Monthly Archives: November 2016

Assignment 5: Self Assessment

Introduction This assignment evolved from assignment 2, a fact that brought specific challenges to the project in that it was important to move forward both the overall subject narrative and my approach to the project. Working with the same subjects … Continue reading

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Assignment 5: Crackmoor Farm

Background In the late 18th century British painters began to turn their attention away from the classic and romantic cities of The Grand Tour (i) to breath new life into English landscape painting which, until this time, had been a lowly, but distinctly British, … Continue reading

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A5 Preparation: Sketchbook

I am in the habit of using a sketchbook to collect ideas as I develop a project. The following are pages from assignment 5’s sketchbook roughing out ideas that were carried forward and a few that were not.  

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A5: Reflections on the Progression of a Project

Sometime around 2001 Mark Neville was in a bookshop in Glasgow looking at a large collection of social documentary style photo books when it struck him that “these books were not aimed at the kind of people who were in … Continue reading

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Assignment 5: Peer Group Critique and Feedback

This is my current selection of photographs for assignment 5, the self-directed project at the end of Identity and Place. My intent is to explore the relationship between a farming family and their environment whilst challenging two strongly embedded ideas: … Continue reading

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Three Different Approaches: Drake, Ewald and Shaw

One of the interesting aspects of this course is the opportunity to discover how contemporary photographers have found new ways to address the age-old subject of breaking down the insider – outside dynamic to explore identity and place. This essay, which looks … Continue reading

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Homage to Colin Shaw

Despite being particularly interested in post-war British documentary photography I rarely work in black and white. However, this picture was inspired by Colin Shaw’s 1988 series Farmwork (see here) so it seemed only appropriate to process it in monochrome.

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