Project 3: Photographing the unseen

After literal depictive images, one can use metaphoric images to narrate the story. It seems a logical parallel from the earlier anchor and relay definitions. Include the viewer’s imagination and interpretation as an essential part of the perception of the story by using metaphoric imaging and relaying text. The...

Roland Barthes on external context

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:ec1fa1a4-3838-41d0-8b40-e5f20953ff2f   As for the channel of transmission, this is the newspaper itself, or more precisely, a complex of concurrent messages with the photograph as the center and surrounds constituted by the text, the caption, the layout and, in a more abstract but in no less informative way, by...

IMDb: Ze noemen me Baboe (They call me Baboe)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11360960/   https://www.idfa.nl/en/film/1c9c8a63-2adc-45f1-acb7-3fb58f72ba91/they-call-me-babu     The movie made by a montage of existing images. Combined and voiced-over into a story about a “nanny” (Baboe) during the end of colonisation of Indonesia by the Dutch. Baboe is the dutch-indo term for a nanny, actually close being a slave under contract....

Exercise 3: Poetry Interpretation

Inspiration and research   For this exercise, in search of something that resonates with me but wasn’t in Dutch, I started reading some classic English poetry. Not only for this exercise, but I came to the conclusion that I know the names, but never read anything properly. Yates, Frost,...

Research task: Relay

The  work of sohpy Calle is difficult to get a hold of, at least the book concerning without buying it. But some videos and footage from her exhibition give a good impression of her intentions. More impact to me, in a self-reflecting manner, was the work of Sophy Ricktet....

Exercise 2: Newspaper Analysis

Kaesong, North Korea, on Tuesday. Heavy industry in North Korea still running full speed despite coronavirus The anchoring caption restricts the image in almost all facets Barthes defines. It sets the time (2020 during corona-pandemic), place North Korea, it defines its intention (news) and it indicates largely the opinion...

Reflection: Using pictures to tell a story (Death of the Author)

Reflection or is this contemplating. A very clarifying thought and differentiation by Hurn, between Picture story and essay, where the latter is apparent a dissertation on a personal view, open to interpretation and control over the viewer’s interpreted narrative; where the story is a much more directive, a more...

Project 2: Image and Text

Continuing on the previous post and reflection on “Using pictures to tell a story” this feels to provide even more structure to the thoughts. The concepts of Anchor and Relay are introduced. Anchor as the perceptual steering text surrounding an image. Text that forces the direction of thought by...

Project 1: Telling a Story

How does a photograph that’s depicting history creates new history itself? A Spanish documentary El Americano (Trinidad, 2020) is about Eugene Smiths’s influence on some lives in the small village. In this documentary, Smith follows mainly two families, the Larra and the Curiel-Montero. The girl with the beautiful face...

Exercise 5: Critical Analysis

Liz Wells – The Real and the Digital (2009)   I used this exercise to contemplate and respond to research and opinion in a written form. Not to conclude or make a statement but as an exercise to think and reflect on numerous opinions and situations surrounding a very...