It’s been a full on first semester on the Westminster Photojournalism course. My fellow students come from all walks of life, with experiences and backgrounds which practically cover the globe.
The Pictures for Publication module taught by Ben Edwards, is an eye opener – he certainly pushes you in terms of the what he expects and your potential as an image maker. The brief was based around photographs made on the page of the A-Z where one lives, and included interior portraiture, exterior portraiture, emotion, action and work. A great way to start the course, particularly if you’re new to the genre. All my images were taken on Hampstead Heath, as this amazing space neatly fell on my page. Lucky me.
I completed my photostory (taught by Polly Braden) on a Police Drill Instructor called Peter Clements. He’s a fine man, and I enjoyed my time in his company. Here’s a man who’s simplified life to it’s very essence. A lesson to all of us trying to do too much.
Looking forward to some mince pies and getting stuck into Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, the classic text by James Agee and Walker Evans.