Tag Archives: Chris Steele-Perkins

A5 Research: Farmwork – Colin Shaw

I first came across Colin Shaw’s Farmwork in one of Café Royal Books’ (1 & 2) excellent little pamphlet publications that are fast creating a remarkable archive of 1970s and 80s British documentary photography. After researching the photographer and recognising … Continue reading

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A5 Research: The Myth of the Countryside Idyll

Our perspective of the English countryside is as a rural idyll; a place of tended pastures, thriving crops, cottage-fringed village greens hosting fetes and flower shows whilst bearded men with pipes, and pints watch cricket from dark beamed pubs. A viewpoint that could … Continue reading

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A5 Research: John Darwell – Dark Days

The Emperor Nero is rumoured to have fiddled (i) as Rome burned, some suggest it was an act of disinterest, others argue that he set the fires to clear the site for his new palace or as an excuse to persecute the Christians. Whatever the … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: Self Assessment

Demonstration of Technical and Visual Skills At a technical level there are a number of weaknesses in this series; for example Fig. o1 would have been more striking if I had used daylight flash and underexposed the background and I am concerned … Continue reading

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Assignment 2 Research: The Portrayal of Farming

Initially I envisioned assignment 2 to be a series strongly referencing Julian Germain’s Every Minute …. (reviewed here), Kaylynn Deveney’s The Day-to-Life of Albert Hastings (reviewed here) and Nigel Shafran’s various portrait series of his wife Ruth (reviewed here) but … 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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