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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

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.

 

Highlights from #Ednapdegreeshow

Check out this video to see some of our favourite moments from Edinburgh Napier’s Degree Show on Thursday, May 21.

The video features interviews with students who’s work was on exhibit at the Degree Show.

Edinburgh Napier’s Festival of Creative Industries continues all this week; Events on today include a talk by Photographer Laurence Winram in B2, Merchiston Campus at 5:30pm and a Screening of BA Television student’s final projects at the Filmhouse at 6pm. Tickets are FREE and for the photography lecture, can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talk-by-photographer-laurence-winram-tickets-16818456456

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.

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.

 

Gregor Schmatz

BA (Hons) Photography – New Work

Last summer Edinburgh Napier University final year photography student Gregor Schmatz finished his long term project Amerikanare which explores the huge American Car Culture in Sweden.

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Amerikanare will be exhibited at the Flash Forward Festival 2015 in Boston, USA

You can view Gregor’s work at www.gregorschmatz.co.uk and follow him for regular updates on www.gregoredgar.tumblr.com

Nic Rue – Moth Cyanotypes

BA (Hons) Photography – Work in Progress 

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

 

 

 

Here’s Nic’s explanation of the project…

“Here is a video that gives a little insight into my process for making my moth cyanotypes. It’s very condensed, but hopefully interesting.

British moths are major pollinators who are facing extinction due to environmental pressures such as habitat destruction, chemical and light pollution. Because most are nocturnal, their absence is often difficult to notice.”

The moth cyanotypes will be exhibited at the Napier Degree Show and at Free Range in London.

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Sophie Mae Howie

BA (Hons) Photography – Work in Progress 

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

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From the series “Death”, image @ Sophie Mae Howie 2015 all rights reserved.
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From the series “Death”, image @ Sophie Mae Howie 2015 all rights reserved.

 

Images from Sophie Mae Howie’s ongoing series “Death”.

“Death” explores places around Scotland where people have died. This series shows places where a murder, suicide, or accidental death has occurred. The photographs expose the way these places have been obscured by the passage of time and aim is to give memory to a forgotten place. The places have connections to things other than death, and therefore make it challenging for the viewer to believe death has occurred at this place.

Find out the story behind the pictures www.sophie-mae.com/

 

Rhian McIntosh

BA (Hons) Photography – Work in Progress 

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Edinburgh Napier University final year photography student Rhian McIntosh will be showing work from “Nightmares” as part of the Photography BA (Hons) Degree Show & Festival of Creative Industries 2015.

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Nightmares are a cause and effect of disturbed sleep. Rhian’s current project is a sensory exploration of her own nightmare experiences: immersing viewers into a dream world of displacement and unease.

Rhian is a Scottish photographer and filmmaker currently based in Edinburgh. Her current work combines a keen interest in both mediums, and challenges the ways in which we respond to still and moving images.

 

Take a look at her new website
www.rhian-mcintosh.format.com/

 

Rachel Townsend “Terrestrial Bodies”

BA (Hons) Photography – Work in Progress 

Edinburgh Napier University final year photography student Rachel Townsend will be showing new work from “Terrestrial Bodies” as part of the Photography BA (Hons) Degree Show & Festival of Creative Industries 2015.

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Check out Rachel Townsend new work in progress
Follow her on tumblr: www.rtownsendphoto.tumblr.com/

Rachel says about the project…“Terrestrial Bodies is a new project that aims to explore our relationship with images of space. Inspired by images from the Rosetta mission towards the end of last year. This work attempts to tackle the feelings of disconnection I felt when viewing the images taken hundreds of millions of miles away. They were too real, too clear. I expected blurry, grainy shots and so I found it difficult to believe that these images could have been taken so many millions of miles away. This project is my imagined journey into space, creating my own versions of celestial bodies from terrestrial objects.”

 

Season of Photography 2015

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A number of last year’s BA Photography graduates are exhibiting work as part of the Institute of Photography in Scotland’s Season of Photography 2015. 

Lisa Boyd is exhibiting work alongside Martin Hunter and Allan Bovil at Platform 9th July – 30th August 2015 

Louise Kennedy is exhibiting her work ‘Lolitas’ at Fife Fotospace Gallery in Glenrothes 10th August – 19th September 2015.

Mhairi Law is exhibiting her work in Ullapool and Stornoway from 18th September – 25th October 2015.

BA Photography students capture essence of Fountainbridge

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Maria’s shed which she is constructing out of recycled materials. © Christina Webber 2015 all rights reserved.

Images by 4th year BA photography student Christina Webber on public display in Fountainbridge. The huge billboard sized image is from her body of work documenting the population of Fountainbridge during a period of dramatic physical and vocational change.

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“The bustling every day life of Fountainbridge residents has been depicted on hoardings surrounding a new £200 million development.

Photography students from Edinburgh Napier University were asked to capture the essence of present-day 
Fountainbridge as part of a competition being run by the Evening News and developer Grosvenor to highlight the past, present and future of the area…”

Read the rest of the story in the Evening News article here

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Grosvenor project manager Robin Blacklock with photographers, from left, Katie Matthews, Anete Tisanova and Christina Webber in front of Christina’s winning entry. Image © Toby Williams

 

Christina Webber chose to photograph a resident from the Grove Community Garden – situated close to the Fountain Park complex – posing outside her shed.

3rd year students, Anete Tisanova and Katie Matthews, also have images featured in the public display.

These images are currently being publicly exhibited on Melvin Walk, as part of a project working with Grosvenor and The Big Partnership aiming to document ‘Fountainbridge: The Present’.

This transition from industrial hub to a residential and entertainment based district is something that Christina is continuing to document in more depth in an on-going and larger body of work throughout her final year of study.

 

Laurence Winram

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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.