Now I have developed the large format and 35mm film that I planned to shoot for this project I am now working out how to present and talk about the work in context with my original proposal.
I am going to create a book/ presentation box using the negatives shot, first I will be hand making the paper in which I will choose the best fibre to create the finest quality for detailed photographic prints. The reason I want to create the paper is because I have never made paper before and I feel I can do a good job at it after researching how it is created, I also want the overall project to reflect my ability to work with people within my community and to bring ideas together in which we all played a part in...
Create A3 size frame with fine mesh for paper making.
Create A3 Paper from Silk/ Indian Cotton/ Muslin fibres and water.
Start designing book/ presentation box with 'Functional Art and Design Members' (community based group made up of designers, artists and critical thinkers.
Create Book/Presentation box out of fine quality hard wood that also is designed uniquely e.g. How it opens, the designs on the front and back, the way it is stored inside of the home.
I will then contextualise the work I have been doing, I will talk about the people I have been working with and the spaces that made it possible to bring forward my ideas through my preferred means.
I will also write about my work within it's cultural context to situate it in a relevant place within the music scene of Cheltenham, the South west of the UK and it's historical parallels between the digital world and the physical. Doing so will allow me to finish this last piece of university work and will free up time for me to start something completely new.
I will then talk about new ideas coming into light, new equipment I wish to create with and ways of working that will help facilitate the progression of ideas. I aim to create workshops in this community to inspire, to keep alive what is already being forgotten even within our own universities.
I will talk about the future of the role of the photographer within society and the significance of this discipline when it comes to critical progression and responsibilities that we face when there is a time in life when these people are in demand to represent what it means to be alive right now, to refresh the image of the world through conversation upon looking at reflections of ourselves? something like that...
I will then finalise my experience at university and open a new chapter of life, one which will be more fulfilled with free time to think, more time to create and less of a worry about chasing money, because I have realised whilst working a full time job is that I am giving away my time to an idea that was created without me in mind... So I am going to be loyal only to myself and those who are actually helping the world move and not sit still.