P10: Defined Practice
This is it. P10. The final module of my degree.... Eek!! That is a scary thought.
Well it happened to me again, I started the module with a completely different idea but given the title of this module is "defined practice" it wasn't becoming defined quickly enough and so I decided to think of a new one.
Whilst brainstorming I revisited a piece of work I did last year, way back when we were only on P6. That was a piece that came about from a curiosity I had to see what "every day" objects looked like when photographed from a birds eye view. As the project progressed it became more about how these objects can trigger memory. So I was thinking along these lines and realised that I had a whole collection of objects that seem so mundane but have sentimental value to me. I went for a little look through my kitchen draws and cupboards in search of crockery and utensils that used to belong to my nanna.
She has featured in my work for another previous module, P7, which was about stand out memories I have of things we experienced together. Sadly, she passed away a little bit before I moved away for university. Instead of buying new kitchen-y bits to take with me, whilst we were clearing out Nanna's house I took a lot of her old things. And so the starting point for this body of work is how I still maintain a physical(ish) connection with her through the act of cooking every day.
It was slighly unfortunate that I came up with this concept while I was at home for 3 weeks over Easter and all the objects I would be photographing were still in Hereford. We also had an interim assessment timetabled for the first week after the holiday, so my first couple of shoots I conducted at home as soon as I got back to Hereford.