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Posts tagged with ME-CFS

  1. FMP - Nicola Rigby, A Sculptor and sufferer of M.E

    16 Jul 2019

    CRAWFORD Y. 2018. Nicola Rigby Portrait. I was keen to find a multidisciplinary artist that would do a review on my images and was thinking of a photographer. I had previously approached Aline Smithson, whose schedule was too full this summer and in retrospect was not exactly what I was…


  2. FMP - IIMEC14 Conference & Exhibition

    07 Jun 2019

    The Exhibition at the IIMEC14 Conference went really well with 190 delegates attending. Considering the short amount of time to prepare post photographic shoot, leaving just three weeks to create images for the Researchers work, edits as part of the collaboration, a photographers release agreement and a press release, see here…


  3. FMP - On ‘Introception’ & an invite to exhibit in Rome

    22 May 2019

    As you may beginning to realise I have completed three photographic shoots, one at the Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre in Brighton (CISC), and which this blog is related to, another at the Quadram Institute in Norwich and another at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  Pre my visit…


  4. FMP - Conference Exhibition Space Visit. 2.

    19 May 2019

    On Thursday 16th May 2019, I made a visit to One Great George Street to scout the venue and meet Nicola Gzurmi-Symmes, the Event Coordinator. This tied in nicely with my visit to Photo London at Somerset House the next day.  I attended the IIMEC12 conference in 2017 before and…


  5. FMP - Shoot 3 - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine & BioBanking.

    19 Apr 2019

    Background. This disease-specific biobank was conceptualised and is administered by researchers (the CureME team) at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM); while the University College London-Royal Free Hospital (UCL-RFH Biobank), a partnering licensed infrastructure for biobanking, is responsible for processing, aliquoting and storing samples. Release of samples…


  6. FMP - Shoot 2 - Quadram Institute of Biosciences, Norwich.

    10 Apr 2019

    The second shoot of 3 for my FMP is now complete. An agreed collaboration between the Quadram Institute Biosciences (QIB) and myself.  Background: Daniel, Ernie, Fiona and Katherine were at different stages of their PhDs, Daniel just completed his work and off to Washington to present his paper and the others…


  7. FMP - Shoot 1 - Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre, Brighton

    20 Feb 2019

    This is the first of three shoots I have planned for the FMP at three different scientific centres. After approaching Professor Neil Harrison who heads up a post exertional-malaise trial at the Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre in Brighton, we agreed a date quite quickly for the shoot.  Background: The Clinical…


  8. FMP - Setting up 3 Photographic Shoots

    08 Feb 2019

    This week, arranging the photographic shoots for the project has all come together and after some carefully prepared emails following the discussions with Dr Shepherd and head of the M.E Association, I approach the three individual centres. Who amazingly and kindly, all come straight back to me, so this week I was…


  9. FMP - Prioritising M.E/CFS Research for a photoshoot.

    21 Jan 2019

    After searching for some time for UK funded research, I made an appointment to speak to Dr. Charles Shepherd, Head of M.E Association. He kindly agreed to talk me through the research, 21 Jan 2019, for M.E/CFS associated with the M.E Association and help me to prioritise where I might look for…


  10. FMP - Wolfgang Tillmann ‘Freishwimmer’

    07 Jan 2019

    Sarah Schonfeld, really led me to thinking about cameraless techniques in order to produce abstraction within my images and I come across Wolfgan Tillman. His traces of colour and abstract structures are beautiful. Tillman made this work – the result of a photochemical process using neither a camera nor a negative…


  11. FMP - Final Major Project, Planning and Mapping I.

    05 Jan 2019

    Over the Christmas break, I started to really think about what I really wanted to achieve out of my Final Major Project 1) What am I interested in? 2) What’s personal to me that I can make Universal for everyone?  3) What is practical for me to do and still manage pacing myself in order…


  12. SP - Strange Fire, Robert Calafiore

    23 Oct 2018

    I am definitely a little obsessed with X-ray and reverse images as a way of expressing human form in an abstract way. I have been inverting images since I started on the course and mainly applied this to my ‘absent landscape’ series with some success. Recently, however, I came across…


  13. SP - Progress, Both Surreal and Abstract.

    14 Oct 2018

    Crawford Y. 2018. Series : Human Form. Hands Strangely this weeks activity on social media and my ultimate series of abstract images created for the purpose of seeing what creates interest, really got me thinking more abstractly and metaphorically about my work. How to best represent a journey of chronic…


