As our BA14 season comes to a close we look at the final students from across our undergraduate courses who will be graduating this summer as part of our Class of 2014 series. Here we speak to BA (Hons) Fashion: Styling and Photography (Top-Up) student Yarden Lawson about his final project and his advice for future students.
LCF: What have you enjoyed most about studying at LCF?
Yarden Lawson: I have most enjoyed meeting like-minded people and being able to inspire and be inspired by each other. I also value the support and great feedback from my tutors, who have helped me grow as a photographer by enabling me understand what it is that drives me to create.
LCF: Have you won any prizes / been in the media / undertaken work experience?
YL: I have been Fashion assistant at 7TH Man Magazine for five months.
LCF: What inspires you?
YL: I am most inspired by people. I also think a lot about metaphysics and human nature.
LCF: What is most important to you about fashion?
YL: I am more concerned with using fashion as a vehicle to tell a story and enhance a character. I also appreciate the way in which fashion allows us to externalise our identities.
LCF: How would you sum up your final project?
YL: My final project was a personal project. I created a photo series that dealt with themes of identity, intersubjectivity, sexuality and gender. The series also served as a sort of symbolic documentation or reflection on the last 3 years of my life.
LCF: What are your plans for the future? And how do you feel your course will help you?
YL: I hope to use the skills and lessons that I have learned to continue progressing as a photographer.
LCF: What advice would you give someone wanting to study for a BA at LCF?
YL: I would advise those wanting to study BA at LCF to do so! And if you get a place, make sure you make the most of the facilities available.