Monthly Archives: June 2015

Landscape- Exercise 3:2- Postcard Views

In this exercise, we were asked to find 6-12 postcards we have brought ourselves or were given and write a brief evaluation on their merits and whether they relate to my experience  or views of the places. Postcard Evaluation When … Continue reading

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Landscape- Exercise 3:1- Reflecting on the Picturesque

Now assignment 2 is out-of-the-way (and I’m awaiting my feedback), it’s onto Part 3- Landscape as Political Text. The first part looked at the origins of the picturesque and comments made by Fay Goodwin and William Gilpin’s “Observations on the River … Continue reading

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Landscape- Assignment 2- A Journey

The brief for this assignment asked us to either document a journey or explore the idea of journeys. I chose to do the former. I started this assignment by looking at what is meant by a journey. The Collins Dictionary … Continue reading

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Walking Elsa

When I went on a study visit to the Brighton Photo Bennial in October last year, I really liked Adrian Turner’s “36 Views”  http://www.theopengallery.co.uk/?id=1055 With his work in mind, I set about creating a similar series based on the things I … Continue reading

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Ross Paxton

I first saw Ross Paxton’s work in the September 2014 issue of The British Journal of Photography. Paxton spent 3 years completing the project “A General History of Timeless Landscapes” alongside studying towards his MA in photojournalism and documentary photography. Within each … Continue reading

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Book review- Psychogeography

I have just finished reading Psychogeography by Merlin Coverley (ISBN 978-1-84243-347-8) as part of the suggested reading for my landscape module. I found the book to be thoroughly interesting, full of fascinating insights and quotes from various people associated with the psychogeographical movement. … Continue reading

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Landscape- Exercise 2:6- Edgelands

In this exercise, we were asked to read 2 chapters from M.S. Roberts and P Farley’s Edgelands- Journeys into England’s True Wilderness (“Wire” & “Power”) and note our responses to them. I thoroughly enjoyed reading both chapters, so much so that … Continue reading

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