About This Year | Ellen Rogers

Ellen Rogers

About This Year

About This Year

We have here new prints made with eco developer, the test prints, in my sketch book and a few colour film versions...


This year I’ve mostly been trying to behave myself. This is to say I’ve kept my head down so I can make some headway in my PhD. I’ve had to overcome my first exam, which at CSM is called The Confirmation. This required me to hand in a literature review and undertake an oral exam. My workload is, to put it lightly, almost workable. I certainly don’t know how anyone does this with a young family but my students and their energy pull me through it everytime. My freelance work now mostly has to wrap into my studies or teaching. This shoot is an example of just that, and the next shoot I show here on my blog will also be a lighting test. I worked with one of my colleagues, Michele Turriani, in workshops to work out this lighting. It referenced Paulo Roversi. We used Mimi McVeigh, as I used her many times, and she was set up to work with students at the University. Projects like this are wonderful because they allow me to teach as I learn too. The clothing is by Sonia Trefilova who is an absolute gem of creativity, beautiful, lively, and creative; I’ve enjoyed so much working with her in the past year.

Oh, and I passed my exam!

The assistants for this shoot were two of my students - Rosie Stewart Tomes and John Steven Martinez

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