This weekend I was invited to talk at the RedEye Network HotHouse 2018 event at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester. HotHouse talks bring together a range of photographers who are given ten minutes to share their process, experiences and stories about their practice. I have attended a number of HotHouse events before as a member of the audience, they have even inspired similar two minutes talks that I require my own students to deliver at the end of each project, it was time for me to step up myself.
I decided to present on my teaching practice and share some of the projects that I have delivered to try and engage my students in darkroom processes. The ten minutes seemed to go like lightning and after sharing stories of making paper negatives, building handmade cameras and crating chemigrams, my time was up. It was great to be able to field a few questions about my work and the comments from people afterwards were really nice to hear. I may even apply to present again in the future.
Thanks again to RedEye for the opportunity, check out their website and see the other great things that they do.