Emma Davies is a photographer and instructor with a Master's Degree in Psychology and currently studying for an MA in Photography.
This fascinating chat gives an insight into Emma's philosophy and examines the two strands to Emma's photography which are instructing and her personal practice. Having spent the last few years developing and setting up her successful photo school she now hopes to focus on her own personal work.
Have a look at Emma's 'A Year with my Camera' which is a year-long online beginner's course. It's free by email and perfect for beginners who find getting off manual control difficult. She has also written a number of workbooks which can be found on her website.
Emma is unfailingly supportive and generous towards other creatives and her website is crammed full of tips and encouragement. Her lockdown project "The Edge Online Gallery' was a great way to share other people's work. She is passionate about sharing artists' work, believing 'a rising tide raises all ships'. She sees the gallery as a visual equivalent of a podcast.
Explaining how her personal work is constantly changing, she describes herself as a landscape photographer moving towards creating images that have feeling and meaning. Thomas Joshua Cooper's atmospheric images were inspirational to her. She aims to capture a sense of attachment to a place, where there is an emotional connection. Hear how she decided to walk and cycle photographing the coast of England during lockdown and 'go to the edge'. When she's free and has the time she goes out and shoots whatever the weather.
It's interesting to hear Emma explore her next steps. She is very inspirational. A book of images is a couple of years down the road. It will be worth waiting for.