The task this week has been to choose curators and designers from our (now) cohort of 27 students. Interestingly, given that this was open for anyone to apply to, only 10 or so put themselves forward. I feel this may be in part to do with personal capacity - it definitely is in my case … Continue reading Week Five – Surfaces and Strategies: ‘Surfaces’
Having become a little disillusioned with the UK's mainstream media of late, I have started to watch Al Jazeera News. With such a global outlook, I'm pretty impressed with the amount of world-wide situations I have learnt about that I would not have heard of just relying on my home country's coverage. Yes, as a … Continue reading Week Five – Sands of Time
What exactly is non-human photography? Can it really exist, as at some point in the creation of an image there must be the involvement of the human hand, surely? Joanna Zylinska has said that, “The Human agency required to make a decision about what and how to photograph is only one small part of what goes on … Continue reading Week Four – Surfaces and Strategies: Strategies of Freedom.
I have loved this week's challenge in which we were asked to "reconsider your relationship with your apparatus by not using it". As I normally work in a camera-less fashion, I don't use 'apparatus' other than the light sensitive material and any objects I use within the images I make. Sunlight (UV) is my usual light … Continue reading Week Four – Hands Off
To kick off this week's discussion relating to strategies of freedom, we were tasked with sharing an example of a photographic image not made directly by a human. Our choice had to include the following: What is it? What does it show? Where did you find it? How was it made? What was it for? Taking … Continue reading Week Four – Are You Human?
Week three proved a funny one for me. The task this week was to form groups and produce a zine. Once the group had been formed it was time to call out for others to respond to the topic photographically, and once images had been uploaded/sent to edit the selection for inclusion in the zine. … Continue reading Week Three – Surfaces and Strategies: Strategies of Sharing
It's time to take stock and focus on my own production plan. There is so much I want to do but I have to be realistic – this is not a pessimistic outlook, simply a means of ensuring I can achieve what I set out to do. I have had some thoughts on where I … Continue reading New ideas
Our discussions this week have centred around the appropriation and remediation/remixing of photographic work. Much of my work is created from scratch using natural materials. On occasion I use negatives from my own work but I will also access images that others have shared for free even in commercial works. The latter is rare and … Continue reading Week Two – Surface and Strategies: Strategies of Mediation
It's funny how sometimes in life you realise you have been doing something all along but never realised it. This week we have considered repeat and rephotography. We also considered re-enactment. To clarify (loosely), repeat photography is the returning to a location over a regular period of time to produce images that will show the … Continue reading Week One – Surface and Strategies: Strategies of Looking
While waiting for the next module to begin, we have been tasked with creating a series of photographs in a small book that have been inspired by Ed Ruscha. If you've not heard of Ruscha (Roo-SHAY), he is held in high esteem as an artist and the one who perhaps made the first artist book … Continue reading Channelling Ed Ruscha