Monthly Archives: June 2015

Zen and The Art of Photography

In his introduction to Reading Photographs (1) Ainslie Ellis calls for the audience to bring their whole creative attention to a photograph as “then, and only then, something remarkable can happen”. He argues that in a world of mass beliefs, which … Continue reading

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Assignment 3 – Self Portrait: Final Rework

Introduction to Rework Following my tutor’s initial feedback (here) and subsequent conversations I have reworked the presentation of assignment 3 for a second time. I have built on his comments regarding the contact sheet for this series by building in a … Continue reading

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Assignment 3 – Self Portrait: Rework

Introduction to Rework Following my tutor’s feedback (here) I have reworked the presentation of assignment 3. I have built on his comments regarding the contact sheet for this series by building in a opening contact sheet or grid which potentially suggests a … Continue reading

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Assignment 3 Tutor Feedback and Response

Tutor’s feedback for assignment 3. Remarks and reactions in blue. Overall Comments For your third assignment on Context & Narrative, you have indeed made a very good series that is supported by an excellent and highly contextualised learning log. It … Continue reading

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Assignment 3 – Self Assessment

Demonstration of Technical and Visual Skills This is the first project since joining OCA where I have used black and white, in fact it is something that I rarely use so there was a steep learning curve involved in both … Continue reading

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Assignment 3 Self Portrait

Susan Bright’s (1) argues that the self portrait is a photographic compulsion, an argument supported by the rise of the selfie (see here), but in nearly fifty years of photography I cannot remember taking a single, intentional self portrait. Self portraiture is a … Continue reading

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Themes in Assignment 3 Self Portrait

The shadow self portrait has deep roots in the history of art and I wanted to position my series in this context, to reference my images, not just to photographers such as Friedlander, Maier and Stielglitz but to other artists like Renoir and Monet. By connecting my … Continue reading

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