Assignment Five: Making it Up

  New Year Suddenly she was living alone in isolation, left in a digital-only society. A precious year lost or at least utterly useless, a big gathering of uncertainties filled her existence. Climate, Brexit, Trump, China, Pandemic, a rapidly vaporising nature, her nature, her climate. If she opposed all...

REVISED Assignemnet Four: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words – Essay

Coppens, Martien (c.1935-45) View of Bakelse Heikant: fields on the edge of pine forest, separated by winding road. Dutch province Brabant; Lieshout.   Land of Silence Martien Coppens View of Bakelse Heikant: fields on the edge of pine forest, separated by winding road is an overwhelming subdued, almost...

Project 2: The Archive

The project flows into this exercise. Exercise 2: Re-situated Art Question for Seller re-situates images in a different context and in so doing allows for a new dialogue to take place. Reflect on the following in your learning log: 1. Does their presence on a gallery wall give these...

Project 1: Setting the scene

When thinking of ‘mise en scene’ my thoughts go instantly to one of my favourite photographers of the moment: Alex Prager. With her unmistakable aesthetic style, she literally creates new worlds and a new era in time, with strong associations with the 70s, using realism to form absurdities and...

Assignemnet Four: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words – Essay

December 12, 2020

Silver gelatin print, format almost 4:5, no exact date between 1935 and 1945. Photographer Martien Coppens, born March 18, 1908, (Dutch province Brabant); Lieshout. Land of Silence An overwhelming subdued, almost cliché landscape in nuances of grey, never touching the extremes of black and white, never harsh. The image...

NYT PHOTOGRAPHY REVIEW; Women of the Weimar Era, in a Social Context

December 11, 2020

NYT: “Women of the Weimar Era, in a Social Context”   An article in the New York Times, describing women photographers in the interbellum or Weimar period in Germany. A fascinating period in history and art, need further personal research, in or outside this course. Very interesting how it...

Assignment Three: Self Portraiture Images

December 3, 2020

REVISED Assignment Three: Rationale

December 3, 2020

RATIONALE The suicide of Woodman, the tremendous drama, loneliness and frustration of not being able to become pregnant, so heavily depicted by Elina Brotherus (Brotherus, 2013).   Even the early self-portrait of Hypolyte Boyard as a drowned man, is a response to personal frustration and misfortune: “The Government, who gave...

Revised Assignment three: Self Portraiture Reflection and evaluation

December 3, 2020

Brief: Drawing upon the examples in Part Three and your own research, you can approach your self-portraits however, you see fit. You may choose to explore your identity or masquerade as someone else or use empty locations or objects to speak of your experiences. However, you choose to approach...

Revised Assignment three: The Diary

December 3, 2020

  Day One Letting the course for what it was the last couple of weeks. The Covid situation was minimising my photographic inspiration and course motivation. The modest grades on my first submission did play a part in this too, but only modest. Somehow it reduced my simplistic hope...