My intention is to produce a further 3000-word piece focussing on some of my images and bringing to bear some of the academic concepts and ideas outlined in Part 1. I also plan to crystalise the research methodology and methods closely allied to the philosophical base of my academic work and photographic practice.
I talked her through the idea I have for using ten constructs as a means of describing Object-Oriented Photography – evaluating and developing my practice and with the potential for others providing feedback on my work and developing their own practice. She felt this was a helpful development particularly in terms of providing a practical outcome to my thesis. She suggested that workshops with a research focus might be a way to test the idea and gain feedback on the constructs. We spoke again about the possibility of Focus and/or Peer Groups and 1-2-1 interviews and conversations. These are methods I need to reflect on and make decisions about before my upgrade meeting.
We spoke about the timing of my upgrade meeting in the context of the written work I have done and have planned for the next few weeks. She confirmed that scheduling a date in September for the upgrade meeting provides plenty of time to develop and refine my writing and thinking.
I have renewed motivation that I am on the right track and the significant amount of work I have done to date is bearing fruit. It is now a case of bringing the narrative together in a coherent and engaging way . . .
Your academic studies clearly do not permit straying into the sunset genre! X