Category Archives: Photography

Watch: Degree show launch night

Take a look back at all the goings on from our amazing degree show launch night.

Friends and family gathered with students to celebrate the host of talent that was produced this year, with awards being given to some of the more stand out student projects.

For more information on the degree show and all our events visit us here

Photography by Kieran Reiss Delaney, Films by Karlie Simmonds

On display: Photography

Make sure to visit our photography department at merchiston campus this week to see the fantastic work produced by our students.

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all the art work on display has been produced by fourth year students for their final year projects and cover a range of themes and styles from iconic woodland shots to full frontal male nudity.

Also amongst the projects is best in show award winner “Denied” created by photography student Denitsa Toshirova.

By having the sitters photographed from behind, denied questions the traditional formula of the ID photograph. The project aims to open up a wider debate around the power of looking, focusing on the viewers individual interpretation as a means of exploring stereotypes and common prejudice.

Photography by Kieran Reiss Delaney

On display: Photography Student Jefferson Wilcox explores surrealism

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Scottish Born student Jefferson Wilcox talks us through the reasons behind his surrealism inspired final year photography project- titled “searching”. This is the first time Jefferson has fully committed to surrealism in his work, describing it as something he “dabbled in” before, but never fully investigated.

“Searching” explores the notions of identity, belonging and transition using visual investigations inspired by surrealism.

Although these are concepts that most people come across at some point in their life, Jefferson has based the series on his own particular experiences of education and travel, especially during the past six years. He has gone from being quite unsure of himself to finding direction and places he feels he belongs. This series shows different aspects of his development.

By incorporating landscapes and locations that have been important to Wilcox’s personal development, and other images that are intended as a visual state of mind, he aims to show the narrative of transition and belonging. The initial images in the series reflect an absence of identity, yet the subject eventually develops into an established identity and finds places of belonging.

for more information on the Edinburgh Napier degree show and events, visit us here

Gallery: More than a degree show 2016 launch night

Here you can find all the photos from this years immensely successful launch night. Press, Members of the public, friends and Family all joined together to help our students celebrate the incredible work produced for 2016’s final year projects.

It was an eventful evening with one of the best turnouts Napier has ever had! With a whole host of awards given and a fair few bottles of bubbly drank (Courtesy of Tennants), we believe it was one of the best launch nights yet!

You can see all the images from the evening below.

Photography by Kieran Reiss Delaney.

 

Edinburgh Napier Photography 2015 go to Free Range in London

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The Edinburgh Napier Photography class of 2015 are now making their way to London to show their work at Free Range at The Old Truman Brewery. Go along and see the show they are at stand G4 at F Block from 18th – 22nd June 2015.

 

Photography – Ron O’Donnell Talk – John Byrne

Ron O’Donnell documented the work by artist playwright and artist John Byrne over a period of 35 days and his images will reveal  how this wonderful mural evolved.

Come along to hear all about it on Thursday 28th at 6pm. FREE!

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Photography Best in Show!

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Antoinette Mallon receiving her award from Brian Coan of The Leith Agency.
We are delighted that this year’s winner is Antoinette Mallon, for her studio work ’Processed’, an exploration of the food manufacturing industry.
Brian Coane of The Leith Agency selected this year’s Best in Show.
Many thanks for doing this Brian and your generous words of support to our graduands.

 

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From the series ‘Processed’ Image © Antoinette Mallon all rights reserved.
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From the series ‘Processed’ Image © Antoinette Mallon all rights reserved.

Take A Tour Round #Ednapdegreeshow

Check out the video below to have a look round Edinburgh Napier University’s 2015 Degree Show, on tonight until 31st May from Merchiston Campus. 

Laurence Winram photography talk

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Throughout the year, the Photography Department at Edinburgh Napier have run a very successful Photography Lecture series with speakers come to talk to the students and members of the public. Previous speakers have included Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse, Chloe Dewe Mathews, Ben Roberts, Colin McPherson and Tessa Bunney.

To co-incide with the Festival of Creative Industries, we are delighted to welcome Scottish photographer Laurence Winram to take part in the Edinburgh Napier University Photography Lecture Series. 

This lecture will take place on Tuesday 26th May 2015 at 5:30pm in Lecture Theatre B2 at Merchiston Campus.

 

Laurence Winram is a Scottish photographer based in Edinburgh. His time is split between commercial and personal projects. Living in Scotland, Laurence’s unique style is called on by clients from as far afield as New York to Singapore.  When not shooting commercially he is never to be found far from his camera with a constant stream of personal project work keeping him busy throughout the year. Finalist in The Saatchi Gallery online competition he currently has a print of The Watchers on display in the Saatchi gallery.

See more information on Laurence’s website www.lwinram.com, keep up with projects on the Laurence Winram Photography Facebook page and on his blog

Please rsvp to Sophie Gerrard, lecturer in photography at s.gerrard@napier.ac.uk to let us know you are coming and also book your free place here though eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talk-by-photographer-laurence-winram-tickets-16818456456

We look forward to seeing you there.

Many thanks.

 

Craig Yule

BA (Hons) Photography – Work in Progress 

Edinburgh Napier University final year photography student Craig Yule will be exhibiting new work in the Photography BA (Hons) Degree Show & Festival of Creative Industries 2015.

