I'm currently approaching my third and final year on the course and really need to get my act together. Why do I feel unmotivated? It's possibly linked to my under par gear that lets me down every time I attempt live music photography in a dark venue.
This summer was hopefully going to be upgrade time, but with promise of full time being out the window, the upgrade looks unlikely.
So now, on a positive mindset... I'm now looking towards my negotiated project and dissertation.
Here is a working title for the chosen area.
"Logistical & Location Aspects of Product and Advertising in the Music Industry"
Obviously this gives me a wide scope of things to analyse, be it how products are marketed in various media, the logistics of conducting a band shoot on location. Taking into account makeup, stylist, lighting amongst other things such as time management.
Other areas to address are icon album art from bygone eras eg, The Clash - London Calling, Exile on Main Street, Patti Smith, Pink Floyd etc.
Following my one to one with a tutor at university I've also began to compile a list of iconic photographers to research:
This is just the beginning.. Now, lets have a good think..