We discussed the overall structure and word count of my thesis and I plan to re-draft on the basis of her comments. I need to pay more attention to the later chapters before submitting a more substantive draft to both of my supervisors. I also plan to submit a second draft of Chapter 1 to my supervisors.
My supervisor provided feedback on my recent collection The Shape of Water. She said she agreed with my reflections that I need to consider how much of that which is beneath the water detracts from the movement and shapes above. She suggested that I play with tighter cropping which might give a more abstract feel to some of the images. She advised that two weeks on a project is a very short period of time and I should spend longer experimenting with, for example, underwater photography, removing distracting features below by using black plastic and using underwater lighting. I need to think about whether I feel comfortable with some of these suggestions in terms of altering what, for me, is an authentic scene. Nonetheless, I am sure there are other ways of augmenting my images without fundamentally changing the natural world I am seeking to capture.