A slightly different viewpoint of this project again. The previous reviewer liked the colour shots, but we return to a preference for the B&W.
After the portfolio clinic & four 1-1 portfolio reviews I got completely different feedback from each person. But as John Spinks quoted “Opinions are like assholes…everyone has one.” So I need to sift through everything that has been said and filter what I feel will help to move the project forward as well as how best to disseminate the final body of work. Continue reading
“to photograph people is to violate them by seeing them as they have never seen themselves, having knowledge of them they can never have. It turns people into objects that can be symbolically possessed. “ (Susan Sontag; On Photography. Harpenden: Penguin. 1979, p.14) Continue reading
Mr Fremont has been challenging us with little mini projects to distract us but also in the hope these might feed into our major project too. This week the theme was Cardboard. Continue reading
Some of what we were introduced to this week went into greater depth of theory I had been aware of from previous study. In particular how an image can be read or mis-read through cultural or historical differences. How we read the world through cultural myths that we have been conditioned with via photography and film. Continue reading
Kimberly Butler Web Conference
A few notes I took from the thoroughly inspiring conference with Kimberly Butler this week. “Integrity is everything” – something I have always held dear, but it is nice to have this reaffirmed by someone in the profession. I am very proud of my own integrity and sometimes loose trace of the fact that there are many practitioners out there who simply do not care – as long as they get the shot it is all that’s important. Continue reading