Monthly Archives: March 2016

Same Model Different Backgrounds

As previously discussed the living room has been regularly used by professional photographers as a portrait studio (here) and is even more commonly the less intentional studio of the amateur as the backdrop to family portraits and photo memories of celebrations. … Continue reading

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The Living Room as Studio

In 1691 Charles Augustin d’Aviler, a French architect, became the first writer to refer to a new type of room to be included in the design of a grand house, rooms that were “le plus habité”, the most lived in. … Continue reading

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Reaction to Covert Exercise

At the end of February I posted a contact sheet series of pictures of a man moving about in front of an incongruous photograph screen in an urban setting. In the series his relationship with the screen and its open door … Continue reading

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The Pose

Reading Susanne Holschbach’s’s essay The Pose: Its Troubles and Pleasures in Street and Studio (1) began a chain of thought about the evolution of the pose in portrait photography. In the nineteenth century photographic practices, especially in portraiture, were a continuation of the, … Continue reading

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Julian Germain: Every Minute and Classroom Portraits

For Every Minute You Are Angry You Lose Sixty Seconds of Happiness I reviewed Julian Germain’s For Every Minute You Are Angry You Lose Sixty Seconds of Happiness (1) in August 2014 (here) when researching narrative for TAoP but as it has been identified as a reference point … Continue reading

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