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?