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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

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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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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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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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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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.

Lucy Richens

BA (Hons) Photography – Work in Progress 

Edinburgh Napier University final year photography student Lucy Richens will be showing new work in a photo book she is editing as part of the Photography BA (Hons) Degree Show & Festival of Creative Industries 2015.

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To see more of Lucy’s work go to: www.lucyrichens.com/

 

Visit our Degree Show & Festival of Creative Industries

22 May – 31 May 2015

 

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

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.”

 

Christina Webber

BA (Hons) Photography – Work in Progress 

Edinburgh Napier University final year photography student Christina Webber 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 © Christina Webber 2015 all rights reserved.

 

Christina currently has work being publicly exhibited on Melvin Walk in Fountainbridge as part of a collaboration with Grosvenor and The Big Partnership. She also recently exhibited at Whitespace gallery as part of a group exhibition titled For Reasons Unknown to Me and will be exhibiting at the upcoming Free Range graduate show in London, June 2015.

Christina says about the work…

“This work is shaping up to be a lyrical documentary piece, and whilst I am focussing my camera on Fountainbridge, I find the work speaks about the nature of all changing city spaces. Still a lot of work to be done in the next couple of months, but I am enjoying learning a lot about the city, its history and my own creative process.”

 

See more of Christina’s work here christinawebberphoto

 

Napier Photo Collective

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Napier Photo Collective is a group of BA (HONS) Photography and Film graduates of Edinburgh Napier University. After the degree show at Edinburgh Napier University in May 2015, the class of 2015 will go on to participate in Free Range 2015 in London in June 2015. Free Range is one of Europe’s biggest graduate shows.

We are a photo collective consisting of national and international students who have studied together for the past 4 years. We have successfully exhibited as a group before and are looking forward to our degree show in Edinburgh in May. We want to keep the ball rolling and decided to take our work down to London in order to show it to an even bigger audience alongside other universities. This is a great chance for us to get our work exhibited and meet fellow students and industry professionals throughout the UK.

The final year students at Edinburgh Napier BA Photography have their own Facebook page which you can check out here www.facebook.com/napiercollective

They also have a  Tumblr blog which you can follow here napiercollective.tumblr.com

Jola Sopek

BA (Hons) Photography – Work in Progress 

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“An eternal day” (photobook): work-in-progress from Jola Sopek.

Jola works on long-term projects in the form of photo-essays. She believes that when it comes to shooting, quality and quantity go hand in hand – in order to tell a good story one requires more than just a single image. In her practice she explores the notion that photography works like a jigsaw puzzle which can only by solved by shooting extensively. The practice lends itself to creating a highly personalised reality where the only rules are visual and sensory.

Jola is interested in the history of photobook publishing and alternative ways of displaying photography. She’s also a member of Latent Image Collective

Jola Sopek is always posting new work on her blog at www.jolasopek.tumblr.com and isingthebody