Jo Spence

28th March 2020 As part of my research my tutor suggested looking at Jo Spence's self-portrait work, especially 'Remodelling Photo History, Revisualization' 1981-1982. Remodelling Photo History is also known as The History Lesson. However, on beginning my research I have found Jo Spence to be such an inspiration and of interest to me that I... Continue Reading →

Exercise 4.6 Photomontage in Photoshop – background tests and research

2nd May 2020 For this exercise we are able to use images that we have already taken to create our own photomontages in Photoshop. Where does one start when you have such a mixture of photographs in your catalogue? Which theme? Do you use photographs that have a dynamic or eye-catching image? An image that... Continue Reading →

Truth: Larry Clark – Tulsa

I bought this book in response to a post I have written about Nan Goldin and her work 'The Ballad of Sexual dependency.' While researching I found that Goldin's biggest influence was the work 'Tulsa' by Larry clark, she stated in an interview, “Larry Clark’s book that was published in the 70’s called ‘Tulsa’ and,... Continue Reading →

Exercise 3.10 A formal portrait – background tests

28th January 2020 How would you make a formal portrait of someone, that tells the viewer about that person's character, life and interests but remains subtle and restrained?OCA Foundations in Photography Course Folder pg 116 To begin my research on formal portraiture I performed a google image search. I was questioning the difference between how... Continue Reading →

Exercise 3.9 A significant place

25th January 2020 Think of a place that holds meaning for you. Note down the reasons why it matters. (For reasons of practicality, choose somewhere accessible - see Exercise 3.10)Think about how you could photograph that place in a way and in a light that reflects its meaning to you. Is there a particular viewpoint... Continue Reading →

Assignment 3 A staged photograph – final edit (warning self harm and nudity images)

25th January 2020 The following photographs are my final selection for this assignment. To view the research and preliminary work the link is here and the contact sheets, here. It was very difficult to choose a specific image as the final 'one only.' However looking on other peoples blogs some students had presented three as... Continue Reading →

Assignment 3 A staged photograph – background tests (warning self harm and nudity images)

25th January 2020 Self Harming as Protection For this assignment we were able to choose one of two areas in which we could shoot, a staged photograph or a narrative sequence. Self harm as protection seems a contradictory term, how does that work. When my ex use to run after me, to get me, I... 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 – final edit

03rd January 2020 Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.MARTIN LUTHER KING The final selection of images for this exercise can be seen below. The image below was chosen because it gives a series of images that tell a narrative that when combined with the quote on its... Continue Reading →

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