Cake File...if there was cake it must have been stonking...as I arrived a little late and there was no sign!
Andy showed a strong body of images stretching back over quite a few years - he's been taking serious photographs for ages and also has a very developed practice. He's tackling 'Englishness' as a subject for his...and already has a fair few images and associated ideas to hand. It was good to see and hear someone who is still putting together his project as well as those who've done the finished product.
Still one thing that's coming through now is that quite a few of us in the current year are feeling a little removed from the making of images at the moment - or maybe it's just me? We have been listening a lot, and now starting to talk a little, about photography. However that's very much been the focus...and I'm beginning to feel a kind of creeping tyranny around actually taking a picture. I'm looking at such a lot of work...not all uniformly good, let alone great, but enough of sufficient quality to make me feel pretty inadequate. It's underlined my initial thoughts that I'm a painter who takes a few snaps...but I guess that's why I'm doing what I'm doing.