My last post was way back in August and while I had a few more ideas for things to write for the Autumn, I made the decision to head back to university in September. Since then things have got rather busy and even more so as I’m giving two talks at Carisbrooke Castle Museum in February and March.
Is a photography degree worth doing?
The debate about whether a higher education in photography is relevant or even helps to get a job after graduation is one that has no clear answer. Many people would say it’s worth it and just as many will say it isn’t. Both sides have positive and negative points, but what can an education offer that self-learning cannot? Is a photography degree really worth pursuing?
As people who know me know, I love art and photography. This site is intended to run alongside my photographic site mikeophoto, but where I can post up more written work. That’s not to say there will be a complete absence of photography, just the main focus of this site is a place to post up personal writing, essays, reviews and thoughts relating to art and photography. Plus the occasional random post every now and then.
In the last year I’ve become a lot more interested in the theoretical side of photography and art. This has led me on a very interesting journey into the ‘why’ surrounding photography. It’s opened up a whole new view on the photographic practice, one that I hope to feed back into my own work, but also one that’s made me think a lot more on the process of photography. As I also enjoy writing, combining the two seemed the next logical step.
I hope that things on here will be informative and hopefully make you think and in turn help you with your own photographic practice.