Tag Archives: Edward Ruscha

Richard Wentworth: Making Do and Getting By

Richard Wentworth OBE is primarily known as a one of the most influential British sculptors of his generation who for forty years he has used a camera as a way of making “casual notes …. of situations which attracted me” … Continue reading

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Assignment 4: Self Assessment

Introduction This assignment series comprised two separate sets of photographs; a shoot undertaken on 23rd June 2016 of polling stations and a portrait shoot two weeks later. The weather on polling day was dull and grey with intermittent rain and the polling … Continue reading

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Assignment 4: The Architecture of Democracy

Introduction On June 23rd 2016 voters in Britain were asked “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?”, in the lead up to the referendum the public was repeatedly told by the … Continue reading

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A4 Research: A Little More on Twenty-Six

In 1992 Jeff Brouws paid homage to Ruscha with Twentysix Abandoned Gasoline Stations (1) (i), a series that has great similarity to Ruscha’s original work using black and white photographs and a mixture of angles and compositions. Brouws presents his series in typology … Continue reading

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A4 Research-Led Process: Twenty-Six Polling Stations

Twenty-six is a significant number in contemporary photography, an idea I have discussed before in an essay on Seriality and Neutrality; in 1963 Ed Ruscha published Twenty-six Gasoline Stations (1), a modest publication containing 26 nondescript monochrome photographs of petrol stations between Ruscha’s … Continue reading

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Assignment 3: Un Altro Paese

Un Altro Paese – Montefino 2016 Twelve years ago I was working for an international company, travelling extensively, inhabiting bland contemporary offices, chain hotels, the latest best restaurant in town, motorways and airports communicating ceaselessly by mobile phone, conference call, … Continue reading

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John Szarkowski: Mirrors and Windows

In 1978 John Szarkowski curated Mirrors and Windows: American Photography since 1960 at the Museum of Modern Art; in the same year the exhibition catalogue was published as a book of the same name (1). The exhibition explored Szarkowski’s theory … Continue reading

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