Picture Analysis – Laura Letinsky

My autocorrect keeps wanting to change Letinsky to Lewinsky, which shows that even successful photographers have a smaller profile than White House interns. The image quality in the handout seemed quite poor to me for what was expected – not especially in comparison to others in the book – but considering the difficulty in assessing…

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…

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…

If you get a chance to read

I always find it rather awkward as to know what to write when suggesting books and certainly when I go further as to recommend them on here. I am not a reviewer of books, generally haven’t read the whole book (most are pictures or reference) so feel that writing some long blog entry recommending it…

The colourful Mr Eggleston…

I am sure you have probably seen this – I am usually the last to know – but I found on YouTube a pretty interesting documentary where William Eggleston gets Yentobbed. So the guy invents colour photography yadda yadda – but this documentary has some interesting points on his work practices – 1 shot per…

If it was raining & Thomas Struth came to Dublin

I had moved on to Project 2 – Shadows, so was on the hunt for bright sunshine and long shadows. The aim was to make a series of photographic studies of light and shadows very much in the mindset of Trent Parke. However Trent Parke lives in Adelaide, Australia and I live in Dublin, plus…

Just finished reading…

Last night I finished reading a rather non-academic history of the ‘race’ to develop (see what I did there?) a fixed image, photographic process. Henry Fox Talbot and Louis Daguerre battle it out in 19th century science to discover how an image taken by a camera could be fixed permanently. Capturing the Light by Roger Watson and Helen…

Its just like starting over.

This is really just a test. I started the course today. Well immediately thats pretty much a lie. I got the paperwork through earlier this week, read it – rather diligently, noted it, logged on here. I would generally regard myself as IT literate, however, this blog has taken me an afternoon of picking and…