Next week, I join the bookbinder Corinna Krause in North Uist for two days of intensive work to produce three handmade Artist’s Books and three boxes. I am looking forward to the trip and seeing the emergence of an art object from a series of images. As a photographer, or indeed any artist, this is when the real magic happens. . .
It was over a month ago that I reported I was getting closer to producing the final draft of my thesis and after a Supervision Meeting in late May I have finished my work. After four weeks of working on the thesis, alongside printing the images for the handmade Artist’s Book, I am now able to say that the Final Draft has been submitted to my supervisors. For me at least, it involved rewriting Chapter 4 to work with a revised Chapter 1 and then reading and re-reading the words. I incorporated suggestions for change from the proofreader and my supervisors and it also involved adding the Appendices including an extensive Catalogue of Blogs, getting the Table of Contents to work in InDesign and producing a List of Exhibits. It has also been a labour of love in making references to key terms consistent throughout the text. I now have a final audit of the whole text to undertake after I return from the Outer Hebrides.
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.