Right. Reset. I seem to have pretty much stalled here with this module – at least in terms of getting stuff out there on this blog, and handing in assignments. What I have been doing is taking photographs, reading widely around the subject and taking part in various group things run by other OCA I have also been doing – probably far too much – thinking.
If I’m not to exceed the 4 year time-box to finish level two, I have until the 14th of April 2022 to finish Landscape, Place and Environment. That is 34 weeks (and a couple of days) to finalise five of the six assignments, or seven weeks an assignment. That would leave me with 6 more weeks to tidy everything up for assessment next July.
Put like that it doesn’t sound too bad, so let’s start sorting out a schedule.
Assignment two – the journey – is pretty much ready to go. The work that still needs to be done is on writing up the exercises and the contextualisation for the assignment. I know what I want to say; I just need to type it. I’ll set a deadline of the end of the month for getting it to my tutor. Three weeks (T-31)
I’ve just got back from two weeks in Orkney, and – once I’ve got the last two rolls of colour film back from the lab – have got all the photographs I should need (and will have the opportunity to take) for assignment three – space into place. I think I know what I need to write for the exercises and the assignment should not be as technically-involved/software-reliant as either of the first two. Wrapped by mid-October. (T-24)
Then comes the essay for Assignment 4. I have two ideas for questions here:
- Are all our/my photographs, American Photographs now? do we/I look at places through the lens of the canonical American photographers?
- What are all these photographs for? Why are we doing all this photography?
I’ll have it written by Christmas (T-16).
Assignment five – the self-directed project – is the last of the fully photographic projects in the module. Again, I have ideas, mainly around how to depict the place where I live. I have been taking photographs for this since I started LPE. I should be able to get it into shape by the beginning of March. (T-6)
Which leaves me 5 weeks to get Assignment 6 – the getting everything into shape for assessment one – with a week to spare. (T-1)
I’ll also aim to write one of these a week, to keep the clock ticking and to keep me on track…