Project continues

I have submitted my final assignment for the foundation course to my tutor and yesterday he replied. Everything went extremely well – probably better than I could have hoped for when I signed up for the course. I would not have expected to be talking about exhibiting work etc, this early in any course. I…

Another dutch flower set-up

I said I would do a few of these, and here is yet another. Its actually quite interesting – I thought it would be more of a technical challenge than anything else, but I have already started working on some notes about how to expand this. The small, confined format allows for things to be…

Flowers and still lives – another project

I decided I would have a simple home/ studio contained project I could work on – while preparing larger more difficult projects. Also the aim of working on these still lives/ flower projects is to allow me to practice some light set-ups, but also keep me clicking. My aim is to have at least one…

Robert Mapplethorpe – Imagine

I never really liked Robert Mapplethorpe. I have known his work since the very early 90’s – he was already dead. I was a painting student, and he was a photographer – then when I was taking pictures, he hadn’t taken shots I was especially interested in. I don’t know why. My impression of him…

Research – Brassai and Bonnard

As part of their on-going friendship, and Brassai’s relationship with artists, clowns and writers, a series of photographs was constructed looking at artists at work, in their studio. This was subsequently gathered, organised and edited into the book ‘The Artists of My Life’, by Viking press of New York in 1982. It includes Brassai’s essays and…

Exercise 5.3 Uploading photos to your blog

Apart from book reviews and exhibition reviews, very little of my blog would be text only based. Most of the exercises, research posts are text plus an image or two. Therefor I have have found little problem with uploading images. I use primarily 2 photography software packages. Lightroom for storage, and general exposure work, then…

Exercise 5.4 Inviting and Posting comments

I find looking at other students work very useful, and try to make my site as accessible as possible so that they can look at my work. I appreciate people liking the posts, and have managed to get some comments etc. I have followed a number of fellow students, across various levels, who’s work is…

Picture Analysis – Zelt (Tent)

Quite an interesting artist and series of images to examine. The student documentation makes the point of the photography being merely a record of the art works – and I think this is correct. The photographs are interesting, they have a clear point of view and structure, but in essence they are the physical remains…

If Stephen Shore went to Bray

I recently joined Facebook – I like to stay ahead of the technology curve – and was challenged to describe my day in a black and white shot, without people or explanation. So, I had basically taken the children to the beach, to play on the shore, collect stones, and take some pictures. I took…

Amie Siegel – South London Gallery

I was over in London with work – checked out which galleries I could get to in the space of time I had, and was delighted to see I could get to Peckham to see Amie Siegel’s work. I really like her work – the clarity, the tones especially. Apparently they are HD, but isn’t…

Bill Cunningham – New York

I met him once when I was in New York – ok straight away thats a lie, or certainly an exaggeration. I was in New York, I saw him, I went over, not really to speak to him, cause I am not like that, but he saw me loafing about behind him and probably thought…

The Salt of the Earth

I am not at present a landscape photographer – and I have no particular interest in Sebastião Salgado, but I do like Wim Wenders (and am booked to go and see his exhibition soon) and I enjoy watching photographers work. Salgado’s images are rather extraordinary – the breadth, scope of his achievements are remarkable. He…