May 2015 archive

May 15

Assignment 5; The Politician 2015

This is my fifth and final assignment. I had quite a bit of fun putting this together! The notes for my tutor can be found here Assignment 5 Tutors notes The longer description of how I produced the image can be found here Assignment 5 So with all due gratitude to the inspiration provided by …

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May 15

Exercise; Question for Seller

Does their presence on a gallery wall give the images an elevated status? The very fact of their display on the gallery wall will change their status. Previously they were “unwanted” photos that nobody was interested in purchasing – now they are part of an exhibition and this context will change their status. Whereas previously …

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May 15

Research Point; Gregory Crewdson

The construction of these pictures is very complicated. Crewdson himself talks about his pictures being “involved with that moment between before and after” the “in between moment”. I think that this is key to understanding how, for me, his photographs go beyond being just “aesthetic beauty”. It is this element that makes the images ‘psychological’. …

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May 15

Exercise: Scene from Goodfellas

What does the scene tell you about the main character? The scene really emphasises how important a person the main character is – he is someone everyone¬† else acknowledges and to who they defer. He is a person of some power and considerable standing within the community he is living in.   How does it …

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May 15

Assignment 4 Feedback

The feedback from my tutor on the fourth assignment was generally positive. The main areas of comment included how I had structured the essay, not a good thing to use bullet points, and a lot of one sentence paragraphs. So I will amend the essay to take these points on board. My discussion on the …

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