Monthly Archives: August 2015

Gregory Crewdson – The Search for a Perfect Moment

Gregory Crewdson divides opinion, there is debate as to whether he is an artist, a photographer, a script writer or director; Charlotte Cotton (1) finds it significant that Twilight (2) contains an appendix on the production process thus confirming the extent to which his photography can be seen … Continue reading

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Setting The Scene – The Goodfellas

The next investigation focuses on miss-en-scène, the process of creating the stage upon which the story will be told. As the starting point we are given a long take from Goodfellas (1), a three minute sequence of Henry Hill, played by Ray Liotta, … Continue reading

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Assignment 4 – Tutor Report

Overall Comments This first essay has been received very well; you have demonstrated a focused understanding of the subject matter, with relevant and very topical points regarding the historical, cultural and photographic themes explored. There are a couple of enquiries … Continue reading

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Assignment 4 – Self Assessment

This assessment was re-written after my tutor provided a more appropriate set of evaluation criteria. Demonstration of Subject Based Knowledge and Understanding It has been interesting to use this assignment as the basis to look closely at a single practitioner, especially one … Continue reading

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Assignment 4 – A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Vivian Maier’s East 108th Street is typical of her earlier work representing the optimism of 1950’s America, describing a vibrant, positive and potentially romanticised image of urban America. In this scene from Spanish Harlem we see Maier’s instinct for, what Richard Kalvar (1) describes as, creating dramas using “unposed pictures of … Continue reading

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Vivian Maier: The Photographer

A few months ago in  Vivian Maier: Commercial Treasure or Artist? I looked at how Vivian Maier’s work became public; subsequently I looked a little more closely in Vivian Maier: Self-Portraits at one selection of her published work; more recently I reviewed the … Continue reading

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