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Guest Talker: Finn Taylor


On Monday the 6th January we had a guest speaker come in called Finn Taylor. Some of you may have seen his work around before. Here is the link to his website : http://www.finntaylor.com. Finn is an amazing photographer and I was honoured to sit in his talk and listen to his advise and see his work. I found him very inspirational and felt as though he was actually talking to us and equals and as human beings.

Below are some of my notes from his talk: (This was a Professional Futures Talk, but I thought it would like in nicely to Narrative):

  • Try and push past the staged look
  • Having a story is important
  • Try and show something different, push past the boundaries of the norm
  • Practise everything that you do
  • Stick to your style or what you enjoy doing, learn and develop it
  • Don’t force people – get them comfortable – let them do their own thing (e.g put on some music and let them dance or sing)
  • Create environments for them
  • Always plan ahead with everything and create A, C, C of your plan
  • Prepare for everything e.g – camera breaks, have a back up – Spare batteries – Spare memory cards
  • Think of what will be more interesting with that person
  • Start getting in contact with Photographers that you like the work of and getting advice/ feed back on your work
  • Get advice, but also remember everyone has their own opinions and different advise. Pick and choose who you listen to
  • Be thick skinned

(Would just like to state that I do not own the Finn Taylor logo, I am using it as a design purpose for this blog post as a form of recognition to the photographer, as well as Finn Taylors Website link. )

Work in Process CV

Work in Process CV

1st draft CV, with annotations.

Although the CV is for my professional futures project, I wanted to include this into the blog as it will effect it at a later date after the Narrative project is complete (Eventually I would like to pass over my over projects work into this blog)

I presume in the future, that Narrative and Professional Futures will overlap from time to time.

(Image taken on Instagram, if you want to follow me on Instagram here is the link: http://instagram.com/rubyblackthorn. )