comparable features; beauty, grace, purity and fertility. Established on the relationship between goddesses and nature, borrowing traditional elements of femininity collectively. Fenella, the secluded beach, refers to nature as the embodiment of characteristics women are written to embrace. Long established themes of femininity, spoken about in Greek mythology, traditional poetry and the arts are dealt with through the personification of nature as ‘woman’. The featured women’s delicate connections towards the ocean, having grown up there, are depicted through their memories. Representing the characters described in the collaboratively produced poem Fenella, allows for the poetic exploration of femininity in relation to the ocean. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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GEORGIA WESTON
Coventry University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Teased, explores the relationship of sexual empowerment between desirable subject and the withheld gaze of a spectating audience. The sequence focuses on the exposure of the female body, taking inspiration from the discussion of ‘midriff’ advertising in the writing of Rosalind Gill. The series showcases a combination of digital scans taken from magazine sources and imagery by Weston. The trail of gaze experienced by a spectator is highlighted through the placement of a female eye that reminds the viewer on their subconscious search for sexual stimulation and a fulfilment of desirable needs. Enticing a persistent stare beyond the forefront; the opacity of layering teases with the uncovering of the female body as well as creating awareness for one’s self- thoughts. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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TIA BRYANT
Coventry University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

‘Define me by my craft’ is a project that celebrates U.K. based female-identifying makers. Crafting has been considered a widely male-dominated profession, further perpetuating the sexual division of labour. Tia Bryant utilises a handmade camera to document this community of women, generating conversations surrounding craft and feminism. Craftsmanship is fluid concept; merging old and new technologies has been integral for its survival. Craft has an inherent authenticity of labour-ship, allowing you to see, feel and smell how it was made. After the COVID-19 outbreak, Bryant had to work from home, incorporating modern technology with darkroom methodologies. The photos are documents of this and the community developed during these uncertain times, every encounter has been immortalised into a single, inimitable print. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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GEORGIA BOND
Coventry University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Collaborator and Photographer Georgia Bond started working with children supported by Cheshire Young Carers in 2019. Caring in Confidence reflects the photographic collaboration between Georgia Bond and the young carers. Constituted by a series of drop in photography workshops hosted within respite sessions. In response to the ideology that; creative opportunities can have a positive effect on the mental health of children, specifically young carers. The body of work has been a process driven project, that has created a space for experimentation within visual art through sustained collaborative practice. An ethical foreground has been developed, to develop the confidence of the children - through themes of self-portraiture and representation. Photography has become a tool for empowerment. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Harry Renton
University Of Cumbria - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

In the summer of 2019, I was sent a text message by my girlfriend’s mother asking if I could stay out for a little longer because they needed to have a chat with their daughters. A few hours later when I arrived home I was told by Poppy, my girlfriend, that her mother and grandmother have Huntington’s Disease. She then told me that there was a fifty percent chance that she, her sister and cousin would have it too. Over the course of a year this project has documented the love and connection shared between a family living in the shadow of Huntington’s Disease. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jordan Mossom
University Of Cumbria - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Daytime Disability is a documentary project which brings an insight into the daily life of a disabled person living with a severe life-threatening condition like Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - by creating a deeply personal and intimate series of images that look into the day today things that requires the assistance of two support staff to complete successfully, such as washing, eating and other domestic activities, and the use of medical equipment like hoists and ventilators. It attempts to bring the viewer into the scene through images that look in at what's going on at that moment but then also attempts to put the viewer in the photographer’s shoes with images that show what is going on from his point of view. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mark Attwood
University Of Cumbria - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

'Bradford-by-the-sea' explores the idea of economic strife as an often fundamental cause in the change of small communities in modern-day Britain. By placing a focus on the people of Morecambe whose heritage lies in Bradford, we can summarise why the economy of the time led so many from one place to another. The work focuses on community and group identity and seeks to show pride in the subcommunity of people that make up this body of work. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Daniel J Dockeray
University Of Cumbria - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

The grumpy old gits are a small club based in a seaside village called Allonby this little community of a happy group of men who meet up for a cup of tea and a slice of cake to escapes from their wives for 2 hours on a Tuesday morning to tell old stories and to make each other laugh filling this small little cafe with so much joy and energy. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nathan Pullan
University Of Cumbria - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

4924 is the store number of the Stanwix Sainsburys Local supermarket located in Carlisle. 4924 documents the Sainsbury’s supermarket during Covid-19. The World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 as a worldwide pandemic on the 11/03/20 and has had an enormous impact on countries all over the world. 4924 looks at the way in which Sainsbury’s have changed shopping during lockdown, whether that’s the way colleagues must work or how customers now have to shop. New measures have been put in place to protect colleague and customer safety during the pandemic following guidelines given out by the government. 4924 also looks at the colleagues who make this all happen, who risk their health in order to do their bit against coronavirus. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Cameron Paterson
University Of Cumbria - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

A criticism of the documentary genre, ”One Man Tells Tale” & Other Parts is a two-part series addressing two different aspects of documentary photography. With this work Cameron Paterson is questioning representations & narrative with a series of self-portraits and character studies, and examining the absolute truth associated with photography as a form as evidence. Drawing on existing aesthetic and technical decisions, often associated with the connotations of objective documentation, this project uses those established techniques against the genre. Paterson presents images and stories as truth, even though they are complete fictitious, and all brought together in the edit. This submission is one part of the full project. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Megan Mavin
University Of Cumbria - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Four years on from losing my grandparents I took upon this project documenting what has been left behind, their home that they built and in lived in for many years raising a family and living out their years. This home hones what family means to myself, it is where I place my childhood and now that they are both gone we revisit the home on regular occasions to check on the house for our own peace of mind and to also remember what it once was. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jack Reid
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

My work is concerned with my own stream of consciousness. There is a rather simple way of reading these images, which is to remember one image you’ve seen using mental imagery and looking at the photograph in front of you. This creates the illusion of consciousness, and these images are what I call Mental Artefacts. The first thing you’ll notice about these Mental Artefacts is, firstly, these images are non representable, meaning they cannot exist in this physical reality. Only by entertaining the perceived image and the mental image is this non representable image achieved. The next thing you’ll notice certain ideas surrounding photography are made redundant, such as, composition, colour theory and other fundamentals to image making. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jialin Long
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

“Red illuminates” was created upon reflection of the red culture in socialist countries. The project started with a walk near where I grew up. In a residential area in Beijing, on average every 40 meters there was a “Special Criminal Syndicate Combat” propaganda poster on the wall. My interests lie within restoring the red politics in culture and ways of cultivating loyalty in socialist countries through an installation form. The moving image documented that I played audio to the orchid. The orchid never leaves the space in the dark where it was listening to socialist propaganda under red grow lights during the experiment continuously for 30 days. (Installation elements: Sound: red songs; CCTV News Broadcasting.) . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Shauna Kinchella
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Nuances is a series focused on the materiality and subtlety of its subject. Drawing on architectural tropes, the work explores, through the use of light, in combination with the modest intervention of a fold, how the everyday object of a sheet of paper, can evolve into something sculptural, almost indistinguishable from its origins. Working in studio with a large format camera, using direct positive paper as an alternative to film, the work explores the subtleties and ephemeral nature of what is constructed in front of the lens. Each 4” x 5” piece that is created is a tactile object that has been methodically produced as a one off piece, a contrasting response to the reproductive nature of photography. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sara McCarroll
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

The Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home operated between the years of 1925 to 1961 in the town of Tuam, County Galway, Ireland. Run by an order of Bon Secours catholic nuns, this home and many others like it, existed as housing and punishment for the unmarried mothers of Ireland and their children. Intermingled is a mixed media representation of the crimes committed by the church and state and their involvement in the death and cover up of approximately 800 children who remain in the grounds of the now demolished mother and baby home, awaiting exhumation. By employing the use of photography, moving image and sculptural elements, Intermingled attempts to illustrate the true unthinkable scope of this ongoing tragedy. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Conor Palin-Stewart
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

This project documents the destruction of a small utopia near my family home. In which we kept, chickens, ducks, and most importantly, my dad kept beehives. The images in this project depict the landscape after the trees have been felled, vegetation cleared, and a fence has been constructed.The destruction of this landscape to make way for the building of houses has destroyed not only our space, but also the trees in which birds lived, and the variety of native plants that grew on the land. The silence is deafening, and the land is scarred.The photographs in the project depict the destruction of this area, which is a fundamental element of the rapid area that I called home. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Victoria Cannell
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

The project is to be presented as large, translucent fabric prints. (105cm x 175cm) Using the familiar human form as an object, Victoria has established a body of work which is self-reflexive, but also representative of how fragile the human body and mind, are. The images were created to be touched, looked at and questioned. By using the means of photography and installation, the project is set to indulge the viewer and raise the question of how to you use your own gaze. What do you see, and what do you dream about - physically represented in a photo series? The use of body is to pose comfort, false reality and longing in a currently unstable climate. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Killian Whyte
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

An insiders view into the Irish party scene. It is a direct documentation of intoxication, dance and socializing. It is an unbiased view which creates document from alternate aspects of party culture. It touches on elements of loneliness in togetherness, solace in ones own company as well a desire to fit into elements of society whilst showing a rebellion to other aspects of society. it is a dialectic showcase of wellness highlights people on opposite ends of the spectrum in their state of wellness and being. It visualizes escapism, but also attendance of present moment. An important insight to party culture for what it is both negative and positive without an agenda. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Josh Byrne
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Come a Little Closer is an ongoing project about opposing feelings; intimacy and loneliness. Sometimes one can experience intimacy while alone, and often one can experience loneliness in the company of others. These images represent situations in which there is an uncertainty of emotion. A sort of ambivalence; being alone but feeling connected, and vice versa. I do not impose views of ‘good’ or ‘bad’ on any of these states of mind, as one cannot be without the other, and I try to photograph in a way that facilitates this objective way of thinking. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sam Donohoe
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

My work lies somewhere in between a traditional documentary approach and conceptual documentary. The making of my images relies mostly on opportunity, chance and the daily happenings around me. My work is a discourse between myself and the experience of the everyday, relishing in moments of intimacy and moments of absence. The results of my images are loose meaning and pleasurable perplexity. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tayo Adekunle
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Tayo Adekunle’s work explores the commodification, fetishization and sexualisation of the black female body, specifically through the human displays in ethnographic expositions in the 18th and 19th centuries. The work is influenced by ethnographic photographs which were circulated as pornography. Black (and other racial minority) bodies were photographed either naked in front of a white background, stripped of their identity, or surrounded by random tropical plants to make the photographs seem authentic. Using self-portraiture and digital collage whilst reworking Prince Roland Napoleon Bonaparte’s photographic collection ‘Boshimans et Hottentots’, the works combine the contemporary with historic ways of being seen. Referencing her Nigerian heritage, Adekunle explores the relationship between the past and present ways the black female body is treated. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Louise Burns
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

This work has centred around the experiences of being a woman in modern society, particularly focusing on modern day dating. The nature of the cattle-market-like swiping either left or right for the ‘matched’ stamp of approval, adds to the pressures felt by women to look a certain way. The series No Time For Romance depicts honest self portraits contradicting the type of imagery that is typically seen on Tinder and challenge the ideology of what a socially acceptable, self curated series of images look like for a dating profile. Mimicking the motion of swiping left and right on Tinder, this series is exhibited on a touchscreen kiosk which viewers interact with by swiping for the next image. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Anna Hunter
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Music is the soundtrack to life. It reminds us of specific moments in our lifetime, and our favourite albums’ imagery is instantly recognisable. Humour is everywhere and laughter is, indeed, the best medicine. Parallel Records plays on the adhered to societal ‘norm’, allowing everyday average people to step into the shoes of their favourite artists. With the occasional political ‘Easter egg’, Parallel Records parodies iconic and recognisable album covers giving a new lease of life to the records and their subjects. www.parallelrecords.co.uk . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lucy Fradley
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Identity - Closeness / Distance - Relationships / Connections. Due to personal circumstances Fradley has found herself at a transitional point. In order to navigate this, her work explores portraiture and how the relationships, objects and spaces we associate with can in turn become a reflection of who we are - a self-portrait, a visual diary. Her work guides the individual while also leaving it open ended for interpretation. Playfully staging a performance for the camera in order to express her own inner thoughts through a visual journey. Her work investigates her own essence of portraiture, which in turn provided her the opportunity to reconnect with her sense of self. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lottie Nadeau
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

‘Urban Isolation’ is a project exploring contemporary city environments and the individuals that inhibit these liminal spaces. More than half the world’s global population now lives in cities and although we are surrounded by thousands of others and digitally connected to millions more, there is evidence to suggest that we feel lonelier than ever. ‘Urban Isolation’ looks at the disconnection that proliferates in cities, focusing on the individual moods and preoccupations amongst the texture, movement and pace of the city. The project aims to create representations of the urban experience through capturing fleeting moments of the isolated individual, as well as the overstimulating nature of moving through these spaces. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Serina Ma
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

As an artist, my goal is to draw attention to social issues. I believe artists have an important role to play in the society. Recently in my practice I have been focusing on mental health. While studying at the Edinburgh College of Art, I have developed different skills that allow me to convey messages to various audiences by creating environments that express feelings. I have developed an interest in using a mixture of mediums when it comes to creating works. ‘A shade of calm’ involves installation using; wooden sculpture, light, projection and fabric. I like to explore different materials, because each one has its own meaning that brings certain depth to the work and this fascinates me. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amber Brown
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Amber Brown is a Northumbrian photographer and printmaker. Her practice investigates the post-industrial landscape, ideas of Northernness and how archives can interact with the contemporary. ‘It Must Be Somewhere Here’ is a survey of the Northern coal-mining landscape. As the granddaughter of miners, it acts as geographical study and inquiry into ancestry. She records colliery remains and places of memorial. Former sites visually affected by chemical aftermath, exposed landfill materials and mine-water stained rocks. Through large-format photography and the photopolymer gravure, she creates works where time cannot be specified, where process is elongated as much as possible, commenting on manual labour, materiality and the ritual of returning home to walk in empty industrial lands where man once laid his hand. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Aayushi Gupta
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

The passport photo is one of the most mundane and heavily regulated types of photograph. As a photographed subject one has no choice but to follow a set of guidelines – the subject is not allowed to smile, must look straight at the camera, and hold a neutral expression. These restrictions make the image inconceivable for any kind of self-expression. One of the central aims of my work is to investigate the underlying motive of official passport photo requirements. We are inclined to apprehend these rules as pure bureaucracy, but what role do they play in identity authentication procedures of which the passport and the passport photo are crucial elements? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amy Witney Scholes
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

My work draws parallels between the human exploitation of nature and the patriarchal oppression of people of marginalised genders, and promotes “nature-connectedness” as a strategy for navigating and resisting restrictive societal norms. Co-production and collaboration are important elements in my process which ensure that my images tell an authentic narrative, despite their visual artificiality. virtues investigates aesthetic trends in male-dominated art movements – such as early Victorian photography and pre-Raphaelite painting – and re-appropriates them in hyper-modern constructed sets. In doing so, my portraits highlight how absurd and unnatural it is to define appropriate behaviours and appearances on the basis of perceived gender. “We need the tonic of wildness…We can never have enough of nature.” – Henry David Thoreau . . [ Full Article ▸]

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John Buchanan
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

I am a still life photographer based in Edinburgh. My work takes inspiration from classic still life forms such as Flemish, Baroque to contemporary sculpture and the Colourists of 19th century Scotland. I am drawn to strong shapes and vibrant colours, apparent in my set designs. My creative process has applications in the advertising industry, specifically product, food and drink. My work has consistently appeared in the finals of industry competitions such as; The AOP, the BIPP and the MPA. My images have been displayed on Lenscultures editors' galleries in the 2019 emerging talent and art awards and have been exhibited at Exposed graduates' exhibition, in Edinburgh. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sofia Conti
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

The project titled ‘What We Don’t See & What We Don’t Hear’, focuses on people with a visual and or hearing impairment. The main purpose of this project is to highlight these conditions by examining how people go about their daily lives. With the help of various charitable organisations, I have gained access to individuals who are willing to take part in this project. Building key relationships with the specific individuals I was able to produce work that demonstrates the world of visual and hearing impairment. My work will be dedicated to visually interpreting the life experience of others which may otherwise go unnoticed. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jesus Torio
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

“Funny Lovers” is a cinematographic series relating the misadventures of a man and his quest for real love in the times of Tinder and hyper-communication. Through more than eighty images, as each scene of a movie, we see the evolution of the main character, his reflections and encounters with other lonely souls. Completely inspired by the magic of cinema, the series has become an exercise of literature, philosophy, image-making and self-portrait. “Funny Lovers” explores the different medias with a characteristical use of colour and space, creating a piece inspired by French, Italian and Spanish cinema. Jesus Torio is an Andalusian living in Edinburgh, where he works as a nurse while in his spare time enjoys the creative process of photography, literature, video and design. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emanuele Centi
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

