Project Appropriation & Sampling

17th June 2020 Appropriation in art is the practice of using pre-existing objects or images with little or no transformation applied to the original subject without authority from the person who has the copyright. It is a mind field of rules and regulations because it is about stealing, ownership and originality. This link to Tate... Continue Reading →

Exercise 5.1 Illusion of photography – background tests and research

13th June 2020 I actually found the title and the brief confusing. Photography is always an illusion, so which way should I travel to complete this exercise? What are we actually being asked to produce? Examples of illusion photography: Post-processingForced perspective or perspective distortionsFormDouble exposureTiny planetUse of lines Camera placement EG tiltingPhoto sequences Common subjects... Continue Reading →

Assignment 4 Responding to a theme – Research and background tests

31st May 2020 For Assignment four we are asked to create a series of 3-5 still-life photographs based on a theme. Still life is a traditional art form. The term 'still-life,' begins its origins in the seventeenth century Dutch language as 'stilleven' when paintings of still life became popular. I studied still life in great... Continue Reading →

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 →

Exercise 4.7 Repetition

8th April 2020 For this exercise we were asked to look at and create our own boxed repetition image similar to that which Andy Warhol produced within his screen print work, without the colour differences. Andy Warhol, Mao, 1973, acrylic paint and silk-screen printing on canvasimage taken from Red Glasses artredglasses.wordpress.com Unlike Warhol however, we... 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 →

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 →

Exercise 3.1 Searching

18th December 2019 Take at least a couple of hours or more to wander around.... what do you look at? Photograph that.When you have uploaded your photos decide whether to arrange them as smaller images in a scroll that reflects your journey you made. or pick out some individual images.Does your collection suggest a journey?... Continue Reading →

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