It's been a long while since I've made a post because as is usual, life's been busy with essays and deadlines looming! However, me and some very talented photographers have had a second chance at exhibiting more of our work!
This exhibition is not unfortunately open to the public but if you happen to work or study at the University of Glamorgan then please do take a look on the 2nd floor of the ATRium!
I thought I would share some images of the exhibition as we have all really enjoyed getting the work ready and mounting it on the walls and I think I speak for us all when I say I am really proud of what we achieved.
Here is what our lecturer and mentor, Tim Collier had to say about the work...
Four Photographers - Four Perspectives on Natural History
Four photographers, four pieces of work, each responding to aspects of the natural world and chosen to compliment each other and celebrate the diversity of form found within the discipline of natural history.
Each piece has a simplicity of both form and content and the studio has become, for all of them, a significant element within the work.
For Daniel McNeil the scanner has acted as both camera and studio with each piece of fruit being meticulously sliced and placed on a flat bed scanner giving an extraordinary depth of colour and a very high resolution image, allowing us to move into and through his subjects.
Miriam Brythonig has taken feathers all of a similar hue and photographed them under studio lighting. The delicate structure of the vane and each barb emanating from the rachis, which run vertically across the whole set of images is central to the work and ties the piece together.
Tom Campbell has taken the studio to the birds of prey, setting up in their own territory and producing a set of images showing the birds at ease with both himself and their surroundings. His work looks at the relationship between man, the owls, falcons and hawks and explores the role falconry has had upon our perception and understanding of these imperious creatures.
Jessica Davies sees the outdoors as her studio and controls the lighting and structure of her images as if she were in a traditional photographic studio. Her acute observations of moments within the natural world coupled with an understanding of the fauna she is photographing are key elements to her body of work.
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I'd just like to add that all four of us are very grateful to Tim Collier for securing us the space, inspiring us to produce the work and giving up his time to encourage us in making this an exhibition and a series of work to be proud of. It was hard work but we finally got every image straight, most of the pins in straight and most of the walls perfectly white!!
Hope you all enjoy :)