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Apr

Above: Our final post from Shanghai comes from first year Sarah McDowall.

"Whilst in Shanghai I decided that I wanted to explore the subject of Western brands in China and the Chinese take a brand and adapt it. After exploring China for 10 days I was surprised at just how many Western brands had established themselves.

Above: A reflective series of images created by first year Beverley Bingham of an area close to Suzhou University, Suzhou.

Above: Images created by first year Abbie Whiddett.

Whilst in Shanghai I wanted to document some of the new architectural projects that define its new identity. These images were created within an area that surrounds the Shanghai railway station and adjacent financial district.”

Above: These images focusing on people working in Shanghai were created by first year Laura Knight.

Above: A film by Lorna Hales.

Above: This film was created by Rheanne Hill.

Above: All of our first year’s begin to learn the basics of creating moving image and developed visual narrative as part of the Introduction to Moving Image module with Senior Lecturer Grant Scott. We will be posting examples of their work over the next few days and we are kicking off our films with this one created by Pat Feeney.

Above: Perhaps inspired by Edward Burtynsky’s work created in the docks of Shanghai for his project titled China. First year Sebastian Nowell headed out from central Shanghai and travelled to Zhanghuabang an unknown location to him on the train map. He arrived at a shipping cargo container hold, where after asking if he could enter the location he was allowed to create these images. 

Above: Another first year student who explored the portrait opportunities a train compartment in Shanghai offers was Georgie Parry. 

Above: It was not only our first year students who were inspired to create images on our recent trip to Shanghai. Course Leader Trudie Ballantyne continued her body of work created with the Hasselblad XPan camera.

23

Apr

Above: Our final post of the day features news concerning third year Venislav Petrov.

A while ago I entered the LensCulture Portrait Competition with my Looking for Veni project. Unfortunately, I wasn’t shortlisted but they invited me to have a personal profile on their platform, stating that they were interested in my work. Ordinarily, if you want to have your profile listed on their page, you would have to submit your work and wait for approval. Their website has a huge traffic everyday and I think this will give my work essential exposure.” 


This is the direct link to my profile https://www.lensculture.com/venislav-petrov

Above: These enchanting portraits were captured on the streets of Shanghai by first year Amy Lawrence.

Above: It’s a busy posting day here at Ed&Ad HQ as the work keeps poring in! This sophisticated portrait of Emma Somper from Gingersnap Models, Bristol was created by third year Charlotte Stevens.

Above: It’s a busy posting day here at Ed&Ad HQ as the work keeps poring in! This sophisticated portrait of Emma Somper from Gingersnap Models, Bristol was created by third year Charlotte Stevens.

Above: These images of clothes hanging in the streets of Shanghai were created by first year Florence Tippetts-Hill.

Above: More architectural images from third year Liam Clarke, this time of the Chenshan Botanical Gardens, Shanghai designed by the award winning landscape architects Valentien + Valentien.