2nd Year - Term 1 Assessment Feedback
"A very good start into the second year of the Fine Art Photography Steven, and a term that allowed you through hard work to consolidate difficult subject matter with surprising results at a level that is more advance - but equally at home.
The research you presented for assessment is very good - making sure that all the material that was in the lectures was both included and also critically evaluated. One would like to see more critical reflection being evidenced here - as the work clearly suggests that. Perhaps if you would allow yourself to spend more time thinking and reflecting on the work that you seem to be able to produce effortlessly, it would allow you to become more informed and confident as a result as well.
The work that you have produced this term surprises with both quantity and quality Steven. Negotiating absence and presence in a meaningful way, and also considering the digital artefact in relationship to space - both as apparent and suggested subject matter is by no means an easy task, and you seem to both enjoy the challenges, take the advice, and push yourself to familiar territory - but new forms. Well done. You are right to suggest in your self-evaluation form that the work lacked direction in the first part of the term, but through hard work you quickly turned things around - and made compelling pieces - that even though they were based on familiar territory - and finding new things is neither easy nor easily attainable either - and we look forward to see the works finalised and exhibition ready.
Your good nature and open approach are assets that your peer group can benefit from Steven - and you need to make sure that you participate more actively in the critiques. Do not be afraid to allow yourself the voice that the work suggests that you have Steven - especially looking at the work you make - opening up a dialogue is crucial both for the development of yourself as a maker and also for the work.”
Like my first year assessment feedback, I decided to post my 2nd year, term 1 feedback here too (in case I lose the physical copy, which I no doubt will do…) I’m actually really happy with what Michail wrote. It’s nice to know that my tutor understands me and my work and is so encouraging. I have finished for the term and I’m now on my very long Christmas break. I’m going to spend my break making some new work that has the potential for our 2nd year show next year and do my research on schools I want to apply on exchange in the beginning of 3rd year. For now, I’m thinking either the University of New Mexico, or San Francisco Art Institute (because Michail shot back with “California” straight away when I asked where I should apply) so that’s pretty exciting.
I will try and post some new work/ideas soon.
Thought I’d post a picture of my 2nd year studio space at Glasgow School of Art. This is the work I have decided to show in my crit tomorrow!
Whilst I was in South Korea, I started noticing live glitches on screens that were used to navigate people in the right direction. This is going to be an ongoing project for me - photographing glitches that I find. I like the idea that glitches are slowly bleeding into real life…
I’m currently a Fine Art Photography student at the Glasgow School of Art. The course is the first of it’s kind in Europe to offer a dedicated Fine Art Photography degree. I use both film and digital methods to make my photographs - digitally, I use a canon 500d and for analog photography, I primarily use my Contax G2, but also have access to medium and large format cameras too.
The work I’m making just now could be described as dark and enigmatic. I’m interested in photographing my home as a place of isolation as well as a sanctuary. I like artwork that portrays contrasting themes such as this. I’m also interested in what is real and what is artifice and how that’s becoming more and more relevant to our day to day lives.
So this happened today. I applied to become a member of one of the big photography communities on tumblr and they accepted. I’m hoping this is a good way to get more exposure.
Just trying some stuff out.
I also want to take this opportunity to say hi to all my new followers!