Exercise 3.11 Visual Evidence

“Make four photographs that document the place where you’re reading this and the act of reading it. Be as neutral, as dispassionate as possible. This is visual evidence.” I simply sat in one of the places I sometimes do my work – not always the same place as I get bored – and took 4 shots – front, left,…

Assignment 3 – Clones

I am always interested in ‘found’ works – the act of finding, and choosing to present, and present in a certain way making them a certain type of art work. I have used them to some extent in this segment of the course. In 2012 I was browsing through an Oxfam book store in Balham, London. It…

Exercise 3.10 – A formal portrait

Who means a lot to you? It could be the person closest to you emotionally, with whom you’ve shared important life experiences. Or perhaps its an old friend you haven’t seen for a while. Make a formal portrait of the person standing in the significant place of the previous exercise. A ‘formal’ portrait is generally full…

Exercise 3.9 – A significant place

Think of a place that holds meaning for you. Note down the reasons why it matters. (For reasons of practicality, choose somewhere accessible – see Exercise 3.10.) Think about how you could photograph that place in a way and in a light that reflects its meaning to you. Is there a particular viewpoint in your mind’s…