Tag Archives: Nigel Shafran

The Workshop as Still Life

At the end of my essay on Scott McFarland’s studies of shacks (here) I remarked that the shack, cabin, shed or workshop has been mythologised in recent times, with a changing contemporary nomenclature that has reclassified them as man-caves, hideaways and … Continue reading

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Charlotte Cotton: Something and Nothing (part 1)

In The Photograph as Contemporary Art (1) Charlotte Cotton includes a chapter that investigates the strategy of using inanimate objects or environments as a metaphor. In practice this chapter considers contemporary still life photography rather more than human altered landscapes without human … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: Process and Preparation

Initial Ideas As previously mentioned I initially 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 my subject … 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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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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