When I submitted my first assignment I was a little concerned that the standard of printing of my images was below par but since I have been using my new Epson printer I am much happier and my tutor has commented that my prints are good in that respect and are well presented. The use of black and white for this exercise was also a good choice.
Technically with the possible exception of one image (Rhythm) the pictures are all good. The images for A Single Point and Rhythm are his favourite, although Rhythm needs a slight boost in contrast.
I seem to be doing well with my blog although he has suggested looking at artists across all media and not just photography and to try to develop a more self critical approach to my work. That's something I do but not generally for public consumption on here. A lot of self criticism goes on in my head and I find it quite difficult to explain my thought processes in writing. There's also a fear element involved. Are my pictures even good enough at this early stage to consider doing the full degree? Why do other students seem to understand all the mumbo jumbo arty speak and be able to reflect on it in their blogs and I need a dictionary just to read one chapter of Susan Sontag's book? If I comment will I say something stupid?
I like looking at other artists and students work in both photography and art. I find it inspiring. I know when I like something and when I don't but can't always explain why. I'm hoping that this will develop along with my photography and realise that self criticism is as much a part of the course as the photography. Its all part of the learning process.
I'm almost ready to start Part 3 of the course which is - Colour. There are just one or two pictures to upload for the exercises and Part 2 is complete. Assignment 3 has to be with my tutor by July 1st and I'm determind to meet the deadline again.