Please be aware that there is a lot of information on my blog. I mention this here because I want to be certain that this will not be interpreted as a lack of discernment on my part. My evolving personal practice involves a significant amount of research, experimentation, reflection and revision. In writing these things down in my learning log, I can elucidate and solidify my own thinking, and return to ideas as and when I need them. These records are not something that I expect the assessors to read in detail however. Each of the six assignments is comprehensible on its own, without the need to review the background information. Obviously, the assessors are very welcome to peruse this material if they wish to do so, but it should certainly not be viewed as essential reading.
Photography 2: Landscape is my final level two (HE level 5) course unit. Since the themes addressed by the Landscape course were the most appropriate fit for my background as an academic geologist, I decided that this was the course I should take before moving on to level three.
This is another recommended course book that I have been dipping in and out of as I have progressed with the Landscape course. The earlier chapters in this book provided some useful background and ideas but where this book really started to get interesting for me was in the last few chapters; Landscape and politics, Nature as picture or process?, and Landscape into land.
Along with Jesse Alexander’s Perspectives on place, this is probably one of the best books on the course reading list. Its engaging style and broad coverage of contemporary issues within the genre of landscape photography make it a pleasure to read.
I spent an awful lot of time working out how I was going to present my images for assignment five. In the end, I have come to the conclusion that my work requires two different, but complimentary, presentation methods; a large print and a small artist’s book.
After a lot of careful consideration (and extensive experimentation), I finally decided to construct a single 3D scene for the final, revised version of assignment three.
Since submitting the draft version of this assignment to my tutor for feedback, I have made several noteworthy changes.