On a Still Morning by Nan Shepherd

On a Still Morning by Nan Shepherd

While Nan Shepherd is perhaps best-known today for The Living Mountain (1977) her first love was not poetic prose, nor the novels for which she was best-known during her lifetime, but for poetry.  For Shepherd, poetry was the purest form of writing, but her...
More Insights from Nan Shepherd

More Insights from Nan Shepherd

Structuring my thesis and identifying key influencers has brought to the fore the work of Nan Shepherd.  In addition to her poetic prose, her meticulous observation, attention to all her senses, coming to know a local area, without the drive and ambition of mountain...
Nan Shepherd – a Journey into Being

Nan Shepherd – a Journey into Being

In the early days of my PhD, I re-read The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd (1977).  On initial reading I had felt that Shepherd was more about phenomenology rather than ontology – that is to say, more about perception and sensory experience rather than about being....
Reflecting on my Photographic Practice (Part 1)

Reflecting on my Photographic Practice (Part 1)

I am planning to do lots of reflecting over the next few weeks to give myself time to think about how my images and practice have changed and developed since beginning the PhD, and to consider what have been the key ideas and intention in my image making.  At this...
Supervisor Meeting 13 (20 May 2021)

Supervisor Meeting 13 (20 May 2021)

I met with both supervisors for a very helpful meeting to discuss the structure of my thesis. They had some general points to make before the more detailed critique of my efforts: Review research questions as appropriate Consider practice/theory balance Determine...
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