Monthly Archives: March 2015

Attributes of Postmodern Photography

Before leaving the subject of postmodernism I want to look more closely at the work of Cindy Sherman and specifically at Untitled Film Stills (1). I do this partly to continue the process of understanding postmodernism and partly because I … Continue reading

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Postmodernism

Introduction The course guide asks how Sophie Calle’s Take Care of Yourself and Sophy Rickett’s Objects in the Field reflect post modern approaches to narrative. To answer this question it is first necessary to gain some understanding of postmodernism. A Complex … Continue reading

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Exercise 7 – Image and Text

I looked at this subject in some depth during TAoP General view on captions and text in photo narratives: https://stevemiddlehurst.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/captions-and-other-words-in-photo-narratives/ A specific look at how Josef Koudelka used captions to emphasise his message in Wall. https://stevemiddlehurst.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/josef-koudelka-and-the-use-of-captions-in-wall/ How Philip Jones Griffiths combined captions, … Continue reading

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Mark Power: 26 Different Endings

When I set out to look at Mark Power’s 26 Different Endings (1) following my tutors comments reading my assignment 1 I was mostly interested in his compositional style  However, I was drawn into the subject matter and intrigued by the … Continue reading

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Seriality and Neutrality

Twentysix In 1963 Edward Ruscha published Twentysix Gasoline Stations, which the Tate refers to as, “a modest publication”. This book, with its red text on plain white cover contains 26 nondescript monochrome photographs of petrol stations between Ruscha’s home in Los … Continue reading

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Researching Architectural Palimpsest

Palimpsest “A manuscript or piece of writing material on which later writing has been superimposed on effaced earlier writing.” (1) “Something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form.” (1) “Architects imply palimpsest as a ghost – an image of what once was. In the built environment, this occurs more than we might think. Whenever spaces are … Continue reading

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Shooting Space

Most rough sleepers live in urban centres so urban spaces and architecture were an inevitable component of assignment 1. Too many of my initial photographs for that assignment were poorly composed and, as assignment 2, is taking me back to … Continue reading

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