Been taking a break for a few weeks to relax and get over the end of my degree, final major project, final show etc. I am now faced with the realities of trying to find work. However as part of my award I am being mentored by the Library of Birmingham GRAIN Photography hub. I had a meeting with them and portfolio review that went really well and I am really looking forward to working with them. While I was there I was given a tour of the exhibition space and got to see Daniel Meadows retrospective there. The shots pictured above were taken for free of the British public while he travelled around in his converted bus which had a bed and a dark room. I really wish I could do this right now, sounds like a great time.
Textures of Cresswell Beach, North East England by Nicola Onions
'Ephemeral' - Nicola Onions
My final major project at university explores dementia and existence and visualises these ideas through the use of thawing ice. I have finally finished 3 years of studying and am graduating with a first class degree. I also won a visual communication award from the Library of Birmingham and GRAIN photography hub. I’m really looking forward to doing a placement there, possibly working in the photography archive and maybe creating some work for them.
So happy to be featured in #PHOTOGRAPHY magazine along side other fantastic photographers, the range is this issue is so diverse, you have to check it out :)
'Ephemeral' hand bound photo book for my final major project at uni, exploring dementia, loss and existence through the use of ice. Can't believe 3 years has nearly come to an end.
A conceptual photo book from the point of view of a fictional character with memory, personality and anxiety problems
Documenting their day to day and what catches their eye.
Now available to buy from my blurb bookshop
Windows and curtains, a common theme within my new project ‘Everything and Nothing’
'Everything and Nothing' explores short term memory loss and anxiety from their point of view.
First attempt at star trails on black and white medium format film with exposure of just over 30 minutes.
Some members of family wanted to get rid of these portraits of my Great Great Aunt Betty and Uncle Fred because they are ‘too big’ but they are beautiful and they will never be thrown away by me. History is important.
Also i’m going to learn collodion and tin type processes at some point soon hopefully.
Forget Me Nots for my ‘Ephemeral’ project