Assignment 5 – Tutor feedback and response

I have now had formative feedback from my tutor, Keith. Full MS Word document here. Edited version marked-up with my response, below. Keith’s comments are set in blue, mine in black. Overall Comments The submission included a set of 15 prints, which were mailed over through the post, including a text, which contextualizes the work... Continue Reading →

Assignment 5 – final edit, submission and reflection

The final edit, down to 15 images for submission, was the hardest part of the assignment. I laser-printed the 44 shortlisted images and laid them out in geographical order (the order each subject would be encountered on the walk, starting at Gravesend) and had several episodes of review and removing images that did not help... Continue Reading →

Assignment 5 – ‘rough cut’ editing

I have to reduce a long-list of 164 images to 'not more than 15'. This post describes the first stage of serious editing (the 'rough-cut' in film parlance). First, I arranged the images in a rough typology, setting up folders for (inter alia) 'pylons', 'fences', 'distant views', 'midground views' etc. This is not a perfect... Continue Reading →

Assignment 5 – out and about and shooting

Following desk study of the OS maps, I have started location shooting in earnest. It has been possible to identify probable edgeland areas and, equally importantly, reasonable access to the footpath from nearby roads. Two trips with short walks so far. Here are the contact sheets. Conyer Creek is between Sittingbourne and Faversham, eventually connecting... Continue Reading →

Assignment 5 – planning

With the project concept in place, it is time to start planning the photography. The section  of the Saxon Shore Way that I will concentrate on can be found on OS Explorer maps 149 and 163. With the maps I have done a desktop reconnaissance searching for likely 'edgeland' stretches and suitable access points. I... Continue Reading →

Assignment 5 – more thoughts

The coastal region of north-west Kent, approximately Erith to Sittingbourne including Gravesend and Medway is an 'edgelands' area, an uneasy mix of countryside (some farmland), housing and light industrial and warehousing uses. Frankly, it is not pretty and is an area I have ignored (or actively shied away from) photographically. Having recently revisited Fay Godwin's... Continue Reading →

Assignment 5 – first thoughts

My usual 'naive first thoughts' before studying Part five in detail. Look back at the themes we’ve examined relating to place and our presence within it. What areas inspired you most? The culmination of this course is a self-directed assignment where you have free rein to choose a subject that relates to any of the... Continue Reading →

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