The Memento portfolio is an ongoing series of portraits of remarkable people I met during my life in Edinburgh. Some have become dear friends, some are people who taught me much, some are people I admire but haven't met yet. The series explores the idea of photography as a replacement of memory. The subjects are lit as ineffable. The portraits flow like distant memories. Inspired by the emotionally charged work of artists like Bacon and Munch or photographers like Roversi and Davison, I long to revealing reality layered with melancholy and dreaminess. Revealing rather than exposing the images. Looking for an emotion rather than the static reproduction of what is in front of the lens. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Steven Ritchie
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Just outside of my town lies an old battlefield; the soil fought on by both the Jacobites and the Redcoats during the 1745 Battle of Prestonpans, in East Lothian, Scotland. In modern times, this is less apparent, since becoming farmlands and overgrown with nature. With this fine art project, I aimed to convey this conflict through tightly cropped, old-fashioned landscapes of the land; the resting places for the soldiers that took part, with trees and plants growing from where they lay. Similarly, I wanted the images to represent the healing of injuries for those who survived and highlight the recent industrialisation of warfare. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mariam Wilson Sorour
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

When I discovered that I liked using paper for reasons other than writing or drawing, I began to implement this into my still life and product photography. You can sculpt it, fold it, tear it, change its texture; the possibilities are endless. With this, I enjoy creating little sets that best compliments the product I am photographing. In my personal work, I experiment with light projection, creating scenes that depict human emotions through colour and shapes. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Natalia Krezel
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Natalia, in her images, tries to find a fine balance between the intimacy of a snapshot and the dignified, staged formality of portrait painting. Images below are from an ongoing project Invisible, that focuses on drinking habits in her hometown, a small post-communist village in the middle of Poland. 'Invisible' depicts the real lives of people and their everyday struggles, people that are usually passed by without anyone even noticing them, and their inner demons. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Weronika Sikora
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

My fashion approach is based on visual story-telling and unusual, vibrant look. I'm inspired by distortion and disproportion along with oddness in fashion industry. With a model in focus, I am portraying my subject in a strong, feminine way. My creative impulse is coming mostly from myths, legends and folklore traditions. Fortune Teller project is based on Pagan tradition of foreseeing the future and it’s aimed to present dark sides of human existence – curiosity, desire and a sin of superstitious mind. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Molly McCluskey
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Recently, I’ve been making self-portraits as an exploration of myself, to understand the fragility and fluidity of my own emotions and to break down emotional barriers I have built. I consider these portraits as a reflection of myself and the stories I want to tell, I create a visual language that forms my own unique autobiography of my life. I have increasingly become interested in how we use photography and photographs as a tool to portray ourselves as who we want to be viewed as – reinforcing the image of self and expression. I enjoy using art and photography as an outlet to relieve myself from emotions and experiences I feel consumed by in attempt to heal and expand. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Callum Ollason
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Originally, I trained as a sculptor and visual artist at Edinburgh College of Art. That’s where I first learned the basics of photography, recording my sculpture and making creative work with my Rolleiflex SL35 film camera. Now digital, my photographic practice is varied. Recent work has often been pseudo-scientific in nature. Sometimes taking a chemical reaction as a starting point and observing the unexpected beauty that unfolds, or by looking closely at an object, at a macro level, revealing hitherto unseen qualities and new worlds. The resulting abstract images are open to interpretation. However, whilst making the work I have considered alien landscapes, the mitosis of cells, early cellular life forms, and even time and space. Physics represents our increasing understanding of the world, and there is an inherent beauty in physics. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Craig Murray
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Having photographed grassroots sports for over a decade, I’m privileged to now attend professional events across the country. Missing that Sunday league feeling, treading the touchline, weaving in and out of the crowd to capture the best shots inspired this project. Taking myself back to where I learned the flow of the sport, this series captures the action/people involved in grassroots rugby across the country. From amateurs battling in the regional leagues, to the emerging female game, with an offering of semi-professional FOSROC Super6 action. Looking to highlight the individuals in the pack, showcasing the commitment, strength and determination needed to compete in such a brutal and tough sport. The dedication given to the hobby they love, across all seasons and weather conditions deserves the recognition . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Maura
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Adolescent heartbreak is series based on the confusion of young love. Each image focuses on the different emotions we experience during our first or many heartbreaks Loneliness, guilt, anger, wondering why you weren’t good enough, presenting yourself in such a way to make them see jealousy and finally accepting that the love is finally over. The series has various use of flowers to represent the love you thought you had will not die there and will eventually grow again but with someone new. The images I produce always have a strong personal meaning to me which I love expressing in a bold, colourful and peculiar way. All images displayed were shot in lockdown. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alastair Hendrie
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

I have produced this work with the idea of ‘Tabula Rasa’ or blank slate as the starting point. The word photography when taken back to the etymological root, means light (photo) and to write (graphy) or ‘to write with light’. Keeping this fundamental idea when producing this series; starting with a blank stale or frame and writing with light or adding light using a torch. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Adriana-Ioana Cosma
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

‘Little Red One’ is a documentary introducing the home of my grandfather, Vărai, a village in decline found in Northern Romania. My grandfather was nicknamed Roşiştea (‘little red one’) by his mother because he had red hair once. He saw the village survive WWII, and then Communism (1947-1989). He lived with my grandmother, and his mother-in-law, and practiced subsistence farming, as everyone did. In the last 20 years, the village got lost somewhere between an attempt to modernise and an unwillingness to change. Barely over 100 people remain, of which 42 are widowers, living alone. My grandfather is one of them. ‘Little Red One’ is an observation of the village’s liminal stage, with my grandfather’s experience as a driving force. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Anna Batey
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

‘1:12 Scale’ explores our need to feel a sense of control and escapism through a typological study of miniature chairs, alluding to the vastness and popularity that is the world of miniatures. Measuring at one twelfth of a regular size, the chairs represent an escape from reality. Miniatures offer a retreat from the surrounding world and allow you to immerse yourself in a constructed reality that belongs solely to you. The creation of these small worlds generates an illusion of control and allows one to escape the chaos of the real world. This control is mirrored through the typological approach taken to this work, presenting each miniature exactly the same I allowed myself to experience a similar sense of escapism. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Grace Brandon
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

‘(In)visible Blood’ is a series of constructed images depicting varying menstrual taboos. With the global humanitarian crisis that is period poverty, ‘(In)visible Blood’ delves into the issue, exposing the period taboos that intensify the stigma that is strongly attached to menstruation. With an underlying sense of humour, the images have a reverse psychology essence to them, prevailing their lasting impact. Humour offers an alternative way of expressing injustices, arrogance or pretentions that can’t be socially expressed otherwise. Along with opening up discussions, the aim of this project is to expose the absurdity of these taboos, raising questions like: why do they exist? And why is such a timeless biological regularity so heavily stigmatised? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jamie Johnston
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

In 1920, women’s football in Scotland attracted crowds of up to 15,000 people. On 5 December 1921, the decision by the F.A. (Football Association) to ban all women’s football matches on the basis that ‘women were not fit to play such a sport,’ had a devastating impact on the game. In 1971, the Women’s Football Association and UEFA were successful in securing a rescinding of the ban. Fifty years on, football is now one of the fastest growing sports for women in the country. This project is an exploration of women’s football within the Scottish Women’s Premier League 2 and Championship South. Their passion, commitment and belief in the game is palpable. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Johanna Marie Werner
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

My project explores cultural identity and how immigration enriches a culture rather than diluting it. I have come to Edinburgh from Germany and always appreciated that here, you can be from anywhere and belong. My subjects have become British Citizens, choosing to belong to a culture rather than belonging without a choice. Their portraits are captioned with what they do and contribute to society and displayed alongside mirrors with quotes of what being British means to them. The viewer reflects. We aren’t born with values, we adopt them. I’m working against the negative connotations around immigrations. It is something positive and inevitable in a global world. Our personal identity changes constantly, why would a country’s identity not change, too? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ellie Stewart
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

‘Mrs. Sizemore’ is based on the 1957 film ‘Three Faces of Eve,’ the true story of Christine Sizemore, a lady with Multiple Personality Disorder. The film gave a very quick “happy ending” to Mrs. Sizemore’s life: 20 years of therapy and over 20 personalities later she managed to merge her personalities into one. The aim of this project is to show 10 of her personalities, keeping them in the style of the original film. My aim has been creating respectful images of Mrs. Sizemore and showcase her life in an artistic way, giving the viewers an idea of how Multiple Personality Disorder can deeply affect someone’s life and how this may have looked in the 1940s. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jenny Spence
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Jenny Spence spent a few weeks in the cold days of October, at different hours of the day, documenting what went on a typical day at Phoenix Riding School, a small local horse-riding school in West Calder. Owning a horse and attending riding lessons may look glamourous to some, however Jenny has spent time highlighting there is more to owning horses than just looking pretty, from mucking out the stables, horses having their shoes changed and teaching lessons in the evening. Jenny spent all her time with Alison, the owner of the riding school, getting to know her and start to understand why she loves her job so much. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lauren Barbour
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

‘Welcome To’ is an exploration of how young women describe their life, living in close proximity to the Scottish/English border. Created during the Covid-19 world pandemic, the photographs open up a larger conversation about connection and modern life for the young women of the UK nowadays. Young Scottish and English women engaged in conversation with the photographer about their future, without ever meeting face-to-face. Transpiring from social media exchanges, concerns beyond independence or immigration followed, like the influence of social media on young girls or the benefits of living in a rural community. Their answers show that our similarities and differences extend beyond where an invisible boundary line is drawn. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Michaela McStay
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

‘Freeland’ is a personal project that highlights the contradictory morals of the Christian community. From being brought up in a Christian household to then being shunned due to the breakdown of my parents’ marriage. This project combines an image of myself as a child and the insincere words spoken by The Scripture and The Church themselves. The project sits the hypocritical preaches beside the image of an innocent child and questions the sincerity of their words and the actions that were carried out during this time. The ‘BUT’ acts as a reminder that my family was the exception to the rule, for all the love and compassion The Church should have shown us through this difficult time in our lives. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rachel Gilliver
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

‘Steel Horizons’ features Blacklaw Windfarm – one of the largest in Scotland. It generates a total of 188 megawatts – enough to power tens of thousands of households a year, while saving 200,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions. These images aim to challenge opinions about wind power, and question whether or not the doubts many have for it are valid. Many believe that these parks, with turbines reaching 260 feet, ruin the natural beauty of the countryside, despite the clean energy that they produce and the positive effects they have on the environment. The images were displayed on a map exactly where they were shot on location, allowing the viewer to experience the wind farm first hand, and form their own conclusions. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rachel Walls
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

‘Leek and Potato Soup’ is a documentary series based on rural life and farming in modern Britain. The project is specifically centred around Perth-based farmer, Andy Pedgrift, who owns and works on Northlees farm in Kinross. Throughout the series, the photographer acknowledges and challenges the generally romantic and unrealistic stereotypes when you think of a rural lifestyle on a farm. This is achieved by creating a ‘day in the life’ narrative, however there are photographs that may depict worry and stress as a nod to the very modern uncertainty that comes with farming now. The series is deliberately constructed as a whirlwind of positive and negative tones, in order to be construed as a realistic depiction of a current farm. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Robbie Tighe
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Robbie Tighe’s documentary project ‘Sunshine’ focuses on his use of long distance running in the wild highlands of Scotland as a way to overcome depression, something which has affected him since his teenage years. He invites the viewer to experience a feeling of vulnerability for themselves through his work, as it encapsulates the emotional and physical hardships that are felt from pushing the body to its limits during a long-distance run. The mere act of running develops into a positive outcome: a time for awareness and connection with oneself, where a mental and almost physical transcendence occurs. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sophie Gray
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

In this series I aim to address some of the conflicting feelings involved in being away from home. While travel enriches us, enabling us to see from a new perspective and to observe our own cultural territory through fresh eyes, there are also mixed feelings involved in leaving behind the familiar; the sadness (and loneliness) in leaving the comfort of the people and places we love, missing the security of our habits and routines, yet feelings of excitement at the very thought of breaking those habits and routines and of anticipation in meeting the unfamiliar. My images are an introspective and reflective meditation on the challenge of the unfamiliar, comprised of a series of unconventional self-portraits and urban landscapes. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stella Shek
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

The colour red is commonly considered to be a representation for luck within the Chinese culture. This is expressed by the use of various symbols or the act of displaying certain objects, which is also believed to attract an abundance of success, wealth, prosperity and happiness. However, the meaning behind them may not be evident to those unfamiliar to the culture. ‘Luck’ is a series taken with a personal approach exploring a selection of still life objects and aimed to give the viewer a better understanding behind the meaning of the charms and ornaments. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ines Maria Marzo
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Ines Maria Marzo’s eye-opening Project ‘C_ _H_ _O_ _ – Unveiling the Secrets of the Invisible’ aims to expose the thorny and hideous truth of refined sugar and artificial sweeteners, which disguise themselves behind their sweet taste and seductive aesthetic. Despite these photomicrographs prove to be visually appealing, they conceal a dark side. Since the beginning of the XV century, the sugar trade relied massively on slavery to extract the 'white gold,' making sure it reached the tables of the wealthy, who in turn ended up to be enslaved by its sweeteness. With a series of photomicrographs unveiling the most bizarre and fascinating shapes of sugar, Marzo challenges the observer to connect the dots and reach their own conclusion. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Natalia Paklikowska
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

‘Once upon a time I was’ is a prayer for my grandmother, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. With this intention I am reflecting on the past as well as the present. Contact with people who are gone may have varied forms. For me, this form is my project: a quiet and reflective meditation on a person I deeply loved, a loss that I am still trying to accept. Alzheimer’s disease disrupts communication between neurons, causing the death of the neuronal cells themselves. As the disease slowly erodes our memories, these photographs are slowly disfiguring, showcasing the essence of this progressive condition and its characteristic irreversibility. This project is dedicated to all the people who have Alzheimer’s disease and their families. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tom Johnson
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Fashion Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

An interest in the classical underpinned many of my interests growing up, but without really realising it, I’ve come to regret not pursuing them when I had the chance. This project gave me the chance to study dance again, something that only came to me later in my teenage years, when at the time I felt like the opportunity had already passed me by. ‘On the Nature of Change’ plays with the tension between the classical and the contemporary, challenging images around ballet and performance to observe the connection between the two, and the pertinence of classicism in the twenty-first century. At its core, this book celebrates the beauty of performance and its relationship to the work I make today. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Esther Lewis
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Fashion Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Inspired by Michel Foucault and his assessment of the Panopticon, The Erroneous Perception revolts against 21st century surveillance and demands the right to anonymity. In an attempt to reflect the intrusive nature of surveillance technologies, this body of work pinpoints the shocking realities of being watched and breaks the barriers between privacy and publicity. By navigating a variety of global live streaming cameras, the images in this series expose microcosmic worlds which intend to shock and cause discomfort to the viewer. Constructed and staged photographs are also integrated to emphasise just one question: who is actually watching? By merging these images together, my work maintains an unsettling presence reminding the viewer that even now their actions are being watched. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Cullan Chapman
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Fashion Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

This body of work portrays a narrative of life in a 2060 post-apocalyptic world. The practitioner explores what is left of the now barren wastelands and dying scenery. While the obvious observation is of the vast landscape, the central engagement of this work symbolises the subject, who is living, exploring and rebuilding a new life in this charred land. The imagery enlightens a new challenge of using the environment and a natural approach to see beyond the distraction of the conspicuous to capture its unique self. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Airidas Akucevicius
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Fashion Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Ever since I discovered my sexual identity, I always wanted to explore more parts of myself and answer who am I? And why do I have to hide who I am? My work is a direct answer to that question – an exploration of my secret identity, through fetishism and vulgarity. My current piece explores and celebrates sexual liberation by projecting my secret identity onto subjects by and viewing the end result through a camera lens, keeping the identity shielded, but exploring raw bodies and sex. A visual protest to body-shaming, slut-shaming and heteronormativity through appreciation of the intimacy of the human body. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Bianka Kmostincova
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Fashion Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

I am constantly mesmerized by our natural world and the science. My intention is to ignite new ways of seeing, triggering curiosity to question our fundamental beliefs about existence and our societal relationship to nature. The work aims to reconsider the balance between our natural earth, new advancements in technologies and our existence. Human embodiment within digital space are a central concern within the work. Technological advancements have deeply embedded in our physical life’s and are now impacting on our environment. The project asks us to question how strong our connection to nature will be as we continue to adopt new ways of experiencing sensorial pleasure and connectivity. Will the artificial replace the organic? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emily Price
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Fashion Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

