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A Question on Gender and Identity. Foundations in Photography exercise 3.10 asks us to make a formal portrait. I am breaking from the brief as I'm too anxious to be around people. I'm making use of my tutors feedback from assignment two with regard to exploring identity with others. I've just completed self portraits which explore gender and identity, shot in two sittings over the past week. I look forward to evaluating and selecting two diptychs for the exercise. #weareoca

My five year old and I had an argument towards the end of a long car journey yesterday. But at the end of it she gave me the other half of her best friends locket that she’d recently acquired from the front of a magazine and said: ‘For you, mama.’ #love #daughter #bff #bestfriends #photographer #photography #photographybeginners #brighton #photographystudent #photographydegree #weareoca #ocaphotography #ocaphoto #nikon #nikond7500 #nikonphotography #50mm #distancelearning #adulteducation #backtoschool #brightonphotographer #familyphotography #cameramama

#sketchbook work today. Looking at the work of Walter Sickert, handily this painting at a very busy #mottisfont (something to do with #roses ) . . . . . . . . #nt #seawhitesketchbook #graphite #acrylicpainting #WeAreOCA

Re-reading John Berger’s ‘Ways of Seeing’. Exploring possessional viewing of female nude #coursework #artstudent #charcoal #femalenude #lifedrawing #linedrawing #figurework #drawing1 #weareoca

Fading memories. Possible idea for DIC assignment 1

Experiments with man made form, perspective and crating. It’s a strangely addictive process.

Reworked assignment 3. Monotypes in loose #oilpaint over a slightly thicker printer paper than your usual ream. In this grouping only the men engage eye contact with the viewer and the fixing is impermanent as these three are in #loveisland and could #recouple differently later... . . . . . . #instaartist #artistoninstagram #artoninstagram #art #portrait #realitytv #artist #picture #weareoca #learning

Think I'm calling this one finished! #pastelpainting #drawing #weareoca #assignment

There are some interesting things happening in my sleep-deprived exhausted state... It’s a rare Saturday where I’ve been working all day at the university open day so it’s been a very high-energy, fun but exhausting day! All I want to do is sleep but only have limited time to dedicate to my textile studies so forced myself into the studio. But thing are clicking tonight and I’m pushing myself a little more than usual and just having fun playing around! It’s quite refreshing. Hoping to finish line this weekend (although I’ve said that for the past 3 weeks and haven’t been satisfied yet so 🤷🏼‍♀️) #weareoca #textiles #textilefoundation #markmaking #experimentation #line #linedrawing #layers

Sketch of dissected human lungs. Originally experimented with for #PracticeofPainting, but abandoned for not being quite right. I still like them, and feel like this is a good start to a proper study of lungs (and maybe other body parts - and maybe some crossover with bodypart votives). #WeareOCA #opencollegeofthearts