Ryan Wagstaff who graduated this summer will see his work featured in issue 10 of popular contemporary fashion and culture publication Off the Rails.
The editorial piece entiltled is inspired by the Punk scene of the 1970’s but takes a contemporary twist. Set in the back streets of an undetermined northern town, Ryan explores class, northern identity and the classic do-it-yourself fashion aesthetic
Ryan, features in our next edition of NORTH which launches on the 9th of November. See here for more of Ryan’s work.
BA Photography students are in the first phase of experimenting with pinhole cameras and photograms. Many students took to the darkroom for the first time and experimented with the magic of photograms and traditional darkroom techniques.
The new Open Practice module continues to push pedagogical boundaries and stretch the imagination of students. Today the group were given six simple instructions and no other communication. Students approached the challenge in a unique and collaborative way.
- Gather in allocated group
- Go to your allocated space
- Observe your objects and materials
- Research and consider solutions
- Do something
- Meet back at 1pm to present your work
In 2015, the Photography department made the decision to introduce a photography publication showcasing the best PhotoUClan has to offer. We curated a selection of student, postgraduate and staff projects along side commissioned pieces of writing and interviews that collectively became known as NORTH.
This coming November we will continue this exciting project with North Volume II.
This year, we have coincided the launch of North with The Fieldwork Photography Symposium on November 9th. The theme of this years edition is based around the ethos of the Symposium, The Urban Image.
We hope to see you at the Symposium and launch event on Nov 9th and look forward to discussing the exciting and innovative projects and writing on offer in this years NORTH.
BA students take to the studio and head onto the streets to start to develop their photographic practice. Starting points are evolving.
UCLan lecturer and photographer Jonathan Purcell in collaboartion with the Mixed Pickles collective screened their most recent project Fenstergeschichten (Windowstories) on the weekend of the 25th Sept in Neukölln.
Participants from the film and local residents gathered in the street for a street party, food Filmpremiere of their film.
The short film explore the personal stories of the locals living in Neukölln, Berlin.
Tabitha Jussa is another of our exhibitors at this years Fieldwork Photography Symposium on November 9th. Her work will also be shown at the University’s PR1 Gallery alongside a range of other practitioners during the symposium. She has spoken with Fieldnotes about her photographic development and the project she will be exhibiting.
20K City – Tabitha Jussa
This work is an on going exploration into the state of housing and the redevelopment of areas within cities worldwide. The audience are asked to consider the fate of our environment, of our culture, the importance of retaining physical links with the past through the built environment and the implications of the removal of the known landscape.
Throughout my practice, the work continues to encompass themes of duration, succession, change and time, taking the medium of photography beyond its immediate boundaries, to create a new metaimage – a moment in time stretched beyond the real.
Each photograph consists of between 10-50 individual negative images, composited together digitally to create a newly constructed view of each place. The photographs are large scale, encouraging the viewer to macro and microscopically read each picture, a nod to the tradition of the painted tableau.
Eldon Grove – Tabitha Jussa