It is that time in the module when I feel frantic, excited and beginning to understand how everything I have learnt and done comes together in the Oral Presentation.

Last module we submitted the Oral Presentation part way through the course and I felt that I had missed some of the threads of the later weeks as the journey was still continuing. I had also chosen to submit it early because of work commitments.

So this time round I have chosen to do my presentation last in order to have the best chance of capturing the most coherent story I can, the best of my processed images and other work such as images from the local Exhibition Reception held last Friday.

I struggled in Positions and Practice trying to find my place in contemporary photographic practice but now I have a clear sense of where I sit and also where I would like to go in the next module and beyond. I am excited that we are moving into autumn and winter which are my favourite seasons for my work. I can try again with some naturally de-saturated images and I am also going to concentrate on using some of the elements of chiaroscuro from the Film Noir genre.  These examples are from The Third Man (1949)

I am going to work with low-key lighting – a fact of life in Skye winters, stark contrasts and dramatic shadows. I will also be looking again at some of the techniques used by Bill Brandt in his landscape images.

As far as developing my work I have been inspired by Elina Brotherus’s landscape work where she appears in the image.

I think this approach will not only emphasise the autobiographical nature of my work but also provide a different way to dramatise the scale of the landscape. I am also going to try some abstract work similar to that by Hiroshi Sugimoto if I have time.

Alison Price

Alison Price

My name is Alison Price and for the past ten years I have travelled the world photographing wildlife, including Alaska, Antarctica, Borneo, Botswana, the Canadian Arctic, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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