Notes on the week: 29 March 2024

March 29, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

On Saturday I had some more FORMAT24 portfolio reviews to attend, with more interesting discussions and things to take action on. They also led to the scene below later in the week, which was an interesting and fun exercise in revisiting my TRIVIAL MATTER images and trying to find the connections.

 

Photograph of lots of photographs printed on small pieces of copy paper, loosely arranged on a beige carpet. The photographs include furniture dumped by the sides of roads, fallen petals, illuminated signs and a squashed scorpion.Trying something

 

In the past couple of weeks we've been completely hooked on How To with John Wilson on the iPlayer. We weren't really sure what we were watching at first, but it's so clever, witty and fascinating, exploring different concepts in New York through video snippets. So many of the videos were of things I would be drawn to, even touching on ways people try to save parking spaces. It made me think a lot about getting better at organising my photographs and pulling out themes.

 

It was more of a computer-based week this week, processing images from last week's shoots, one of which was the opening of David Lock: In-Between Us at Firstsite, which I really enjoyed. Well worth visiting if you are able. Hopefully I'll share some images from that soon.

 

I've also been continuing work on my DYCP project, researching more about documentary photography and storytelling. I've been dipping in and out of Alec Soth's Photographic Storytelling on Magnum Learn, which I've found really interesting and inspiring. It gives me a good boost of inspiration and motivation whenever I watch one of the videos and pushes me to get out and photograph something.

 

After my short course in Photojournalism I bought a second-hand copy of Pictures on a Page by Harold Evans and of course got instantly distracted by the dedication on the first page. I hope Paul enjoyed the lovely gift from Lisbet.

 

Photograph of a handwritten message on a page in a book, which says 'To Paul, 30.6.78, with love from Lisbet', behind to the left and out of focus is more of the book, with the title 'PICTURES ON A PAGE' just visible.Dedication
On Thursday I went to my friend and brilliant illustrator Mary Pullen Deacon's event for her exhibition Nostalgic Recollections (of childhood in an Essex village) at Patch in Colchester. It was great to hear more about her work, take part in a drawing activity and I bought a small print, too, which I'm really excited about. 
 

Today, Friday, is Good Friday, so apart from this short blog I'm taking time to get outside, plant things and hopefully go to the pub.

 

Selective focus photograph of a dying piece of blossom caught in cobwebs, top right of the image, with out of focus shapes behind, and another piece of blossom lower down to the left.SuspendedSelective focus photograph of a dying piece of blossom caught in cobwebs, top right of the image, with out of focus shapes behind, and another piece of blossom lower down to the left.

 

 


 

Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a photographer based in Essex and working across London, the South East of the UK and beyond. I love using photography to give insight into people, places and processes and I offer a range of services including documentary/reportage, editorial, interior and portrait photography.

If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch.

 

 


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