PHOTOSENSE was a response to a pre-pre phonar task set up by myself, Daisy and Josie. JW sent out an email suggesting the class collaborates and comes together to form some sort of podcast, photography for the ears, I loved the idea and so through group brainstorming, we came up with the angle of photography for the senses and PHOTOSENSE was born.
PHOTOSENSE is important to me because it helped me understand the platform that Phonar gave us to create whatever we wanted and have an immediate following/interest which was fantastic. It was also the first time I really got a taste of the world of transmedia blogging which we learnt through using twitter [utilizing hashtags], posting about sounds, photographs, videos, articles and every kind of media we could think of.
One thing it also taught me is how easy it is to connect with whoever you want in the world providing they have access to the internet and most of the world does these days. Proof of this was by wanting an interview with photographers that worked with the senses, googling artists and being able to contact them just through a simple email which is how I managed to bag interviews with Ian Treherne and Sebastian Meyer which Daisy also helped to do. PHOTOSENSE gave me the confidence to be able to use the tools we take for granted everyday to make things happen and I’m very grateful for that.
Although the idea for PHOTOSENSE was to make it into something to be listened to, like a podcast, we didn’t really end up getting round to that due to the sheer volume of other projects we all had on the go and this is something I do regret. Hopefully soon when we all have more time we’ll take a day out to produce a podcast which can be circulated around soundcloud and twitter etc.
Below is a list of blog posts that I contributed to PHOTOSENSE.
Sebastian Meyer Interview [Combined effort]
Ian Treherne Interview [Combined effort]
PHOTOSENSE isn’t over for me though, this is an ongoing project which will just get better with time!