Last week saw our last lesson of uni, we got all the key dates and information we need to get us to the big deadline. It was an odd sort of lesson, every one is so tired from trying to get work done, but also excited we are almost there and finally was a slight hint of sadness.
I think as much as we will be so glad for no more deadlines, the idea the last three to four years is coming to an end and we have to think about what is next has settled in. We have been given all dates we need. And more work added to the ever so long to do list, although we knew it was coming. Two more critical reflective summaries to complete. But on the plus side we also have so many dates to look forward too, we have all the time to celebrate after. With final exhibition to show off all our hard work then graduation the month after, we have a good way of finishing and ending on a high note.
We finished the tutorial with getting a last photo of us all together…
Now coming up to my last shoot for this project and Uni I feel totally mixed. On one hand I feel I could easily shoot for another couple of years and continue with the Uni life not ready for it to be over and responsibilities to start. But on the other hand it has been great being able to pull all my work together and show how much she has changed. And finally get uni over with as much fun as it has been. I feel ready to see it go now.
And in a way I have. I feel like You see this timid little girl at the start of my work when I was a scared fresher myself just learning to live on my own without my mum! And as the work progresses can see how Jess grows and how my work has also changed with it.
Jess and Rex.
No longer are we the people from first year. Which is leaving me nostalgic and sad to see both this project and both the people we have been go with it. It has been a tough project and shooting with Jess over the last few years. From one problem to another we have slowly always managed to get the work done. Though this year I like how much more confident she has become and that has allowed us to push the boat out on what we can do. Also that we have collaborated a lot more so this project is as much hers and mine.
But now a handful of weeks from the end, it really is hitting home that my degree is pretty much at an end. Making me dread this final upcoming shoot with Jess. Although one last studio session with her now she is so confident and daring with so many of her own ideas seems like a great way to end it. Will be sad to never get her into a studio again where she thrives so naturally now.
After this point, then the last hard part is up to me. To narrow down all the photos I have been collecting. And show Jessica’s almost full circle during my time at Uni now as this young beautiful women she has turned into.