‎انا كثر, 'I Am More' explores the relationship between modesty and Muslim women, illustrating the intrinsic power of the act of covering. The photo series identifies themes around Middle Eastern dressing traditions linked to environments and social spaces, which I was surrounded by during my childhood in Dubai. The images play with the idea of ‘modest fashion’, which has now become popularised within the fashion industry and the sense of elegance and respect it brings. Muslim women are the central focus of the photographs indicating their self-worth and empowerment, which would have previously been dismissed in earlier years by Western notions of contemporary dress and free expression. In this fashion documentary series the hidden is celebrated. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Karis Harvey
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Fashion Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Karis Harvey explores the relationship between fashion and architecture within her body of work ‘Brutal’ specifically looking into brutalist buildings located in the city of London. Fashion and architecture are two industries that may seem completely different. Karis explores the similarities between the two; both provide a shelter for people in different social dimensions. Both industries consider material construction, techniques, overall aesthetic, and function and build a relationship with unique conceptual design. Karis focused this piece of work around brutalist architecture in London inspired by the concrete block aesthetic as they complement the futuristic, sculptural garments that feature in these photographs. These buildings are identifiable to London, which is another element that Karis aims to portray within these images. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katie Whelan
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Fashion Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Women in society have been brought up to be feminine and abide by rules on how to be a ‘lady’, following the royals of etiquette and certain codes of behaviour. Today the rise of female empowerment is fighting back on how women should act, look, eat and dress. In fashion photography, many female models have been objectified to the male gaze, creating an unrealistic expectation of beauty on social media and television, effecting the way women think they need to look. Challenging my own understanding of what feminism is, this celebrates the twenty-first century woman, with fashion and the body playing vital roles in subverting historic ways of how women are brought up to be a ‘lady’. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Georgina Abreu
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Fashion Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

What is hiding beneath our surface? What are our thoughts conveying? What are we longing for? The return to a homeland is often a contemplative one. Drawing inspiration from my great grandfather’s poetry, the journey explores the emotional bond between myself as artist and my birthplace - Madeira Island. Raised in the island, before creating a new life in the UK, the natural landscape and strong connection with my family is revisited and reconstructed. Confident of opening up about my own vulnerability, this work allows me to communicate and share my feelings as visual poem - a love letter to the island. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Louise Toovey
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Fashion Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

‘Close observation’ explores central ideas around the act of looking. We live in a time where surveillance is pervasive across multiple platforms, new technologies and environments. Focussing on digital CCTV surveillance, the project intrudes on moments. Empty streets and houses are used as the backdrop to the action, catching the subjects off guard. Utilising documentary footage harvested via accessing surveillance cameras all over the country, the domestic space takes on new unnerving meaning and outside localities become a canvas for expression. Specific vantage points, camera angles, cropping and sequencing strategies, force the viewer to be part of this action. Inviting us to take a step back and reflect on ourselves and the current social climate and ethics around ‘looking’. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Meg Jackson
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Fashion Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Exploring the limits of future scientific possibilities, the series explores a genetically engineered world in which life itself is re-modified, reconstructed and reborn. The laboratory becomes the birthing pool for these new ultra-humanoid personas; test-tube enhanced perfection. Utilising classic photographic genres including landscape, sculpture and portraiture combined with the cinematic tropes of science fiction, the work situates the artist as central in the role as maker and designer. Stitching together retrieved fragments from hard drives, reboots, and fading brain cells the project questions contemporary ideas around human existence and the possibilities of re-fashioned identities. Providing a prediction on a mesmerising future. A Brave New World awaits. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Roshan Whittaker
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Fashion Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

This body of work seeks to challenge cultural conventions by fusing the rural with the urban and the stereotypes of such with my identity. This form of contemporary culture draws upon the inspiration of dandyism and subcultural movements that challenge the conventions of conformity. This is done through reference to Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of taste and will be executed through styling and presentation. This autobiographical series showcases the tasteless alongside the tasteful and captures the exploration of human nature whilst expressing the disparity in the influences on my own lifestyle. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sapphire Stewart
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Fashion Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

This project is in collaboration with my partner, exploring the transitory nature of new masculinities. Working across classical photographic genres including portraits, nudes, still-lifes, landscapes and prints, the series results in a study of intimacy and intent. Capturing the varied physicality of my subject, the images respond to what it is to be a male at the beginning of the new decade. The final prints and publication experiment with size, exposure, and tonality that convey a personal relationship with the actual photographic image itself. The darkroom reveals the inner workings of this connection through the revealing of captured moments and fleeting natural environments. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sarah-Charlotte Whalley
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Fashion Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Rave Culture is a scene, a lifestyle, and a community, based on primitive dancing traditions that have fuelled the nation since the dawn of time. This fashion-based documentary project explores the re-emergence of rave culture as a form of escapism through the eyes of those who were originally part of it. Produced through the use of archival and new artist led photographic images created specifically for this project, the work is curated from the personal experience. The work of artists such as Jeremy Deller and Wolfgang Tillmans paved the way for how the historical and contemporary can co-exist within the context of the fashion spread, and these approaches form the foundations of this project’s contemporary responses. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stephanie Macfarlane
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Fashion Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

This project visually reconstructs my childhood memories to help make sense of a chaotic life of relocation. Through the expatriate eye of a Third Culture Kid the series reimagines the diverse cultures and signifiers I experienced in my earlier years of the Middle East, Malaysia, Thailand and my homeland of Scotland. The body of work harnesses a multidisciplinary approach to image making utilising both physical and digital worlds to illustrate the changing time, spaces and experiences of these globalised localities. Memories merge, repeat and fade within the series. Retracing the steps of my past and making sense of my life through imagery aims to bring calm and resolution to the turbulent winds of change. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Vicki Cragg
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Fashion Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

This series explores the relationship between fact and fiction through different historical periods. Blurring the boundaries on history with the idealisations of the past and why people choose to experience these re-staged and re-imagined spaces. The figures express the longing of the past breaking through into the current culture. The project examines fictitious nostalgia and the restraints on space. Harnessing the unique upbringing of the practitioner’s home environment, consisting of an 18th century museum, the series aims to respond to themes around isolation and restriction. Conveying personal experiences of childhood and escapism delving into how audiences re-construct classical spaces for entertainment and relief. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Newton
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Fashion Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Hannah’s work questions the very nature of Misbehaving Bodies. The acts of the random are central to this journey. Disobedience lies at the heart of how materials and objects can morph and mutate into new identities, spheres and landscapes. This project poses questions around representation and truthfulness. Lighting, shadows and projections are harnessed to investigate how disguises impact upon contemporary culture. The performative nature of the hidden and the exposed are central concerns to this investigation. Unsettling visual poetry and the uncanny fuse into new ideas around the body injecting a refreshing dose of weirdness into her imagery. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nicola Stead
City of Glasgow College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

The struggles and achievements of Glasgow women are highlighted within this project, offering a celebration of their lives as well as acknowledging their historical and cultural contribution to the city. Forging links between Glasgow women’s history and women in the city today, the work explores the legacy of Isabella Elder, one of Glasgow’s greatest philanthropists. Elder took a particular interest in women’s education as well as the welfare of the women of Govan; an area of multiple deprivation within the city. By examining diverse communities of women in these areas now, my project aims to discover if Elder’s legacy of female empowerment is still apparent 135 years later. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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James Finlayson
City of Glasgow College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

West chronicles life on the West coast of Scotland, submersing the viewer in a nostalgic, memory-fuelled journey. Finlayson’s work captures the extraordinarily ordinary human environments and objects found on the often-remote coastline. West stems from the photographer’s holidays on the West coast in his youth. The viewer is encouraged to explore and project their own memories of past adventures on the images. In this, they can create their own narrative relating to their experiences of travel and trips, remembering the small details that may have otherwise become lost to time. West is a culmination of Finlayson’s skills to date and serves as a testament to the personal, subdued style of work he enjoys creating. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rachel Andrew
City of Glasgow College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Migration explores the movements and patterns created by birds as they journey across the sky. There is a sensitive and delicate feel to the images, which is enhanced by the Polaroid emulsion lift technique. By experimenting with the physical nature of photography, I am able to convey a sense of fragility and life within the work. Each lift is unique and placed onto a tile, in turn creating not only an image, but also a photographic object. The folds, tears and other imperfections in the emulsion represent time and the experience that comes from migrating. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alison Ashwell
City of Glasgow College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

A series created from photographs of appropriated religious martyr tableaux taken on a photographic pilgrimage in Germany. The bones of ancient nameless poor people were trafficked as part of a Cult of Relics, given new names and fictitious hagiographies, dressed in cloth of gold and jewels and arranged in glass coffins. Originally celebrated and revered, they now seem neglected and a dusty part of the church furniture, the original human being forgotten. My work visits and re-visits the concepts of transformation, empowerment and storytelling, restoring the dignity and humanity to the nameless skeletons, using modern portraiture post production techniques, delving deeper within myself to my past and considering my eventual mortality. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Louise Humphrey
City of Glasgow College - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

My current project 'seeme' is a photo-documentary journey inspired by becoming 50 years of age. Mixed with celebratory birthday wishes, were age related emails about life insurance, funeral planning and plastic surgery. Apparently being 50 means you are now old enough to warrant such attention. In today’s visual culture it is clear that in terms of age profile and bias, a disparity exists between how a 50+ female is perceived culturally and the life reality of being 50+. My project focuses on and celebrates women aged 50+ for who they are; demanding a stronger representation of the older female across all streams of media. In particular a more honest and true portrayal in alignment of brands with age appropriate models. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Craig Redshift
City of Glasgow College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

“You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” (Camus) Neptune Social Club is a cross-media work exploring the conflict that arises when the human search for inherent meaning and purpose is confronted by a chaotic, irrational and purposeless universe. Through the use of absurd elements, deliberately confrontational imagery and the incorporation of randomised processes, the work examines how we construct our subjective realities and narratives by recognising and arranging information patterns and systems of knowledge, according to cultural convention. Through a combination of video, sound, digital and analogue images, Neptune Social Club asks many questions about permanence and the inevitable slide into entropy. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kieran Connor
City of Glasgow College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

‘Artistic Trail of BMX Riding’ documents the unique and often hidden details involved in BMX culture. Kieran wanted to highlight a different perspective and to show the beauty and intricate details of street riding. He deliberately excluded images of the riders and their bikes. Instead Kieran emphasises the unnoticed aspects such as ledges, tyre marks, shadows, tools and urban backdrops. Riders often see urban environments in different ways and this project is intended to highlight the art that riders create without realising. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alanis Blades
City of Glasgow College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Universal Solution looks at the global issue of water pollution and the main factors which are rapidly decaying water quality in all aspects. Focusing on the science and statistics behind the worlds immense water crisis, these images show the contaminants as specimens and present a link between the pollutants and the consequences they bare on the environment and marine life. Photographing the most common dangers to the earths water, the purity and cleanliness present within these images is intended to be a juxtaposition of the unsanitary contamination of the polluted water itself. Each subject shown is just 1 of millions like it which are steadily finding their way into our oceans, causing a near irreversible impact on our most vital resource. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kevin Mora Rosenkranz
City of Glasgow College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

The motif behind my photographic analysis surveys on the viewer's perception, in regards to the understanding of archetypes as a visual response of modernity. With media having such a strong influence on how we perceive the world, it is difficult to find our own interpretation. My work evidences the pinnacle of culture; depicting a range of persuaded behaviours and their existence with the self. As technological derivatives become present through appropriating customs, the spectator is left with an insight into the possibility of emerging artefacts. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alison Ashwell
City of Glasgow College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

A series of styled portraits of women garbed as Queens and Shield-maidens, including a self-portrait, exploring the concepts of Transformation and Personal Power. Women who have felt powerless due to past trauma, abuse, health issues etc were formally dressed and invested with symbols of power as part of an informal therapeutic process, with the final portraits portraying them as a Queen or Warrior woman. As a survivor of long-term abuse myself, dealing with cPTSD and rebuilding my life through my artistic process, I have become fascinated with the progression from Surviving to Thriving and the potential for Claiming and Re-Claiming of Personal Power through art. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Psy100 110
City of Glasgow College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Photographer/image maker bringing utopian, hyper digitized, fantasy-rich worlds to life. Her work takes inspiration from vibrant pop culture imagery and hyperrealist movement. These influences help to form an aesthetic which is free and forward-facing. The themes reflected in her work embrace beauty, technology and personal identity. Her work encapsulates both fashion and portrait photography, composed in a studio setting. The photographs are character-driven – creating an elevated, hyperbolised view of reality and people, far removed from the mundane. Psy100110 answers the urge to substitute reality with a “shimmery perfected Photoshop” world. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rebecca Raw
City of Glasgow College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

My project aims to create an imperfect “perfect” image. I wanted to create conventionally beautiful images of women and explore how I could deconstruct them. I achieved this through techniques such as burning, bleaching, tearing and cutting. I felt as though the aim of my project was perfectly encompassed in its title, “Kalon” - beauty that is more than skin deep. I thought, by physically destroying the images that I had created, I was challenging the ideal that women are constantly exposed to through both social media and fashion magazines, and supporting the contrary idea that beauty, is in fact, more than skin deep. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joe Clark
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Through the creation of simplified narratives to grasp for orientation, conspiracy-theories attempt to make sense of complexity. It is this process of trying to find orientation that is the basis of my work which is informed by a fascination of science-fiction, political thriller and dystopian film. Conspiracy not as a network of links but as a mood, as perpetual pursuits to find solid ground.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alex Rogers
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

By operating primarily within photography’s power to elevate the everyday, Alex Rogers’s subtle fascination in the discarded and often overlooked is preserved through a celebration of colour, composition and form. His work often acts as a window, lifting seemingly un-interesting processes and subjects that in his eyes have more value than we care to think. Modern life is thrown under the lens – and in this process Alex aims to separate our relationship with these seemingly familiar regions, exposing perhaps the true strangeness or down right absurd. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Eilidh Hutchison
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

My work is centred around themes of time, memory and isolation, typically reflecting and referencing a melancholic state; neither hopeful or hopeless, bright or dull, passive or active. This space in-between interests me most, as the indeterminacy and liminality of this state offers endless possibilities for transformation. A transmutation occurs when a building begins its process of deterioration, not only in the space itself but in the societal view of the structure. My work explores these changes; the change in people’s behaviour when they enter a space which holds no consequence, the change in nature as the balance shifts between life and decay and the change in societal views when a structure becomes too ruined or not ruined enough. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Annie Boothroyd
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

I want to examine the peculiarities in everyday environments that parallel the human condition, the missteps within ourselves that are reflected in the environments that we traverse and navigate without thinking. By moving through these spaces, I can pause and recognise the slightly off, the fantastical and the objects that are meant to be there so that, if only for a second, the mask of reality is taken off and we are exposed to a magnitude of curiosities.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alex Warner
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

I try to look for the weird, obscure and silly in the everyday urban landscape. My work looks at the themes of British consumerism and how we, as a small island still take pride in this. I also focus on the themes and genres in which primary colours are used in day to day life and how the colours red, yellow and blue are seen throughout the urban landscape by using a range of different mediums. These colour film photographs are from a series called ‘toss’ and where taken in various places around UK. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joe O'Brien
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

My work is informed by existential ideas subject to solitude. From understanding the tender differences between loneliness and ‘aloneness’, I thereby explore what brings meaning to ourselves when in these two states. The idea of human connection becomes prevalent within the photographs; particularly those with figures. The distance between subject matter and where the photograph was taken speaks for our natural longing for connection. The singular figure informs the desire for connection, while the pairs resolve this. The photographs which lack human presence manifest the very act of searching for this substantial connection. The relationship between the space and its minimal occupation of objects project a form of solitude in these photographs. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ezgi Sahinoglu
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

In this work, I have been exploring the connection between body and landscape as my subject matter. I investigated how, through the manipulation of materials and the use of different mediums and techniques, I could challenge my practice. After developing an interest in installation art, I began incorporating metal/steel into my work. I enjoy experimenting with different forms of art - photography with sculptural metal pieces which ultimately become photographic works in their own right. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joe Habben
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Communication and Design
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

‘In Moleca’ documents the events and effects of the ‘Acqua Alta’ (high-water) which transpires annually in the city of Venice, Italy. This tidal activity is a natural occurrence, however in recent decades it has been aggravated by the effects of human activity. Mass-tourism, global warming, urban expansion and industrialisation are damaging factors which have influenced the deterioration of the Venetian lagoon, this has led to the increasing tide and subsidence of the ‘floating city’. Exploring issues caused by human intervention; this on-going project highlights the tender balance between urban inhabitants and the environment. How can cities like Venice harmonise this interdependent relationship and adapt to the age of the Anthropocene in an increasingly globalised world? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Isabella Paterson
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Communication and Design
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Serendipity comes in waves, unplanned and uncontrollable. Yet, it is serendipitous moments that connects mankind to the unknown, developing a certain artistic freedom as man starts to make nature his playground. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Adam Stent
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Communication and Design
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Plastic Photography examines and scrutinises the conflicting relationship between photography and reality. I have used the camera to challenge the idea of the real by creating a disconnect between reality and what is depicted in the photographs. Twin(s) is an unresolved project that questions ideas surrounding the creation of self through both nature and nurture. By photographing myself and my identical twin, I wanted to better understand where our similarities, but also our differences originate, with specific focus on the origin of sexuality. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charlotte Elcock
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Communication and Design
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

'Part of the Furniture' playfully criticises a serious societal issue - the objectification of the female body. The photographs, staged in the models’ home, depict nude female figures amongst objects typically found in a domestic setting. Sometimes the body connects with the objects to suggest a useable function. Other times the body mirrors the shapes or lines seen within the space. The arrangements suggest parity between the objects and the body, while the surreal sets poke fun at the notion that they could be in any way the same. The final image sees the women confront the camera and, in turn, the viewer. Although the images are playful, the core message, that we must re-evaluate societies approach to the female nude, remains. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Molly Lindsay
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Communication and Design
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

