Week 6 of FMP: Moving on (27th Oct. - 2nd Nov. 2018)

DRAFT - More to be added

The week began with a visit to a photographic exhibition, ‘Cameraworld 2018’. Decribed as London’s largest photographic exhibition I’d beg to differ. The free to the public trade exhibition hosted during ‘The Societies’ annual convention in London is much bigger. There were a number of talks and whilst I went to a couple, the content was a trifle pointed to supporting manufacturer’s and of too short a duration to really gain much knowledge.

I began the working week with an early afternoon repeat journey to London Bridge to have a second attempt at getting some reasonable self-portraiture imagery on the train. This time I made greater effort to avoid the sun and made much greater use of a large speedlight. Below is a selection of the better images created:

Later in the week I was able to participate in a group critique with an FMP assisting tutor, showing a selection of my work to-date. The work was quite well received and I was encouraged by all those taking part to stay with my self-portraiture theme.

The next evening I went to the ‘Offspring’ photomeet at Print Space in Shoreditch.

I had my bimonthly haircut and dared raise the possibility of taking some self-portraiture shots during the cut. This proved much too difficult, my hairdresser, who I’ve frequented for over thirty years, was too rushed. It was also clear a remote trigger would be needed to do this at all properly, far too many windows to consider. Something to be attempted another day, at a quieter time if possible.