About

This is the learning log of John Callaway (515809), photography student at the Open College of The Arts.

For the moment it relates to the module entitled “Photography 1: Expressing Your Vision”  and will contain my assignments, coursework, research, and anything else that exercises my mind in relation to photography. It’s very much a work in progress.

Photography has been a constant companion for much of my life, albeit in a fairly untutored way. I tend to photograph things that interest me, and I gravitate quite a lot to black and white.

At different times I’ve embarked on more formal training but the day job kind of got in the way. I did however start a blog whilst on a course which is now  several years ‘live’, and to which I add photographs which sometimes reflect what is currently exercising my mind.

The day job is as a social worker. I spent some 25 years working and managing alcohol and homeless services, but am currently working with people with learning disabilities. Marginalisation and exclusion are themes that tend to recur, and I guess inform some of what I try to portray.

But then I’m just as happy taking photographs of gigs…

And if you’ve got this far, you’re probably a fellow student, so please feel free to comment…..
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 A note on copyright or copyleft…

All writing and photographs on this blog are the work of John Callaway, except where expressly stated. Where images are clearly marked as being the work of John Callaway, they may be used under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.

For further information about the notion of copyleft, follow this link

 

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