Category Archives: Part 2 – Street and Studio

Alternative Same Background Different Model Exercise

Groups of people are often labelled as a single entity; the crowd, the audience, a rally, a march, the team and we often view them in that way, seeing the crowded pavement as one organism without consciously identifying the individuals within the … Continue reading

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Assignment 2 Research: The Development of a Portrait Series – A Fortunate Man

Whilst researching the approach of photographers towards agriculture I looked at the work of Jean Mohr who collaborated on a number of books with John Berger. Berger and Mohr were particularly interested in the relationship between the written and visual narrative and … Continue reading

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Biographical Landscapes

In A Fortunate Man (1) John Berger offers the thought that “Landscapes can be deceptive. Sometimes a landscape seems to be less a setting for the life of its inhabitants than a curtain behind which their struggles, achievements and accidents take … Continue reading

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Same Background Different Model

Driving through Guildford last week I noticed that one of the shopping centres had posted a series of large scale posters with the tag line “What’s Your Fashion Statement?” which reminded me of Hans Eijkelboom’s ideas if not of his photos. … Continue reading

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Single Subject Series: Nigel Shafran

As previously discussed it is not unusual for a photographer to build up a portfolio of a single human subject based on someone with whom they have a close relationship such as Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe, Harry Callahan and his wife … Continue reading

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Single Subject Series: Kaylynn Deveney

It is not unusual for a photographer to build up a portfolio of a single human subject based on someone with whom they have a close relationship such as Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe, Harry Callahan and his wife Eleanor, David and … Continue reading

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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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