Category Archives: Part 2 – Narrative

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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Assignment 2 Aesthetics, Selection and Presentation

Criteria The assignment is very open in terms of subject but quite specific regarding the final presentation. We are asked to submit a “tightly edited and visually consistent series of 7 to 10 images”. My final selection is very much … Continue reading

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Sophie Calle: Take Care of Yourself

  This is a strange exercise, I am about critique, or at least comment upon, a series of photographs and text by Sophie Calle, this is not the strange part. The fact is that I can’t find many of Take Care … Continue reading

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Cindy Sherman: Untitled Film Stills

Postmodernism and Feminism  Cindy Sherman often uses the word “ambiguous” when describing the intent of her work, so when Elizabeth Couturier describes her as the “high priestess of the conceptual self portrait” (1) we must be careful not to leap to any … Continue reading

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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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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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