Just Pics will be a new section on the Blog of pictures which I put up with little to no text with my imagery. They will be images captured while out exploring with my camera and will be quite literal. Sometimes the joy of photographing is all that is needed.
With the MFA on my mind I decided to visit the Ancient Roman town of Caerwent on October 22nd. Many of my photographs are for reference purposes only, but I find that I pay much more attention to detail when I am surveying an area with my camera in hand. It was a bit chilly and wet, but it was valuable to see this town with its crumbling stone walls and mapped out foundations. I can only imagine how this charming, little grey town was the vibrant Silurian market capital. Woul
On the 21st of October I went for a walk with a new friend and took him on an unexpectedly overgrown public walking path. To my surprise the previously empty fields were filled with sweetcorn. It filled me with nostalgic feelings for autumn in Pennsylvania. Needless to say our easy photo walk became a bit more of a workout. Until I find the path I want to take with my MFA I am exercising the practice of Photographing my excursions regularly to keep myself in practice and insp
News sources via Social Media often portray editing softwares, notably Adobe Photoshop, in a negative light. Speaking personally, Photoshop and constructed imagery is crucial to my working process. Much of this is in relation to beauty standards and portrayal of women in Western visual culture. Photographs have the reputation of representing truth, which is perhaps why so much negativity surrounds artists who use Photoshop to alter imagery. However, image manipulation has a l
I am grateful to have the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people while studying abroad. One of the perks, is of course having exploring buddies who are photographers as well. I like to photograph with others, because it is always interesting to see which things compel us to take a photograph. Today was one such experience; I had great fun hiking with some new international friends. We went around town and to St. Julian's Wood, a place I frequent often. I noticed that mu
I am still amazed that Wales stays mostly green all year round. At home the plants dry and the grass loses its vibrant green color. Fall here is nothing compared to the wooded mountains in Pennsylvania, but it does have pockets of brilliant color, tucked away in inspiring places. My walk today is my first proper outing since I've returned to Caerleon and completed the first part of the MFA degree in Photography. I decide to walk on the other side of the village, the one I usu