Inspired by the work of Samir Ahmadzadeh, an artist weaving together images to express combined family cultures, I decided to try this technique for myself, but from the perspective of bringing together a fictional scene with one of a day to day domestic situation. Continue reading “A quick test – weaving images”
Paula Gortázar is a researcher, artist, and lecturer based in London. Paula initially went from her degree into corporate photography but did not feel entirely comfortable in the commercial world. A return to education led her to work in Cuba where she photographed the interiors of homes of political dissidents in a project called Free Hope (2010). Continue reading “Paula Gortázar”
“Meditation is a practice which teaches us how to put ourselves aside, and it shows us that when we achieve this that we do not disappear, but we open to a more creative relationship with our minds, our feelings, and the world.” Continue reading “‘Emptiness is not a state but a way’”
The term gaze is frequently used in photography theory, applied by those seeking to explore the spectatorial nature of the image and the image-making process. Laura Mulvey’s theory of the male gaze in cinema is often referred to in photographic literature. Mulvey suggests that women are “bound” by and within the deeply embedded male-ness of culture; Continue reading “A photographer’s gaze”
“Why does it have to be flat? Why does it have to be a rectangle? Why is it in a frame? Why is there mount board? Why is there glass?” (Wilson, 2015)
The camera is/has been many things to me, but in recent years has become a kind of ‘aide to thought’. Of the images that result from use of my camera, I still find it very difficult to place them into any particular category of photography, and I can’t seem to consign myself to any one project at a time. I am always thinking about the practice element and in project terms I tend to follow up on the ideas that spring on me at the least expected moments as they form steps to understanding, in their own way.