I made the first shoot for my PhD, it's in reaction to Giorgio Agamben's book Stanzas (1977) and his depictions and discussions around Melencolia I by Albrecht Dürer.
I suppose in time I shall be writing more candidly about my PhD. For now, I write in a tucked away place where I explore my ideas and where the ideas are fed back into the work and research.
In my studies, I've been very interested in the way my images are read, or the 'affect' they give the viewer. Some of the folks on my instagram gave their comments on how the images are received and the conversations and ideas around the comments are just beautiful, please read them here, here and here (make sure to press the + symbol if you are on a computer to load all the comments).
I hope these speak to you also...