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

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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

Project 2 – It’s about time

Documenting Journeys, continued... Alec Soth’s Sleeping by the Mississippi Via Soth's website [accessed Jan. 2, 2018], I was able to view all 46 images included in the first edition of Sleeping by the Mississippi. My initial reaction to the reading on Soth's work Sleeping by the Mississippi differs much from the work I looked at… Continue reading Project 2 – It’s about time

Project 2 – It’s about time

Documenting Journeys Relating the concept of time to the concept of journey; there are also loads of metaphors and cliches about "time flying" and the "road of life" that link these two ideas together, quite naturally. Journey as the start of story: an observer/outsider/Other viewing the familiar/everyday from a fresh perspective Journeys lend themselves to… Continue reading Project 2 – It’s about time

Project 2 – It’s about time

The Image as document - Daniel Meadows' Free Photographic Omnibus and other projects I was deeply moved by the work of Daniel Meadows. It was interesting to see how the form of his work has evolved in time: both conceptually and materially. I also really appreciated watching the videos where he explains his approach to work;… Continue reading Project 2 – It’s about time

Project 2 – It’s about time

Exercise 2: Is photography a medium uniquely suited to portraying time and the passage of time? For me, the mechanical nature of photography doesn't detract from its value as art; particularly when we consider that, in the age of contemporary art, the "thought" that informs a work of art is/may be considered as artful as… Continue reading Project 2 – It’s about time

Project 2 – It’s about time

Notes (from course binder): Time and photography are intrinsically linked: each photo is captured at a specific moment and each exposure lasts a specific duration. The earliest photographs had such long exposure times (several minutes even in daylight) that moving objects (ie: smoke, rippling water, moving vehicles or people) didn't register. Timing (the "decisive moment")… Continue reading Project 2 – It’s about time