I was really interested in finding out what people thought about the exhibition and the zine. The feedback I had in person on the night was positive but I wanted to reach out and get some feedback from people in a more distant way, perhaps it can be more truthful. I designed a google form to be filled out and shred the link to it on my facebok page and messaged it to friends that went. I had a few responses and in genral that fall into the same feelings I have.
Looking back over the Surfaces and Strategies module this term I've had some time to reflect upon these ways of engaging with the audience. I defiantly feel that these factors should be addressed on a project by project basis. In this project I have identified that I'm documentation the punk rock community as a member of it. So when thinking about who this project is for I've identified my audience as members of the community themselves. This was a major consideration when deciding on where and how to present the work. You can see more about that in my previous post here.
I would consider the feedback a good indication that what i'm setting out to do is working. I think I'll continue to make zines however I might look into printing them in a better format. The toner cartridges at home weren't as cost effective as I wanted and I have heard good things about a company called https://mixam.co.uk/zines .
I really want to focus on reaching a wider audience and using the zines as a way of doing that. An additional thought was to run a promotion or some kind of sharable link on the facebook page to help reach more people. Aside from that I can't really think of anything else to mention about this module that I haven't already.
Some links to previous thoughts and considerations...
This week we've looked at how some people have successfully used Instagram as a new means of promoting their work.
My personal experience Instagram as a business user and as a person using is that of a love hate relationship. I used to really enjoy Instagram when it first came out as it was inspiring to see what other people are doing different parts of the world etc it seem to be more focused on amateur people using their phones and as times for breasts become used more by professionals and marketers. One of my main problems with Instagram is how it has become a tool in which people look at their lives in comparison with Instagram stars and feel inadequate insert quote here
Week 2 crj
This week with us to look at some of the issues surrounding professional photography. One of the first was that of copyright and particular example shown to us.
There have been some notable art copyright cases in recent decades. One of the most significant is French photographer Patrick Cariou’s claim, suing Richard Prince and his gallery, Gagosian, for copyright infringement. Read more about the case here, or an even more detailed report here.
This week we have been thrown back into the deep end with our professional practice module . Working closely with our module leaderAnna Maria Pfab . We took a look at some of the ways people become professional photographers. There has been definite emphasise on the assisting route with an interview from Will Hartley one of Anna Maria Pfab's futures. My personal relationship with photography has been one consistent up's and downs and plenty of hard times.