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[(6)] Oxford Reunion

May 20, 2016


In September the six photographers who collaborated to stage the [(6)] exhibition at Bank Street Arts in July/August 2014 will be getting together once again. The idea is to produce a collective body of work over a weekend on the nominal subject of Oxford (the city). The work will be shown in a gallery in […]

Reality and the Photographic Portrait

June 13, 2013


‘Reality and the Photographic Portrait’ is the title of my final essay for my Understanding Visual Culture course (UVC). This assignment is intended to explore issues surrounding the ‘real’ in contemporary society. I decided to analyse these issues with reference to photographic portraiture. The title of the essay is  also the theme I plan to […]

Tom Hunter Study Visit

March 3, 2013


About 25 students from the OCA had the opportunity yesterday to listen to Tom Hunter speak about his work and to ask him questions. The event was organised by OCA tutor Sharon Boothroyd. I was one of the lucky few to go along. Tom gave a fairly long presentation about his work. He started with […]

Outline Presentation for OCA student workshop on 23rd February

February 14, 2013


A number of students from OCA Thames Valley Flickr pool are getting together on the 23rd February for an away day….this looks like it will be a fun, interesting and instructive day. I have been asked to give a presentation of about half an hour on my experiences on transitioning from level 2 to level […]

Photographs published in new OCA Documentary Course

September 18, 2012


I have had two of my photographs published in the course notes for the new OCA Level 2 Documentary course. The first is a street photograph taken in the underground at Piccadilly Circus in London. Shot on film with a Leica M7 and Fuji Neopan 1600. The second is a portrait which is part of […]

Gillian Wearing – Whitechapel Gallery

May 2, 2012


I have visited the Gillian Wearing exhibition at the Whitechapel twice. It is a time hungry exhibition with several video pieces which are  quite long. Overall I found the work interesting but only to a point. Much of Wearing’s work is founded upon the same premise which is that the public face is quite often […]

Zarina Bhimji – Whitechapel Gallery

February 12, 2012


On Saturday I visited the Whitechapel Gallery to see the survey exhibition of Zarinal Bhimji’s work. To be honest before this exhibition I was not familiar with her work. I went along with an open mind and was intrigued with the idea of seeing a mixed media presentation of work, with installations, photographs and film. […]