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Task one:

The Chronometer or Deck Watch was made by J Player and Son in 1896. It was invented by Bahne Bonniksen, a Dane who has settled in Coventry.
The watch was tested for accuracy at the royal observatory in Greenwich. It was bought by the Royal Navy and was used on ships and naval stations throughout the world.
I chose this watch because of the significance it brought to the ship master allowing a safe and smooth navigation of the ship.
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Ahead o F Amaks talk this week. Please check out my interview with her, published last month.
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Task 5- I really enjoyed the challenge of this task. As someone who rarely ever does street photography, and even less so street portraiture, this properly pushed me out of my comfort zone. The person I have photographed is Emilie Dentz; originally from France she runs a pizza van in the centre of Coventry. I was actually looking for what to have for lunch when she commented on my camera and how she likes collecting old cameras herself. We had a quick but warm conversation before I explained the task; she was more then happy to be photographed. I snapped off these quick shots as she served her next cold and hungry customers.
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Weekly Task 5: For this task, something that I wasn’t expecting happened. I was frozen in the middle of the hub trying to figure out how to talk to someone and a boy approached me and asked if I was waiting for someone and I said yes and took advantage of that opportunity and explained the task to him and he immediately agreed to be my subject. His name is Aniete which is an African name. He was born in the UK but his mother has spent her whole life in Africa. He’s 23 years old and is on the third year of sports management.
We exchanged phone numbers to keep in touched and the conversation we had showed me that talking to strangers isn’t that scary at all.
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Task 5- A dialogue with a stranger. As I walked into my shared flat kitchen I saw one of my flatmates friend. With this I saw and opportunity with this weeks task as I didn't know her. As my flatmate and her friend were just about to go out I asked if I could take a picture for my project and she agreed, this is my final outcome. Her name is Chenyao Du, she is from China and she is studying Accounting and Finance for International Business.
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Week 5: I've never done anything like this before so I felt a bit awkward in the beginning. I think I've spent 30min nervously walking around the hub before I approached this girl. She was alone so I took a chance and said hi and started talking with her, she was a bit shy at first but once I got her trust we were laughing at everything. Her name is Taonga Banda, she's taking a mechanical engineering foundation and this is her first year living in the UK. She's originally from Zambia, Southern Africa. We friended each other on facebook and talked a bit after I have sent the photos i took. In the end it was a really positive experience and I think I'll do it again soon.
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Weekly Task 5 - I have to be honest here and say that this was a difficult task for me as I don't enjoy engaging with strangers at all. But there's a good part as well, this technique can easily give you the opportunity to discover interesting stories but this of course after you get rid of the fear of a negative response.
First photo was taken in Birmingham and the second one in Coventry.
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Week 5:

I sat opposite an MA Law student today. We sat in silence not intending to talk to one and another as we made our way through our work. I was intrigued to know what he studied, for just over an hour we sat in the awkward silence of strangers but due to my curiosity I couldn't hold back.
With no intention to take his photo, I sparked the conversation and we began to discuss our courses, political matters and the human right to an education. We also discussed those who do not have access such as; deprived countries and the religious reasons as to why girls can be denied an education in Nigeria.

I enjoyed having an intellectual discussion about ethical issues and equality. As we talked I discovered that he moved to the UK in 2014 to begin his studies. He found it a complete cultural shock. He is so happy to be studying in the UK; in comparison to Nigeria where there is less choice on what courses to take in relation to his own interests.

We discovered that we are also both Christians and went on to explain that the church he attends needs a photographer to get the word out about his church. We then exchanged numbers and later he called to arrange a consultation.

We have now had common ground, trust and the trust gained to take his portrait. Just to think an hour and a half before we were strangers sitting in complete silence listening to each other's conversations...
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Week 5 - Whilst sat in our seminars last week I noticed this gent walk past our room and I knew I had to quickly run out and take his portrait. When I asked what the outfit was for he replied: “We’re here shooting one of the third years’ short films. Its our final day of filming and all is going well so far. Wish us luck!” After that he ran off to catch up with the rest of the group.
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Task 5:
I was planning to take a photo of a courier, and I ordered my dinner on a website. He was a person I never met before, who came and went in haste. And I asked if you agree me to take a picture of him for my weekly task, he just agreed, he tidied up his cap and made a pose asked me if he looked better, then I took this photo. Surrounding was quiet dark, I brought my tripod, and took it quickly. Picture is out of focus on face, but on clothes, because it was so dark, I can't see the screen clearly.
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