Theory In Practice

When applying Critical Theory to our own work consider non-specialist audiences. Also bringing in historical analysis, criticism, commentary and contextualisation. Comes from an informed perspective. Describe, Interpret, Evaluate & Theorise.In Conversation – Colin Pantall
Interesting engaging and entertaining, but also with some substance – to say something about the world & make photography have meaning
“We edit the Family Album”
”The Mythology Of The Family ”
Your photographs are not what you say they are – when they go out into the public sphere they are open to all sorts of interpretations.People make up their own stories around pictures; particularly if there is little or no context or enveloping background.
Everything from semiotics, art history, music, poetry contextual theory, colour theory, photography theory – multiplicity of all these potentialities & how they interconnect within the created image.
How to get more people interested in photography How do we engage? How do we tell a better story?
“What we see is heavily influenced by our global knowledge & it affects how we read an image” rightly or wrongly. Sometimes an image may be innocent, but our reading is so influenced by history that we cannot see past this.

“What’s It About?” Pare it down to those three words. Lead with the hook…the personal.. and let the theoretical come after. Using film narrative, text, music, poetry & layering to add to the storytelling. The world is interesting and photography is one way of communicating it.

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