I was pleased with my progress last week in scoping The Road to Elgol.  As part of my preparations for our Webinar I produced the following set of slides for discussion with the group. The images produced have not been made during this module so I intend to take more for my Oral Presentation and Work in Progress Portfolio.

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?
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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