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 4.2 Constructed imagery

29th May 2020 For this exercise we were looking at the role of lines, angles, shapes, planes, colour and the role of lighting in still life. We were asked to experiment with a number of different constructed images - still life - over a period of time using different backgrounds, objects and lighting so that... Continue Reading →

Laura Letinsky – Ill Form and Void full

06th March 2020 We are asked to look closely and analyse the below photograph by the Canadian photographer Laura Letinsky. Untitled 12, from the series “Ill Form and Void Full”, 2011image from ART SY artsy.net Driven by her interest in “control, accidents, and contrivance,” Laura Letinsky is best known for her exquisitely composed still life... Continue Reading →

Peter Fraser

03rd March 2020 Also look at Peter Fraser's close shots of found phenomena at http://www.peterfraser.net. These photographs either create for find salient and amusing new meanings in everyday objects. The 'visual' description of their images is not what the work is 'about', but the effect of a juxtaposition, arrangement or phenomenon.OCA Foundations in Photography Course... Continue Reading →

Exercise 4.1 Fragments – 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 →

Peter Fischli and David Weiss

22nd February 2020 Everyday life throws up many unlikely juxtapositions and symbols. Research online Peter Fischli and David Weiss 'Quiet Afternoon' series and have a look at their amusing video 'The Way Things Go.'OCA Foundations IN PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE FOLDER PG127 Artists information from The Tate website:The photographs which make up the series Equilibres / Quiet Afternoon 1984... Continue Reading →

Exercise 3.6 Mixing genres – background tests

17th January 2020 Pre-planning landscape-portrait-still lifeChoose a subject that you would like to photograph. Take this subject and add to it elements of other genres.OCA Foundations in Photography Course Folder pg110 I am quite confused with the wording of this exercise, coupled with the image in the course folder and then on further research, confused... 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 →

Assignment 2** Painting with Light

The Ravens Retreat 02nd December 2019 This assignment is a trial and error process in taking a photograph of a person. This can be a hard lesson for students who don’t see the many unsuccessful attempts that are behind the successful picture, the photos that almost expressed what the photographer had in mind, where the... Continue Reading →

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