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Assignment 3 – Self Portrait: Final Rework

Introduction to Rework Following my tutor’s initial feedback (here) and subsequent conversations I have reworked the presentation of assignment 3 for a second time. I have built on his comments regarding the contact sheet for this series by building in a … Continue reading

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Assignment 3 – Self Portrait: Rework

Introduction to Rework Following my tutor’s feedback (here) I have reworked the presentation of assignment 3. I have built on his comments regarding the contact sheet for this series by building in a opening contact sheet or grid which potentially suggests a … Continue reading

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Assignment 3 Self Portrait

Susan Bright’s (1) argues that the self portrait is a photographic compulsion, an argument supported by the rise of the selfie (see here), but in nearly fifty years of photography I cannot remember taking a single, intentional self portrait. Self portraiture is a … Continue reading

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Themes in Assignment 3 Self Portrait

The shadow self portrait has deep roots in the history of art and I wanted to position my series in this context, to reference my images, not just to photographers such as Friedlander, Maier and Stielglitz but to other artists like Renoir and Monet. By connecting my … Continue reading

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Colour to Black and White

Colour to Black and White All the photos for assignment 3 were digitally captured. The original colour images and the final black and white version are shown below.  

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Shadow Self Portrait Contact Sheets

The time has come to bring assignment 3, self portrait, to a conclusion. Having started shooting at the end of April and continued for about five weeks at a number of different locations the selection and editing process has been time consuming. Every … Continue reading

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The History of the Shadow Self Portrait

Whilst looking for inspirational photographers who have used shadow self portraits I came across an interesting statement on the Lens Culture blog (1) regarding the work of Giacomo Brunelli in which the author suggests that the use of the shadow in self portraits is nearly … Continue reading

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