This body of work subtly challenges classical depictions of the nude in attempt to reclaim a sense of the erotic through a female photographer’s eyes. I visually responded to Audre Lorde’s essay Uses of the Erotic, in which she protests that the erotic has often been ‘misnamed by men and used against women - made into the confused, the trivial, the psychotic, the plasticised sensation’. The large format camera adheres to the classical capturing of the nude, however I do not discard imperfections and rather apply the original contact sheet edits onto the final prints. Where traditionally an X signifies the discarding of a photograph, I applied the X from Elles x Paris Photo - a campaign against the underrepresentation of female photographers. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Léa Brinon
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Communication and Design
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

'60, second out' is an on-going documentary project examining the semiotic structures of a boxing club as environment and of boxing as practice involving the body. Focusing on details such as sweat, fibres and pores, this photographic series aims to convey an intimate and sensory experience of boxing. The images, deliberately generated ‘in-between’ rounds lasting exactly 60 seconds, record the unique effects of boxing training on the individual as a suspension of time. From close-up portraits to contextualising environmental shots, ‘60, Seconds Out’ intends to offer a visual access into the Language of a boxing club. I consider this project as being in collaboration with the members of the Kelvin Amateur Boxing Club in Govanhill, Glasgow, whom kindly welcomed me. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dominic Manderson
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Communication and Design
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

For two days, the town of Ashbourne is temporarily turbulent through the annual game of Royal Shrovetide Football. With its limited rules, hundreds sprawl in huddles across the town, brawling for a touch of the ball. To score is a momentous achievement due to the game’s legacy. Therefore, it is the responsibility of future generations to act as custodians for the game. Though respecting the unification and inclusivity Shrovetide brings – alongside its aggressive nature, I question the line between tradition and patriarchal dominance in allowing men to temporary fulfil their desired image of masculinity. In particular with younger generations and the rise of challenging the norms of gender, will they emulate what the past has told them to do? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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William Josephs Radford
University of Gloucestershire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Originally intended as a statement against the idealised family album. The concept derived from the desire to do family portraiture without conforming with the ‘happy family’ aesthetic. The tights serve to distance, distort and discomfort familiar faces, replacing white shirts and smiles with stockings and a frown. The series has since evolved to also reflect on the ‘strangers’ in my family. Members which fall into a limbo between stranger and familiar. Whether its a third cousin twice removed, that weird uncle you met at a wedding once, or the members which live on in photographs. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lucy Taylor
University of Gloucestershire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

With my deep rooted connection to rural life, thanks to an upbringing with freedom and adventure, I have been exposed to agriculture and its uniqueness, through family, friends and immersion in my environment. This work is an exploration into the roles of women in the sector. Often perceived as 'non core' or 'non-practical' their contributions are in fact many and varied. From early starts lambing, calving and milking to business management and pastoral duties; bringing community members together through organising collaborative events. Women's agricultural contributions are not only core and practical, they are also diverse. They fulfill a demanding role with mental and physical strength and determination, for which they are well equipped. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Avery Gales
University of Gloucestershire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Tulips in Water : Tulips in Urine, depicts the contrast in the life of tulips in water and tulips in urine over a 22 day period. The tulips in water thrived, as where the tulips in urine wilted quickly and rejected the urine they sat in. This series illustrates how humanity is a threat to the natural world and our actions impact the way flora and fauna are able to prosper. If collectively we are cognisant of how we treat the environment, nature will be able flourish. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Abbie Pengelly
University of Gloucestershire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

I grew up in the welsh countryside, surrounded by fields of sheep. Everything I have ever associated with home has been trees, the way they grow, each as individual as the next. Intertwining amongst each other. I un-knowingly wonder through, photographing the course I have taken, showing where my eyes have journeyed. Merging the photographs, to form new spaces that appear familiar but not quite right. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kieran Cox
University of Gloucestershire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

A series of images from my recent project ‘Expressive’. What better place to go than The Cheltenham Festival on the 12th & 13th March 2020, capture images of expressive faces and gestures. This sporting event, draws in on average 62,000 attendance and brings in crowds of various demographics. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alice Lester
University of Gloucestershire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

A collection of portraits from my most recent projects featuring local models and musicians from Cheltenham. My portraiture shows my emotional connection and the adrenaline rush photography gives me. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Punk Groves
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

The term “folx is a coded way of saying “folks like us” in the LGBTQ+ community and to include all genders, especially those whose identities are both radically non-conforming and deeply political. This work explores the lives of trans and non-binary folx through a variety of photographic mediums and techniques that were prone to flaws such as light leaks and double exposure. The patriarchal notion of gendered colours is challenged through the abstract representation of trans and non-binary identities illustrated within the everyday. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sebastian F. Mahon
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Set in the Gaeltacht region of Gleann Cholm Cille, south-west Donegal, in an area named after one of Ireland’s patron saints Colm Cille, The Gleann is a visual exploration into humankind’s imprint on a landscape. This remote and isolated region is the resting place of 6,000-year-old pagan monuments and cultural artefacts dating back to the 18th century. Despite the harsh Atlantic elements, life still flourishes here in this charged and transcendent place. This series is an archaeological and lyrical exploration into the remnants of human activity, juxtaposed against the prevailing natural elements of Ireland’s west coast. The images which look to the present, engage with traces from the past, reminding us that we too are all just passing through. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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David Phillips
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

I enjoy making portraits. In this series, independent and privately run small businesses are the focus for attention. Here it seems, little change has occurred in their original appearance and approach over many years. The businesses represent an ambience from an older era, one which lies in stark contrast to the sleek retailers associated with corporate business groups that prevail today. Yet, these smaller enterprises have garnered a loyal clientele and exhibit a charming character distinctive in today’s society. The work presents portraits of these individual business owners or manager, capturing their personalities and the unique workplaces they inhabit and continue to nurture. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Paul Flannery
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

A portmanteau of the words costume and play, cosplay, at its core is a performance art of either imaginative self, or identity performance. The inner force that compels an individual to engage with this art can be either insular or exhibitionist. Ostensibly, cosplay is fun and frivolous. Nevertheless, the emotions evoked by the cosplayer in the viewer are genuine and profound. This work was created as a celebration of cosplayers, and the joy they bring to the world. The images created encapsulate the fun and frivolity of this art form and showcases it through the medium of photography. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Freja Blomstrand
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

‘She shall be pure’ engages with, and challenges the stigma surrounding menstruation. The menstrual taboo is deeply entrenched in our society and has been affecting women and menstruators’ lives for eternity. This taboo has led women and menstruators to hide away, be ashamed or make efforts to conceal what is a natural bodily function. Some women and menstruators are forcefully sent into isolation during their menstruation, while others are hiding tampons in their sleeves for fear of being identified as menstruating. Through a series of staged photographs, interviews and quotes, ‘She shall be pure’ questions the common perception of the female coded body as a vehicle for something pure and perfect and aims to normalise menstruation. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Brendan Keogh
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

“Say goodnight Mick” my Mother would interject, attempting to interrupt another anecdote she’d heard many times before. But Mick had the audience in the palm of his hand, relaying stories of horses and men, or a tall tale from youth, told with the skill of a natural raconteur. Drawing on a personal archive of photographs, Say Goodnight Mick looks back ‘into’ his life juxtaposing Mick’s image collections from youth with those of marriage and fatherhood. Reproduced in cyanotype a process as old as photography itself, this intervention injects new vigour into Micks decisive life moments. Through a process of reselection, Mick’s much-loved stories are recalled. Although long gone, ‘Goodnight Mick’ acts as a catalyst for new conversations to begin. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Yvonne Hayes
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Growing up on a farm in rural Ireland and having a passion for the physical and sensory experiences of agriculture has informed my curiosity about the role women play in farming life. In Ireland, approximately thirteen percent of farm owners are female, a figure which includes those over sixty five years, where ownership is gained through inheritance from a spouse or family member only. Marking this gender imbalance has been an important factor in undertaking this work. The act of making women visible through photography in this sector serves to bridge a significant gap that continues to prevail, and the challenges that being a woman in agriculture continues to foster. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amy Flinn
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

In her ongoing project “Finding Their Roots”, Amy Flinn explores the world of education through the Forest School system, which employs methods inspired by the Austrian philosopher, Rudolf Steiner. Utilising a documentary approach, the work explores the lives of children in these educational environments, with an emphasis on inviting the viewer to consider life through the eyes of a child. Focusing on the effects such surroundings have on these children, Flinn gathers a portrayal of those who appear at one with nature. The work shows these young people beginning life’s journey, becoming familiar with their relationship to the natural world, displaying an intuitive respect and love for their surroundings and those around them. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Marta Podolsak
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

In so far as photography can be used as a tool that helps to highlight injustices in the world, society has a way of reinforcing unrivalled inequalities when it comes to gender impartiality. This is especially the case when it comes to societal norms associated with careers undertaken in our lives. Why should gender define and influence the kinds of roles we might wish to undertake? Utilising stages images and interviews, this work engages with these themes and problematics in a playful manner. In doing so, it postulates gender should be indifferent when it comes to the paths we peruse in life and aspires for a society that needs to reflect on the ways in which people are regularly stereotyped. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Yuri Kawakami
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

In Osaka, Japan where I am from, Nandeyanen is a popular term. In the Japanese stand-up comedy scene known as Manzai, comedians relay jokes through acts of storytelling. Nandeyanen is a colloquialism meaning, “why the heck?”, it is a term associated with fun and laughter and a way in my culture to overcome life’s challenges. Since moving to Dublin more than 4 years ago, this term has remained with me. It has enabled me to laugh, smile and adapt to a new world, even when times were challenging and formidable. This work, a series of self-portraits, utilises techniques of collage and paper craft, and integrates the spirit of Nandeyanen as a way to communicate this pivotal chapter in my life. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Andrew Foreman
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Dreams are fluid and unique with their creation in our sleeping minds, fascinating and perplexing us. A dream that many people can relate to and have experience of is of uncontrollably falling. A surreal experience so strong it can make your sleeping body physically react in a jolt of fear. People dream of this differently, however the fall never seems to land, our subconscious will not allow it. Within this series of studio-shot images, I have interpreted and constructed a representation of this dream experience; of the endless plummet falling through the sky with no end in sight. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joelle Higgins
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Joelle Higgins is a landscape photographer whose work focuses on creating personal narratives through subtly quiet and confident compositions within personally resonant environments. Struggles of human emotions either positive and negative through life which are both personal and shared with other individuals are the main focus within her work. ‘Attwood Lane’ is a landscape body of work which focuses on Joelle’s personal struggle of moving home to study in England. The body of work takes the viewer on a journey on reminiscing on her small village in Northern Ireland. ‘Attwood Lane’ explores the positive emotions an individual can experience when reminded of home. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Miles Goodwin
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

This body of work explores how we interact with and view space within a landscape. Through constructing the images with the use of the mirrors, it allows for a new portal of space to be opened up within this environment which in turn allows for a different experience of place. In creating this narrow view within the wider environment, focus is drawn upon the density of the land whilst enabling consideration of details and elements. The work aims to make us question what we pay attention to within a landscape and how we can explore this. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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William Pettit
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

George Bernard Shaw once described Malvern’s quarried hills as having a ‘peculiar horror’. The appropriation of this title serves to couple the quarry’s controversial creation with recent tragedies and juxtaposes them against a seemingly idyllic setting. Shot on film, this series focusses on a beauty spot known as Gullet Quarry in Worcestershire and the events surrounding a number of tragic deaths over several summers since quarrying ceased. A Peculiar Horror considers how place and memory can become so intrinsically linked that one cannot seem to exist without the other. Shot during the autumn, it becomes a reflective commentary on the days that these unfortunate victims have lost due to their lives being so dramatically cut short. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Olivia Shakespeare
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Why should we conform to stereotypes? Why should we act how society wants us to act based on our gender? This work explores the concept of rejecting the stereotypes given to women by society, inspired by the style from 50s vintage magazines. It shows the uncomfortableness felt by women who didn't want these domestic roles. This series is inspired by the pop art and surrealism movements. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Grace Jones
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

In this body of work, I aimed to show the viewer more than just an ‘abandoned’ place. I wanted to share a story that showed that this was once somebody’s home and livelihood. Research and exploration was essential during this project to allow me to gain a connection and better understanding of what happened and express this to the viewer. Each image has a connection to the type of person / people that once lived in the cottage and also portray the sense of ‘home’ by using close up shots of household items, enabling the viewer to connect with the work more. The images were put together in a book called “Sandall Cottage”. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Matt Davies
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

This body of work is inspired by and celebrates the mythology surrounding the Welsh folk epic “The Mabinogion”. The magic of the forest provides a theatre for natural and supernatural forces; where imaginations are heightened, and glimpses into Annwfn (the ‘Other World’) is possible; a place where shape-shifting creatures emerge. The fragile paper creatures, mist and light interpret the elusive nature of environment and myth. These images are a celebration of my Welsh heritage, but also incorporates my adopted eastern philosophies, both of which connect me to the land, its legends, myths and issues of conservation. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sam Chignell
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Two Cigarette Burns is an exploration into the life of my Great Grandpa, Peter Jack Lee, formerly Piotr Marian Radzio. His starting point being, when he arrived in the UK after fleeing Poland in 1939, to his death in 1993, my work is a tool used to explore his life. From this, I hope to continue on a journey of discovery while incorporating an element of time and distance due to the circumstances of my Great Grandpa no longer being alive to talk with. This means that the project is created through stories and archives held by my family. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jack King
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

A personal project that explores the poetic nature of how the internet has over complicated our personas. Inspiring me to explore the desires and intimate fears of wanting to be looked at. The body of work is a visual representation of what it means to exist within the current age. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jessica Sanderson
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Homeland is an ongoing project which is an exploration into the farming industry, specifically looking at women in what is usually seen as a male dominated field. Women are significantly underrepresented in the farming industry and do not usually get the recognition which they deserve. My aim in this project, has been to build a relationship with each farmer and explore the connection they have with the landscape and animals they have stewardship over. This will allow me to develop a deeper understanding of the remarkable challenges the women face daily. Alongside the images are farmer’s personal stories which creates a series of impactful images. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charlie Reed
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

An on-going project about the ever increasing waste problem which is seen but not reported on enough within our streets. Rubbish is becoming a plague on our lives and is starting to take over our landscapes; we have an out of sight out of mind mindset towards this. Believing that if it isn’t ours we shouldn’t have to do anything about it. I aim to highlight these areas which we have become desensitised to as it has become a part of our daily lives. By creating poetic and abstract images from objects we see as waste. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Buckley
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Around 3.7 million workers commute for two hours or longer every day in England. ‘The Commute’ focuses on the journey’s individuals like me do daily and aims to show the rhythm of those commutes. Over the past 8 months I have travelled on multiple modes of public transports during the busiest times of the day in order to capture a true representation of the commute. The images have all been taken on my mobile phone rather than a large camera. I have wanted to see the stress of commuting firsthand and I believe I have done so. These Images are displayed in a photo-book. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Brandon Stead
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

As I look back, there is a sense that my past has haunted me and I am suffocated by the person I once was. Over the years I have lost many things including myself. This is my way of reflection inviting people to walk within my mind with no limitations. Unlocking personal fragmented memories here shown as found images recovered from personal family albums that delve deep into my Identity. The Dictionary definition for Identity is simply. The fact of being who or what a person or thing is. This becomes tarnished when an identity feels lost in the past. Personal feelings of doubt and transformation have confined my life. The work represents a release and escape from them feelings. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Grace Collins
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

My photographic project doesn’t just look at the beautification of hair, using the macro and microscopic photographic techniques, challenges culturally dominant tropes of hair signifying beauty or virility, End of Their Strands, offers an alternative means to look at and explore the complex relationship we have with our hair. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jess Hornby
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Analysing and challenging the misconceptions and pre-conceived idea’s about women in sport, I felt that this was particularly poignant given the recent World Cups and upcoming Olympics events. I approached local teams with a view to documenting sports at all levels e.g amateur, semi-professional and professional and was able to photograph action and portrait shots along with audio interviews with players and coaches. My research into gender roles and the attitudes associated with both men and women in sports has led to me questioning my own possible hypocritical opinions and views. The outcome of my work has caused me to consider the subject from all angles to ensure that I have represented a fair representation of the people involved. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Holly Stephenson
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

I wanted to step away from mainstream fashion photography and instead focus on self-representation, not using stylists and makeup artists who would potentially transform my models into completely different people. The mix of location, street photos and studio portraits, shows the eclectic nature of the subjects. All my images are of women, and it is important to me to empower women being true to themselves. By allowing the women I shoot with to wear what they want and present themselves how they want, I'm embodying their unique personalities. The people I shoot with aren’t heavily directed, as playing to a camera creates many different narratives; I want the story within the images to be the subject’s own. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nicholas Ashman
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

A fracture has appeared in society. An us vs them attitude has appeared which has disrupted friends and families. This work makes the viewer confront people who voted or wanted to vote in the Brexit referendum but doesn’t tell them how. It also forces them to see people they may not wish to, but also gives them insight into what they are like and who these people are. This is an attempt to heal that fracture by showing us that in the end we are all human. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katie Wildsmith
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

