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DPP : Final thoughts

Final reflections on DPP DPP introduced some new elements to my photography as well as reinforcing some old ones.  The impact of black and white as a powerful medium was brought back to me, really for the first time since the advent of colour, and in generating material for the final assignment, I experienced a […]

ASSIGNMENT 5 – the next steps

After a period of reflection I have taken the decision to re-focus Assignment 5 on the ‘people unaware’ images and move away from the ‘old’ and ‘new’ theme.  I liked this set, but the body of material from which I had to draw was smaller than I had anticipated when I started (the practitioners are […]

ASSIGNMENT 5 Tutor feedback

I have received the feedback on my final assignment prior to submission and it was overall encouraging but with some thoughts to consider to refine the submission set further and some issues to address from back in Assignment 4 which I know I have been avoiding thus far. It has been great to see you […]

Eddie Ephraums

Eddie Ephraums I recently attended a one day seminar by Eddie Ephraums as part of the program offered by the Royal Photographic Society’s Thames Valley Digital Imaging Group.  The first session, Many Ways of Seeing, discussed how recording media influence our relationship with our subjects, and the second session, The Language of the Print, covered […]

ASSIGNMENT 5 Personal Project

Personal project: the old and the new The Brief Using the steam railway preservation movement as a subject, produce a collection of images of people who were unaware of the photographer’s presence and include in the images modern elements which were not available in the period that steam railways were alive. I settled on a […]

Art Photography Now: Susan Bright: Book review

Art Photography Now; Susan Bright Susan Bright’s Art Photography Now claims to present “the work of eighty of the most important and best loved artist-photographers in the world today”.  It explores the subjects, styles and methods of leading photographers through sections focusing on Portrait, Landscape, Narrative, Object, Fashion, Document and City.  The analysis of each […]

Assignment 4 : feedback and response

Assignment 4 Feedback and response I have now received the feedback from Assignment 4.  Comments on contextualisation and engagement were very favourable. Of particular note is your contextualisation and ability to get to the heart of this theme, which was done in an exemplary fashion, with good references and insight.  Excellent evident of research with […]

Museu Picasso in Barcelona

 “It isn’t up to the painter to define the symbols.  Otherwise it would be better if he wrote them out in so many words!  The public who look at the picture must interpret the symbols as they understand them” Picasso On a recent visit to Barcelona I spend some time in the Museu Picasso, a […]

ASSIGNMENT 4: Real or fake?

The possibility to alter images has been around for ever, initially in drawing and painting and certainly in photography.  I am sure that the earliest cave painters must have added the occasional extra mammoth or two for dramatic effect .. However, what do we mean by alteration and what is my reaction to it? At […]

OCA Thames Valley Group Study Day: Oct 19th

This was the third of the Thames Valley OCA student group meetings that I have been able to attend, and as before, I found it a thought provoking and interesting day.  The opportunity to interact with a group of people with whom  I have had the chance to discuss things with on a number of […]

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