Tag Archives: Josef Koudelka

Black and White Processing

Two ideas came together to help me decide to process the shadow self portraits project in black and white. Tradition Pliny the elder, who died at Pompeii during the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 documented how both painting and sculpture were discovered. In … Continue reading

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Vivian Maier: Self-Portraits

Background Having briefly looked at the bizarre story of how Vivian Maier’s work became public (here) I want to look specifically at the published collection of her self portraits as part of my research into assignment 3. There are three important factors … Continue reading

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Assignment 2 – Times Change and We With Time are Changing (Rework)

Notes on Rework Following my initial submission of assignment 2 my tutor suggested that the words used in the original were tending to overwhelm the images and detracted from the objective of hiding my subjectivity in layers of objective information. He … Continue reading

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Very Early Ideas and Research for Assignment 3

This post is a place holder to allow me to keep a note of ideas for Assignment 3 – Self Portrait. Following feed back from my tutor for Assignment 2 it was interesting to take a first look at Vivian Maier’s … Continue reading

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Assignment 2 – Self Assessment

Demonstration of Technical and Visual Skills My first submission for Assignment 1 included a number of weak compositions and whilst I hope that this was addressed in the re-work of that assignment (see here) it was an important self imposed … 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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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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