Surfaces and Strategies PHO703 Week 8: Independent Reflection

Surfaces and Strategies PHO703 Week 8: Independent Reflection

At present the primary way in which my photography is used is to document and share information, As a photographer I believe it is the responsibility of the photographer to share an image with an audience and it is the audiences job to interpret that image. The hope is that the subject captured communicates the ...

Surfaces and Strategies PHO703 Week 6: Independent Reflection

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Surfaces and Strategies PHO703 Week 6: Independent Reflection

Week 6 has been very difficult, on Monday I took part in the tutorial and this enabled me to get a better grounding on exactly what the expectations were and what I was required to complete in the ‘weeks to come’. The tasks I’ve been given to choose between are; recommended activities: a group exhibition ...

Surfaces and Strategies PHO703 Week 3 Forum: Collaboration or Participation

Surfaces and Strategies PHO703 Week 3 Forum: Collaboration or Participation

For my project ‘The Windrush Generation’ I interact with people in their environment this requires a large amount of cooperation and although I document the subject my role is more participatory; as pose, location and essentially all major visuals are predetermined by the subject and not me. The aim when working as a documentary photographer ...

Surfaces and Strategies PHO703 Week 1 Webinar: Where are You At?

Surfaces and Strategies PHO703 Week 1 Webinar: Where are You At?

My photographic project is titled The Windrush Generation  a Photographic Documentation, the images in the project are shot in a candid  manner and accompanid by a write up discussing the experiences of each of my subjects. The locations used in the project are extrmely important each of the locations is symbolic of the background, culture ...

Surfaces and Strategies PHO703 Week 1 Forum: Looking Back

Surfaces and Strategies PHO703  Week 1 Forum: Looking Back

  I didn’t complete the holiday task, time constraints and a busy schedule meant that although I began shooting a subject (Petrol stations a true homage to Ruscha) I have yet to get these images processed and scanned. The image that I decided to scan and use is one of me as a child, the ...

Informing Contexts PHO702 Week 10 Activity: Positioning Practice

Informing Contexts PHO702 Week 10 Activity: Positioning Practice

Jonathan Culler reminds us “Interpreters should ask about what the text does and how, how it relates to other texts, and to other practices, what it conceals or represses, what it advances or is complicitous with, what it forgets and what it takes for granted” (Culler, 1992: 111). Jeff Wall (2006) In Front of A Nightclub Tasks:  ...

Informing Contexts PHO702 Week 9 Independent Reading: Contemporary Cultures of Display

Informing Contexts PHO702 Week 9 Independent Reading: Contemporary Cultures of Display

                                      This weeks tasks involves looking at the value of art and its meaning, discussing how art is presented to the world and discussing how contemporary art has changed, the question asked is what constitutes art? In ...

Informing Contexts PHO702 Week 8 Activity: Aesthetic or Anaesthetic?

Informing Contexts PHO702 Week 8 Activity: Aesthetic or Anaesthetic?

  To represent is to aestheticise, that is, to transform. It involves a vast field of choices but it does not include not to transform, not to change or alter whatever is being represented’ (Levi Strauss, 2003: 9).   The body of work that I have decided to present is Jimmy Nelson’s before they pass ...