As One Door Closes – Moving On Up In Postgrad Education.

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.

Misadventures In Medium Format

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

Exhibitions And The Fine Art Of Curation Anxiety.

There’s an interesting assortment of reactions and gut instinct that kick in as we get toward exhibition time (2 weeks away and change).  First there’s the collision of art with reality. Being a photographer (read alchemist) my work occupies a nether world of megabytes and 35mm film until I perform the rituals to turn it … Continue reading Exhibitions And The Fine Art Of Curation Anxiety.

If I’m An Artist, Does That Make This Art?

When, some months ago, I announced that I’d enrolled on a Fine Arts MA, a lot of my friends and colleagues asked why. Not so much why the MA, but why Fine Art in particular? A fair enough question for a man whose background was in English literature, writing, acting and taking the occasional photograph. … Continue reading If I’m An Artist, Does That Make This Art?

Triumphant Return To Film

So, after a long break, I’ve gotten back to taking pictures on film. It’s been a while – about twelve years if memory serves. Unfortunately it also led me to a slight confession, namely that I’d never actually developed any of this “film” stuff. That’s an embarrassing admission for an MA student studying photography, and … Continue reading Triumphant Return To Film