5mm is a documentation of Volker Rail and MPT developing on their Metro system within Manchester.Constructing a new 5.5km route, Volker Rail and MPT continue to expand their work in Greater Manchester by creating a new line from the existing stop Pomona Metrolink stop, through Trafford Park, terminating at Intu Trafford Centre.As well as documenting the expansion it also gives an insight into the inventions and developments of the system in order to celebrate the human endeavour from the obscure men and women dedicating their every effort to the continuing growth of rail throughout the UK. This exploration explains the confounding and unsystematic process applied to something so delicate. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jade Jackson
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

My project forms an on-going series of portraiture and streetwear fashion-based images using a mix of genders to depict the gender neutrality and fluidity of streetwear. Shot simultaneously using 35mm and Medium Format film, I travelled to various cities and locations within the UK to individually meet the models featured in my project. Streetwear is not only a casual clothing of style, but a subculture and a lifestyle illustrated through the expressions and attitudes of individuals that do not conform to one culture, race or ethnicity, age, sexuality or gender. My images demonstrate the individual personalities of real people in addition to current trends within the rise of Streetwear, gained through social media exposure and individuals living the subculture themselves. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Olivia Taylor
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

My focus is the overlooked every day, specifically the overlooked and highlighting the beauty in the banal that would otherwise go ignored and unacknowledged. My practice is founded on ideas of complex thinking translating through seemingly simplistic work, and of how the unconscious mind plays a role in each creative process. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Michael Howley
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

My project recorded the operations of Knottingley Food Bank, West Yorkshire. Staffed by a group of lovely volunteers who worked hard for people in dire circumstances. My project was a book called FeedTheNeed. Unfortunately a group of thieves broke into their food store a few days before lockdown. They took all of the stock to sell in pubs. The staff were understandably devastated and the decision was made to close this fantastic charity for good. As for my project, I chose to continue. I chose the types of produce (cheap easily obtained) that provided food to the needy and then proceeded to photograph them to encourage others to donate to their local food banks. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jessie Kaur
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

My project on the Sikh-Punjabi Culture and religion, ‘Sardarni – The Souls of Sikh Women’ is essentially portraits and candid imagery of young and old Punjabi women in the Gurdwara (Sikh Temple). The portraits chart the ongoing evolution of Sikh culture and identity in Britain as the community's connection to its cultural roots subtly shift from generation to generation. Being one of the only Sikh girls in my town, I wanted to portray my perspective to other young girls that have grown up similar to myself. Despite not wearing traditional clothes, or going to the Gurdwara, the young generation are still connected to the culture; their identities have been kept and this has helped shape the way we see Punjabi Women. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Bethany Gerard
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

This Photographic Series represents how it’s not possible to interpret a person’s life through an image, and that not everything can be seen through a camera. The different layers to a person cannot always be seen through a single image. For this photographic project I found a range of strangers and asked them to model for me in a studio. While photographing I spoke to my models and found that most of them are going through significant changes in their lives, of which I have chosen not to specify. After taking each image I discovered that when taken out of context the life altering changes that most were going through seemed to drift away when in front of the lens. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chloe Taylor
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Becoming a mother changed Chloe’s perspective on so many fundamental assumptions, she had about life. Throughout this ongoing transformative process the West Yorkshire moors have become a space and a place for contemplation and mindfulness. ‘The Mountains, there you feel free’ is a visual exploration of the moors that, resonates with the subliminal changes to my mind, body and way of life. The project draws connections to the pursuit of happiness through an alternative lifestyle, one that focuses on leading a more fulfilled life, established on caring for the environment that we will one day leave for our loved ones. The project mixes dream and desire to provoke contemplative thought and create an experience in which change can take place. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Andy Tighe
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

MASS is a photographic project that explores the UK Rap/Hip Hop scene in the city of Leeds. The project has been developed through a practice of portraiture and documentary styled imagery since the beginning of 2018. The aim is to give visual exposure to artists who perform at underground events, at a variety of locations around the city. The work is intended to be seen by anyone with an interest in rap, youth culture, subcultural movements, and the aesthetics of portraiture, however, the main motivation is to enlighten viewers on a relatively small community of lyrical artists unknown to many in the public sphere. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charlie Emm
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Shot on film, my work is made purely for my own pleasure. Inspired by fashion and the natural world, my images strive to capture the things I enjoy. My images aim to evoke a feeling of memory and place through their snapshot style and simple aesthetic. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dan Commons
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Seeing and looking have developed as human evolutionary traits. In the act of photography, the camera acts as a mediator between a person and the world, but what a person chooses to photograph lies deep within, a part of other mechanisms of human nature which are intangible. ‘Projections’ explores the funnelling of this intangibility, and related psychology, through the lens which is inevitably charged on to a resulting image. In this way we can read images as windows into the photographer’s interior world, the culture they are a part of and the perception of their lived experience. The absence of context or narrative allows the interpretation process to be freely associated with the psychology of the viewer. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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El Slorick
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

El Slorick's work is an exploration of our landscapes and sound; using a fine art approach to landscape photography in order to communicate a personal experience. These photographs have been taken from a developing body of work titled 'Wistful in Eden', exploring through photography how the work of local Leeds based musicians has been influenced by their relationship and emotional experiences amongst surrounding landscapes. Based on early studies of classical music from theorists such as William Gardner, which discuss the musical inspiration taken from the sounds of nature, the images are also intended to portray the poetic imagery, liveliness and theatre found in music and landscapes alike. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma J Jackson
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

This body of work looks at the ever-increasing concerns around the fashion industry and its effects on water. Fast fashion is a huge problem in modern day society and as human impact on the planet becomes more prominent every year, so does the issue of water scarcity. Misuse and overuse are the direct cause of our uncertain future around the availability of freshwater. Water is a natural resource which exists in natural environments until human existence started to change the natural cycle. These photographs outline the modern relationship between water, mankind and fashion. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Fiona Garratt
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

'Hanging in the Balance' is a science-fiction meets science-fact photographic exploration into what fundamentally makes us human, through this venture the artist examines the ways in which we are using technology to change our natural physiology. The project explores biomechatronics, cybernetics, A.I. and gene engineering, looking at how they are becoming ever more present in our day to day lives, altering our bodies and minds. The artist considers human characteristics such as mortality, natural selection, healing, creativity and growth, and seeks to open up a conversation on whether or not it is ethical or socially sustainable to stray too far from our Edenic origins and practice at playing God. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gracie Lazenby
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

What do a person's clothes say to you about their identity? The work shown here is a selection of images from a project the artist describes as 'a study of the ways in which photography can be used as a tool to document fashion as a social identity'. The artist wanted to take a documentary approach to her subjects to focus on the people as well as the clothes. The aim of the project is, through post analysis of the images, to draw visual links between subjects' clothing so that a viewer would be able to infer the subjects social identity and affiliation to certain social groups through their choice of clothes. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Holly Jade Bate
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

The Salon is a contemporary feminist exploration into modern concepts of beauty and how they are affected by media and advertising's idealistic representations of women. It articulates the artificial value of manufactured beauty and presents the idea of self-fashioning as an alien concept. The project features a variation of still life, self-portraiture and collaboration with a model who has recently undergone cosmetic surgery. Through taking self-portraits, Holly uses herself as a prop, removed from the patriarchal gaze, to articulate prevalent social pressures in her own life. The surreal, sculptural, constructed images communicate the clinical perfection of beauty standards and contrast more common traditional images of women, as the female body is used practically, opposed to showcased in a sexualised light. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jack Cunningham
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

'Fallen Angel' is a triptych of photographs that are a playful, camp and witty response to the sinfulness that strict catholic religion associates with homosexual behaviour and to the way that the Bible views same-sex attraction as an expression of fallen nature. 1 Corinthians 6:9 "Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality". . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jackie Slater
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Slater's fine art practice explores different aspects of memory, memorialization and perception. She uses neuroscience and psychology to inform her work and is drawn to symbolism and portraiture to reveal the way in which we, collectively and as individuals, process and respond to our world through memory and photography. Slater has provided a free portrait service to hospice users for several years. Many individuals consent to their portraits being used in Slater's wider artistic practice, thus uniquely and sensitively expanding their memorialisation. In the series Still, Life, Slater pairs the portraits she has taken at the hospice with constructed still-life "Memory Palaces" in which she seeks to memorialise valued conversations held with individuals when Death was also in the room. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jade Stinson
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

"____PHOBIA" is a combination of different Phobias I have or others around me have. Each has been photographed with a fine art perspective as an attempt to combat such fears with Exposure Therapy and Art Therapy. Hopefully, looking at these Phobias from the comfort of an environment of your choice, combined with the fine art dilution photography has created will allow the audience to face the fears on a conceptual level. Or this series can just be enjoyed for the photography on an aesthetic level. I think the way to face fears, problems or trauma is to alter your perspective. Through this, I have overcome fears I hope, through sharing my stories, I can help others do the same. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jonny Eastwood
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Death is the one truth in life, the inescapable aspect of our reality. There is a beauty in change. There is a beauty in how things change. Our skin falls and contorts away from its once firm posture. Leaves fall from their once proud position on the branches of trees to create a carpet on the floor. A conversation eventually reaches its end and we part ways. But there is a beauty in change. Time affects us all differently; the effects of time touch us all individually through loss and hardship to new life and new opportunities. We deal with these problems individually and although this is a subject that affects all, it is our personal adaptation to new environments and situations that allows us to understand or at least try to understand our place within life. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Meg Clark
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Currently exploring the realms of phototherapy, Meg Clark uses the camera as a tool to heal. She acts as the photographer, camera assistant and the model/performer. They investigate how the use of visual work can help release suppressed feelings and emotions through the act of visual work rather than words. Their work is more about the process rather than the final outcome itself. It’s about spending quality one-to-one time, learning things about themselves and their past by performing for them-self. It’s a way to interact with the past whilst at the same creating a visual diary one can look back on and analyse. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nikita Johnson
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Significant Places is a photographic project, which explores the importance a place can have to someone. It features portraits and photographs of places that signify meaning to that individual. Space vs. Place is a term used within geography to describe the relationship between an environment and a person. Philosopher Yi-Fu Tuan researched the differences between a space and a place. 'Space' can be described as a location which has no social connections for a human being. 'Place' is in contrary more than just a location and can be described as a location created by human experiences. Within my project I try to capture this relationship and echo a person's memory and moment with an environment. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Robyn Dewhurst
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

"We are the underground drag collective of Leeds. We appreciate, we accept and we love any form of performance art." Age of THE is an unapologetically queer drag and performance art collective based in Leeds. They dwell in the basements and back rooms of clubs, waiting to crawl out into the light to purge their emotions and vulnerabilities on the stage. Often, these performances tackle personal issues, including gender dysphoria, body dysmorphia and feelings surrounding sex and sexuality, and this project aims to display how being vulnerable on a stage can give the performers a sense of validation. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sebastian Smith
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

The Greek myths tell the oldest tales of humanity, explaining the world and its imperfections. Written interpretations of the myths set them in poetry, with wordsmiths honing them to fit the time and their vision, telling the story over and over again. The myths have been the basis of our culture, shaping art and informing religion, they are everyone's stories and Smith wants to tell them again. Using the Greek mythology as a lens to look at the world, Smith has made work which is not routed in time or place. His images retell numerous myths through abstractions and metaphor, avoiding purely illustrating and instead embellishing and shaping them through his own experiences as has been done for millennia. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Siria Toccafondi
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Italian photographer Siria Toccafondi explores the cultural differences and similarities between Britain and her homeland. Using a poetic sensibility, Toccafondi interrogates the environment photographically, looking for visual stimulations and symbols in her everyday life. With this work, the artist draws connections between fragments of her memories in an attempt to redefine the meaning of casa (home), a concept which has now become centre of her investigation. The images aim to draw the viewer in a tornado of visual stimuli, jumping between one fragment and another with ambiguity. The artist wants to communicate her research not only due to her personal experiences of integration, but also because of the current situation with COVID-19 which has stopped her from returning home. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sophie Burlison
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

This work 'Naturalis' is inspired by nature. All elements of the photographs, including the makeup, down to the pose of the models is inspired by the natural movements and colours of nature. I hand-picked a select range of flowers and plants to feature in my work. These two images are part of a larger series of photographs and publication. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stuart McCloskey
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

A project exploring dark matter and the ambiguities it holds. Only five percent of the universe is visible and detectable, the rest is considered 'dark', unable to interact with our organic matter and even light itself. The images in this project feature experiments, objects and observations of the world we know in an attempt to question our understanding of the universe and to ponder what lies beyond the five percent. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Aidan Wyldbore
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

The process of photography is cathartic for Aidan Wyldbore, 'For The First Time' is the result of an exploration between self and environment. Slowing down his approach to image making, he considers his subject and their relationship in a body of work that is truly personal. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sibéal Riordan
Limerick School of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Photography, Film and Video
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Sibéal is a photographer and filmmaker. She explores themes of trauma, healing and the materiality of the body through experimental video, sound and photography. In her most recent work, she performs “healing rituals” as a means of healing the mind and body. She sees nature as a nurturing force and aims to reconnect with it through these performances, thus reconnecting with herself. She has continued these rituals in lockdown using natural objects as healing tools. She uses the body as material, and chooses to document performative ritual to camera using analogue techniques because of their tactile and archival nature. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jamie Burke
Limerick School of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Photography, Film and Video
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Jamie Burke is an Irish lens-based artist from Ennis, Co. Clare. His work explores the mysteries of the unknown in uninhabited spaces with the mediums of photography and video. His latest series “The Murky Forest” investigates the unrecognised presence within the forest through black and white 35mm film photography, and how its cryptic nature creates an atmosphere that hints at dark aspects of the psyche. He creates suggestive narratives within these strange areas in a symptom of exploration, where mysterious figures and alienating spaces are portrayed. The occurrence of these uncanny events taking place are open to interpretation, therefore, the aspects of what comes within the space is obscure. The project consists of a series of landscape photographs . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Julie McLoughlin
Limerick School of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Photography, Film and Video
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Sub|saturate, captures the artist’s experiences of disassociation and the process of reconnecting with the natural environment. It is inspired by Foucault’s concept of Heterotopia, meaning a contradictory space. The images are created through chemical and painterly processes, as well as photographing through lenses and filters. Both methods create a sense of disconnection from the subject, and have a cathartic effect for the artist. The work simulates being immersed in a natural environment with the viewer grounded in a sea of magnified plants. The emphasis is on texture and vibrant colour. The images relate to Heterotopia in terms of reconnecting with nature through digital media and immersing oneself in the detail of flora whilst retaining a sense of disconnection . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Shauna Lee
Limerick School of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Photography, Film and Video
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Skin Bubble, a series of works by Shauna Lee, is a reflection of life during the COVID-19 global pandemic while the country is on lockdown. Being on lockdown can strip away a person’s personality and identity due to the fact of having to spend the majority of their time inside. The restrictions may have an effect on one’s mental health while being separated from society and loved ones. This project explores the close interactions we are facing within our confinements by having to live free from normality and routine. Shauna Lee has been experimenting with those concepts within the confines of her apartment. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Eimear Twomey
Limerick School of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Photography, Film and Video
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Eimear Twomey investigates the otherworldly, exploring old stories of those close to her with their own personal experiences. She focuses on Irish folklore, through the death of loved ones, ghost stories and old legends. Irish folklore has long been a prominent part of our culture, a topic which is feared in the older generations and even many of the younger ones. Horror and natural phenomena of the land are the pivotal themes in her work. She fabricates haunting works of art by manipulating the body and using minimal objects to create a poetic exhibit of horror-fiction, in an endeavour to manifest the beauty of the unpredictable land we live on. She manifests this theme the use of black and white analogue photography as it empowers a nightmarish outcome . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ashling Duingnan
Limerick School of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Photography, Film and Video
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Phantasmagoria is a video piece inspired by fairytales, Jungian theory and the dark forest in literature. Phantasmagoria is an investigation into what exists beneath the surface of things through physical presence in obscure and ominous settings. The evocative landscape of the forest serves as a threshold into the unconscious depths of the psyche of a figure dressed in red. The journey taken by the figure into the unknown illustrates the integration of shadow aspects of her character. The external environment serves as a reflection of her interior landscape and negotiating it reflects what the character needs to face and overcome. The figure in black represents her shadow and seems to perpetually evade her to highlight the arduous process of individuation. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rosalie Legg
Lincoln University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Exploring images and the silent collection; the family album. Personal collections come in many forms with almost everyone owning at least one. A small part of my family history is preserved within a family photograph albums. With these images used as supplement to assist memory and help passing on of the oral history. I hope a look into this history may spur contemplation of your own collections and how you preserve them, be it protected behind plastic or faded and dented with penciled descriptions and notes. The context of the collection is everything. Photographs split from the collection become empty, they are adrift from their family and their context, becoming just another mundane image, disinherited and lost. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Elizabeth Wilson
Lincoln University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Living in Lockdown is a series of images that have been put together whilst being in isolation because to Covid-19. Due to living with someone who is a frontline worker for the NHS, most of my days are spent trying to keep busy with the company of my cat Ginnie. My images show what I have been doing with my days, including my daily exercise with social distancing measures put in place. Although I can go out for an hour a day, it feels as though I am trapped which is represented through my work. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Romana Mihalovicova Mihalovicova
Lincoln University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

