Positions and Practice – Week 9

Critical Perspective Wow, what a week. At last, I feel as though I'm using my brain again in relation to my photography. It's been 25+ years since I was near a formal education (retraining as a journalist in my 30s aside) and working in photographic roles that required a more pragmatic approach, the topic of … Continue reading Positions and Practice – Week 9

Positions and Practice – Week 9 (3/3)

Part 3. Talking about photographs. Attention in the third presentation given this week was drawn to Roland Barthes' explanation of how he perceives and reacts to photographs. He refers to how when he likes a photograph, or when it disturbs him, he will linger and scrutinise the image more deeply, which in turn mirrors Hodgson's … Continue reading Positions and Practice – Week 9 (3/3)

Positions and Practice – Week 9 (2/3)

Critical theory - Part 2. Responding to photographs. I've been having a fascinating dialogue with myself in my head in relation to how we respond to photographs. I hope the eloquent and, what I perceive to be, clear conversation that has taken place is something I can get out on paper (or blog post). Examples … Continue reading Positions and Practice – Week 9 (2/3)

Positions and Practice – Week 9 (1/3)

Critical theory - Part 1. Looking at photographs. An enhanced critical appreciation should, in theory, help an artist create images that communicate clearly. By considering an artist's intention and other contexts it will help us to appreciate the meanings of photographs, particularly in an time when images are everywhere. Eric Kessel's work (shown this week) … Continue reading Positions and Practice – Week 9 (1/3)

Position and Practice – Week 8

Exploring Contexts I've never considered myself a deep thinker in relation to my photographic practice. That's not to say I'm shallow and superficial. Having consider the content from this week's course material, and reflecting on my past work (particularly since starting ShutterPod), it seems more akin to having always subconsciously set my work in context. Hans Ulrich … Continue reading Position and Practice – Week 8

Positions and Practice – Week 7

Strategic Choices - Reflection. I may possibly have fallen in love a little this week with William Eggleston; not so much for his work, although that is to be appreciated, but more for his attitude. In an Independent article by Michael Glover in 2013 where a variety of photographers, critics and fans put questions to … Continue reading Positions and Practice – Week 7

Positions and Practice – Week 7

Peer Commissioned Micro Project An interesting challenge as part of this week's module considering all things 'perchance'. Taking into consideration the discussions and presentation from the week - which I will come back to later this week - we were asked to set a brief for a fellow student. Here it is: Taking inspiration from … Continue reading Positions and Practice – Week 7