Time for a bit of planning and structure, I think, after completing the first Assignment. How do I move things on from this point?
Let’s start from where I’m at right now:
The broad directions for my Body of Work are defined and agreed;
I know that there is more than enough to challenge/extend and to enable me to satisfy assessment criteria.
So, what are the next objectives?:
Assignment Two should be the next ‘landmark’ and I believe that it should comprise:
- at least 6 studio-based images, ideally more, which a) move the experimentation forward, and b) are at or very close to, a completed standard;
- at least 2, preferably 3 or more, self-portraits, which are also at, or near to, completed standard.
Assignment Two should be submitted by mid-May/end-May at the very latest.
How do I get to that point?
I’d assess that it requires a different approach for each of the two main strands of work – being more open-ended, the studio work could be progressed in all sorts of ways, whereas the self-portraits are more focused can be more easily planned.
- could usefully be informed by looking at and reflecting on the relevant work of some other contemporary photographers;
- and, in parallel, further ‘thinking with’, but in an informed and directed manner.
- select, say, 3 or 4 on which to concentrate;
- plan what is required to deliver each one;
- research/organise as necessary;
- produce 3 or 4 portraits for submission.
Time to cast off!