It’s hard to remember what life before the coronavirus was like, yet all we are left with is memories of a social life. This series conveys that which we go back to, memories of happier times, comparing it to what we are going through, being secluded in our homes, away from loved ones. This project is a portrayal of the frank reality of being secluded in one space, finding the smallest things to entertain oneself with, yet being consumed by sheer boredom. A reminder to not take social moments for granted because in a moment it could all be taken away. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Molly Coupe
Lincoln University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

This project titled ‘The Reality of Virtual Reality’ delves into the addiction to technology in modern society. The project follows the life of a girl who is too immersed in her virtual world that she is neglecting her reality, therefore putting herself in dangerous situations. She tries to live life normally, however she is unable to due to the fact that she prefers her virtual life to her real one. She has become addicted to that which is not real, and this project exaggerates the fact that humanity is heading towards a similar situation; the neglection of real life for something that at first seems wonderful and fun, but is actually dangerous. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Jakes
Lincoln University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

“Basic Necessities” addresses the mass use of plastic packaging in daily life. The commodities photographed are influenced by the published government guidelines which stated that people could only purchase "basic necessities" during the COVID-19 crisis. This definition was broadly open to interpretation by the public, as differing views of essential and luxury items became blurred. This is conveyed through the medium of pinhole photography with cameras constructed from plastic waste. Natural household ingredients were also used as developing agents in order to be environmentally considerate. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Billy MacRae
Lincoln University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Using traditional photographic techniques, I have worked to create virtual spaces not limited by time or space, allowing the freedom to photograph outside of our usual existence. With these photos, I have attempted to translate the theme of possible collapse and disappearance of humanity. While they were created in 3D space, I have used traditional photographic aesthetics to create a dichotomy between how the photos appear and the processes in which they were created. To add to this, I added a tone of red, green, and blue to the scenes to signify digital RGB. As this work was produced during the Covid-19 pandemic, the topic they surround of structural collapse has only become increasingly relevant as the days go on. I hope that my work and others focusing on these topics will help push forward the fight for change across the world that may mitigate the systemic problems that continue to plague societies. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Maisie Brennan
Lincoln University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Maisie’s work is a personal response to the affect’s corona virus has had on her life; splitting the project into two halves, inside and outside. Her outside photographs capture the emptiness and lack of life in the places around her, whilst the inside photographs show the changes she’s made in her personal life due to the restrictions put in place by the government. Her inside images in this series are closeup and slightly claustrophobic, meanwhile the outside images focus on a wider surface area. The aesthetic Maisie works with creates a sense of calmness underneath all the animosity happening around us. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Oliver Walwyn
Lincoln University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

In Memoriam follows the story of Al_exa_, a girl who found herself in a digital afterlife. With no concept of who she once was, she attempts to puzzle together pieces of her past life using only her social media posts. This work explores the idea that our personal data and images remain when we are gone, exploring the relationship between the physical and the digital. With on average 95 million photos uploaded daily to Instagram, how true to ourselves is what we post on social media? We leave a huge digital footprint in the space we once occupied. Once we expire physically, how does our social media legacy live on? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Victoria Robberts
Lincoln University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

My work explores how the use of a fake persona is able to change someone’s perception. Working with self-portraiture on social media, I step out of my comfort zone to showcase myself online as someone ‘different’. The project was created to look at the insights of the account, in which I switch to viewing my own personal insights when uploading an image. Each of the Instagram posts was accompanied by an extract from a journal, which allows viewers to understand how I was feeling or what I was thinking when I had published the image as when the project transformed to showcase myself, I knew I would be uncomfortable as I don’t normally post images of myself online. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emily Whiley
Lincoln University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

PPF is a series of photographs that portray what the fashion industry is currently trying to adapt to. Many high end brands have taken it upon themselves to create designer PPE so that people can still look fashionable whilst being safe and protected, during the global pandemic. My aim for the project was to portray that despite the circumstances people are adapting to the situation and are still continuing to contribute to the fashion scene whilst being safe and protected. Due to the virus I had to change my previous project based on street fashion to ensure the safety of others as well as well as myself, therefore I had to adapt from my previous work to create this. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Megan Common
Lincoln University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

‘Bloem’, the Dutch translation for ‘Flower’ - is a series of photographs focusing on the flower within the Still Life, depicting both real and artificial flowers alongside objects and antiques passed down for generations in my family. Curated in my Grandparent’s home in a collaborative process, the floral arrangements reflect the aesthetics seen in 17th Century Dutch Golden Age paintings combined with a modern-day photographic approach to achieving chiaroscuro lighting within the compositions. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Bex Hall
Lincoln University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Scarred Earth as a project explores the meaning of the word ‘scar’; featuring scars as a geological or geographical entity with a focus upon the wounds inflicted on the landscape within quarries and industrial sites and also how humans, once they take all that is needed from the land, they abandon it without thought. However, a scar can also be seen to be a sign of healing, this project can also be looked at as having an element of optimism, objectively presenting an environment that is gradually being reclaimed and healed by nature. Scarred Earth produces work that encapsulates the both the loneliness and desolation of our scarred landscape but also invites audiences to contemplate the impermanence of human impact. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rachel Lee
Lincoln University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Rachel’s work explores the relationship society have with single use plastic , wanting to highlight this growing issue with the medium of photography to bring a greater awareness to topic of plastic pollution. Plastic pollution has become an increasing problem in this generation , which is starting to impact other environmental factors. This project displays a number of bags that have been collected and discarded off, recycling them and creating creative and innovative forms of art out of them. Giving plastic bags a new identity , by creating landscapes out of plastic. She was particularly intrigued by the abstractness of this work and being able to create new and innovated art forms out of discarded items. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Megan Wagg
Lincoln University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Created using archive material from the county of Norfolk, these images from digital montage series ‘Floodwaters’ depict the disastrous impact that the North Sea Floods of 1953 had on the region. While dealing with themes of nostalgia and tourism this project alludes to what may transpire with the possibility of history repeating itself. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lauren Fautley
Lincoln University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

On the 23rd March 2020 a nationwide lockdown was announced in the UK, along with new social distancing measures to combat the spread of COVID-19. For many of us this lockdown meant being confined to our homes living each day on repeat, with only the exception of necessary trips to places like the supermarket. As a nation and worldwide we have had to adapt to a new way of life, my series, “9 days in Self-Isolation”, documents 9 days of this newfound state of inertia with my partner in our Lincoln flat. My work focuses on the mundane repetitive nature of my daily routine during this Self-isolation period. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gaby Smithson
Lincoln University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

My work is a series of images composed to form a marketing scheme for the company ‘ISH Spirits’. Their product is an alcohol-free spirit; fermented with natural botanicals, to look and taste like your familiar spirits, minus the alcohol contents. I wanted to illustrate this product as a fashionable yet healthy way to drink your favourite gin and rum based drinks. The images display the vibrant and interesting flavours and ingredients of the products, in a way in which is stylish and appealing to the viewer. My vision for these images is for them to be on show in a department store, on a stand displaying the product. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Willa Jamieson
Lincoln University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

The Zone is a place of “otherness”, an area that differs in some respect from those around it. This project features photography from The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone displayed in a landscape of zones within an English town, the place where a personal fascination with the subject was born. At a time when we must all exist in our own individual two metre zone and adhere to social distancing measures to combat an invisible threat, the notions of space, absence, limited movement and exclusion from geographical areas must be uppermost in the collective consciousness. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Niamh Leeson
Lincoln University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

New York City. The city that never sleeps. In my series 'Mission Metropolis' I explore some of the world's most beautiful and ever-changing cities. Across different continents, I explore structure and style through an unorthodox lens. With such a wide variety of urban and rural environments on our planet, it is clear that no place is the same, no city is a duplicate and different abodes are constantly being discovered, created and explored. A 'mission': "An important assignment given to a person or group of people, typically involving travel abroad". A assignment of cities. A journey. An expidition. One yet to be completed. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Cherise Bailey
Lincoln University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

With social media becoming part of our everyday lives, we are constantly being presented with posts that resemble a `perfect ideal` appearance. This has caused mental health and body image concerns, as this look may be unobtainable to create in real life. We need to realise that many of these images have been digitally manipulated in editing apps therefore, photographs of people’s flawless appearances online are an illusion of perfection. I have used a mask throughout this series to resemble; the level of falsification we can give to our appearance online through editing apps, how our social media presence may not be a true representation of real life and how we may feel the need to hide our imperfections online. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emily Spawton
Lincoln University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

April 2020, ‘Normality’. A town in Covid lock-down. This series of images is a short photo essay depicting the state of ‘normal’ in Barnsley town centre during the 2020 UK lockdown for Covid19. Covid19 and the steps we as a country are taking to fight it are having a huge impact on our daily lives and the state of our towns and cities. This photo essay presents and explores the ways that town centres (focusing on my hometown Barnsley) have a new sense of ‘normality’ presently. This is an exploration into the little things at the heart of a town that feel strange and unusual in this uncertain time.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah-May Frost
Lincoln University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

‘Love in Lockdown’ is a photographic documentary project that explores a personal relationship between two young people, who had recently moved into a new household during the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020. These photos highlight a sense of normality a household felt after a short period of time in isolation, when the world was forced to adjust to a different lifestyle and conformity. This project is personal to my individual experience of time in isolation. With a mixture of snapshots and close ups this project isn’t limited to a style of photography but instead explores different ways to document. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Anushka Cottrell
Lincoln University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Decay in the City is an attempt to open up our inattentive eyes to what surrounds us. Every day we walk past these sites, which are filled with vibrant colours, yet we unintentionally neglect them. The aim of this project is to introduce these images to our society and display the artistry and beauty in the creation of Urban Decay. I focused on various aspects of decay, including graffiti, corrosion and several overgrown environments. I used my editing process to present this beauty by enhancing the distinctive colours and details in the frames. Overall I wanted to create some eye-catching photographs, which would open up opportunity for observers to reassess these areas of Decay. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Maya Mccree
Lincoln University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Looking into the word ‘Ephemera’, I’ve realised how much of a collector of these things I actually am. Souvenirs hold a special place in my heart as they invoke specific memories attached to the places and things that once surrounded them. I have always found to write dates on things as I knew I would once look upon them again and want to know how long it had been since. I feel that these things, like photography, are a way to be shifted back to that specific memory, but, more of a visual textural difference. I feel this strong connection towards aged possessions, knowing how much they have endured. These photos represent my love and desire to share my findings. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lorelle Jakubiak
Lincoln University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

This project represents the environmental/human impacts on animals and their behaviours, exploring the relationship between humans and reptiles. My project discusses various animals and how they've been affected by environmental damage through human interference especially the damage upon exotic eco systems that go unreported like that of cold blooded species. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Olivia Springate-Jones
Lincoln University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Colourism is the prejudice against dark-skinned individuals within the same racial group. Societies internalised notions allow the ubiquitous continuation of colourism to detriment the self-worth of dark-skinned individuals, typically females. Notions of colourism are prevalent in various aspects of western culture in which light-skinned females are regularly pedestalled, falsely displayed as a representation for the black female community. This series, set in natural environments, diverts from the stereotypical urban settings that black individuals are often associated with. Symbolising freedom from oppressive notions, natural imagery provides a refreshing representation of black females, differing from the clichéd urban images that we are so accustomed to. Ultimately, this series exposes the effects of Eurocentric beauty ideals and acknowledges the ceaseless neglect of Afrocentricity. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jessica Windle
Lincoln University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

This project works with the products of Furze Botanicals, an independent business in Lincoln who specialise in creating herbal medicine and botanical products. The intentions of '#ShopLocal' were to support a small eco-friendly brand by providing them with professional quality images of a commercial style, in which they could post online. The creator of this project, Jess Windle, decided to also produce a moving image piece as part of her final work. With an advertisement style in mind, a 30 second stop motion animation was created and can be viewed on Instagram, at @jesswindlephotography. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Cameron Sweeting
Lincoln University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

In this project, Cameron has photographed places around the household which may contain more germs than you expect. Due to the recent epidemic COVID-19, washing your hands often has been enforced by the government but will that even help? in this project, Cameron has uncovered the true effects of spreading germs within the house. The green glow in these images indicates where has been touched within 2 hours of being in a house. Cameron Used UV paint on his hands and did simple household tasks, such as washing up, preparing food/cooking, walking up and downstairs, brushing teeth, and washing his face. The green glow indicates all places where have been touched and where bodily fluid has been. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mathew Moore
Lincoln University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

To express our relationship with the landscape we do this through a dialogue, we converse with the landscape understanding what connection we make. This is explored through my work where my interactions with the location are photographed in black and white to leave a neutral impact on the viewer. While the colour of screen prints acts as the dialogue, making a mark over the work. These marks are in an emotional response to the location, for me this place is somewhere that means a lot. I am trying to provoke a response, by overlapping the print with a surrounding image. It becomes about making the image in your own vision, allowing you to explore your version of the landscape. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Keywood
Lincoln University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

The Lockdown Diaries is a series of images exploring the changes in daily life for a key worker. I explore these changes through a series of light hearted portraits of my family and images taken from my place of work, that explore the changes in not only my lifestyle but also my family. This project was created to show people the lives that non NHS key workers lead and how sometimes it can be incredibly difficult to go to work because of the emotional toll that a pandemic causes. I am hoping this project will make people realise that every key worker is suffering at this time and we all deserve to be treated with kindness. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kerry Mccaffrey
Lincoln University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

This body of work is a representation of my childhood house. A house I haven’t called home for over 8 years but due to Covid-19 I was thrust backwards in time. Finding myself back in this environment I discovered that not a lot had changed yet it felt alien. These photos represent an almost pause in time. Ornaments untouched, toys forgotten, a life time of memories locked safely within the walls of 155. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emily Dessi-Makin
London College of Communication - BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Em Dessi-Makin is a photographer based in London whose work frequently covers topics surrounding mental health, relationships and representation. Her most recent project Sa Pippia is a personal exploration of her Sardinian heritage – over the course of the winter months that turned 2019 into 2020 Em travelled clockwise from Burcei, through Cagliari, San Sperate and Cabras, taking photos of people and objects that she felt represented ‘home’. The images are a collection of crystallised moments of serenity: plants, views, traditional clothing and pauses for reflection at carnival celebrations. The aim of this series is for it to be experienced as a sequence of deep breathes, each image being a meditative moment and an individual contemplation. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sonam Tobgyal
London College of Communication - BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

'Beneath the City Doves', explores the ‘myth’ of affordable housing. Through appropriating 360 degree and drone photography and converting these images into Cyanotypes, the work reconsiders the landscapes of social housing estates in the process of being demolished and replaced with luxury housing. A homogenised London, filled with new, ‘luxury’ (and often empty) apartments. Built based on frequently unfair compulsory purchase orders and the oxymoronic promise of affordable housing. Redevelopers seek legitimacy by promise of a higher quality of living, but for who? Essential homes for those in need are replaced with metallic high-rises designed for the wealthy. Gambling chips for overseas investors in the failed casino that is London. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chrissy Le Roux
London College of Communication - BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

'The Green's' is an ongoing personal project exploring the ever-changing dynamic of my Grandparents, Elizabeth and Patrick's 60 year relationship. These images aim to depict the life they have constructed together across two continents, despite being confronted by close family deaths and personal diagnosis. As they grow older, their need to adapt is more frequent. As Elizabeth's decline in physical ability and Patrick's loss of memory force them onto different paths, they transform as individuals but continue together as The Green's. My style of documentary photography aims to highlight the intimate. This approach has often been inspired by my own trials which has encouraged me to create imagery that evokes empathy, allows reflection and prompts honest sociological discussion. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Qingyu Yang
London College of Communication - BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Islamic culture has had a long history base in China, dating back thousands of years. Its contribution to China’s development is seldom seen and has remained unrecognized by China’s ruling class. The Chinese Muslims have lived far away from the central powers of China in areas near to the borders, existing in the vast mountain ranges and sweeping countryside. This project focuses on documenting a Chinese Islamic community that exists today. The photographic series capture the everyday life of these Chinese Muslims, showcasing the struggle and current threats to their way of life. The photographs serve to raise awareness of this underrepresented issue and stimulate further recognition for this marginalized group. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alex Nightingale-Smith
London College of Communication - BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Through meditation, we try to become the awareness behind our thoughts, emotions, or sense perceptions. We put aside the past and future, and focus entirely on the present moment, we enter a state of presence. A powerful phenomena occurs when we find ourselves surrounded in nature. It can anchor us into that state of presence, even if we haven’t practised meditation before. Through backlit Duratrans prints, and audio recorded​ ​on location, this work aims to provide its audience a glimpse into what that state of presence in nature can be like. This crisis has presented us with an opportunity to explore the deep states of presence that are available to us, if we only give ourselves space to experience it. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stefani Stoyanova
London Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Mimesis is a series of photographs that examine notions of masculinity and suggest looking at gender stereotypes from a contemporary perspective. Inspired by Greek mythology, the project wants to offer and to question our perception of the feminine and masculine side of the male, explored through dance and body movement. It also aims to test theories in which repetition and imitation are seen as existing parts that shape the male individual and see masculinity as a form of performativity not just as a set of traits inherited biologically. This body of work fits within my interest in portraiture and fashion, and my ongoing exploration of themes of gender and identity as a tool of expression. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ania Sto
London Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Living the dream is a project that questions the choice of people who have left the countryside and moved to the big city. When looking for inspiration I was reflecting on my own experiences as an immigrant, who feels displaced. I used analogue and digital photography shooting in the UK and Romania. I have produced short interviews with mainly Romanian immigrants living in London to find out what they feel, they have lost during their emigration experience. The project draws on the conversations with people who realised that their chosen new path wasn’t good after all. They aren’t satisfied and the material goods don’t bring them happiness for long. For some, the dream is to have their old life back. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mikah Arnold
London Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

