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Artist | Photographer | Theatre-maker

Contextual Research

Reading in May

I feel that my direction is heading towards bringing together several strands that I have been working on since the start of the MA and aiming for an exhibition of my FMP work. What We Leave Behind by Stephen Crasneanscki This is an amazing book. You can ...

April Reading

April has been a very interesting reading month. Apart from focusing on a number of artists and practitioners, I have been reading a collection of very interesting books. In Praise of Shadows by Junichiro Tanizaki “The quality that we call beauty, ...

What Others Think of Me

As part of my FMP proposal, and also inspired by my tutor Laura Hynd, I have approached a number of peers and contemporaries to ask them the following questions for my self-portrait project ‘What Others Think of Me’. I am looking forward to ...

A way forward

Throughout the Surfaces & Strategies module, I have been confronting and questioning the reasons that photography interests me, and why I am looking to explore my current projects through photography. I feel that photography is an extension of my ...

10-years of Glasses

As I continue to examine and explore my past, I decided to review the glasses that I have bought over the last 10-years. The old ones, the ones that I no longer wear, are kept in a desk in our front room. The desk belonged to my sister when she was ...

Working methods

Surfaces and Strategies has been about focusing on what you do, how you do it and why you do it. Within both theatre and photography, I look for inspiration and activities within my normal day. My processes are born out of what I read, feel and say. ...

Elinor Carucci

In this term, I was introduced to the work of photographer Elinor Carucci and specifically her book “Midlife“. her work consistently dives into the personal, yet always with the goal of finding universal meaning. Her photographs reflect ...

Ed Ruscha Challenge

I was fascinated by this challenge and the idea of creating a book in the manner of the conceptual artist Ed Ruscha. “I read what I want to read. I think most people do that. Or I read what I want to see.” Ed Ruscha, Tate Modern) In the book “Twenty Six ...

Pessoa. My-Self. I.

On the 1st March at the Jack Studio Theatre, I performed an extract of a play I am developing. This play, called “Pessoa. My-Self. I” has come from a number of sources. In particular, it is inspired by the writer and poet Fernando Pessoa. You ...

Alec Soth

The Minnesota-based, internationally-revered photographer Alec Soth recently released his ninth book, entitled ‘I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating.’ But in the summer of 2017, less than two years before the book’s release, Alec wasn’t dreaming up ...