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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Jane Taylor Interiors

10th January 2020 Exercise 3.9 A Significant place looks at places of special meaning. In the introduction to this exercise, page 115 in the course folder has a photograph by OCA tutor Jayne Taylor titled 'Interiors 2.' On looking up Taylor I came across her website and was very impressed with how she captured the... 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 →

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 →

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