Picture Analysis – Sophie Calle

Again, regarded as a ‘conceptual’ photographer, Sophie Calle’s work challenges what we want from a photograph – what we think a photograph is and can be. The textbook makes the point about her work sometimes raising ethical questions – and it does – but I don’t really have any ethical problems with anything she does…

In theory this could be…

Interior with a young man holding a recorder After too long an hiatus, I do seem to be back into full swing on the course. I had been making notes, ideas, some sketches throughout my break. But due to work, my mind wasn’t on the course as much as it should have been, and I…

Exercise 3.4 Documenting Change

“…Make a sequence of photographs that shows the same subject, from the same position, but in different states… Produce at least three images in a sequence – a triptych – that shows the three states of the subject and communicates the change you’ve identified.” Maybe it was the mention of different states, maybe it was the idea…

Research Point – Eadweird…

The first thing I always remember about Eadweard Muybridge is that the guy can’t even spell his own name properly – and WordPress agrees with me. Try typing his name in and it autocorrects to Edward. I guess his work is interesting – however, probably through over-familiarity, partially through being of their time despite being ‘experimental’,…

Research Point – Richter’s Atlas

Gerhard Richter’s Atlas is a collection of photographs, newspaper cuttings, and sketches. Richter has been assembling them since the mid 1960s. He selects and arranges visual elements on loose sheets of paper. They give an interesting form to his creative thought processes. The quantity of works is staggering. Most interesting to me are the collections…

Exercise 3.2 – Series

Decide on a specific subject and work on making a series of photographs over several days. It’s best to choose a subject you have a daily access to – your workplace, your home, a friend or particular activity , for example – but you must be clear at the outset what your subject is. This is…