This series of images reflects my ancestral roots originating from Ghana. This signifies the critical changes in defining how people from African/ Caribbean descendants identify themselves and explore the perceptions of different hairstyles to express themselves. The project explores the evolution of black hairstyles and how they are reflected in a contemporary setting. African hairstyles have been a constant ever-changing factor that has been very symbolic in African culture. For instance, during slavery, hairstyles such as locks, plaits, twists, and cornrows held hidden messages, which served as an aid in survival. This series reflects today’s precedent of beauty within the African culture in modern society and shows how they embrace their hairstyles through which is captured in a composed structure. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Courtney Whelan
London Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Art Thou a Witch? investigates the blur between documentary and fiction in relation to the Essex which trials of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. I have visited several towns in Essex, capturing landscapes of the places where these events supposedly took place. I am inspired by my home in Essex. I have researched local records, history and folk-law to create a book of a selection of medium format landscapes and digital still lives relating to trials of ‘Witches’. This project does not aim to question whether or not there were witches in Essex nor if these trails were purely based on superstition and others hysteria but rather engages with these stories and rumours as important parts of local folklore. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ilaria Iannarilli
London Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

A History of Bad Decisions is a self-portraiture based project, where I use my own self to represent and denounce some of the ecologic and social issues currently affecting contemporary society. The aim of the project is to show off and raise awareness of these issues through photography. The project features studio based self-portraits, with vivid colours and of a strong impact, taking inspirations and influences from fashion photography and online research and information on these current issues, mixing portraiture, documentary and fashion together, giving birth to an extra challenging and modern photographic project. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kemal Kemal
London Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

A Conversation with water is a series of images of reflections in water of landscapes and portraits. The project explores the data that is often unnoticed, which if we stepped into would give a reaction and how we observe a reflection. Water throughout the work is used as a representation of the meditative state of mind and celebrating the present moment. Water also in the myth of Aphrodite is used a tool of beauty and love where later Aphrodite and Hermes gave life to a son Hermaphroditus which had a genital characteristic of both sexes’ male and female where the transformation of two bodies takes place in water. The work aims to question the age of water. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kimberly Lamport
London Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

This project is about how the sunsets and its colours can have an impact on your mental health depending on how much of it you are able to see at the time, for example in the city or within the countryside you will have different experiences making you feel completely different towards the sunset. I want to be able to help people slow down from their busy lives and to take the time to see the natural beauty around them to help them feel happier and have a better connection with the landscape surrounding them to see what they missing out on and need to experience more of by using all their senses to improve their mental health. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ehmna Aslam
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

This series of images is a selection from a project based around colour and lighting. When capturing emotion in portraits it can be done through a multitude of ways, for instance the composition and framing or the theatrical nature of the model. My work, however, focuses solely on working in a studio with lights and coloured gels to create vibrant intense portraits. Both of these elements have endless ways of being worked with that not only give aesthetic purpose but allow for subjectivity in their connotations and significance. Working hand in hand these elements are a visually exciting, engaging way of attaching expression of emotion, which could be perceived completely differently by an audience. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Kelly
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Hannah's practice is based around the mundane and banal aspects of life. Focusing on things that would otherwise be seen as just a part of the everyday, Hannah captures them in a light that gives them some kind of importance. Aiming to break away from the 'perfect' stereotype of what photography is and make the viewer look deeper at an image, not disregarding it. An ongoing project that she is working on is called 'Lost pubs' which looks into the rapid decline of pubs closing down in and around Manchester and exhibits the vast amount of them that there are. The full collection of pubs can be seen on her website. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jennifer Loumont
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Jennifer Loumont is a photographic artist who enjoys creating abstract art. She focuses her practice on playing with colours, textures and unexpected digital glitches. "Lost in Translation" is a project that explores artistic decision-making and unusual use of digital technology such as the over-stepping of the boundaries in panoramic software. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Liam Harrison
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Exploring the materiality of self-recovery through chemigrams, 'A State of Recovery' challenges the perception and identification of trauma being 'beautiful.' Medications and supplements were the dependant methods of coping, when the artist could not speak of the trauma that took place. Medications were used solid, crushed and mixed until dissolved into water. Chemigrams were used as a medium to create, as opposed to images of self-recovery, these items document, and bear witness to a reality that has already taken place. 'A State of Recovery' isn't just bearing witness to a traumatic past of self-recovery, but also a characterised self-portrait of the artist themselves. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Maya Sharp
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

I have been exploring my own intimate relationship with the West Yorkshire Peak District that I grew up roaming, using inspiration from local legends, poetry, landscape photography and self portraiture. A huge part of my project has been spent finding ways to insert myself into the landscape and blend my body with moorland. I wanted to blur the lines between where moorland ends and I began. I am a strong believer that photography and poetry are essentially the same, they are just different methods of self expression. When I write and when I take photographs it seems that both mediums come from the same emotional place within me. I have found that displaying poetry and photography together creates something special. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Natalina Moore
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Mileage is a Documentary project investigating the environment of the Motorsport Industry, with an emphasise on telling unusual narratives of the places and people Natalina has met through her Journey to different racetracks. What once began as a board search of interest in a vast exciting world of action and cars, slowly developed into a more intimate and intricate documentation of Natalina's father. A self-taught mechanic, and an important reason behind Natalina's fascinating with Motorsports. Her practice transitioned into a documentation of the relationship of child and father, and an observation of her father's work taking form in portrait and action shots during her many talks in the garage while watching her father undertake multiple projects in his own practice. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ryan Gear
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Through the photographing of overlooked aesthetics and momentary happenings, Ryan's incentive with his most recent endeavour has been to explore the fringes of photographs communicative abilities. In a digital age where there is no shortage of information and photographic material, Ryan has become fascinated with the psychology behind our consumption but also the potential of the dialogue that can occur between photograph and viewer. Thus, with this body of work, he has attempted to formulate an atmosphere that can provide respite from our noise-filled reality and allow room for freedom of thought to regain control. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alice Goad
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Alice Goad's 'Private and Confidential' is year long project digging into her medical history. At just six months old she was diagnosed with Biliary Atresia and went on to receive a life-saving liver transplant. 'Private and Confidential' reflects upon how her childhood in and out of hospital, and a life time on medication has shaped her as a person. Using her body as implement she communicates through photography, performance and video to open conversation around feelings of alienation, guilt and trauma. The performative relationship between her and the lens has become a form of therapy to aid her journey through trauma.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Shona Sterland
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Shona Sterland is a visual artist whose work explores themes of absurdity within the landscape, and how human interactions with the land create uncanny experiences for both the viewer and the artist. Sterland's work aims to portray human interactions with the land as an act of performance, leaving traces of ourselves on the land either intentionally or unwittingly. By depicting her own actions within the landscape, she examines the eternal human struggle of searching for meaning in our actions and challenges traditional notions of both landscape art and photography. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Louise Colebourn
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Louise Colebourn is a visual artist whose practice explores the role of photography in relation to performance art. Her current work, 'You Can't See Me For Looking', explores the ritual of masking true identity, creating a false personality and emotional response, designed to act as a barrier concealing the true self. The work looks retrospectively at the way Louise coped with her own experiences, using elements of humour and discomfort to create a performance that shows the restrictive nature of masking truth. Drawing inspiration from early action painting and performance art, Louise layered materials to act as a physical barrier that developed over the duration of the performance. These are video stills taken from the documentation of her performance. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Megan Willders
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Megan is a documentary photographer who enjoys working in the urban environment. Her current project sees her pushing herself out of her comfort zone and interacting with the public. Anthropological changes are a study of the community and people and the differences that occur over time. Her goals for this project are to use a mix of archival imagery and self-taken images to create a series of old vs new, highlighting what was then and what is now. The emphasis of this project is on representation. As a photographer, Megan would like to create a body of work guided by the Didsbury community to create an accurate portrait of what Didsbury is and means to them. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ben Heyes
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Ben Heyes is a visual artist who combines photographic technologies to explore the relationship between the human form and the natural landscape. Currently studying the third year of his photography at university Heyes has found himself exploring how different technologies give different representations of things such as people, objects and places. Also exploring how both subjects share fragile characteristics which are connected by the natural connection between humans and mother earth. Combining mediums such as: Photography, Animation, Sculpture and Light to expose the connection between the two. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Brendon Gravell
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Brendon Gravell's most recent body of work "Periphery" is a meditation on ideas about the contemporary edgeland spaces of South Manchester, UK. It encompasses a dichotomy between nature and culture, and as humans, considers our emotional relationship to these spaces. W.J.T Mitchell's idea of using the word 'Landscape' as a verb, 'to landscape', is to intervene with the land, to be and move within it. This series embodies Mitchell's idea as Brendon pursues places in which nature and culture collide by looking at what it means to take a route and be rooted in place. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Victoria Smith
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

In 'Dust From The Darkroom' Victoria Smith develops her ongoing research of employing dust within photographic-practice. Utilising over a decades worth of dust collected from her Universities darkroom enlargers, Smith revisits the space to create photograms; a method of fixing images through direct contact on sensitised surfaces. A portrait of the darkroom emerges by fixing and reducing the transience of the redundant, and mundane traces left by the inhabitants of the space, to a more cherished photographic-object. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Molly Richardson
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Molly Richardson is a female landscape, documentary photographer. Her recent body of work looks at voids within the landscape. It is inspired by the theory of ancient Chinese landscape painting, in which the key principle is emptiness and the use of negative space. Voids have been a developing theme in her work for a while, being portrayed in her imagery through nostalgia, the melancholy and her personal life. The images are shot on a Mamiya RB67 and since the Covid-19 pandemic, she has been developing the film at home in her bathroom. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Josie Hunt
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Josie Hunt is a photographer whose practice focuses on human interaction and communication. Her work most recently involves a combination of the street and the studio as she explores instances of the everyday through the process of re-contextualisation. Her practice emphasises the often-undervalued qualities of the mundane, proving that what is beyond our frame of awareness is just as important as what is within it. Her project, The Minimal Gesture, looks into how gestures are used to communicate in everyday environments. The work also investigates how gestures can be used to explore a relationship, in this case between herself and her partner and herself and her mother. It draws attention to the importance of gestures in relationships and everyday communication. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nate Burrett
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Nathaniel Burrett is a portrait photographer whose work tends to focus on issues close to him and storytelling. In his most recent work he aimed to create an intimate and often unseen portrayal of his immediate LGBT+ community through portraiture in their own spaces. Being LGBT+ himself he felt it was important to capture tender and more realistic representations of those around him. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Talulla Greenwood
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Talulla combines photographic practise with the implementation of the internet, programming and AI. She investigates ways to highlight the changing society in which we live. Her project 'nature's internet' aims to imitate the natural world through machine learning. Talulla constructed a fungi dataset and used the images to train a Generative Adversarial Network, questioning, whether a machine is capable of using innovative behaviour to form a new entity. The GAN has recreated images of the flowering mushrooms we see above ground; illustrating the biological communication network below the soil, which connects entire ecosystems together. It explores the philosophy of panpsychism, highlighting the consciousness of fungi visually through technology and computer science; connecting together ancient forms of communication with contemporary practises. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ted Holborn
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Ted Holborn is a Manchester based artist, he uses photography to reflect on mindsets and emotions connected to specific aspects of his experience. His work in 'Ouroboros' collates images as a visual tool to direct feelings of being caught in perpetual thought-loops or lost in physical spaces of transition that he has explored. The work is ongoing, and he suspects it probably always will be. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Evie Spicer
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Evie Spicer is a photographic artist who uses her body as a tool to interact with space, she delves into the emotive power of the land. 'Embedded' exists within both manmade and natural native landscapes - spaces that we have imprinted upon, and which imprint upon us in return. Using a combination of staged, and candid imagery, she aims to create a feeling of the uncanny, raising questions of the inconsistent reality that we live in. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rosie Plunkett
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Rosie Plunkett is a Landscape Photographer who explores themes of trace, ephemerality and the history of a place. She does this by looking for evidence and imprints that allude to a sense of presence within a natural space. Favouring analogue processes and more traditional techniques, Plunkett's on going enquires centre around how 'the trace' within the Landscape and within photography itself can be represented through conceptual idea's and very materialistic work. These subtle traumas that become engraved onto the landscape are transposed on to physical prints through varying forms of darkroom manipulation, printing choices and overall presentation, exposing a collective understanding of the geographies they represent. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Orla Clare Cronin
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

I have always been someone who takes notice of small moments in time, actions and movements created by others. I like to observe the people around me and notice the fragments I love the most. This is a collection of images, a visual love letter to the people I hold dear and who’ve supported me through my battles with my mental health. This is my way of showing them that I see how much they support me as well as the parts of themselves that I notice and love the most. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ross Boulton
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

‘siya’ pron Tagalog for he/she Taking a look into the early stages of my new relationship, I explore the thoughts and feelings I have while on this new path of self-discovery with someone that I love and care for in the same way that I love and care about myself. Infatuation, longing and excitement. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tia Keech-McLeish
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— BA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Football has been lifelong passion of mine and a large part of my childhood. From the age of four I have always played football, even though it was hard finding any all-girls teams. With the increasing public interest in women’s football, it has become more common to see girls participating in football events and creating teams of their own. This increase in passion has led me to start the project ‘Grassroots’, where I have been working alongside an all girl team; The Dale Park Panthers. This series documents their journey as a team and the ever changing community of football and it shows what being part of a team really means. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Francesca Biondani
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

The fear of the stigma that comes with being a victim of sexual abuse prevents a lot of women from reporting these crimes. In this work, I confront feelings of embarrassment, weakness and confusion. This has helped me to begin to liberate myself from these feelings and mentally unmask the ways in which ‘love’ presents itself. Through visually translating my experiences, I have drawn strength from their memory. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ben O'Connell
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

As a child, I was drawn to the style of the Dorling Kindersley books where the images were usually set against a plain white background. I liked this ‘clean’ style and found processing an image without background distractions helps us connect to the animal. All my life I have been around animals and am interested in different animals’ personalities and characters. There are very few animals that I would not enjoy working with and find that I can be patient and tolerant of their quirks and challenges in a way I would find less easy with people. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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James Thorn
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

At the start of August 2016 my mother suddenly died, the beginning of a journey of grief for the people in her life with no clear end. My journey has taken me to Maidstone, England and Roscommon, Ireland. The former being where I grew up and the latter being where my mum grew up. Both locations allowing me to explore the similarities and differences of the impact of the same death within two separate families. The images that I have produced are my perceptions of the grief that people experience and how they process it individually as well as exploring my own ambivalence and setbacks. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ruta Jaskyte
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— BA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

“Domestic Bliss" is an ongoing project about the time I spend at home. My experiences and feelings are represented through the interactions with the people I live with and the objects which I encounter every single day while being at home. I am quite attached to this way of living. Being at home has been habitual to me, even before the lockdown began in England. Spending lots of time in my comfort zone, refusing to go outside has become a hobby. Almost everything is available for delivery nowadays, just a touch away, so why bother going into the real world? Here I portray an indescribable feeling of insecurity I keep on facing during my time living away from my homeland. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jen Alderson
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— BA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

This is a personal journey through spaces of belonging across the Northeast over the course of the last two years. What started as an exploration of nostalgia from my childhood home, developed into a cathartic process of gain and loss, an exploration of identity. The people, interiors, and landscapes come together as a visual diary through the layers of memory and identity, past and present. A portrait of the self rather than a self-portrait. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Teodora Georgieva
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

In 1948, amidst the rise of the communist regime in Bulgaria, the building of what would become known as the chemical valley of the country began. What was once a shining example of the opportunities and hopes of a socialist order, now lives with the consequences after its fall. "Along the swift current of time" explores how the intense industrialisation in Devnya has affected the landscape and inevitably, has become part of it. Large deposits resemble hills, overlooking the valley, as a turquoise river flows alongside the town. Tranquil but disturbing scenes suggest how chemical waste has woven itself into the fabric of the landscape. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Erika Gabalyte
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

