Monthly Archives: October 2015

Assignment 5 Self Assessment

Demonstration of Technical and Visual Skills This project called for competency in three technical areas. Design & Composition – To design and compose a staged photograph on paper in advance of a shoot was a new experience and I was pleased … Continue reading

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Assignment 5 – A Supplication for the Beggars

Historical Context In 1529 a Protestant lawyer by the name of Simon Fish wrote and distributed a pamphlet, asking Henry VIII  to dissolve the monasteries and to appropriate their lands and wealth for the good of the nation. At the … Continue reading

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Assignment 5 – Post Processing

The original intent had been to take three photographs that could be merged into a single image in post processing but by the end of the shoot it was obvious that at least four and perhaps five separate photographs would be needed … Continue reading

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Assignment 5 Lighting and Sets

The shoot for assignment 5 was approached in four stages. Stage One – Trepidation Stage 2 – Supplication Stage 3 Sanctuary Stage 4 The Ceiling

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Assignment 5 Influences and Inspiration

This project has been influenced and inspired by staged photography, figurative art, graffiti, romantic painting, photojournalism, news media, political posters and medieval art. Media As previously discussed (here) when there is an imbalance of opportunity, prosperity, security or social tolerance between … Continue reading

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Assignment 5 Concepts

Introduction For perhaps the first century of photography’s history documentary photographers very directly addressed their subjects. In his speech to a conference of charities in 1909 Lewis Hine (1) beseeched his audience to get a camera and start documenting injustice because … Continue reading

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Before We Were Us We Were Them

Sometime around 800,000 years ago early humanids migrated out of Africa and into Southern Europe, it took another 300,000 years for them to reach what we now think of as the British Isles. According to Francis Pryor the slow pace of this drift to the north … Continue reading

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