This was another great opportunity to meet up with my fellow FMP students and Krishna.
I presented the images that I had presented to Wendy earlier that day, with some really great feedback, I was advised that my images were strong. We discussed that I could look at communities were places that i could look to hold my images as my images were held in my local community.
One important point to raise is that we have to know when to stop – both through when to stop taking images, when to stop searching for what our project is and when to stick with what we should be working – and also to stop over analysing
I discussed my aim to have a workshop which was well received. I also explained that it would be on coping and photography.
Similarities with Da Vinci and how he put fingerprints within his work whether intentional or not is a link to my own work. I really enjoyed working with the identity project – it encapsulated my love for abstraction with the love for my home county and my memories.
There was also conversation about the get together of Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon at the Colony Club where thumb prints were put on images.
I also presented at this group critique the layering images that I have been working on. These images received a good reception – particularly the ones that featured my relatives – showing some form of existence and this makes the images easier for the viewer to relate to.
A point was that the images of my relatives didn’t necessarily need to be in the original location of where my family were.
There were suggestions to certainly email the city library as my location but to also contact the RPS North magazine, to have a feature if possible.
There was also an idea to look at DNA testing to get a profile – to print this out and maybe start inserting that into my imagery.
Research to do:
Graham Smith: North East photographer who had his work misappropriated (look at Granta Magazine, Editions 25,75)
Watch the Andrew Jackson lecture
I hope to develop these ideas to come up with a really great idea.