Category: Analysis

Dec 27

Fay Godwin – Flooded Tree Derwentwater 1981

I really like Fay Godwin’s photographs. It was a great pleasure to visit the Land Revisited Exhibition earlier this year. I think this image – Flooded Tree Derwentwater (can be seen here – you may need to scroll across to get to this particular image) – is probably my favourite of all her work. To …

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Oct 12

Poppy, 1988 by Robert Mapplethorpe

I don’t find all of Mapplethorpe’s work to my taste, but I do love all his flower photographs. One of my favourites is Poppy 1988 (which is number 10 on this link). The positioning of the flowers is intriguing with the intertwined stems. The curves of the stems and shape of the flower give a …

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Sep 14

Venice 1986 – Dorothy Bohm

I referred to this photo, Venice 1986, when I wrote about my visit to the Dorothy Bohm exhibition at the Sainsbury  Centre for the Visual Arts earlier this year. Bohm is perhaps best known for her street photography but it was this picture of Venice that appealed to me above all others. First of all …

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Sep 14

Analysing photos

Part of the requirements for the OCA course is to collect photographs that appeal to the student and say why they appeal. So far I have a rather haphazard collection of cuttings in a folder of photos from magazines. I have also, occasionally, commented in this learning log on individual photos in exhibitions. I thought …

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