Intersections // Research Activity Pt.1 – 06.02.17.

“We want you to bring to this session an image or a body of work that has affected the way that you think about your photographic practice or current project work in a meaningful way. It may be a single image, exhibition, an online portfolio, photographic book or film – but it needs to be a work of significance for you.” Gathered Leaves // Alec Soth … Continue reading Intersections // Research Activity Pt.1 – 06.02.17.

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According to Berger. In order to understand this phenomenon it is necessary to overcome “the traditional boundaries separating environmental and architectural/planning/design issues, urban from suburban issues, and nostalgic definitions of community from actual organisations of people, workplaces, and social structures.”   Bereri ‘Site Specific’ – photography project Continue reading Quotes

Marc Augé – ‘Non-Places, Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity’

Non-Places, Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity – an essay by Marc Augé, an anthropologist about the theory surrounding the idea of non-places. Unfortunately, I only came across this essay towards the end of my project, which is both good and bad at the same time. There was a lot that Augé mentions in this essay that would have been a fantastic starting point to this project, … Continue reading Marc Augé – ‘Non-Places, Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity’

Mark Power – ‘The City of Six Towns’.

The City of Six Towns refers to Stoke-on-Trent, a polycentric city of some 500,000 people in the heart of Staffordshire. Commonly known as The Potteries, it remains the centre of the ceramics industry in the UK although, these days, the largest private employer is Bet365, an on-line gambling organisation. Like many post-industrial cities in Britain, Stoke has transformed itself into a centre for service industries and distribution centres. … Continue reading Mark Power – ‘The City of Six Towns’.

Joel Sternfeld – ‘Stranger Passing’.

Over a period of fifteen years Joel Sternfeld travelled across America and took portrait photographs of people that he encountered during this time. Unlike historical portraits which represent significant people in staged surroundings, Sternfeld’s subjects are uncannily “normal”, and his style of shooting means the viewer can contemplate the figures captured within a certain environment, time period and circumstance. This body of work is a collection of … Continue reading Joel Sternfeld – ‘Stranger Passing’.

Zine – Layout and Cover Ideas.

After coming across the series Stranger Passing by Joel Sternfeld, I really liked the idea of having a photograph from the body of work presented on the front cover, accompanied by a title. I therefore used this front cover as inspiration for the cover of my zine, and consequently chose to use a photograph for the front cover that I believed epitomised the ideas that I was … Continue reading Zine – Layout and Cover Ideas.

Alan Berger – ‘Drosscape, Wasting Land in Urban America.’

  I read a short essay from a book that was released to coincide with an exhibition for the  Fotomuseum Winterthur’s twentieth anniversary. Concrete: Photography and Architecture is an exhaustive investigation of architectural photography, and includes a short essay, Void/Density: Photography and the Representation of Urban Spaces by Nicoletta Leonardi. After reading this essay at the tail end of producing work for this project, I felt that her words were particularly informative … Continue reading Alan Berger – ‘Drosscape, Wasting Land in Urban America.’

Clare Hewitt Project Tutorial.

Today Clare Hewitt gave a talk about her work and process, and how to make ends meet within the photographic industry. It was very useful to hear first hand how she has juggled many jobs since finishing her degree in photography, and has gained many transferable skills in doing so. Her main source of income is from commissioned work, through big publications such as Oh Comely and The Independent … Continue reading Clare Hewitt Project Tutorial.