My Christmas holiday has begun...
Today was the last hand in day for our uni projects this term, my dissertation was due last thursday and 'Multiple Roles' was today.
Now I sit at home absolutely exhausted, thinking back over the work. This term has been a challenge - although we have always had a few projects on the go, this term seemed particularly hard to juggle both.
I have been incredibly busy doing photo shoots and my research work that I've had no time for a social life or anything other than uni work.
For my Multiple Roles module I chose to do a beauty project. This was because it is something I feel I need more of in my portfolio and I wanted to explore a more natural look.
So the main idea for this was to photograph natural beauty, using models in the studio. I was lucky in getting some stunning agency models for this, and I also done a lot of experimentation with 'non models' - which was a great change for me.
(Photos from this project can be seen on my flickr)
For this I have done all the sketchbook work and have 11 final photographs, 2 of which we exhibited at uni:
For my Dissertation (6000 word research project) I wrote an essay on - 'The ideal woman: An investigation into the portrayal of the female nude within the visual arts'
I'm not the best at writing, I got on ok at school but since then I've picked up bad habits and I'm not the best with grammar. So I found this a challenge to do, mostly being getting the motivation to do it. Once I did manage to I found it an interesting project and I've learnt a lot from it.
So now that it is all handed in I impatiently wait for my grades, which we will find out in the new year.
Over the Christmas holiday I will be taking a break, finally I will have a chance to relax.
I will probably be a bit quieter online for a few weeks while I take this time to take a step back.
Though of course me being me, this doesn't mean I won't be doing anything!
I plan to update my website and my wedding photography website, possibly changing the layout too, as well as doing some retouching work.
I will also be making a start on my Final Major Project (This is the exciting project I will be doing next term, that counts for a 3rd of my degree. We get to write our own brief for this and will be exhibiting it in Cambridge and London in June 2011)
I can't wait to make a start on all this in the new year, 2011 is going to be amazing =)