Portfolio Statement of Intent

For my Professional Practice Module I plan to create a portfolio book based on my travel photography. This is the type of work I would love to be able to do in the future so it makes sense for me to spend time creating something that could help me with that. I will focus mainly on the humanitarian aspect of my travel photography and most of the photographs used will be from my trip to Tanzania in 2015 and to India in 2014 although I will include a few other images from previous trips.

I will chose my very favourite pieces of work to show fewer excellent quality images as opposed to lots of good or ok images.

I will include some text throughout the book but will keep this limited so that the portfolio book is simple and the photographs can take centre stage.

India Book

This week, while there was an offer on books at Photobox,  I very quickly put together a 100 page book of photos that I took in India earlier this year.

Usually I would say that less is more, but on this occasion I wanted to include as many of my photos as I could. As well as an aide to my memory, it also needs to be a tool that I can use to tell other people about what happens on these type of trips.

http://www.photobox.co.uk/creation/3069625604

I only had a couple of hours to put this together and I have since spotted a couple of photos where they haven’t been centred all that well but overall, I’m quite pleased with it.

Update: I received my book this weekend and am very pleased with it. The print is so much better than I had with the KCFM blurb book. It is a hardback book with a lamination on the cover and the pages are nice and bright with good clarity. I would definitely use Photobox again.

Grandad’s Biography

Very sadly, this summer my Grandad passed away. He was 97 years old and his mind was as sharp as a pin until the day he died.

For some time the family had been trying to get him to write his biography, to tell the story of his early years in the East End of London and his trip to Australia in the 1920s. Sadly he didn’t finish it but after some conversations with his nieces and nephews and some of our own memories I have been able to create this momento of his life.

http://www.blurb.co.uk/books/5790992-reginald-thomas-silk

I’m really pleased with the final product and have received positive feedback from family members that have received a copy so far. It’s a great way to display some of the many photos we have of Grandad and something we will treasure and pass on to his great grandchildren and, hopefully, their children too.