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 →

Jeff Wall

31st January 2020 Jeff Wall goes to great lengths to create what sometimes appear to be 'documentary' street scenes that reflect a telling human situation...... In staged photography you're telling a story, a fiction that may have a connection to something real or true however staged it is. All movies, plays and fictions, however far... 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 →

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 →

Research Point – Sequence: Muybridge, Michals, Arnatt, Hilliard and Ruscha

21st November 2019 Images in sequenceWhat defines a sequence, as opposed to a series, is the connectivity of the images in time or concept...... Can you identify how each of these artists is using sequence differently? look for inspiration.OCA Foundations in Photography Course Folder pg 102 I am looking forward to researching this exercise and... Continue Reading →

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