Graduating students from Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) BA Commercial Photography course will this week showcase their creativity and hard work at the end of year show.
The course combines practical photography with key activities in relation to business start-up, as well as theoretical study, and is delivered jointly by Gray’s School of Art and Aberdeen Business School at the university, alongside North East Scotland College.
Among the students who will be displaying their work is mature student, Norma Cameron, whose ‘Festival of Fear’ project will be on display for the next week.
“This project was about producing images to promote a horror film festival to be shown at a local cinema,” she said.
“We had previously produced images for the Belmont cinema, and I loved the idea and wanted to take it further. I have always loved the horror genre so this was a perfect outlet to create something a little different.
“For my project I have revisited the films which I chose to represent, taking note of what was important - for instance the maze in The Shining, for this I used a small wooden puzzle as a representation.
“All of the images were taken using a long exposure and lit by a small torch, which helped to light precisely the areas I wanted. I then overlaid textures to give the photographs an atmospheric look.”
All the images will go on display at Gray’s School of Art, Garthdee Road, as part of the Commercial Photography End of Year Show which runs from Tuesday, May 9 to Saturday, May 13. A selection of images will also appear in the art school’s Degree Show exhibition in June.
Norma continued: “I am looking forward to the show, this is only my second exhibition and it is great to see people's reactions to the work produced by the class.
“I have really enjoyed the course, as a mature student it has been refreshing and I would recommend the experience to anyone.”
Course leader Mick Eason added: "As usual the students are working hard to complete work for the exhibition and I looking forward to seeing the work displayed for this year's show.
“There is a good mix of subject matter ranging from ice hockey to horror, showing the diverse nature of commercial photography in today's ever-changing world.”
by Rob Smith
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