I met my first supervisor this morning.  We spoke about the upgrade process and the documentation I need to produce.  It seems that the work I have done recently in drafting Chapter 1 Introduction of my thesis and a very draft Outline Structure of my Thesis will help with this process.  While my upgrade is a while off, it seems to me that my efforts over the next couple of months might best be focused on contributions and the production of my written submission alongside some more photographic practice.  This approach is consistent with my plan to start drafting paragraphs and larger sections of my thesis in short blog pieces. In terms of the photographic practice, I need to give consideration to the presentation of my work which could be delivered as an exhibition at DJCAD or via some other medium. Some of these possibilities will be dependent upon the ongoing lifting of restrictions in relation to Covid 19.

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.

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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