Further Thoughts….

After a lovely chat with my tutor, we discussed a comment I had made in my initial plan about Hatfield being the home of aircraft design, and how this could be something to look into. The De Havilland Aircraft Company opened an aerodrome in 1930 on farmland in Hatfield, going on to produce various aircraft…

Initial Thoughts

My home town of Hatfield in Hertfordshire is a very mixed town. Previously the home of British Aerospace, aircraft design and manufacturing was the towns main focus, with it being famous for building the De Havilland aircrafts. The University of Hertfordshire soon took over those closed factories and a new campus and student accommodation sprung…

Assignment One: ‘Square Mile’ Brief

In our earliest years we know a patch of ground in a detail we will never know anywhere again – site of discovery and putting names to things – people and places – working with difference and similitude – favourite places, places to avoid – neighbours and their habits, gestures and stories – textures, smells…

Assignment One : ‘Square Mile’ research

I began my research into the ‘Square Mile’ assignment by looking at a number of different photographers, most of whom had worked within their own localities, and used their surroundings as the basis for their work. One photographer who’s work I really enjoyed was Keith Arnatt. Two of his photographic series stood out to me…

Welcome

Hi, I’m Alana and I’m a Photography student with the Open College of the Arts. Photography has always been a great hobby of mine, and after completing my A-Level Photography back in 2002, I wanted to continue my passion at University, but no-one near me offered it as a full degree so I fell into…