Professional Frameworks 3 – PDP OVERVIEW

The aim of this module is to help us prepare for our next steps after completion of our BA(HONS) degree at Salford.

We will be hearing from graduates and industry professionals, learning to organise portfolios, discussing future options for employment, and setting ourselves targets to improve our practice as we go through the final year.

DEADLINE – 12/12/13 @10:30am

In our first session, a task was set which encouraged us to think more about our own practice and also consider if recurrent themes were visible to fellow peers. This was a beneficial task to take part in and i found it really interesting listening to others talk about my work, definitely a confidence boost knowing a lot of my intentions are visible in my work.

Some notes Lauren Cain made about my work during the task; Art, social doccumentary, feminist slant, pitching work to galleries/magazines, work deals with current issues(i:e binge drinking, representation of women and social class). Work often contains emotional and sometimes a personal strand (dogs home, sleeping project). Often uses movement in her images, captures subjects in a natural setting. Abstract approach. Interest in people and helping vulnerable members of society (MASH, art therapy ect)

More about my work, with examples (some created as part of my studies, some personal work)
I have come to realise with all my work there is often an interest in society and the representations of people in a variety of forms. Sometimes this interest has a different approach and attempts to connect with people in terms of their surroundings by making them reconsider an idea ect.
There is consistently an interest in human behavior.

Fuck Fashion, Fuck Vogue, Fuck Whats Pretty.

A project I worked on at level 4 as part of the professional frameworks module for ‘The City’.

The title came from reading of renown photography critique Susan Sontag’s book, ‘On Photography’. The title is a quote which Sontag says in relation to the work of Diane Arbus and how it is reactive against what is acceptable.


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When the book module was introduced I decided to develop the project from Professional Frameworks, The City. I re-shot to gather more images from which to edit down from.


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Over the summer I visited various seaside locations in England, I focused on photographing people, with an almost satirical view. The images could be seen as mocking the typical English seaside holiday, however it is more of a lighthearted approach with an element of humor. Again there is a theme of human behavior as with the previous project.

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I went to a jubilee special proms in the park, my main focus here being the people and their social displays of patriotism – again there are elements of humor in the images, but the main theme being consistent with the previous projects I have shown – an interest in human behavior


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completed this year as part of a group assignment where we had to collectively construct a festival and photography theme to each produce a body of work for.

We chose ‘The Endless Cycle’ and my interpretation of this was emotions, again the approach considered human behavior.


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Carboot folk – another set of images I captured during the summer break from uni. interested in people and their belongings and how they can tell tales about the people and also potentially comment on the recession and the economical status of the country


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