Exercise 2.1 Motif and Archive

This exercise asks the student to bring together a series of 12 images (a typology) in which a particular motif appears again and again. For this exercise, you may use found images (images you have at home as part of a family archive, for example) or images found online (from photo-sharing sites such as Flickr,Continue reading “Exercise 2.1 Motif and Archive”

Assignment 1 – Combined Image

This assignment tasks the student with creating combined images. The student is required to produce either a series of four to six portraits (looking at Stezaker and Stenram) or a series of four to six landscape-based images based on your immediate surroundings (as with Gill’s Hackney Marshes series). Complete Parts 1 and 2 of theContinue reading “Assignment 1 – Combined Image”

Exercise 1.3

To complete this exercise, use readily available images to make a short narrative series of four to six collages based on a recent or contemporary news event. If you can, look also at British artist Lisa Barnard’s recent book Chateau Despair. Barnard used found archival news images of ex-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher alongside shots ofContinue reading “Exercise 1.3”

Exercise 1.2

Part 1. Discuss a photograph that takes an existing work of art as its starting point. Write a 500- word reflection on your chosen piece in your learning log. I have chosen the work of Freddy Fabris for this exercise. I first encountered Fabris’ work in the form of his Renaissance series and his reworkingContinue reading “Exercise 1.2”

Exercise 1.1

Exercise 1.1 Use the following artists as inspiration Nancy Burson – http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/296435/nancy-burson-big-brother-american-1982/ Corinne Vionnet – https://www.lensculture.com/articles/corinne-vionnet-photo-opportunities Idris Khan – https://fraenkelgallery.com/tag/idris-khan Helen Sear – https://www.contemporaryartsociety.org/artist-members/helen-sear Create a series of six to eight images using layering techniques. Due to the digital-only coursework PDF not having any of the proper links to the work of Idris Khan orContinue reading “Exercise 1.1”

I knew the Spice Girls

The student is asked to read the short Essay “I knew the Spice Girls” by Joan Fontcuberta. Fontcuberta asks the question regarding the space between analogue and digital photography, he does this by exploring the use of digital technology in a London Photobooth the place himself alongside the Spice Girls for a photograph which heContinue reading “I knew the Spice Girls”

Ectoplasm: Photography in the Digital Age

The student is instructed to read Ectoplasm: Photography in the Digital Age by Geoffrey Batchen Was Delaroche right in his apocryphal declaration that “Painting is dead”? Were Fred Richin, Anne Marie Willis and William J Mitchell right in stating that photography was either dead or radically changed with the intertwining of computing and digital photography?Continue reading “Ectoplasm: Photography in the Digital Age”

Preliminary Exercise

The student is asked to photograph as many photographic images as they encounter in a single day, as a way of getting a sense of how people are overcome with the amount of images that they can see. Since I am visually impaired, mobility impaired and have just started rehabilitation for a shattered ankle, IContinue reading “Preliminary Exercise”