Category Archives: Landscapes

Stafford Fire

Just as I am starting work on my edgelands project, there was a major fire on one of the industrial estates I was going to use for my work. The blaze lasted a few hours and threw up a large … Continue reading

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Landscape- Assignment 4- A Critical Review

For our fourth assignment, we were asked to write a 2000 word critical review about one of the aspects of landscape practise that we have encountered during the course. I chose to look at, the book, “Edgelands – Journeys into … Continue reading

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Landscape- Exercise 4:6- Self Directed Project Proposal

Assignment 5 Proposal For my fifth assignment, I am going to explore the “edgelands” of Stafford and the landmarks that are found there. The influences for this have come from Paul Farley and Michael Symmons Roberts book Edgelands- Journeys into … Continue reading

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Landscape- Exercise 4:5-Signifier & Signified

In this exercise, we had to choose an advert and list the signs that we could see within it. I chose the Yorkshire Tea advert from a few years ago. I wanted to look at an advert that includes a … Continue reading

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Landscape- Exercise 4.4- Of Mother Nature and Marlboro Men

For this exercise, we were asked to read and make notes on Deborah Bright’s essay “Of Mother Nature and Marlboro Men”. We were asked to note key points of interest and any observations we had. Click to access Bright-Marlboro.pdf I … Continue reading

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Looking at photographers- Helen Sear

This morning I have been reading through the section entitled “Landscape and Gender”. One of the suggested photographers to look at was Helen Sear and in particular her series “Grounded”. I thought I would give it a quick look, however … Continue reading

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Landscape- Exericse 4:3- A Subjective Voice

This exercise was about us finding our personal voices and becoming aware of our subjective attitude towards subjects that we are researching and photographing.   I was born in Suffolk. The village I grew up in was very small but boasted … Continue reading

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Landscape- Exercise 4:2- Landscape for Everyone

In this exercise, we had to read a small section entitled “Landscape for Everyone” from “A Dream of England: Landscape, Photography and the Tourist’s Imagination” by John Taylor. While reading we had to make notes on the key points and … Continue reading

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Landscape- Exercise 4.1- Critical Review Proposal

For this exercise, we had to submit an informal critical review proposal to our tutor.  I chose to do this via email & will update it as I receive correspondence from my tutor   

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Landscape- Assignment 3- Spaces to Places

When starting this assignment I had two subjects in mind, the National Memorial Arboretum (NMA) and Shugborough Hall gardens. I selected Shugborough because it has personal and positive significance. I spent time there as a child and now with my … Continue reading

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