I enjoyed a great presentation by Emily Allchurch yesterday. She took us through her conceptual and practical approaches in some detail included touching on the economics of her practice.
What I came to conclude was that her practice – building image libraries against an original historical template and then telling her story through selecting and overlaying aspects of her images onto it to produce a statement that is clearly hers, but that strongly references and Old Master can be seen as similar to the direction I am taking. However where Allchurch collects a library and creates the statement through one large multifaceted image, my approach is to collect and create a library of project images and then create the meaning through the adjustment and juxtaposition of them against one another as a series. So not that different really.
The whole thing fired me up … very useful time spent.