The meeting with my first supervisor had the following agenda items:

  1. Assessing Trees from a Train and the Short Video Series
  2. Confirming Actions in relation to my record and profile on the University of Dundee Discovery Portal
  3. Confirming Action in relation to my second Thesis Monitoring Committee

Since my last Supervision Meeting held in Dundee in person, I had experimented with taking images through a moving train window, on a rainy day, with some fascinating results and had also continued with taking short video clips of storms through my studio window.

We talked about the place for videos in my practice, and whilst the moving image does not have the same ontological merits of the still camera, in terms of freezing time, it might have a place in explaining my work and showing how I see Graham Harman’s world of Object-Oriented Ontology.  We considered the technical merits and restrictions of continuing to produce these clips with an iPhone including practical convenience and authenticity and the technical shortcomings in terms of quality were I to choose to project this work.  I will also need to improve my camera skills in producing moving images on my DSLR camera, understand the skills of, or enlist the help of a sound recordist and learn to use editing software to a higher standard.  I might also need to invest in a microphone and a stabilising device for my iPhone.

We also spoke more generally about the need for me to continue to experiment and develop my practice through Year 2 and allow the direction of my research and the structure of my thesis to emerge.

I talked to my supervisor about my plans to continue to work through the five photographic strategies of the STAR diagram – and having spent a significant amount of time working on metaphor and reduction in my practice, to move on to attenuation and activation in my work.  Alongside this, I will be turning to interoception and exteroception in terms of the 10-Signifier Onion Diagram.  I am also planning to review my recent images by using the Emotigram.

I updated my supervisor on progress in setting up my research profile on the University of Dundee Discovery Portal and confirmed my intention to link a journal article, my website and blog and a recent interview to my record.

We also spoke about my progress in finding opportunities to improve my creative writing skills and ways in which I might be able to present my research in public forums within and outside the University of Dundee.

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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