Stressed – Apologies – Update

Trying to follow and read people’s blogs is a little intermittent at the moment, and I send my apologies for this.

Trying to arrange accommodation and other smaller things for uni is quite stressful, and I don’t cope well with stress. I took yesterday off completely and rested.

Although I had planned to have a second attempt at exercise 3.5, using the same poem but making a collage with appropriated images, I’m putting this on the back burner for now.

I am nearly finished with exercise 3.6 mixing genres, and on the whole I’m pleased with it. Although I may re-photograph one day, early in the morning so that I can eliminate shadow.

When I completed reading The Civil Contract of Photography, by Ariella Azoulay, I had intended to write a review. However it’s going to take me a while to digest and then work through my notes. Her book is so insightful and relevent that to choose just a few quotes wouldn’t do it justice. Her points in relation to women, and the Palestinians continued  assualt, violence and denial of access to basic needs by the Israeli govenment  (power, food, work, health care, education, free movement, military rule, freedom of movement, destruction of property, appropriation of land) is very thought provoking, as is the reality that the UN, world leaders, war crimes commission, all fail to act in order to stop this cruel and inhume treatment.

I’m now reading Dianne Arbus Portrait of a Photographer by Arthur Lublow, which is enthralling. I’m really enjoying her approach to photography, and her character, which I feel an affinity with.

When I get the opportunities I’ll return to reading your posts. Enjoy your Thursday.

8 Replies to “Stressed – Apologies – Update”

  1. You are about to embark on a journey that is so great. You are excused trust me 😊 seriously, focus on what’s on hand and on your health and am sure you will come around to it. Best wishes. Think of the beautiful journey that you have to look forward to and the stress will melt. Here’s a big hug 🤗

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  2. I agree, it’s difficult isn’t it to keep ontop of the reading and commenting on the blogs. As much as I’d love to be able to do it each and every day, life does get in the way sometimes. Take time out and rest because you come first in your life and your health is more important than anything.
    Anna (one half of the Cinnamon Buns and Roses Blog)

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  3. Hi Richard, Putting things on the back burner to marinade, simmer and mature is a good idea. I think we all have times when keeping on top of everything is difficult, I know I do. We cannot always make time for each other’s blogs, and have to prioritise. Lots of relaxation please, and I hope the accommodation is resolved soon.

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