Informing Contexts – Week 5 (1/2)

Gazing at Photographs How do we look at photographs? With a male gaze, empirical, tourist or an array of many other potential labels we can give or imagine. How do I look? What influences me in the way I see? Considering the subject of gazing at photographs, it has been interesting to discover that I … Continue reading Informing Contexts – Week 5 (1/2)

Informing Contexts – Week 4 (2/2)

Intentions What is it I intend with my work? This is dependent on what aspect of my practice I am relating this question to but, for my MA, the intent of work created is to spark conversations and further understanding of how humans negatively impact on their environment but also how, as a species, we … Continue reading Informing Contexts – Week 4 (2/2)

Informing Contexts – Week Four (1/2)

Into the Image World Delving deeper into the meaning of photographs, particularly in regard advertising has led to some interesting connotations and discussions. How pervasive are images; dow e even notice them in our day-to-day existence, and if we do, how do we interpret them. Are they friend or foe. Provider of helpful information or … Continue reading Informing Contexts – Week Four (1/2)

Informing Contexts – Week 3

Constructed Realities This week has been invigorating. Thought and conversation have turned to constructed photographs - those that are construed on their own terms rather than recording the there. We have explored deliberate images that create fictitious realities and deliberated whether the medium can or can not be more than just a trace of the … Continue reading Informing Contexts – Week 3

Informing Contexts – Week 2 (1/2)

The Index and the Icon This week's reading, presentations and discussions have centred on authenticity and representation, and what a conundrum of thoughts it has initiated. With such varying opinions on these topics, my mind has felt somewhat like a pinball machine with my inclinations to agree or disagree ricocheting around my mind. Is photography … Continue reading Informing Contexts – Week 2 (1/2)

Informing Contexts – Week 1

Photography at the Crossroads A fascinating start to the new module. Pulling apart photography and putting it back together makes for some interesting realisations and new viewpoints. I have probably been quite shallow these past years in relation to delving deeper into the meaning of photographs. My mind and resource has been on trying to … Continue reading Informing Contexts – Week 1