Each session with my tutor about feedback on my assignments has enabled me to take a step forward with my work and this time it feels like all the elements have finally come together. The feedback was that this was my strongest submission so far.
Feedback was that she could see the stages of the process through my work, my research connected well with my work, there was a strong connection and personal story of why I related to Sally Mann, this personal element has come through in my work this time.
Image 9695 has great composition, 9667 is very strong and so is 9198 – usually there is only one strong image mentioned in feedback from previous assignments and this time there are three which means the overall standard is higher for this assignment.
The two weakest images are the first and last ones which don’t tell the story of light as strongly as the rest of the series of images
Feedback was also that it was evident that there was a lot of thought around the selection of each image and this was evident in the work submitted, I annotated my contact sheets which also really help with this
The narrative is great and there is a lot of depth to each image – the story is being told by the light which is good
Quality Of Outcome – good realisation of ideas and good that I had thought about where these images would end up – my tutor agreed that a photobook would be a good place. I have done extensive research and my connection to Sally Mann is strong – I selected each image really carefully
Demonstration of – personal voice is coming through nicely now, image and observation is very good. Creative thinking and research have worked together well. Pallete and style reflect my interests
Context – Extensive research done and I have connected my own narrative with the artist Sally Mann
I asked about whether a photo book is a good format for these images and my tutor agreed it was, I will have to think more about orientation and layout, would probably need more images than I currently have and add some text between each one.
Further reading – “shot At Dawn” WW2 soldiers photos taken early morning with the mist (Matthews?)
Reflection On Feedback
Each of the three assignments before this one have had major learning points such as personal voice, connecting with the research, the narrative, too much creativity and to keep things simpler, each time I have had feedback I have researched further on different aspects and learnt from it, I am pleased with the effort I have made taking the time to learn from each assignment because it has helped me produce better work based on all four of the assessment criteria. I worked hard on editing and sequencing after the last assignment and that has really paid off this time too. It is a great feeling to have worked so hard and see things starting to come together, I’m really looking forward to the next assignment and hopefully if I go through the same process I went through with this one it should work out well.