Monthly Archives: April 2015

Francesca Woodman

“Thru 6/13: 120 works of photographer francesca woodman (nsfw), who committed suicide at age 22 in 1981, go on display at the Guggenheim.” Jillian Stienhauer writing in the Paris Review (1) picks out this prosaic statement, an exhibition announcement in a … Continue reading

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Vivian Maier: Self-Portraits

Background Having briefly looked at the bizarre story of how Vivian Maier’s work became public (here) I want to look specifically at the published collection of her self portraits as part of my research into assignment 3. There are three important factors … Continue reading

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Vivian Maier: Commercial Treasure or Artist?

Background “Vivian Maier, proud native of France and Chicago resident for the last 50 years died peacefully on Monday. Second mother to John, Lane and Matthew. A free and kindred spirit who magically touched the lives of all who knew her. Always ready … Continue reading

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Assignment 2 – Times Change and We With Time are Changing (Rework)

Notes on Rework Following my initial submission of assignment 2 my tutor suggested that the words used in the original were tending to overwhelm the images and detracted from the objective of hiding my subjectivity in layers of objective information. He … Continue reading

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Very Early Ideas and Research for Assignment 3

This post is a place holder to allow me to keep a note of ideas for Assignment 3 – Self Portrait. Following feed back from my tutor for Assignment 2 it was interesting to take a first look at Vivian Maier’s … Continue reading

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Assignment 2 – Tutor Report and Response

My responses in blue. Overall Comments “This second assignment on the “unseen” is noted as being a strong and very good project that is supported by an excellent learning log. The strength of your research is very good along with … Continue reading

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Exercise 8 Keeping The Distance

I have taken a very simple approach to the exercise of illustrating a poem. I intended to use the traces of military Aldershot to illustrate one of the many Kipling poems that I love. There was the opportunity to contrast … Continue reading

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