The core module for this semester was Photographic Sequences and the brief was to produce a body of work comprising a series of images as either a book or a video.
My documentary work helps me make sense of my own life, and it seemed fitting for me to investigate other students’ experiences and journeys to higher education. All the participants studied in Cambridge, some at Cambridge University and others at Anglia Ruskin University.
Their stories are private and shared in their own words. This need for privacy is reflected in how I chose to construct the book, binding it myself in a hard cover, with a fold on the outside edge of the page which has been perforated for the viewer to split open and reveal the text inside.
I’ve enjoyed and photographed the e-Luminate festival in Cambridge over the past couple of years. This year I decided to take a different approach and instead of concentrating on the technical aspects of photographing a light display, I took along a Lensbaby and enjoyed capturing the atmosphere through an experimental approach instead.
These images may not have pin-sharp focus or perfect exposure, but I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and look forward to perfecting my techniques. Photography is about learning through experimentation and these shots were great fun to make.
Part of my curiosity about how we live and the housing climate in the UK comes from my love of dwellings. No matter where you live, your home is a reflection of you and your personality. I’ve been fortunate to work with Enterprise Property Group over the past year who have given me valuable experience photographing some of their show home interiors and exteriors.
From their website, “Enterprise Property Group Limited is a rapidly expanding national developer, applying established principles of intelligent design and quality construction through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Enterprise Heritage, Enterprise Urban and Enterprise Retirement Living.”
This morning’s development location isn’t far from Cambridge in the picturesque village of Radwinter, near Saffron Walden. It’s a cold Winter’s day out there, but the house felt warm and welcoming, spacious yet cosy, and I hope I have captured that in my images.
I’m keen to do further commercial work involving all different types of buildings, from grand stately homes to studio apartments and anything in between. If you would like images of you home, then please do drop me a line.