FMP - Reflections

I can’t believe it’s really the end. I so much enjoyed to be a student again.

I signed up for this course with the hope it will help me to break the impasse in my creative practice through finding my own visual language within photography. I wasn’t sure if it was the right move. For many reasons. One of my biggest concerns was the language as I was never confident in writing and especially talking in English. I was also afraid of balancing the course with permanent job and private life and to be honest I wasn’t really convinced that the photographic medium is really “my thing”.

The language was never a problem. It was a bit intimidating to talk during the recorded webinars but during the second year I found out that I talk too much and I am not really aware of passing time and other students waiting to be heard… It wasn’t easy to balance the study and private life and in fact during the last six months I didn’t have weekends or holidays but I was happy with that as it was a fascinating time. The true is I made it hard for myself but it was worth it.

It took time and a lot of effort but now when I know and understand the photographic medium much better than two years ago, I can say without hesitation that I love it.

What I gained during the two years course is invaluable. I will draw from the knowledge and experience for a long time. It changed me as an artist and I really like that change.

I feel very well equipped for the future and looking forward to turn my room into darkroom again. I have lots of ideas for the new projects which will be a further exploration of the motifs from the On dichotomies project. I have a long list of institutions, organisations, competitions and also individual artists to approach with hope for some sort of collaboration and a opportunity to be present on photography stage.