Project 3 – A sense of place

As the course content draws to an end, we are presented with the work of Bernd and Hilla Becher who create "photo grids" featuring the same object/subject photographed in a slightly different way. Interestingly, as the text points out, we're much more inclined to look closely at something when we're looking at multiples. I like… Continue reading Project 3 – A sense of place

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Project 3 – A sense of place

Can a place exist in a state of perpetual change? [With reference to "Room Eight: Heterotopias and Non-places" (pages 172-3, Place)] This question makes me uncomfortable because I feel like the answer is so obvious: to me, all places exist in a state of perpetual change. How could it be otherwise? It seems cliche to… Continue reading Project 3 – A sense of place

Project 3 – A sense of place

Exercise 3 Thinking about perspective Looking at Derek Trillo's The Cheshire Plain from Beeston Castle, 2008 Bird's eye view: we're looking directly down at something, as though hovering in the sky above it. I see: compositionally, a patch of bright green mowed grass in the lower left corner, and the other three quadrants mostly a… Continue reading Project 3 – A sense of place

Project 3 – A sense of place

Research point: The influence of New Topographics' Robert Adams Unfamiliar with the work of Robert Adams, I had a look at a couple sites just to get a sense of his documentation of nature, as described in the course material and a couple articles I skimmed on The Guardian Interesting choice to use black and… Continue reading Project 3 – A sense of place

Project 3 – A sense of place

Notes: Landscape photography, continued: "beautiful" vs. "man-altered" landscapes Source: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2010/feb/08/new-topographics-photographs-american-landscapes [accessed 11 Jan 2017] It's true: we tend to take photos of that which we find beautiful, although today I'd say the proliferation of (self-described) photographers and photographs has banalized the beautiful, such that we tend to be more open to finding beauty in less… Continue reading Project 3 – A sense of place

Project 3 – A sense of place

Landscape Photography: Notes How do photographs convey a sense of place?  I identify with the statement, from the course text, which articulates that "we also judge photographs by the evidence of the photographer's skill (whether we realise its effects or not[...])". Space, placement and depth in photography is conveyed via juxtaposition and perspective: Juxtaposition - as… Continue reading Project 3 – A sense of place

Project 2 – It’s about time

Photography and land art Notes: Earth Artists' work is hard to define as a tangible object isn't always the result Work focuses more on the relationship between a thing (a re-arrangement, a pair of hands, on-site stones) and the "otherwise untouched site." Land Art/Earth art/earthworks came about in the late 60s in USA, a response… Continue reading Project 2 – It’s about time

Project 2 – It’s about time

Research point, continued... For the final piece of this project, we were asked to find some photographers whose work deals with journeys through time and/or space. It so happens that, last year in Paris, I encountered the work of two photographers whose work moved and inspired me. I purchased both books, looking forward to opportunities… Continue reading Project 2 – It’s about time