I have made progress in the development of my thinking in respect to the project as well as doing more work in planning and making a start on my Oral Presentation. In terms of the interdisciplinary approach I introduced last week in my blog I have now added some important additional constituent parts. I have added Phenomenology (in terms of thinking about my experience of the Road to Elgol and those who use the road on a regular basis), Ontology (conveying the reality of the road through my images) and Epistemology (my journey in coming to know the road). I believe that this approach will move my work beyond a pictorial set of images I had in mind at the start of this journey. It will provide me with a much deeper understanding of my own and others experiences and feelings about this corner of the Isle of Skye.
Practically, I have started to draft a Storyboard for my Oral Presentation. In addition, I have mapped out how I will present where I am at the moment in terms of my photography and how The Road to Elgol will further my work and journey over the next couple of years. I have also marked out some of the key viewpoints where I will start my work.
I have planned a trip to Skye in early March and another in early April to take some of the images for my Work in Progress Portfolio. I plan to use these trips to also make contact with people I will subsequently interview about their experience of the road.
At this stage I have more questions than answers:
- Will my Work in Progress Portfolio work on one aspect or discipline or offer a couple of images from each area?
- If the pictorial aspect is less of a priority should I work on black and white images?
If you were to reorder your mind map so that geography, biology and environment were closer to each other this would also bring history and social anthropology into closer proximity would this serve to unify your thinking?
John, Yes, that is really helpful. I will reformat my mind map accordingly. Alison
The construction of the image “passing place” where the sweep of the road leads into the slope of the hills leading to the mountains creates a narrative of construction, farming and nature which is particularly creative and shows a consideration of view point worthy of an expert.
John, Many thanks. I plan to retake this image when I return to Skye to include people passing by. Alison
Probably out of scope, but going back to my “A” levels (including Geography and Economics, I started thinking about the natural resources and how these were exploited by man or enabled tourism.
Also couldn’t help notice the impressive ‘moody’ skies in the indicative images.
I love moody skies – part of the Film Noir genre!