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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.

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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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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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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

 

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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Last year’s graduates – Degree Show 2014

Whilst we eagerly await the 2015 Edinburgh Napier University BA Photography Degree show – here are some images and posts from 2014’s Degree Show.

The work was well received and has gone on to be included in exhibitions in Scotland and beyond.

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Installation of Mhair Law’s series ‘In The Lay of The Land’. Image © Mhairi Law 2014 all rights reserved
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Installation of James Parker’s series ‘Gorgie’. Image © Ida Blom 2014 all rights reserved
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Installation of works by Dee Clark and Olya Tyukova. Image © Alley Hope 2014 all rights reserved
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Installation of Louise Kennedy’s series ‘Lolitas’. Image © Alley Hope 2014 all rights reserved
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Installation of work by Thomas Hoffer. Image © Alley Hope 2014 all rights reserved
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Installation of work by Lisa Boyd. Image © Alley Hope 2014 all rights reserved

See images and information by the whole class of 2014 on Edinburgh Napier’s website.

Edinburgh Napier University’s class of 2014 were featured on Source Magazine’s Graduate Photography Online

Blogger Alley Hope posted images and a review on her blog here.

There’s an install shot of some of the work from 2014 graduate Mhairi Law here

2015 Napier Photography Degree Show

Welcome to Edinburgh Napier University 2015 BA Photography (Hons) Degree Show blog.

This is the place where we’ll post information on all of the final year students’ projects and photography as they work towards the 2015 Photography Degree Show.

We welcome you to look through students’ photography, blogs, work in progress, behind the scenes information and thoughts.

This year’s graduates are:

Posts are maintained by Ron O’Donnell and Sophie Gerrard

Lecturers in Photography at Edinburgh Napier University.