Category: Exercises

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

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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