Things to bring forwards from previous research
Potential narratives, themes, motifs;
A few ideas have furthered my thoughts on themes informed by different thing's I have seen in the last few weeks. Watching a cooking series, Dead Set on Life, hosted by Matty Matheson, a conversation between him and the woman who was showing him around really stood out to me with two quotes in particular describing the way people live in the land there;
Matty: "The land is the economy"
Shelley Wooten: "Our ecology is our economy and the economy is our ecology"
I thought this was an interesting concept as similar can be said about Eskdale with the main industries being directly related to the constructed ecology of the land. With forestry, farming and game traditionally being the main local industries, with other industries starting to blossom such as adventure sports, renewable energy and tourism.
Following my route of though of how is life lived within the hills here, I really wanted to push the connections of this. On assessing the overview of rising potential themes and narratives so far, I now to intend to address how best to document and convey their presence.
The mind map above shows my early ideas and development that I then went away and brewed over and brewed over until I saw the light.
I had a first line of thought, then I had a second one that was more realistic.
My First Line of Thought;
Walk all Common Riding Ride Outs, document and create mini zines to release digitally on the days the ride outs would have originally taken place in July.
There was a few major holes in this plan though
Second line of thought
To walk the Castle Craigs and sections of it repeatedly. This option as a walk has good narrative going with the whole common riding story and also facilitates working towards different options for release
This plan seems sensible for many reasons
Going with the second option definately seems the most sensible as it can cover multiple themes while pairing nicely with the final documentary work.
Photographs that where taken from sections of the walk before;
Themes I would like to explore within this shoot
I feel like the variation of landscape and the people of Langholms relation to this walk through its ties to common riding could allow me to explore multiple themes such as
I would like to shoot with these in mind when walking the walk as a whole and fill any potential gaps in this by revisiting sections of the walk I think as subjects could be explored more with regards to narratives and themes communicated through work.