Assignment 5 – final selection

Editing is now over and I have selected my final 10 images (in order):

This gives me a narrative flow for a notional collecting day. The first two images are about preparation and set-up; the final two are about collecting-in the money and counting it. Most of those in between are about interactions (or, in the case of no.3, non-interaction).

Only one image of the musicians (as I was one of them, I couldn’t take any with the band playing) as, ultimately, they are a sideshow to the main event.

Interactions between collectors and the public were challenging to photograph. We were inside a large glazed lobby, so space is restricted and people are continually moving past. In addition to being ‘photobombed’ by other shoppers with trolleys, there was also a tendency for people in conversation to turn away from the crowd, and away from my camera. There are a lot of backs of heads among my contact sheets. However, I am pleased with the final selection.


4 thoughts on “Assignment 5 – final selection

  1. Well done Chas and looks good.
    Happy New Year and I hope you had a good Christmas.
    I am so glad to see the back of 2016 and now getting back into the swing.
    I love the set of images and black and white makes them more effective. The little girl is adorable.
    Keep up the good work Chas.
    Liz Chapman.


    • Hi Liz, thank you. I worry that they might look a bit ‘safe’ or conventional for an arts course. I can’t come up with an art-speak commentary but I like them. One thing I have learned from the exercise is that the editing process is as interesting as taking the photos in the first place.
      Happy New Year

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      • Hello Chas. It does not matter and as long as you can take a good photograph and are able to explain what you see and the understanding of what we are being asked to achieve is the only set of tools you need to pass. I am concerned that I am to slow and miss assignment deadlines. I have good days and bad days health wise and this does not help. I have now come to the conclusion that I am not in a race and will have to work at my pace. Yes the editing is a challenge at times, but if everything was that easy and straight forward, we would not be doing the course. Keep me posted on your progress. Liz.


  2. When you have a bad day, remember Douglas Adams on deadlines, “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” My self-imposed two months per assignment is about to go whooshing past, big-time in Context and Narrative.


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