E4.3 Self promotion

TASK: Identify ways in which designers, illustrators and other visual communicators present and market their work online and in the world. Visit companies or galleries to pick up physical marketing material, or look at websites and blogs that aim to do the same thing. What works for other visual artists? How they present their practices […]

E4.2 Talking about my practice

TASK Self-promotion is supported by physical marketing material and portfolios but is really a prompt for you to discuss who you are and what you can offer. To do this successfully, you need a clear and simple narrative about who you are as a creative visual communicator and a good sense of what you might […]

E4.1 Re-assessing my practice

TASK: Re-assessing my practice This exercise asks me to review what I’ve achieved so far on the course, and the tutor feedback and student and/or audience critique I have received, and re-assess my initial personal statement from Assignment One in terms of where I am now. Note: I will add more non-photographic work over the […]

Assignment 5.4 Presenting My Practice

!!! Please see the exercises on the right for details. Summaries for this page still to be done so it does not get too repetitive. This module has explored and developed my creative process – the choices I make in terms of what I want to communicate and how I establish that and how image […]

Assignment 5.3 Portfolios

In addition to finalising the current blog, I have added relevant material from this module and other audience-relevant information on a number of on-line websites and networking sites. Specific links were given on the portfolio above. zemniimages.com my professional SMUGMUG website which will be redesigned to link the different aspects of my graphic art, photography […]

PF1: Bridge Edgelands, Cambridge (5.2.1)

The River Cam is part of a longer term body of environmental and social documentary work in different media about ‘Cam Edgelands’ that is central to my practice going forward. The river is just down the road from my house and an area where in normal times I walk nearly everyday for exercise. The A14 […]

Assignment 5.2 ‘Lost Reflections’ overview (old)

NOTE This page has been replaced/updated by: Much of my work is concerned with ‘alternative documentary of place’ and communicating ‘visible’ and ‘invisible’ dimensions of: Whose place? different perspectives and interests. Looking particularly at what might be meant by ‘the female gaze’ and ‘multiculturalism’ When place? places change over time – even over a few […]

PF2AB: Shutterscapes II: Carnival Days (5.1.1)

My strongest work in Assignment 2.2 Shutterscapes were the Aldeburgh Carnival photos with the focus on ‘English quirkiness’ and colour style inspired by Martin Parr. I was not able to do new photographs because continuing COVID uncertainties meant the 2020 and 2021 Carnival and other events were cancelled. Shutterscapes II: Carnival Days brings the earlier […]

Assignment 5.1 Zemni Creativity with an audience (April 2021)

Assignment 5.1 reflects on visual communication in single images and the evolution of my creative practice across different media during this module. It brings together different creative approaches and frameworks, applying these to selected images to either present alternative messages, or develop alternative images in different media. A key focus – as soon as it […]

Assignment 4.3 Cuckoos at Dawn: outsider in a Kyrgyz village

Competing documentary perspectives and audience/market realities:evolution of the project concept My aims in this project were to create a charity photobook book with some text to fundraise for women’s associations in Kyrgyzstan, and also as a participatory reflection and sharing of different ‘outsider’ and ‘insider’ perspectives on Baizakh that might be of interest to audiences […]