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image © Craig Yule all rights reserved 2015

 

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image © Craig Yule all rights reserved 2015

 

Craig Yule is a London born Photographer and Retoucher who has been living in Fife for the last 12 years.

After completing his HND in photography at Carnegie college he joined Edinburgh Napier and is now in his 4th year working towards his photography Honours Degree.

Craig’s work is influenced by emotion, surrealism, symbolism, fine art and colour. He is interested in Portraiture, fashion and Advertising and has worked for many different clients including sports magazines, restaurants, advertising agencies, makeup artists and fashion designers.

Craig Will be exhibiting his work at the Free Range exhibition, being born in London to a Scottish family Craig has felt very removed from his Scottish heritage so his work with be showcasing his interpretation of Scottish Folk tales.

See more of Craig’s work at www.crimsonwhite.co.uk

Follow him here on Twitter 

 

Visit our Degree Show & Festival of Creative Industries

22 May – 31 May 2015

 

 

Eleni Kollatou

BA (Hons) Photography – Work in Progress 

Edinburgh Napier University final year photography student Eleni Kollatou will be exhibiting new work from her final year project “In Limbo” in the Photography BA (Hons) Degree Show & Festival of Creative Industries 2015.

 

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From the series In Limbo: Tracing the threat of an expanding coal mine on landscape. Image © Eleni Kollatou all rights reserved 2015

 

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From the series In Limbo: Tracing the threat of an expanding coal mine on landscape. Image © Eleni Kollatou all rights reserved 2015

 

In Limbo explores how the landscape reflects our greedy desire for power generation.

Eleni Kollatou is currently based in Edinburgh-UK where she moved three years ago in order to pursue studies on Photography and Film at Edinburgh Napier University. She is in her final year of studies and has developed a great interest in long-term documentary projects. Through her lens she investigates environmental and social issues.

 

Visit our Degree Show & Festival of Creative Industries

22 May – 31 May 2015

 

Carla Cornwell

BA (Hons) Photography – Work in Progress 

Edinburgh Napier University final year photography student Carla Cornwell will be exhibiting new work from her final year project in the Photography BA (Hons) Degree Show & Festival of Creative Industries 2015.

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image © Carla Cornwell all rights reserved 2015

 

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image © Carla Cornwell all rights reserved 2015

Carla’s current work is based on the Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia. It is predicted that by 2016 there will be 850,000 people with dementia in the UK. Over the past two years, she has explored how the degenerative disease has affected people physically, socially and economically.

She will also be exhibiting this project at Free Range in June.

Carla Cornwell was born in the City of York, but moved to study in Edinburgh four years ago. She has an interest in documentary photography, focusing on topical issues.

 

Sarah Burns

BA (Hons) Photography – Work in Progress 

Edinburgh Napier University final year photography student Sarah Burns will be showing new work as part of the Photography BA (Hons) Degree Show & Festival of Creative Industries 2015.

Here’s an example of one of her previous projects from the series – “Home Hailesland”

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from the series Home Hailesland image © Sarah Burns all rights reserved 2015

 

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from the series Home Hailesland image © Sarah Burns all rights reserved 2015

 

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from the series Home Hailesland image © Sarah Burns all rights reserved 2015

 

 

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from the series Home Hailesland image © Sarah Burns all rights reserved 2015

 

Sarah says about the project…

“Wester Hailes is a mildly run down area of Edinburgh, going through regeneration. This particular area of Hailesland is where I spent a great deal of time as a child, visiting and being watched over by my relatives. This series looks at the indoor and outdoor relations of the area, exploring the space and aesthetics along with people I met there. This revisitation of Hailesland allowed me to remember my past as well as evaluate this areas place in todays society.”

Sarah Burns is an Edinburgh based Photographer who has spent her whole life living next to the Scottish capital. Her first experience with photography began when she was seven with an old child-design film camera on a family holiday and she has been enjoying learning more about the medium ever since.

Sarah focuses her work on people who share similar interests/experiences, and day to day life.

To see her previous work and regular updates, check out her http://sarahburns.format.com.

Edinburgh Napier Undergraduate Film Show

EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY
SCHOOL OF ARTS AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES
BA (HONS) PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILM
 PROGRAMME
Filmhouse 1 on Wednesday May 20th at 6pm.

 

‘Maritime’

Director Joanna McClure, Sound Designer Ailsa Hay

12 minutes

‘My Story’

Director Eleni Kollatou

11 minutes

 ‘I Found These Feelings’

Writer/Director Demi Sutherland, Writer/Producer Eilidh Mitchell, Cinematographer Dawn Farquharson

14 minutes

‘Lock, Stock and Barrel’

Director Samuel Williams

11 minutes

‘Crawl Space’

Director Kathryn McGrane

8 minutes

 ‘Two Worlds Apart’

Writer/Director Zygimantas Sapronas, Producer Anna Velikova, Cinematographer Rasmus Rani

11 minutes

‘Pork with Pickled Cabbage’

Director Anna Velikova

16 minutes

 Technical Presentation by
Alex McLaren and Ross Buchanan
 School of Arts and Creative Industries
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