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 of ...

Informing Contexts PHO702 Week 1 Activity: Informing Contexts

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

My photographic journey been 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 ...

Informing Contexts PHO702 Week 1 Forum: Where Am I Now?

Posted on Feb 20, 2019 in Journal, photography, University | No Comments
Informing Contexts PHO702 Week 1 Forum: Where Am I Now?

After having completed PH701 positions and practice I am still in the process of understanding what I want from photography, I still find it difficult to categorise myself as a photographer. My photographic practice was initially driven primarily from commercial perspective the majority of my content was based around portraiture and wedding photography, with time I ...

Week 10 CRJ: My practice

Posted on Dec 7, 2018 in Journal, photography, University | No Comments
Week 10 CRJ: My practice

My photographic practice is still in its infancy, which is unusual for someone who has been taking pictures for such a long period of time. But I feel as though I still deciding on content, direction and purpose with regards to my photography.   initially the reasoning behind my photographic practice was purely commission and ...

Week 9: thoughts

Posted on Nov 26, 2018 in Journal, photography, University, Visualization | No Comments
Week 9: thoughts

  My selected image was taken by Larry Clarke and is from the project ‘Tulsa’ Clarke an extremely successful photographer and film director captured these images of Tulsa in Oklahoma, America.   The series of images taken by Clarke show a variety of people, mostly degenerates, indulging in substance abuse, partaking in violent crimes or ...

Week 8: Image format; film or digital?

Posted on Nov 24, 2018 in format, Journal, photography, University | No Comments
Week 8: Image format; film or digital?

Week 8 has encouraged me to think about format this has been a major issue throughout the initial stages of this course. My practice has always been about the image and the format has until now been a secondary consideration. 95% of my imagery up until this stage has been taken on a commissioned basis, ...

Week 3 CRJ:Manufacturers and Developers

Posted on Oct 15, 2018 in format, Journal, photography, University | No Comments
Week 3 CRJ:Manufacturers and Developers

Ever changing technology has and continues to have a huge impact on society, our interactions, and the value of content created by this technology. As discussed this week the Shot on iPhone advertising campaign showcased a series of outstanding images taken by different people/ photographers on their smartphones. Each of the images displayed was visually ...