What was the highlight of your BA (Hons) Photography at Cleveland College of Art & Design?
For me the highlight has been getting to use both the colour and black & white darkrooms. The skills I have been able to teach myself has really pushed my work and abilities forward.
How would you describe your works?
I shoot Fashion images on film, I develop them and print them in the darkroom, I then work into my images by hand. I do not use software programmes to edit my images, everything is done with my hands. I like to show natural beauty.
What advice would you give young people looking to start a degree in Arts?
Stay strong and create the work you want to create, don’t let anyone change your thoughts or ideas.
How did you find the course? Was it too much teaching and too little practice? Or the other way round?
My time on the course has been good; I have taught myself my skills that will help me progress in photography. I would say that more teaching in first year would of been helpful, but anything I wanted to know I found out myself or asked for advice. The lecturers have always been available to help.
How long did you spend preparing for the degree show?
Since the end of 2nd year all I focused on was the degree show. I wanted all aspects to be perfect; from my business cards to my frames.
What would you change on the course?
I would not change the course I have been on, over the past 3 years it has changed and adapted to the students and our needs. It has shaped me into the Photographer I am today.
When did you know you wanted to be a photographer?
I have always had an interest in Fashion but by the age of 16 I knew I wanted to be a Fashion Photographer.
Where is the dream job?
For me my dream job would be getting to create fashion shoots for the magazines and fashion houses that inspire me.
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