“Erika from 1 to 7 could you tell me how happy you are right now?” he asked. “Why 7? Why not 10?” I giggled. “Well, because for me, 7 is the maximum.” This series of images is an anonymous portrait of a person living illegally in the UK. Escaping from his homeland, which gave up upon his goals, he came to a land of possibilities where he faced fear, rejection and isolation. It’s a collaboration in which I tried to get under his skin by focusing on him as an individual and to raise questions what it actually means to live under these circumstances? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Michelle Osten
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Is it possible for us to experience multiple and conflicting emotions from a photograph? This body of work provokes an emotionally educational and personal journey for each individual spectator through the use of contrasting and conflicting stimuli in a series of photographs. Influenced by Freud's theories on the subconscious mind, Unexpected tests the psychological waters, attempting to trigger different levels of consciousness in response to each image. Through the use of pleasure and displeasure, each image provides a sense of conflict via equal amounts of satisfaction and discomfort; this forced ambivalence born from the act observation makes the viewer an unknowing but active player in the body of work itself. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ebony Combes
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Music is one of my passions, even as a non-performer. I’ve always thought that music is deeply rooted through emotional connections, whatever they may be. Seeing both of the differences and similarities between each person and how they connect with their instruments makes me fall for music even more. I love documenting these people throughout their various musical processes and their development through creation. My aim is to convey the energy and passion radiating from the musicians. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Daniel Coen
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

This work draws attention to Ireland’s “Wild Atlantic Way”, a 1,553 mile trail running the entire West coast. I approached this journey with a sense of possibility, exploration and discovery, and with an awareness of the tradition of documenting the open road. It touches on the connections between people, the land they occupy and the details that speak of every day life along this stretch of land. Considering themes of isolation and remoteness, the project draws upon the notions and shared myths which define people’s experience of The Emerald Isle in order to create a feeling of serenity. Furthermore it touches on religion, which I found to be an inherently prominent feature in the landscape still today. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hana Holliday
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Within this project I have realised the view on my body isn’t to do with positivity, but with acceptance. The physical weight of my body, is made to feel heavier by the views of others. That are influenced by the media & social platforms in which we consume. I look in a mirror and dislike the way I look but, look at women with a similar body as my own and can see the beauty I cannot see in myself. To be engulfed by the heaviness of never ending illusions of something you’re not can change your perception of self, and trigger this constant need to change who you naturally are. Beauty is the eye of whoever chooses to see it.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Andrew Quinn
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Masculinity is described as the qualities or attributes regarded as characteristic of men. Recently, men have become open to expressing more feminine attributes such as empathy and sensitivity. This is because society’s views on gender are slowly changing as a greater number of people are realising that gender can be explained in a more fluid way. I want my viewer to look at these fashion shoots and feel like it is now celebrated for men to express themselves in a more modern way liberated from traditional stereotypes. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Adrian Haines
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Fashion today has a frenetic relationship with identity and how character and individuality is shown. However, my approach to fashion and portraiture stems from the subtle and nostalgic playfulness of British documentary photography. I intended to carry out fashion shoots with up-and-coming models who are finding themselves in the industry through my own personal direction and style of photography. I’m very much drawn to placing a model in a specific environment and exploring the model’s character and identity through the medium of my camera. By discovering their raw and natural self, this body of work expresses this in a completely different perspective to what it is usually seen throughout the industry. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mecaella Vasconcelos
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

This set of work is a personal assessment of eroticism in the human form. Black and white film provides a fitting vehicle to guide the project ahead. Not only does it eliminate the complexity of the subject’s uniqueness, in order to focus on the erotic fundamental shapes of the body, but it also provides a fitting visual metaphor. Contrasting coarse textures with softening light, the two-toned photographic series allows for the viewer to engage with the photographer through two visceral extremes, ultimately allowing the viewer to see eroticism of the human form in a different light. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Josie Doyle
National College of Art and Design - Certificate in Photography and Digital Imaging
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— BA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

This series is a documentary project based on my own personal experience when my daughter and two grandkids moved back in to the family home. The housing crisis engulfing Ireland has been steadily expanding over a number of years. Like many other adults in today’s society, she found herself homeless due to rent hikes and increasing house prices. I chose to document this period in our lives through a series of images, to try and capture the emotion and chaos that can arise through the highs and lows when the basic necessities such as security and personal domain is suddenly ripped from under you and you’re thrown together in a situation where we all have to learn to share the same space. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Bart Kierzkowski
National College of Art and Design - Certificate in Photography and Digital Imaging
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

My name is Bart Kierzkowski and I am an advanced amateur photographer based in Lucan (Dublin, Ireland). I specialize in digital photo manipulation and fine art photography, portraits, family and product photography. I love to create surreal images that evoke certain emotions forcing viewers to stop and think for a moment about the nature of our existence. I get my inspiration from everyday life situations, internet, social media, books, paintings as well as work of other, especially fine art and contemporary photographers. You can find me on Facebook as Bart K Photographer or Bart Kierzkowski. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Richard Stearn
National College of Art and Design - Certificate in Photography and Digital Imaging
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

This photographic series explores the visual culture of ‘development hoardings’ in Dublin 2020. New construction developments use hoardings to hide works on private land yet outwardly project images of finished developments into public space. The effect of these stylised images can be seen to reinforce the dominance of the real-estate industry and render works as normal and inevitable. Hoardings ‘naturalise’ the city as a playground for the transnational corporations with questionable interest in local urban society. Richard Stearn is a native Dubliner. His photography based work captures the depictions, anomalies and impact of such hoarding imagery. Visiting multiple building sites the series explores the act of image creation and the boundaries between public and private spaces. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mariana Matos
National College of Art and Design - Certificate in Photography and Digital Imaging
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

The Liberties is a centuries-old neighbourhood and an area very characteristic of Dublin. As part of the city’s fabric, it is plastic, organic and mutant. As a place, it develops in its unique way. Between the past and the present times, expectations and actuality overlay, sometimes in unexpected shapes. Ultimately, transitions are inevitable as the masses develop, revealing old and recent scars. It is by contextualizing them that one can understand the beauty of a metamorphosis. [8 selected photographs out of a book with 24.] . . [ Full Article ▸]

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John McManus
National College of Art and Design - Certificate in Photography and Digital Imaging
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

In this series of images, originally presented in combination with a variety of sound recordings, I explore my experience of tinnitus. I document its impact on my day-to-day life and and visualize how it complicates my relationship with silence. I attempt to describe photographically a subjective internal world in which the perception of sound is fundamentally altered by employing a restricted colour palette, and through the use of real and imagined scenarios. Lastly, I reflect on how it has affected my mental health and sense of identity in a sequence of self-portraits which aim to evoke a feeling of both containment and fragmentation. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Andy Osborn
National College of Art and Design - Certificate in Photography and Digital Imaging
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

go1n9-v1ra9 is a photobook made by Andy Osborn in March and April 2020. The images are a response to the changing environment during this time. The work was made at home, in isolation, using stock images. Blurred versions of the images were projected onto a large canvas painted with black acrylic paint and then photographed and cropped. “There’s no profit in preventing a future catastrophe.” -Noam Chomsky, March 2020. Download a PDF of go1n9-v1ra9 containing the full series of 24 images at stuffbyandy.com . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mike Henson
The Northern School of Art - BA (Hons) Commercial Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

This work serves as the beginning of a wider project with the intention of showcasing a spectrum of masculinity and bringing representation to men divergent from the traditional masculine ideal. Commercialising these divergent masculinities and creating editorial pieces allows for greater representation through the likes of advertising. Playing with contrasts, mirroring that of masculinity and femininity, with the use of fertile colours meeting neutral tones, soft dream-like settings opposing brutalist urban structures, sensual, almost contrappostic posing, reminiscent of Greek statues set against linear environments. A theme of consent surrounds the work. Audiences are given consent to gaze upon these men. The exposed stomach, soft skin, piercing eyes and sexual posing alluding to a lasciviousness not commonly seen in traditional masculinity. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amy Plumbridge
The Northern School of Art - BA (Hons) Commercial Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

My practice explores the natural qualities of the models themselves and their surrounding environments. I wanted to produce a series of photographic images that strayed from what is now called the new normal of retouching within the photographic industry. In a world where heavy retouching is almost a daily occurrence, I wanted to support the realness of the female form. Social media is one of the biggest factors of how and why retouching is so frequently used. In the 21st century we have seen the rise of social media and how great it can be, but now we see self-conscious young women editing themselves to look like a completely different person. It makes one think is retouching really worth it? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Courteney Simpson
The Northern School of Art - BA (Hons) Commercial Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

My aim, in these beauty portraits, was to bring focus to a specific facial feature and finding different and creative ways to do so. Experimentation was a big part of my process, as I needed to find the ideal way to bring the focus to facial features. I have currently been thinking of the name ‘Identity’ for this series of images, as it is not focused on who the person is, but the features that I am bringing into the main focus. Going forward with my photography, I would like to keep working on my beauty portraiture skills and see what other images I can create with my creativity and experimenting. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Temple
The Northern School of Art - BA (Hons) Commercial Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Over the past five years, as a Photography student, I have experimented with different styles but have always been drawn to Still Life Photography. For this project, I set out to capture striking images of flowers, specifically lilies. This series, simply called “Flower”, captures different stages of a lilies growth, from thin silhouette into bold flower. I much enjoy shooting items in a calm environment, it allows me to take my time, and focus of capturing specific details of anything that is in front of me. With this series I wanted to create an appreciation of flowers and capture them in an image, so they last forever. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gary Harfield
The Northern School of Art - BA (Hons) Commercial Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

My name is Gary Harfield, an event photographer that’s been shooting events and gigs across the North of England as a voluntary gig photographer for spotlight Music UK. In my photographs, I’m able to showcase the northern music scene in collaboration with the best creative writers. My final major project is the start of me covering the vast and diverse music talent hidden away in one of the UK’s untouched talent mines. I use Black and white has a way to control the poor lighting at shows and pull out character of the subjects I photograph, just as the legendary photojournalist Annie Leibovitz did when back photographing for the world-famous Rolling stone Magazine. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katie Jukes
The Northern School of Art - BA (Hons) Commercial Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

As an aspiring landscape photographer, my inspiration comes from the top landscape photographer Joe Cornish whose images are a thing of undoubtable grace. I use photography as a means of documenting the beauty of the world around me. I love exploring new places and connecting with them emotionally, I feel that emotion can be reflected within my work. I love how light can bring a place to life and through photography I try to preserve that moment. I chose to photograph the landscapes of the Lake District and all its glory, a favoured location of mine, because a photograph allows you to see a fragment of the beauty the world has to offer but makes you want to see more. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nathan Thackray
The Northern School of Art - BA (Hons) Commercial Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Dark Portraits is a series of photographs based around the notion of creating a dark and dramatic atmosphere to portray mood and atmosphere within contemporary portrait photography. Finding influence from Film Noir and contemporary photographers, such as Dan Winters, I have shaped the light and shadow to create drama and tension in the photographs. Over time I have developed a keen interest and passion for portrait photography over the duration of my degree, and I intend to continue my exploration in the future. Being slightly colour blind, I want to incorporate this into my photos by toning the colours down to create a lack of vibrancy and mood, as well as portraying a cinematic feel to the images. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Olivia Barrass
The Northern School of Art - BA (Hons) Commercial Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Over the course of my degree, I found myself being captivated by Fashion Portraiture. For me, working and meeting new people is something that I really enjoy and has enabled me to push myself out my comfort zone. It is important to get to know the person I am shooting and to establish trust, through this I feel I am able to capture the subject in the best way possible. I love capturing an image with sharp focus and strong composition usually with the model’s eyes look directly into the lens. My aim is not for people to just glance at my work, I want people to find themselves drawn into the image. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sam Westgarth
The Northern School of Art - BA (Hons) Commercial Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

My images are a strong representation of fashion photography, using techniques and ideas to express my own personal view on fashion: fashion is an art form in its own standing. I experimented with compositional techniques which displayed the model in a way that they appeared larger inside the frame connoting the increasing height and power of fashion and photography, and its duality. Filling the frame generated multiple advantages as the models appeared more dominant and confident to the viewer in the image because of their powerful structure, echoed in the clothes they were wearing. Also, a sophisticated style of elegance is instilled within each photograph as each model shows off the clothing and explores the movements of their bodies. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Philip Sliney
Open College of the Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

‘Impressions of Nature’ emphasises a characteristic specific to the medium of photography; the capability to draw attention to subjects that may otherwise go unobserved. This series takes as its starting point the mundane, in the form of utilitarian structures that we would perhaps prefer not to see. Mobile phone masts can be considered to be such structures, some of which have recently been camouflaged with artificial foliage so as to appear as trees. To interrogate the relationship of such masts with their surroundings, the specific medium of black and white infrared film has been deployed. A strategy that emphasises the capability of photography to heighten our perception of not just what is visible but also what is not. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jane Weinmann
Open College of the Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— BA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

The Climacteric explores the menopause - a natural event that’s often emotionally and physically challenging. Using black and white as a metaphor for transition and adding colour to signify the kaleidoscope of chaotic and unpredictable emotions, I lead the viewer on a journey. We first enter the confusion of the unknown and on to senses of fear, loss or regret. I share my anger, exhaustion and frustration and confront the viewer with sudden and unexpected red images symbolizing the heat of a debilitating hot flush. The climacteric is my own personal journey but echoes the voices of other women. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Karen Gregory
Open College of the Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— BA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

My work originates in photography and I employ various processes to achieve the desired ‘look and feel’ for my projects. I take photographs of things that pique my interest; regularly not understanding the trigger at the time of making the image. I then interrogate the photograph, breaking it down into its component parts, until I understand how I want these elements to be communicated. For 'The Deconstructed Lake', I used photographic deconstruction to communicate a new narrative for the now quiet landscape. The final images mirror the isolation we are currently experiencing in our daily lives. These isolation-landscapes are constructed images intended to represent the new normal - an environment that is simultaneously familiar and unfamiliar. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hazel Bingham
Open College of the Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— BA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

N1C, the newly regenerated King's Cross Central, has been described as London's Hottest Postcode. I have been photographing the area as it develops to show how the way we live, work and play is increasingly being compromised through the privatisation of space. The effects of lockdown and social distancing on the urban environment question whether the way we presently construct our places is optimum for the times we live in and the utopian future envisaged by those in power. Accessibility and control of public, private or privately-owned public spaces could now change forever. I found inspiration from an Open City Renaissance Tour, Gill Golding’s Welcome to the Fake talk and the text in Argent’s King’s Cross – A Photographic Essay. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Veronica M Worrall
Open College of the Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— BA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

I aimed to explore the camera as an artist's instrument whilst finding ways to evoke an ecological dialogue with my viewers. I took photographs of threatened environments and buried them for 10 weeks where they had been taken. As an environmental artist I was demoting human technology and forcing a re-evaluation of human's supposed power over nature. My concept behind burying my prints where they had been taken, was to evidence the photograph is no substitute for reality (as too often thought in our era of social media saturation). My art was made to emphasis specific threatened environments and the importance of their unseen, yet essential, elemental processes. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Selina Wallace
Open College of the Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— BA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Gendered roles are socially constructed, and enforced by the dominant patriarchal society. Domestic inequality continues, with women still undertaking a greater proportion of housework than their male partners. Domestic implements connote housework, and in turn; women’s work. Subverting the viewer’s expectations via the use of performance and humour are critical elements of Perfectly Imperfect. The detritus of abandoned household objects drives me to make images outside of accepted norms. Travelling to remote parts of Australia, I do not need the domestic items, but they are a reminder of the societal expectations that weigh me down. Cultural constructs can be escaped, and through my performance I seek to do just that, with the aim of brief personal liberation from constraint. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rob Townsend
Open College of the Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— BA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

My work is concerned with the complexity and unreliability of memory, in particular the intangible, interconnected processes of remembering and forgetting. This project emerged from a series of walks around my local area, noting memories triggered by what I observed. I became fascinated by the notion of memory slippage, that an abandoned chair could make me think about having missed someone’s birthday. It evolved into a study of the fine line between forgetting just enough and forgetting too much. With this meander through my remembered lapses I examine the intricacy and fragility of memory. I’d like to encourage reflection on how a scene can trigger an unrelated memory, and of how forgetting is an invisible yet significant part of life. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tanya Keane
Open College of the Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— BA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

Since 1983, over 170,000 women and girls illegally crossed the Irish Sea to avail of abortion services abroad. Although abortion is now available under certain circumstances in Ireland, for many women the scars of years of carrying shame and guilt are going to take time to heal. During the campaign to repeal the 8th amendment in 2018, I interviewed several women who shared with me their experiences of travelling to the UK. These images were made as a response to those stories. For the series, I collaborated with a dancer to create images that aim to express the psychological journey that a woman must face when forced to leave her country for an abortion. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sarah Gallear
Open College of the Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2020
— BA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 12:18:04 EDT

My current body of work looks at changes within my locality that encompasses industrial, natural and man-made aspects, linking into the canal network and Trans Pennine Trail. The area has also seen its popularity increase under lockdown as people search for the nearest open space. Focusing on the transitional nature of the space and how it is used, I use techniques such as multiple exposures to overlay both the static and interchanging aspects. To connect with the transitional nature of the subject, I am working with instant film. The instant film provides me with a physical memory and record of the place, providing results than cannot always be predicted and is one that remains fragile through its physical form. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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