Informing Contexts PHO702 Week 8 Independent Reading: Good Intentions

   Sischy (1991: 92) is highly critical of Sebastião Salgado, accusing him of being ‘far too busy with the compositional aspects of his pictures—with finding the ‘grace’ and ‘beauty’ in the twisted forms of his anguished subjects. And this beautification of tragedy results in pictures that ultimately reinforce our passivity toward the experience they reveal’. ...

Informing Contexts PHO702 Week 8 Introduction: Responses & Responsibilities

In response to this weeks task introductory task I have posted three images that have changed my outlook and altered my perspective and highlighted conditions that I didn’t’t entirely understand before seeing these images. The first image that I decided upon was included in this weeks presentation, the image of a drowned Syrian child the ...

Informing Contexts PHO702 Week 3 Activity: False Indexes

  When taking a photograph at present my intention is to display and communicate the subjective, all of my current imagery is based around me showcasing things that are of importance to me. I want to use photography as a platform to communicate my views on subjects, although I have some control over how I ...

Informing Contexts PHO702: Week 2 activity a Question of authenticity

‘In the Photograph, the power of authentication exceeds the power of representation’. Joel Peter Witkin (2007) Night in a Small Town   Roland Barthes statement that the power of authentication exceeds the power of representation is an interesting statement I believe that Roland is stating that seeing an image gives it a validity a’truth’ regardless ...

Informing Contexts PHO702 Week 1 Activity: Informing Contexts

Posted on Feb 20, 2019 in Inspiration, Journal, photography, University | No Comments

My photographic journey began with me completing a photographic unit whilst at University before purchasing my own camera and beginning to complete commercial work as a photographer. I have always enjoyed the act of observing and capturing the moment, and attempting to communicate my way of seeing things. My current photographic practice is mostly documentary ...

Week 11 Project proposal

Posted on Dec 8, 2018 in Inspiration, Journal, photography, Typography | No Comments
Week 11 Project proposal

    The Windrush Generation: a photographic documentation Figure 1 Dorrel Antonio who Migrated to the UK as a teenager   RICHARD HAMILTON     My choice of subject for my research project and photographic portfolio is the Windrush generation. The Windrush generation is everyone who arrived to work in the United Kingdom from the ...

Week 7 Peer Micro project

Posted on Nov 17, 2018 in Inspiration, Journal, photography, Uncategorized | No Comments
Week 7 Peer Micro project

  Alex Prager – 4:01 pm, Sun Valley and Eye #3 (House Fire). 2012   Metamorphosis   Find or acquire an object that is meaningless to you. Study it through photographing it. Destroy it. When adequately destroyed, Study it and photograph it again. Has anything changed? The task I undertook for week seven’s peer micro ...

Week 6: Oral presentation

Posted on Nov 7, 2018 in Inspiration, Journal, photography | No Comments

Preparation and completion of the oral presentation was a difficult task, whilst I knew what it was that I wanted to talk about and I ensured that I had completed adequate preparation for this. I still struggled when it came to the task of actually recording for this element of the assignment. The first problem ...

Positions and Practice Week 1

Posted on Oct 1, 2018 in Inspiration, photography | No Comments

Week 1 of the course was very interesting and encouraged me to consider a number of things that I would usually take for granted. The reason I decided to undertake this course was  to encourage myself to be more proactive with personal projects, to increase my network and develop my understanding of photographic principles and ...