Thursday, February 27, 2014

Visiting speaker - Rose Butler

Rose Butler

Rose Butler is a senior lecturer of fine art at Sheffield Hallam University, she visited Leeds College Of Art during February of 2014. She came to discuss her previous and current works as a practicing Photographer that also has taken to film and moving images. Her work was like nothing I have ever seen, totally caught me by surprise and immediately caught my intrigue. The combinations of still images and audio she used in the sequence of mouse traps was possibly my favourite work that she showed. Reminding me of the on edge moments you get so often in modern horror films. She also talked about the manner she works in when producing her work and the method she used to come up with her ideas. It was just what I wanted to hear, she explained to the lecture hall that she uses her instinct as a photographer to capture images and then compiles them to come up with a relevant idea that relates to modern times and is new and creative. All in all Rose's lecture was inspiring and left me wondering what I would like to become after the three years I will spend at Leeds College Of Art.  

Online Portfolio - 500px

Online Portfolio 

In recent months I have taken to uploading some of my images to 500px, in doing this I have began creating an online portfolio that has followers and good viewership. As well as a tool to get my work viewed it helps me to test opinion on some of my work and ideas before I proceed with whichever project. After recent briefs and crit's I understand the importance of insuring that you have an online presence, it may not be so important for the big names such as Martin Parr but if your like me an unknown photography student this is the best way to get you on your way. The website is also great for research and seeing what is trending in he photography world and what is popular amongst the community. The ultimate aim is to get on the popular page, you achieve this by likes, favourites and comments as well as a large amount of views on the image. I am proud to say I have had half a dozen images on the popular page.