Category: Photography

You've got to roll with it…

We have had a lot of discussion about photography recently, both at Format and here on WeAreOCA, so it felt time for a practical project – a competition. Inspired by Joel Meyerowitz’s image of a Manet inspired pastoral scene with…

It's a passion thing…

Back from Focus on Imaging, we are now into full on assessment at the OCA. Focus is a show that stirs mixed emotions for me. It was great to meet so many of our photography students and we certainly had…

Blog of the week: Photosynthesis

Our latest Blog of the week is Photosynthesis by Eileen Rafferty. It is a brilliant learning log because Eileen isn’t afraid to take risks. She pushes herself to take photographs in places or situations in which she doesn’t feel comfortable…

"Bonjour le blanc"

“Good morning white man”. The standard salutation, normally said with genuine warmth, that you will receive in Burkina Faso. A reminder of where you come from, which, to all intents and purposes, might as well have been a different planet.…

In love and living on a bus

One of the most frequent questions we get asked at the OCA starts with a statement and goes something like this: ‘I have been a photographer all my life, do I have start at the beginning?’ Although this is a…

Revelations from back home

Last week I joined 12 students who attended Alan Whetton’s photography study visit to Bradford. For me the highlight of the afternoon was the curator talk about From Back Home, the work of Anders Petersen and JH Engström their joint…

'It deepens like a coastal shelf…'

‘…Get out as early as you can. And don’t have any kids yourself’ Unless you subscribe to Phillip Larkin‘s particularly dour view of the world, it is difficult not to be moved by CJ Clarke’s winning entry in the BJP’s…

Photo manipulations

Just in case you are wondering, this is not a post about digital editing. The colours of the sky and the water in the above photograph may have been ever so slightly corrected, but this is most definitely not a…

Blog of the week: photographyselina

Our latest blog of the week is Art Photography or photographyselina by Australia based student Selina Wallace. Selina completed Art of Photography last year and is currently studying People and Place. Her blog is a good combination of documenting her…