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East London Project – on to Assignment Four

September 29, 2014

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Following the feedback for Assignment three (see my previous post here), I decided to take stock of where I had reached with my East End work. I had two questions to consider: Would the project work better by simply using the images without text? Sharon suggested that I look at the images themselves to see what they […]

East End – facts and narratives

November 24, 2013

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I have trying to figure out why certain of the image/text combinations for the East End project seem to work and others do not. In writing my proposal for a major project (see here) I realised that the work is in effect reflects on the history of immigration in the East End through a series […]

Major Project Proposal

November 19, 2013

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For assignment one of Your Own Portfolio I am required to submit a brief project proposal for my major project on a single page of A4. Below is my first draft…work still to do: Aims of the project  My aim is to explore the history of immigration in London’s East End. I plan to do […]

Self Doubt and ‘Umbra Sumus’…

November 18, 2013

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I have been thinking a lot about how I want viewers to respond to my East End work. At the moment I’m very concerned that it is coming over as a travelog or worse still a tourist brochure…this place is where this event took place and so on. This is absolutely NOT what I’m aiming […]

YOP – taking stock

November 11, 2013

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The latest set of images and texts are included in a pdf file. Just click on the photograph below: The frustrating thing about distance learning is that you long to be able to present your work in a seminar so that others can critically appraise it…..blog posts will have to do, but I hope to […]

Scene of the ‘crimes’

November 3, 2013

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I thought it would be useful to set out where I am currently planning to make my photographs for ‘Always Follow Ur Dreams!!’ on a map. This is it…. There seems to be an area in the centre around Stepney which I have overlooked. I must have a look around there….

Always Follow Ur Dreams!! – More texts

November 2, 2013

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I have been researching the history of immigration in the East End with a view to finding texts which direct me towards possible images for this project. This rather turns my normal approach upside down – I usually make the photographs and then think about the captions. I am not simply looking for captions in […]

Always Follow Ur Dreams!! – some test image/text combinations

September 8, 2013

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I have been feeling my way with this project. I have started by identifying some  events/places where I feel that an image/text combination would provide an interesting reflection on immigration in the London’s East End. I have then conducted desk research for some suitable text. Armed with the text my challenge is then to photograph […]

Ideas for YOP

August 26, 2013

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I have not posted for a while but have been quietly thinking about how I will take forward my work on my final course Photography 3: Your Own Porfolio. The course is more structured than the Advanced module. I will be required to undertake a number of projects, a written critical review and a major […]

Thoughts on the cultural significance of landscape

January 14, 2013

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I have yet to enrol for Photography Your Own Portfolio which would be my last module on the OCA degree course. I expect to do so in a few months time and hope to complete the course by the middle of next year. Through research and reading I’ve been gathering ideas which could be of […]

East End London – some images for discussion at OCA Brighton event

October 24, 2012

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I plan to sign up for my second level 3 course in the new year. I have been continuing to scope out the nature of a major project for this course based on London’s East End. I have been carrying out some exploratory photography in different areas of the East End to clarify my thinking […]

East End Update

September 25, 2012

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In my spare time I have continued to develop my ideas for a long term project on London’s East End. I have been spending some time in the area getting to know the geography, reading some historical work and dipping into Jack London’s People of the Abyss. This book written in 1903 is about life in the East […]

Bailey’s East End

July 22, 2012

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I went along to the David Bailey exhibition at the Compressor House in Newham. I am working on an idea for a long term project which will be about London’s  East End. I am thinking about using project this for my Level 3 Your Own Portfolio course. Bailey’s exhibition offered the opportunity to see a […]

East End London Series

February 24, 2012

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I started working on shooting street scenes from London’s East End as a means of getting used to my new 120 film camera. I liked some of the images and I’m now putting together a short series. I began by just shooting without a clear view of how the photographs might work together. I still […]