Hello, my name is Jonathan, I am student 511682 and this is my learning blog (at least it’s online portion) for the Art Of Photography course that I am currently studying with the Open College of the Arts (OCA).
I am a Zimbabwean, who normally calls Brighton in England home, but who is currently living in Kathmandu, Nepal.
So why am I studying photography? Because I love to take photographs is the simplest answer! What started out, in part, as a way to document the life and growth of my now 10-year old daughter has blossomed, for want of a better word, into a passion. But going back before that, as a child, I was long fascinated, inspired and filled with wonder at the photographs depicted in the pages of National Geographic magazine. So maybe some day, I hope I might yet have the skills necessary to make similar contributions and I hope this course will help me with that along the way.
My other interests are in videography (I’d like to make documentary films some day). I also dabble in CG art and animation, and occasionally put pen to paper in writing haiku poetry.
I spend much of my weekends mountain biking around the hills of the Kathmandu Valley. Well, locals call them “hills” but they really seem more like mountains to me.
So, I am happy to be in contact with fellow OCA students, on this, similar, or even completely different courses, whether you’re ahead or behind in terms of how far along you are.
Wishing you all success and the best of luck.