Exercise 4.9 Presence/ absence

7th May 2020 When we look around familiar environment we tend to ignore or 'not see' certain things in them. In this exercise, you'll explore the absence and presence of an object that you're accustomed to in order to bring to the surface an altered ambience.OCA Foundations in Photography Course Folder pg143 This is the... Continue Reading →

Laura Letinsky – Ill Form and Void full

06th March 2020 We are asked to look closely and analyse the below photograph by the Canadian photographer Laura Letinsky. Untitled 12, from the series “Ill Form and Void Full”, 2011image from ART SY artsy.net Driven by her interest in “control, accidents, and contrivance,” Laura Letinsky is best known for her exquisitely composed still life... Continue Reading →

Peter Fraser

03rd March 2020 Also look at Peter Fraser's close shots of found phenomena at http://www.peterfraser.net. These photographs either create for find salient and amusing new meanings in everyday objects. The 'visual' description of their images is not what the work is 'about', but the effect of a juxtaposition, arrangement or phenomenon.OCA Foundations in Photography Course... Continue Reading →

David Hockney – Joiners

28th February 2020 To follow on from my Analytical Cubism post, I am researching the development of the idea of multiple viewpoints and fragmentation of images in the area of photography. I have loved this creative style ever since I had seen one of David Hockney 'Joiners' work in London. I must have been about... Continue Reading →

Exercise 4.1 Fragments – background tests

29th February 2020 Introduction For this exercise we are asked to experiment by combining fragments of images to create a combined design. We were also asked to research Cubism (link to post) and Brendan Fowler's Spring 2011 - Fall 2012 as initial inspiration for our work. From this research I also took time to research... Continue Reading →

Research point: Cubism

25th February 2020 The idea behind this exercise is to imaginatively combine the different photographs into a single conclusive design. Have a look at some Cubist paintings and sculpture as inspiration. Notice how one object blends into another and how different viewpoints of the same object co-exist in surprising ways. The classic example of this... Continue Reading →

Peter Fischli and David Weiss

22nd February 2020 Everyday life throws up many unlikely juxtapositions and symbols. Research online Peter Fischli and David Weiss 'Quiet Afternoon' series and have a look at their amusing video 'The Way Things Go.'OCA Foundations IN PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE FOLDER PG127 Artists information from The Tate website:The photographs which make up the series Equilibres / Quiet Afternoon 1984... Continue Reading →

Bernd and Hilla Becher

10th January 2020 Look online at the work of Bernd and Hilla Becher. Note how the composition, framing and lighting is almost identical in each photograph and how this 'gels' the series together.OCA Foundations in Photography Course Folder pg111 Bernhard "Bernd" Becher, and Hilla Becher, were German conceptual artists and photographers. They are best known... Continue Reading →

Exercise 3.5 Photographs from text – background tests

Choose a text that has meaning for you. It can be anything from a poem to a newspaper report, a biblical passage or a scene in a novel. It can be a long text, but it would probably be best if it was reasonably short. Try to generalise visual ideas that communicate something about the... Continue Reading →

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