Work in progress : MA photography : Falmouth university

Work in progress : MA photography : Falmouth university

06.07.2019

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{ Falmouth University MA in photography – CRJ }

In June 2019 I started my MA with Falmouth university as part of an accredited education programme.

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You can see my entire work in progress page here … http://www.bambino-art.co.uk/ma-positions-practice/

But, for the time being , here’s a little snippet of what I have been up to this week.

More of ‘just’ documenting our lives, and the children’s lives as they naturally unfold.

It’s our youngest 9th birthday tomorrow, so I am planning on taking LOADS of photographs, which probably means I won’t get around to taking any , or they will all be on my mobile phone !

I am a little wary of using my camera too much at the moment, as I am still on call for a birth, and each time I photograph the children, it uses the battery obviously, and I have to keep recharging incase I get a call in the next instant.

These photographs were all taken in the midday sun, not a cloud in the sky, and basically 90 degree heat, consequently, my lighting is so far outside of where I am happy it’s unreal. No sooner had I readjusted for one shot, that I needed to do it again for another. I have NO idea why this was such a both to me today, this is my job I do it all the time, with no issues whatsoever , but today it was just a pain !

Work in progress : MA photography : Falmouth university

Work in progress : MA photography : Falmouth university

 

We (apart from maths and reading every day or week depending on the day or week!!!) take a totally autonomous approach to education outside of exam time. My daughter is a beautiful example of this flourishing in practice. She is totally obsessed with the Korean pop band BTS at the moment, and so EVERYTHING, and I mean everything she does is to do with Korea. She has been teaching herself Korean over the past few weeks, this is mind-blowing. She now knows the entire alphabet, can say a number of phrases, and write numerous words, and all of this she figured out on her own. She sits there with her ‘korea’ book she made, and practices religiously every day. She cooked a Korean bbq the other day for us, she designed the menu, found the food she wanted to cook, wrote out the recipes, went shopping with her Nanna (the purse in this deal!) and bought all of the food for it, and then cooked it all herself as well, and it tasted flipping delicious !

These phone pics are another part of this unschooling. My daughter asked me the other day if when I ‘next had the time’ if I could take her to Korea. I admit, I may not of exactly been 100% listening, and yep, I agreed! So when I realised my mistake, I explained, if she planned every last detail of the trip, from flights, to transfers, to accommodation, to food, to where to go and what to see whilst we are there, and budgeting for it all, I would take her to Korea. She has done all of the above in less than a week ….. this is unschooling coming to bite you on the back side quite frankly ! Through this mini ‘project’ she has studied maths, English, Korean, geography, logistics, budgeting, anthropology & societal differences, art, history, mediation. But more than that, she has learnt the wonderful life skills of wanting something, seeing how to make it happen, setting goals, following through with a plan, and seeing a whole plan ( well all but the last bit of actually getting there at the moment) come to fruitition.

I love this image, and all it portrays. I hate that I got the lighting way off. But I still love the story it tells.

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Work in progress : MA photography : Falmouth university

You can see my entire work in progress page here … http://www.bambino-art.co.uk/ma-positions-practice/

But, for the time being , here’s a little snippet of what I have been up to this week.

More of ‘just’ documenting our lives, and the children’s lives as they naturally unfold.

It’s our youngest 9th birthday tomorrow, so I am planning on taking LOADS of photographs, which probably means I won’t get around to taking any , or they will all be on my mobile phone !

I am a little wary of using my camera too much at the moment, as I am still on call for a birth, and each time I photograph the children, it uses the battery obviously, and I have to keep recharging incase I get a call in the next instant.

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