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 →

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 3.2 Series – When Words Create Mess

11th December 2019 Decide on a specific subject… and work on making a series of photographs… but you must be clear at the outset what your subject is.When you’ve made the final selection of photographs, print them and place them in a grid or linear series. Invite people you know to comment on them and... Continue Reading →

Sharon Boothroyd

21st November 2019 The photograph with text on the next page was inspired by a prayer found on an Internet forum where people ask others to pray for them. OCA tutor Sharon Boothroyd then visualised the picture from the prayer. you can see the ongoing series here: http://www.sharonboothroyd.com/index.php?/they-all-say-please/OCA Foundations in Photography Course Folder pg 107... Continue Reading →

Barbara Kruger

19th November 2019 "Although my art work was heavily informed by my design work on a formal and visual level, as regards meaning and content the two practices parted ways."Barbara Kruger Exercise 3.5 takes a look at Photographs with text and one of the artists is the conceptual artist Barbara Kruger. All I can say... Continue Reading →

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