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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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Shadow Self Portrait

Initial thoughts for assignment 3 were to work with reflections, an area I have previously explored with a modicum of success (here), and there did seem to be the opportunity to take this idea further. I briefly researched reflective self … Continue reading

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Reflective Self Portrait: Henri, Friedlander, Steele-Perkins and Scianna

In Autofocus Susan Bright (7) offers a selection of self portraits by contemporary artists. Overall this collection didn’t capture my imagination, leaving me uninspired and somewhat confused. Having become excited by the idea of approaching a self portrait project, this … 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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Vivian Maier: Commercial Treasure or Artist?

Background “Vivian Maier, proud native of France and Chicago resident for the last 50 years died peacefully on Monday. Second mother to John, Lane and Matthew. A free and kindred spirit who magically touched the lives of all who knew her. Always ready … 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 – Tutor Report and Response

My responses in blue. Overall Comments “This second assignment on the “unseen” is noted as being a strong and very good project that is supported by an excellent learning log. The strength of your research is very good along with … Continue reading

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