Monthly Archives: February 2016

Covert Exercise

It is strange how occasionally things come together. My lovely daughter got married last weekend and, whilst I didn’t want to spend too much time with a camera in my hand, I wanted a few pictures of my own from … Continue reading

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Followup to Failed Covert Exercise

A fellow student (thank you Emma) reacted to the picture above when it was included within the Covert Exercise That Failed; following her comment I have reviewed the raw images and created this mini-series shown below. Having recently read Marc Augé essay on supermodernity (1) I … Continue reading

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The Covert Exercise That Failed

Having looked at Walker Evans’ subway series (here) and Hans Eijkelboom’s People of the Twenty First Century (here) I wanted to try working with a concealed camera. Using a small mirror less DSLR hanging from my neck and a remote release … Continue reading

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Heads: Philip-Lorca diCorcia

Many photographers subscribe to the idea that a subject’s true nature can only be revealed if they are caught on camera unaware, unposed and therefore not manipulating or influencing the final representation. They see this approach as an antidote to Roland … Continue reading

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Supermodernity

Whilst researching Philip-Lorca diCorsia I came across the concept of supermodernity and non-places. Ëlisabeth Couturier (1) believes that diCorsia’s photographs explore the environment of a uniform universe, stereotypical zones in which we play out essentially artificial lives crossing paths with other people … Continue reading

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The Unaware, Some Strategies

In Camera Lucida (1) Roland Barthes discusses his reaction to being photographed. He describes how once he feels himself “observed by the lens, everything changes. I constitute myself in the process of posing, I transform myself into an image”. Some photographers … Continue reading

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Self Portrait

Sitting in the barber’s and having a camera with me made me think of Ferdinando Scianna’s pictures of having his hair cut. His are usually in somewhat more exotic locations than Farnham.

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