For this assignment we not only have to produce work for a brief, we also have to exhibit it. I joined the location group and we had the most amount of work to do first. It was our job to source a location and ultimately book it for our exhibition. To do this we emailed and visited a lot of potential places to fully explore our options.
I emailed roughly about 14 different locations but only a few were available around the dates we had selected (around the start of May). I also visited a few locations along with the group to see the spaces in person.
In the end we eventually chose The Stew Gallery as our exhibition space as it proved the most value for money and spacious location for all our work - bearing in mind there were almost 60 of us hoping to exhibit.
Myself and the other location group members all put down a £25 deposit each that would cover the initial damage fee. We would receive this money back at the end of the exhibition if we treated the space with respect and didn’t damage anything.
As BA3 is an open brief I really want to take the opportunity to focus primarily on my personal work and produce images from it. Over the summer I have plans to work on a documentary with friends on the Icknield Way walking route. This Easter is designated as a ‘recce’ for that documentary in which I would visit some of the locations along the route and scout out good places to film and document.
Landscape is something I don’t often shoot as personal work as it is very rare I actually get the opportunity to explore locations outside of my home town or my university town. Whilst on this ‘recce’ I really want to make the most of my time in the country and capture the beautiful countryside that I miss.
I want to experiment with digital and 35mm along with a range of neutral density graduated filters. I’m also interested in capturing the rural scenery at multiple times of the day, to see how the surroundings change due to different lighting. For me this is truly quite a relaxing assignment, I want to take my time with the environment and immerse myself within its serenity.