Webinar Week 2 | Reflection

On reflection of the first webinar of this module with Cemre I had prepared images from the weeks tasks, the feedback I recieved was that they don’t really reflect my theme of non commercial football. The images were reflective of the places  in and around a football stadium. My intention was to reflect the broader context of where my project is based. My images do include archetecture associated with the stadium, turnstiles, floodlights etc but I feel the understanding of that wasn’t made clear by myself as I only included work made in the last two weeks. I appreciate that this didn’t really provide Cemre with much of a chance to understand my work on this occasion. 

In response, I emailed Cemre with a link to my last portfolio submission to hopfully provide a clearer indication of my theme. Going forward I feel that a major weakness I have is the selection of work that I choose to present in webinars. In the next webinar I will give a lot more consideration to the sequencing and presentation of my work ensuring that my attendance encompasses work which makes the intent clear. 

Going forward I do feel that I need to consider the intent of my project in further depth. As previously stated I felt that my project was a piece of quiet activism against the modern commercialised game at the higher levels. I feel that a relevant way to illistrate this would be to begin shooting some of my work on film as a reaction to the plethora of modern technologies used to disseminate the game to a non attending mass audience. 

Going back to the webinar, I expressed an idea around exploring male mental health and the connection with community based football as an outlet for people to talk. I feel that this may be an interesting direction and one worth exploring further however I feel there may be a danger of the project becoming too broad and losing impact as a consequence. 

In terms of further research, I have recently been drawn to the work of Alec Soth especially his book Niagara. The combination of people, place and written love letters really works as a narrative with a symbiotic relationship between elenents. Adding some type of written content to my project in order to support the message of my project may be a good idea to provide anchorage and I will cultivate this idea further. 

Published by drewfindlay82

Photographer based in Stockport, England. This website is for the purpose of my personal work, currently studying MA Photography at Falmouth University.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: