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Logan Davies

What are you doing now?

In summer 2022 I graduated from Falmouth University and since then I have been freelancing and breaking into the world of Fashion Photography, recently winning the Portrait of Britain 2022 competition run by the British Journal of Photography.

What route did you take to this point?

After leaving DHSB in 2017 I decided to fully immerse myself in the arts, specifically photography. I attended Plymouth College of Art before going to Falmouth University (recently named the number one arts university in the UK) to study BA Fashion Photography.

I fell in love with photography at DHSB using some time to complete an online photography course, which is where everything started. In the future I want to go into Fashion Image Retouching which means I currently have my sights set on a handful of London studios.

Any significant crossroads?

One of the biggest switch decisions I made was regarding my Post-16 education. I remember getting my GCSE results and thinking that since they were above average that it would be a waste for me not to go to sixth form. But whilst there I spent all my time focused on photography and nothing else which lead to my decision to take the plunge and go to Plymouth College of Art to study photography full time (but starting a few months later than everyone else).

What have you learnt most about yourself?

I think that recently, after ‘finishing' education, I have been reflecting a lot on my time at DHSB. Specifically about what I learned outside the classroom, the confidence and self-assurance instilled within me by the school. Coming to this realisation made me able to harness my ability and craft with more ease.

What words of wisdom would you give to a student joining DHSB in Year 7?

You are about to go into the most formative years of your life which may seem intimidating and somewhat overwhelming. But you are in more than capable hands, ones that will guide you in any direction you desire allowing you to mould yourself into the person you wish to become. Just don’t sweat the small stuff.

And for a Sixth Former leaving DHSB?

The world will be your oyster because of DHSB. You may be going onto university, employment, or any other life path you choose but the things you learned whilst at the school will always be special and you may not realise this until you start talking to other people and see the differences between their experience and yours.

Any fond memories of the school you can share?

Just everyday at the school, each was so different. There was never a dull day. One memory that I will always hold fondly is sitting in Refuel on the last day of Year 11, and Mr Manley holding a discussion with the year group - everyone sharing what they wanted to do when they grew up; what their dreams were. I have absolutely no clue what I said! But I hope that all I have achieved since then would make the 16 year old Logan proud.

Do you have a message for any of your teachers?

I am very thankful for all of the staff at DHSB. Specifically Ms Machray, Ms Anstee, and Ms Brown for fostering my outlandish creative thoughts early on.

One formative experience with a teacher I will always remember, is when I was making the yearbook and Mrs Edwards and I didn’t see eye-to-eye all the time with what was to be included.

However, Mrs Edwards would always be happy to discuss my thoughts and opinions - which unknowingly prepared me for the constant critique of the creative world.


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