i. Easdale Island
So, this is a small selection from our week in Easdale...a fascinating island which if you're interested here is a link...no cars, streetlights or roads...wheelbarrows are the mode of transport!! So, I have a set of fairly nice images. But 'nice' is boring. I'm asking myself 'so what?' 'why bother?' 'what did I learn from taking these?' There is no interesting narrative or intention behind them. They're sadly cosmetic and shallow!! How could this series inform my practice? In my view it doesn't. So I won't be submitting these for assignment, I don't want to waste my tutor's time advising me how to improve on a series of essentially holiday images that I have no interest in developing or reproducing. I tried...
This was the series I envisaged having more scope for development. An early setback was the lady I was hoping to speak with, the dweller who has lived in the village the longest has health issues and has been unavailable. Without her, my knowledge is limited. I'm not in a position to force this issue. In addition the symbiosis of landscape/place/inhabitants both historical and how to present this in a photograph is still unresolved in my head. So for the time being, I'm not in a position to pursue this, but it may be something I come back to.