  14. SP - Unfinished Stories 2, Pete.

    28 Sep 2018

    Yas Crawford Photography. 2018 : Shoot 2 Pete Yas Crawford Photography. 2018 : Shoot 2 Pete Yas Crawford Photography. 2018 : Shoot 2 Pete Yas Crawford Photography. 2018 : Shoot 2 Pete In the middle of a stressful week, I squeezed in this shoot with Pete, an ‘M.E Warrior and…


  15. SP - Unfinished Stories 1, Anon.

    27 Sep 2018

    Yas Crawford Photography. 2018.  Series : Unfinished Stories. Yas Crawford Photography. 2018.  Series : Unfinished Stories. Yas Crawford Photography. 2018.  Series : Unfinished Stories. Yas Crawford Photography. 2018.  Series : Unfinished Stories. Already suffering with a rare and hereditary form of Ricketts, this young lady exhibits all the qualities of an…


  16. SS - A. A view on Phototherapy as a Workshop

    22 Jul 2018

    HOW TO? is my big question.  Yas Crawford. 2018. The Art of Chronic Illness. Chance C. 2018. Soul apothecary I am hugely aware that the lack of a way of managing the workshop will result in no focus and so have created abstract images on which the participant is free to…


  17. SS - Ethics, Aesthetics and Artistic ends

    22 Jul 2018

    Working through development of my workshop and exhibitions, I become more aware of my audience. What will they get out of it? How will they respond? Will they anticipate the communication of ME/CFS or chronic illness? Will they relate to the images? Will I offend them in any way? Will I do…


  18. SS - Three Surfaces, My Overall View

    15 Jul 2018

    For more detailed information, see individual blogs entitled ‘A Workshop, B Exhibition & C Publication ’.  This week has been great in pulling my ideas together, for the Exhibition, Workshop and Publication. Having been a little more involved with the organisation of these three projects in isolation, I now realise, the importance…


  19. SS - B. Exhibition & ‘Landings’ 2018

    05 Jul 2018

    Summary of work exhibited Minitiaure images displayed on glass Marketing materials Questionnaire Early visitors the Film ‘Unrest’ is in progress. Vegan snacks Go ‘Blue For M.E’ In my First Exhibition I encountered many positive and negative aspects to the way in which I had managed the exhibition. As you…


  20. SS - A. Workshop. ‘The Art of Chronic Illness’ Workshop.

    05 Jul 2018

    I guess, this weeks work has enabled me to think more globally about my work. When considering the three elements of surfaces and strategies,  A) a publication, B) a second exhibition and C) a workshop. I have really had to think about my audience and what they might get from each of…


  21. SS - Wired and Tired.

    28 Jun 2018

    For my ongoing photographic work on M.E/CFS and chronic illness, I am interested in the overactivity of the body responding to stimuli it seems of almost any sort! The confusion the brain gets itself into, the mix up in central sensitivity causing the body to think it is awake at night and…


  22. SS - Biomarkers & Spatial Vision

    20 Jun 2018

    Since I have had a couple of not-so-good days, I thought I would revert to writing about M.E/CFS. Its important for me to have a scientific element to my photography and so I thought it would be a useful exercise to refresh myself on the science and see how I…


  23. SS - ´A Broken Biochemistry’ Photographic Exhibition.

    10 Jun 2018

    During our break between Modules and for M.E Awareness Week I decided, a little last minute, to support and create awareness for this unknown condition. I decided to show a film on M.E in combination with  a small exhibition my work entitles ‘A Broken Biochemistry’. On going work on M.E/CFS and chronic…


  24. IC - Inspiration & Struggle.

    12 Mar 2018

    Body’s shut down. Yas Crawford Photography Personal Diary. Yas Crawford Photography Visiting and chatting on the phone to M.E/CFS sufferers/volunteers over the last couple of weeks who are interested in helping me with my MA Photography project on M.E/CFS and Chronic Illness, has made me realise, just how difficult life…


  25. IC - Frozen in Time.

    06 Mar 2018

    Frozen in time. Yas Crawford Photography. Since today was one of those strange days with M.E, when you wake feeling refreshed and hopeful of a better day ahead, I thought it would be useful to note exactly what happened. I am sure this will be familiar to all those with M.E,…


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