Falmouth F2F and Project development

In February I attended the Face to Face event held at the Penryn Campus in Falmouth. Before attending I had decided to explore my Street photography and Documentary project "And Other Stories" for my MA.  This work is more personal to me and is something I have enjoyed working on.  The shooting experience is almost Cathartic and could be viewed as a form of meditation. 

 Photo Darren O'Brien from "And Other Stories"

Photo Darren O'Brien from "And Other Stories"

I was encouraged by feedback I received when presenting this work at the Portfolio Reviews. I am now confident that I am heading in the right direction. I also received some ideas and inspiration on how to present the work going forward, looking at the potential of news print and Zines, maybe introducing ways that the viewer can interact with the work and influence narratives. 

I was also given names of a number photographers work to help contextualise my own practice. One that stands out is Mimi Mollica, I had seen his work before, but had never studied it in any depth. I look forward to exploring it in more detail over the coming weeks. 

 Photo by Mimi Mollica from "Marginal Brazil"

Photo by Mimi Mollica from "Marginal Brazil"

I was also able to learn some Darkroom printing skills which is something I have always wanted to do. Whether it is something I will introduce into my practice I am unsure as yet, but it was great to learn and I came away with a couple of prints that I am happy with. 

 Darkroom print from an image shot in South Africa in 2008

Darkroom print from an image shot in South Africa in 2008

I have taken a lot away from the workshop and Symposium in Falmouth and I am excited to develop my practice over the next few weeks.