Hi everyone!

As part of my photography course, I have to track my development on a blog. The posts from September 2011 until January 2012 are part of a module called Project Management, for which I was required to work in a group of eight students to create an exhibition. The blog followed every step we took in order to create a successful gallery. The blog posts starting from September 2012 follow my final year on the course. I'll be documenting my research and analysis of my final year projects, as well as include notes of my Professional Practice unit - which prepares us for a range of post graduate options. Finally it also looks at a project called New Creatives, where I'll be working alongside an artists to help college students get more involved with art.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Project

As you know by now, my project is about succession. I want to take a close look at how a heathland turns into a woodland over time. Over the past couple of year, volunteers in Horsell Common have chopped down areas of the woodland in order for the heathland to start growing. This is where I'll be taking my photographs. 

Succession is an incredibly long process, and unfortunately I only have 3 months to finish this project. Therefore, I'm shooting 4 stages in different location in the common. The first stage will be the clearing, so where the trees have just been chopped down. The second stage is the heathland, the third is where the trees are starting to overtake the heathland and the final stage is the woodland. 

I am photographing every stage in exactly the same style, with the horizon at the same height, same natural lighting and the same vantage point. By shooting all the photos in the same way, I'll hopefully achieve enough repetition so that it appears as though the photographs are taken in the same place over a very long space of time. 

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