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Assignment 5 Supplication – Rework

Notes on Rework This rework of assignment 5 has been modified to remove the bones and skulls which had been included in the foreground of the original. I agree that they were a clichéd sign so whilst the composition is less … Continue reading

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Assignment 5 – Tutor Feedback and Response

Overall Comments Your final assignment for Context & Narrative has been received well; you set yourself a challenging piece, both thematically and technically, in which you followed through with dedication and conviction. The tableau is great and offers some interesting … 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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Assignment 5 Shoot Plan

I will discuss the ideas and influences behind assignment 5 elsewhere but with the shoot only a week away it is time to collect the shoot plan together in one place. I have already discussed the selection of the shoot … 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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Alison Jackson: Private

Staged photography takes many forms but most of the work that might be loosely classified under this heading has an narrow audience. Jeff Wall’s Dead Troops Talk was sold at auction in 2012 for $3.6 million, slightly less than Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Still #96 which … Continue reading

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