Monthly Archives: January 2016

Assignment 1 – The Non-Familiar Rework

The five portraits for Assignment 1 – The Non-Familiar have been reworked to remove the unnecessary frame as suggested by my tutor. Advertisements

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Assignment 1 Tutor’s Feedback

Overall Comments Overall you have made a very good set of portraits, which are technically competent. You have demonstrated very good skills regarding approaching people and making them feel comfortable in front of the lens while dealing with coordinating all … Continue reading

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Assignment 1 – Self Assessment

Demonstration of Technical and Visual Skills I took a simple technical approach to assignment 1 to ensure my focus remained on the subjects and not the camera or lighting. In the context of the common approach objective I set myself I was satisfied … Continue reading

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Assignment 1 – The Non-Familiar

Assignment Concept Assignment 1 calls for portraits of the non-familiar, people previously unknown to the photographer. My aim was to use a series of formal studio portraits to explore how perceived identity is transformed  as the context of the portrait is modified. Contextual Background … Continue reading

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Archival Intervention: “Our Lot”

We rarely intervene to curate photographs of common topics from the family photo archive that has evolved over several generations as families join in marriage. This selection of twelve photographs spans fifty-seven years representing six separate families who only became connected when Exel married Tomlins, Marsh … Continue reading

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Diane Arbus: A Lifelong Confession

The course notes make the point that Diane Arbus’ work was informed by August Sander and that she described her practice as “gathering a butterfly collection”; a combination of Sanders and entomology (i) suggests that we should contextualise her work as typology. However, there are … Continue reading

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A Portrait Typology

This typology features nine people in their working environment on a small, rural, light-industrial estate. The composition and lighting aims to focus attention on the subject to ensure these pictures represent portraits of the subjects and by using a wide frame and deep … Continue reading

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