ANOTHER success for a London College of Communication BA (Hons) Design for Interaction and Moving Image (IMI) student was announced last night at the Bar-Tur Awards.
Blaise Chatelain, who has just completed his second year on the esteemed course, won the cross-UAL photography competition established in memory of Ann Lesley Bar-Tur, an alumna of Chelsea College of Art & Design.
His picture shows a friend “flying” through the air after jumping on a bike off a ramp. Judges and others present at the Bar-Tur Awards liked the youthfulness of the photograph.
Blaise also won the Pulse Films New Talent Search award in September 2011, and has been shortlisted for the Student Awards at YCN, a prominent design studio.
He is now at the end of a third internship as part of his year in industry. This integral part of the IMI course has taken Blaise to Paris, Australia, New Zealand and Eindhoven.
While he is not yet sure what direction he will take when he graduates next year, he is very keen to realise a creative project which started as a blog (www.rstgnc.com) with a group of friends in Lyon, his home town.
“Ideally we want to create a creative hub, which would promote new artists and propose collaborations with already present institutions. Our boutique would be combined with a café and gallery, host concerts, and be a place we could keep producing our own creations.
“We truly believe Lyon would appreciate such a place and we hope to create a real creative community around it,” he says.
ABC Diploma in Photography alumna (2012) Pauline Moon was also commended at the Bar-Tur competition. She won one of the four Trustees’ Choice awards presented to photographers whose work the judges found impressive.
Pauline was a teacher and teacher-trainer before joining the ABC course last year.
“I have been interested in photography since my early twenties. I decided I was going to embark on studying photography in 2011– I wanted to develop a career as a photographer,” Pauline says.
Her winning photo of a London Marathon athlete formed part of her final portfolio.
“The ABC Photography diploma was a very valuable course for me. As well as improving my technical skills, I learnt a lot about composition and the importance of narrative, and making the ordinary look interesting,” she says.
Pauline now wants to begin to market herself as a photographer while staying involved with teaching.