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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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Theatres of the Real

Continuing with the theme of staged photography and having already crossed back across the Atlantic with a look at Alison Jackson (here) there are several other British photographers who have made, or are making their name, in this area. Theatres … Continue reading

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Location Location

The choice of location plays an important role in staged photography, it being one of the key components of the final photograph, the stage upon which the narrative will be played out. Both Gregory Crewdson and Jeff Wall tend to work in … Continue reading

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Jeff Wall and the Cinematographic

Jeff Wall and Gregory Crewdson are often discussed in tandem because of the similarities in their production processes; they assume the maximum editorial control by staging compositions using the collaborative processes of cinema, a method that Wall calls cinematographic. The end results are … Continue reading

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Avoiding The Fraught Enterprise

I have been researching staged photography by reviewing the usual suspects; Crewdson (here), Sherman (here), Wall (here) and diCordia. This quartet is intriguing, in part because their work is so different yet linked by premeditated staging and the appropriation of cinematic processes and … Continue reading

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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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