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Unitec BDVA - Class of 2013

A major milestone in my life completed and I am feeling so proud to be standing tall with my classmates!
For me, this journey began 5 years ago when my employer made me redundant, and after a lot of soul searching and self evaluation I decided I wanted to study. Then came the ultimate question…what should I study? Photography is a subject that inspires and intrigues me, so I felt naturally gravitated towards this creative industry.
So, on Tuesday I was officially capped and the certificate is been framed as I write this.

I now hold a Bachelor of Design & Visual Arts – Photography and Media Arts degree!

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An excerpt from my Gradshow presentation:

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Body of Work-Part 2

Sue Wiggins

Nothing is more hateful to me than photography sugarcoated
with gimmicks, poses and false effects. Therefore, let me speak
the truth in all honesty about our age and the people of our age.

                                                            August Sander 1927

Body of Work is a series of nudes unaltered by digital postproduction processes.  As a comment on the body shame and anxiety that has developed as a result of the Western world’s engineered photograph, I have returned to the mechanics of photographic film, shot on a large format camera. My act of taking a photograph has slowed down enabling a rapport to develop between the subject and photographer and allowing subtle influences to come through and be genuinely thought provoking. This portrait series is a study in black and white, with a theme and documentary style which references the photographic work of August Sander. The subjects wait quietly, their poses unaffected with a self-possession that radiates in their bearing and expressions.

 The images in Polaroids Untouched were part of an exploration into image making with processes that removes the opportunity for post-production manipulation. Still working with the large format camera, these images were taken on expired Polaroid 5×4 film. They are self-portraits and portray the results of incorrect processing due to the aged film; the imagery, like the film, is not perfect but is still beautiful in their own right. They are displayed in light-boxes, enabling the viewer to look upon them as ‘positive negatives’ in their unmanipulated state.

 These images speak from the very essence of my project.

 

Class of 2013

Class of 2013

Studio work has been hung and visual diaries and all written work submitted – yeah!!

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True fans stick through the bad times along with the good, and they were rewarded on the weekend with their team finishing the season with a well deserved win!! I have been lucky enough to attend some of their past games and take photos of the younger fans.

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So what could be better after a hard out run (or walk) than having the senior Unitec Osteo students give you some remedial action for all our aches and pains!

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Here’s a few more photos from the Unitec Run and Walk Event last Sunday. The runners came in all shapes & sizes, some appeared to be well seasoned runners, and some just giving it a go…but they are all winners to me.

Well done everybody!!!