Today we had a talk from Sara including background context about herself and influences on her work.
It is really interesting to see the work of someone who we try to impress using our own work.
I discovered more about the processes one goes through before becoming successful. It is important to do more than what is expected from you in order to grow and become recognised as a designer.
She also gave us advice on planning ahead and to begin thinking about what kind of designer we would like to become.
I have a lot of respect for Sara in that she chose happiness over wealth and turned down work for begin company’s such as cigarette company’s as they do not promote happiness.
In this photography based workshop we were required to go away and photograph a series of images. The brief stated that they had to ‘tell a story’ meaning there needed to be a ongoing theme throughout all of the photographs. I began thinking about all the traits of London that people don’t expect when imagining a trip to one of the biggest and furthest developed cities in the world. Such as furniture left out in the streets, piled up rubbish, beer cans and litter and more. Whilst at the same time these are all the things that make me feel at home. Last year I spent two months living in Paris and through this I discovered that I didn’t warm to how pristine the streets were. Every street there is very beautiful however they are look almost identical and as a result lack the diversity and character that London holds. Through this project i also began to look at gentrification and the way in which Londoners don’t want constant changed and improvement and like their home the way it is; more affordable withholding character.