Assignment 1: Square Mile/Y Filltir Sgwâr

Introduction Photographers and artists have always found inspiration in their immediate location. There is a concept within Welsh culture called Y Filltir Sgwâr (the ‘Square Mile’), which is described by Professor Mike Pearson and refers to the intimate connection between people and their childhood surroundings: In our earliest years we know a patch of ground in a detail we will never know anywhere again – … Continue reading Assignment 1: Square Mile/Y Filltir Sgwâr

Inspiration: Le Flou

There are a couple of concepts that I have encountered whilst researching the world of photography which have really struck a chord. I think both have been a part of my work without me necessarily identifying that they are a ‘thing’, but with this recognition I’ll seek to devote some conscious effort to them. The first of these is ‘Le Flou’, the direct English translation … Continue reading Inspiration: Le Flou

Exercise 1.11: Stillness & Movement

In this exercise it was suggested we research the work of Toshio Shibata, and draw inspiration from his abstract compositions contrasting fluidity and solidity. Being pushed for time I’ve used a location very close to home. Aside from the occasional heron, the Castle Mill wier has never seemed to me to be an especially photogenic place. However, looking at it through the eyes of Toshio … Continue reading Exercise 1.11: Stillness & Movement

Exercise 1.10: Shutter Speed

This exercise is about experimenting with shutter speed, something I really enjoy. One of the things I love about photography is the ability to alter the perception of time in a way not possible with the naked eye. I especially like the possibilities offered by long exposures, and the superimposition of multiple shots. In the past I have admittedly stuck to some subjects which would … Continue reading Exercise 1.10: Shutter Speed