Hello, everyone! Somehow a week has passed since I last posted - how ever did that happen? Anyway, here is a photo of one of the newest additions to my Tammy collection. Isn't she sweet? I love her little floral sun-dress.
On my last post, I was asked if I wouldn't mind sharing what my MA thesis is about. I thought I would just give a little idea if anyone else is interested - if you're not just click away or keep staring at Tammy's sweet face.
So, I'm studying art history and, clearly, doing an MA. My thesis is looking at depictions of girlhood in contemporary art photography (by women) and comparing it to similar themes in cinema at around the same time (the '90s, more or less). One of the artists I'm looking at is Anna Gaskell and another is Deborah Paauwe - both have been in my list of favourite photographers since I studied photography from 2007 to 2009. That's a pretty vague and basic description of what I'm up to but, whilst I'm more confident in the direction of my thesis than I was a month ago, it's still a little uncertain. It's a pretty big task to take on and I'm not sure yet if it was a good idea, or not. But today I don't feel like it's impossible, so that's good.
And thank-you to everyone who commented on my last post, especially the encouraging comments. I try not to let my bad moods filter onto the blog (though sometimes that feels disingenuous but maybe that's a thought for another day) but it's only natural that they will.
Having said that, it's clear that I need a little break, if only to gather up some more posts so I won't have so many gaps in my posting schedule. So, I shall see you all on the other side of my break!