Exercise 4.4 Layers – Research and background tests

28th March 2020 For exercise 4.4 we are asked to experiment with ways of making layered imagery. We are specifically asked to use photoshop for the creation of our images. Although I will use my iPad apps for layered work as this is the current method that I am using, but I will also revisit... Continue Reading →

Exercise 4.1 Fragments – Research and 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 →

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 →

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 – Research and 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 →

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 →

Exercise 3.6 Mixing genres – Final edit

19th January 2020 The final image for this exercise is called, "Oh where were you, my Lord, my God, my King?" The overall concept is a self-portrait that brings the viewers into a complex mixed emotional world of someone recovering from domestic abuse. It looks at themes connected with the self, recovery and the role... Continue Reading →

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