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Uni photography interview.

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photomau5 says:

Hi everyone,

I have a university interview with Southampton, im wanting to study photography.
They have asked me make a portfolio based on the word 'Borders', Im kind of stuck on what to do, if anyone has any ideas or input it would be very much appreciated!

Thanks!

Tom.
9:20AM, 4 February 2012 PDT (permalink)

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Made In London says:

How long have you got? Borders is quite a general subject. just of the top of me head you could do something on county borders, border and freezes in old buildings. list could be endless just think outside the box and adapt a theme to fit. why not do something around the St pauls thing that you have already photographed.
66 months ago (permalink)

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photomau5 says:

hmmmm true thanks a man, I suppose I could do borders between class, use photographs of the st pauls camp and take photos of people in suits etc.

I have until the 13th or March.

Any more ideas from anyone?
66 months ago (permalink)

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rosie kv says:

What about the idea of borders as a crossing point, or a place of transition?
66 months ago (permalink)

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cmartin_ok (Chris Martin) says:

To me, Borders is the southernmost part of Scotland; got any photos of Melrose, Duns etc?
66 months ago (permalink)

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kathryn102 says:

There's Borders the now defunct book shop, borders of countries, the boder police, borders on wallpaper, pictures, pages, travel across borders e.g. road, rail, air, sea.....
Dictionary meaning:
1. A part that forms the outer edge of something.
2. A decorative strip around the edge of something, such as fabric.
3. A strip of ground, as at the edge of a garden or walk, in which ornamental plants or shrubs are planted.
4. The line or frontier area separating political divisions or geographic regions; a boundary.

Good luck and when you're famous remember us on Flickr :))
66 months ago (permalink)

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_sarchi says:

it would probably have helped if you had been to several countries
or a district that had a multi lingual thing
you might even visit a local customs office get a few angles
66 months ago (permalink)

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Made In London says:

just a few others Garden fences even the walls of a house determines a border as said before it can be applied to anything. The uni are'nt really concerned on the subject it your thought process they are trying to see and your execution of that process.
66 months ago (permalink)

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rosie kv says:

You could use your 'no swimming' and 'keep clear' shots as a starting point for a set of rules/borders.

I liked your photo of the water drop collection. You could do something similar to put in the front of your portfolio once you have your shots together.
66 months ago (permalink)

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photomau5 says:

Thanks a lot everyone for giving suggestions, its helping a lot, Im going to spend some day this week walking around London with my camera and look for things/signs that restrict people or differences between people.
66 months ago (permalink)

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kathryn102 says:

Try Brick Lane, people are very used to street shots there.
66 months ago (permalink)

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Tom Hurley. says:

The 'Border' between night and day, between life and death, land and water the border between male and female, with imagination you can see that we are surrounded by borders the edge between one thing and another or between one state and another, is a very old person on the border betwixt life and death ? your interviewers will look for some visual demonstration that you have made an effort to push your visual imagination beyond the 'literal' having conducted this type of interview that's what I would be looking for............ good luck.
66 months ago (permalink)

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kathryn102 says:

Any news yet? Have you been for the interview?
66 months ago (permalink)

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photomau5 says:

Thanks all!

The interview for this is on the 14th March, but I just had an interview at Derby the other day which went well :) Thanks for asking.

I took a photo this morning on my conceptual idea of borders,
www.flickr.com/photos/photomau5/6896522839/in/photostream

Its about trying to look into another world, reflections I feel are windows to look into a different world.
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