Created by four talented HND students, areyouokay.co.uk is a website focused on exploring questions surrounding wellbeing and mental health through the medium of photography. Through each of our distinct approaches and unique photographic styles, we aim to provoke, stimulate and raise topics relating to how we experience mental health and happiness. If you have any questions or want to spark a conversation about our work, we would love for you to contact us via our email addresses linked below.
I started studying BTEC photography back in 1997 when I left school but due to personal reasons I had to leave the course after just over a year. Fast forward to October 2018 and I am back at East Surrey College studying towards a degree in photography.
I currently live in Lingfield with my two pet rabbits and my passion is for nature photography.
You will often find me out and about capturing the sun rising or setting, the full moon or flowers/plants. I was chosen as the website designer as I have experience of creating websites when I used to run my own business. After completion of the HND I am wanting to complete the degree at the college.
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Currently studying on the HND Photography course, I was excited when the group project was announced. The group question ‘Are You Okay’ influenced me to explore a range of ideas. Being assigned different roles within the group, I was excited with the role of ‘editing’ because I wanted to explore Photoshop techniques and develop my skills. After this year I hope to proceed to the Degree level.
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As part of my HND course, we collaborated together to create a group project entitled “Are You Okay?” The title allowed us to work on individual responses yet collaborate on the overall project in a way I never have before. I decided to respond to this title with “No But I Will Be” as my project focused on the positives and negatives of escapism. My role within the collaboration was artistic director, I was given this job as I am good at planning and preparation. After this year I hope to continue my studies by doing a photography BA top up degree.
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As an HND photography student, I have immensely enjoyed collaborating with my peers over the past few months while we have been working towards our project ‘Are you okay?’ As part of our collaboration, I was assigned the role of lighting and preparation as this is where my specific strengths lie, and I have a particular fondness for window lighting. Not only were we able to work together as a team, we also had the freedom to create our separate responses to the question. My response, ‘Can you please leave me alone?’ is about how the space around us affects our mental wellbeing, whether it may be positive or negative. Following on from my HND, I am keen to complete my degree at university.
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