FAP Year 2

Summative Assessment

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Portfolio

You will find everything connected to my assessment on this page. I've tried to keep it as concise as I could and though it doesn't appear so, I've omitted quite a lot.

The PDF with my research and development of the project can be accessed by clicking the "View Now" button below. I've opted to annotate using a combination of text boxes and the "sticky note" function in Arcobat Pro - please let me know if this doesn't work properly.

The videos of my sketchbook and notebooks are further down this page. There is also a video of a trial book I made to test paper and some of the texts I was working with but have decided not to use.

Sketchbook

Exploration of initial ideas, mostly centred on analogue photography and printing at home. Gives an insight to how I work and how I've developed my processes during the last 12 months. Also traces the evolution of the idea of the Antonine Wall and local quarries and the links they have to capitalism and the current developing project. 

Notes

All notes from lectures, tutorials and crits, as well as those which detail scraps of ideas and more developed ones. Notes from FACS are included here too as the work for my essay was selected to tie in with my book project and research in this area has assisted in the current development plan.

Much of my development happens in the darkroom and quite often I make decisions about the arrangement, size and tones of images while printing. I tend to keep notes for each exposure and have a final one starred or highlighted in some way if it is an image I think I'll use later. Included here is also one of a few notebooks detailing settings while shooting (the main one is in a camera bag in my studio currently but this shows my process...)

Darkroom Notes

Trial Book

Paper has been a huge consideration during this project. Following a book binding workshop with Juju Books, I've learned a method where single pages are folded to make a double page. The result is pretty flat lying pages which work well for the type of books I want to make; however, it also means pages are glued together doubling their thickness. This book shows Ilford MG Classic Glossy FB paper which is 255g and problematic for easily turning pages; it also creases badly. I've also failed to leave enough space between the book block and the spine and cover which led to it ripping away from itself.

The Text

I've stumbled around with some very different text: quotations, lengthy essay type texts and shorter headings. At the moment, I don't think any of these will feature, perhaps bits but not in anyway similar to how they are in their entirety.

Hope

Argyle Street

Consumerism

Book Text