Category: Part 2

Dec 04

Feedback on Second Assignment

The feedback from my tutor on Assignment 2 was critical but fair. The assignment was praised for its interesting approach to the topic, but a number of technical issues were raised, in particular; motion blur in some images and others out of focus washed out highlights in some photos I submitted this assignment as prints …

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Oct 21

Assignment 2: The Sociology of Shopping

The concept for this assignment led on directly from the work I did in considering how to use props to tell a story. I thought that I could take photographs of shoppers outside very different shops to tell a story of social status and differences.   I wanted to build on the street photography work …

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Oct 20

Assignment 2 – Using Props – First Thoughts

How to create a series of photos that tells a story but that uses a white shirt or a handkerchief as a prop in each photo.   White Handkerchief A series of photos illustrating the countryside and the freedoms and restrictions imposed on people wishing to use it. For example the handkerchief could be used …

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Oct 20

Assignment 2 – First Thoughts – Unphotographable

What sort of things can be unphotographable – and how could you go about portraying them in photographs? Time – You can’t photograph time, but you can photograph representations of it Clock Sundial Metronome Ages or Ageing Energy – Difficult to photograph directly, but perhaps could photograph Athlete Drinks Muscle Children playing Feelings – How …

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Oct 17

Exercise: Poem

The aim of this exercise was to develop metaphorical and visceral interpretations rather than literal ones.   It requires me to select a poem and then interpret it through photographs, not a description of the poem but a response to it.   I chose the poem “The Child on the Stairs”by Moniza Alvi,   it …

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Oct 16

Research Point: Sophie Calle and Sophy Rickett

Sophie Calle received an email from a lover essentially breaking off their relationship, ending with the words ‘take care of yourself’   She used this message as the core of a work of art that she created as a response to the receipt of the message. She passed on the email to over a hundred …

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Oct 16

Exercise: How does The Dad Project compare with Country Doctor

While Smith took some compelling photographs and produced a great story with Country Doctor, to me he seems more removed from the story than Briony Campbell does in The Dad Project.   Smith seems more of an observer telling the story whereas Campbell is part of the story, just as much as her father.   …

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