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 →

Research point – Self reflection

22nd April 2020 Throughout this course you've been introduced to the work of different photographers to help give you an understanding of the creative potential of photography. Now it's time to question your own work and identify anything you think is lacking. You don't have to be over-critical, just honest.OCA Foundations in Photography course folder... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

The Last Resort

09th December 2019 Happy to say I have bought a signed edition of Parr's The Last Resort: Introduced by Gerry Badger (2018).United Kingdom, Dewi Lewis Publishing When Martin Parr’s The Last Resort was first published and exhibited in 1986 it divided both critics and audiences alike. Some saw it as the ‘finest achievement to date’ of colour... Continue Reading →

Research: Images in Sequence

27th November 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnC8SGWlE1w Youtube: The Art of Photography For the exercise 3.3 Sequence, I have researched further and found this YouTube video which has some good basic information in it. The host also covers Duane Michals in depth, so I have taken detailed notes from the video which can be read below, some extracts... 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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