From visiting the opening night of last year’s Novus Exhibition, I saw that many of the student photographers had utilised business cards…I felt this was a professional, appropriate approach which would link people to my photography portfolio.
I decided to have a look at Moo business cards initially and ordered a sample pack which I have received – They have such a wide variety to choose from e.g. Square format was a unique layout, different from the standard rectangular cards.
As suggested in the proposal it was an intention of mine to get a book produced to exhibit a more extensive collection of imagery created on the module then it would be possible to hang on the wall (for the exhibition) … it has been sent off to print and now I eagerly await its return!
I chose the book title of ‘Breakthrough’ as I felt it was a short, captivating title which is effective at summarising my photographic and personal journey…it really has been a breakthrough.
To add additional context to my images, on alternate pages I have included poems which I have written, which link thoughts and feelings to the landscape and personal, inner thoughts.
The book size is: a large-format, landscape book: 13x11inch, 33 x 28cm, 60 Pages.
One of the initial intentions was to experiment with stark contrasts between landscapes and macro photography. In theory the idea was effective and when edited in post-production to reflect this idea, the results in my opinion appear mediocre and in all honesty at this stage on a photography degree course, I know I can achieve and make work of a much higher standard and unfortunately this does not truly reflect my capabilites and potential.
However it is important that you trial ideas such as this otherwise you will only stay within your comfort zone, not knowing whether your imagined ideas will be successful or not. Trialling new ideas which I have done above, does not guarentee success, however it demonstrates bravery and the willingness to want to develop. It is through these experiences and trials that we begin to learn more about ourselves and develop as an artist, photographer and individual.
As to ensure absolute professionalism and avoid any issues which relate to photographing on private property as a result of not seeking permission or completing a location release form. Therefore I contacted The Trentham Estate prior to any completion of photography on this site.
I promptly received a respnse from Amanda Dawson, The Marketing and Promotions Manager who granted me permission on 07/03.
From this experience, it has highlighted the fact for me, that approaching companies and businesses seeking permission or similar requests can be rather daunting, however if you do not seek permission, you as a photographer might be limiting yourself to potential locations where you can readily gain access when requested.
This experience has enlightened me to seek permission if it is necessary.
This is the first post for the level five assignment ‘Photographic Practices’ the content of the blog entry is to highlight proposed ideas and intentions of my photographic project. These ideas have been both generated and agreed upon with lecturers. In addition, the ideas have further been applied into a 1000 worded and illustrated proposal document – which can be viewed below.