Steve Middlehurst's learning log
OCA course: BA (Hons) Photography
Identity and Place
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“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t reading enough”
"True, there are photographers who are failed artists, but so are most artists"
"Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But, since no one was listening, everything must be said again."
"Though nothing earth-shattering seems to be going on, take photographs anyhow. This helps you remember what happened today, which will be far more remarkable in the light of memory."
Newspaper horoscope from Phillip Brookman
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Monthly Archives: December 2015
As one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century August Sander (here), has inspired a diverse group of practitioners across several generations including Diane Arbus, Andreas Gursky, the Bechers and Irving Penn but perhaps his work’s most direct descendant is a conceptual … Continue reading
As previously discussed (here) August Sander’s body of work is huge, his archive includes 40,000 photographs and many others were destroyed by the Nazis to by the Allied bombing of Cologne. I have restricted my analysis of his compositional techniques to the … Continue reading
In an age when contemporary portrait photography can appear detached, in terms of influence, from the notable photographers of the nineteenth and early twentieth century it is interesting to hear Alec Soth sing the praises of a humble, jobbing, studio photographer from a … Continue reading
For August bank holiday 1935 Bill Brandt and his sister-in-law Ester (i) were invited to lunch at Castle Hill (ii), the country home of his uncle Augustus, but, according to Paul Delany (1) thinking lunch would be “desperately boring” they … Continue reading
Reviewing Frank Meadow Sutcliffe’s photographs of the people of Whitby put me in mind of Geoff Dyer’s discourse on hats. (1) From his perspective the history of women’s hats in photography is a history of glamour and fashion whereas the … Continue reading
Graham Clarke highlights the challenge ahead; “the portrait in photography is one of the most problematic areas of photographic practice. At virtually every level and within every context the portrait photograph is fraught with ambiguity.” (1) Even before we can … Continue reading