Word reaches our shell-like ear (courtesy of the Wonkhe Daily update forwarded by my head of department) that education advisers in Scotland are considering the current system of exams. Like a lot of us, they’ve been forced to adapt their system of assessment for the time of Covid. Like every part of the education sector, … Continue reading Opinion – A Counter Argument To Proposed Changes In High School Exams.
If you've read my blog before now, you'll know I've had an ongoing photo project of following the Extinction Rebellion protests - it's something I started when I stumbled across them in Parliament Square in April 2019. As you can imagine, in these socially distanced times of the Corona Virus, protests to photograph have been … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion and HS2 – Things to do in Birmingham on a rainy Friday.
Like a lot of people just lately, I've had copious amounts of time to focus on my hobbies. I'll elaborate. I'm the guy who pitched a PHD concentrating on photography of the theatre, the seaside, large public gatherings and the interaction of people over the last century. Then the seaside was locked down, public gatherings … Continue reading Photography In The Time Of Coronavirus – Or Why I Haven’t Taken A Decent Picture In Months.
As people who read this blog on a halfway regular basis will have noted, my photo work on the Extinction Rebellion protests have been a fixture. At time of writing I’ve covered seven of their protests (or affiliated protests) in five cities, and all things being equal that’s going to continue into 2020. This then … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion – Entering Year Two (One Man’s Opinion On A Global Movement).
The images, opinions and occasional ravings of an MA Fine Art Student Arts PHD Candidate. Keen readers of this little book of diatribes, may have noticed a change to the tagline (those who haven’t, please see above). The reason for that is fairly self explanatory, all the same it might be time for a bit … Continue reading As One Door Closes – Moving On Up In Postgrad Education.
Introduction Keen followers of this blog will know that back in April I stumbled across the Extinction Rebellion protests while in London on unrelated business. I spent four days there. I photographed, I talked to people, and then when I got home I wrote a blog post about it. And I thought that would be … Continue reading In London With Extinction Rebellion (Again).
So many times, when I’m writing up my experiences of following the Extinction Rebellion and its allied climate protests, the writing begins as a travelogue. Like my photography it’s a reason to travel, go new places, see new things. This, is not one of those times. It was a local outbreak of a global protest, … Continue reading Hometown Protests – Global Climate Protests In Small Towns
Everyone has their favourite saying about what it takes to be a successful artist. They talk about work, grit, determination, talent, self-promotion, persistence and a host of other things. What only some of them will admit is that a massive amount of success is down to an intangible factor. Call it fate, ju-ju, something written … Continue reading Places and Times -Why your artwork probably won’t be succesful.
Aberystwyth, Wales - 31/8/2019 Protests and photographing them have become a part of my life in recent months. I think I’d seen or attended a grand total of three (two of them as a random passer by) before April this year. Today I photographed my sixth since this spring. The difference with this one, is … Continue reading Prorogation and Protest
The next phase of plan MA comes to fruition. Some things lead naturally to others, and the combination of portraiture and film photography that’s been my labour since last October has lead me toward the corner of the photographic world that we call medium format. “What’s medium format?” Query the uninitiated (actually they’re mostly changing … Continue reading Misadventures In Medium Format