Extension work for layers – In My Sorrow & Bed Abuse

21st May 2020 I am quite attached to making layer images at the moment due to the fact that I am not able to sleep at night as I have welcomed back my insomnia. Rather than laying awake and thinking, I have been producing other artworks on my iPad including some extra layer images. The... Continue Reading →

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 →

Letting your photography tell a story

31st January 2020 Research the sequences of Duane Michals online.www.dcmooregallery.com/artists/duane-michals/series/sequencesOCA Foundations in Photography Course Folder pg122 I have written about Michals for my blog on the 21st November 2019 and you will find the research under the heading, Research point - Sequence: Muybridge, Michals, Arnatt, Hilliard and Ruscha, here. I have just researched the above... 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 →

Richard Billingham – Ray’s a Laugh

22nd January 2020 Take a look at Richard Billingham's Ray's a Laugh - a collection of family portraits originally taken as visual research for a painting project.It's important to make a distinction here between what we know through experience and verbal language and what is specifically visual.OCA Foundations in Photography Course Folder pg117 WOW! The... Continue Reading →

Truth: Nan Goldin – The Ballad of Sexual Dependency

13th January 2019 In this assignment I saw a division between ‘photographic truth’ and ‘photographic fiction’ within self-portraiture. With this in mind I recommend you look into the following artists: ‘Truth’: Nan Goldin – The Ballad of Sexual Dependency – not all self-portraits in the literal sense but does include some plus the work as a... Continue Reading →

Thomas Struth

11th January 2020 Before you start, research Thomas Struth's portraits on the Tate website.OCA Foundations in Photography course folder pg116 The Smith Family, Fife, Scotland 1989 1989 Thomas Struth born 1954 Purchased with assistance from the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1995 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/P77750 This is an extract of the accompanying text on the Tates website:... Continue Reading →

Letters from the People: Lee Friedlander

Edited by Mark Holborn (1993), Letters from the People: Lee Friedlander. Johnathon Cape Ltd 04th January 2020 This book is an oversized square hardback and consists of tritone images of the alphabet, numerals, words and sentences. The photographs are from the streets, walls and the windows of America, some have been commercially printed and others... 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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