‘Void & Density’ -InDesign Spread Development.

First design layout Second design layout Third design layout Final design layout Above are PDF links to some previous design layouts that I tried out before settling on the final one. Across the four documents, the main thing that I experimented with was the front cover. It took quite a few attempts  to decide on a layout that I was completely happy with for the front … Continue reading ‘Void & Density’ -InDesign Spread Development.

‘Void & Density’ – Front Cover Experiments.

I experimented with trying different layouts for the text on the front cover. I wanted to use the image that features on the centre pages in the zine, so I cropped a section for a portrait orientation. However, I then decided that this was the wrong thing to do, as the main image contained within the zine is landscape, and it did not make sense … Continue reading ‘Void & Density’ – Front Cover Experiments.

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’.

Tutorial Write Up – Nick Bright // 14.11.16

In this project tutorial, I had produced more work in which to show Nick. We discussed how the project was going, and I explained that I had been trying to photograph more people in the transitional spaces in which I had encountered. One of the first things he noticed was the fact that all of my subjects were men, and in order to describe more … Continue reading Tutorial Write Up – Nick Bright // 14.11.16

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.

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.

Group Edit Session // Zine Production.

A few notes from an edit session looking at how best to present my work. Also a few evaluative notes on my process and decision making in terms of the final outcome, and how I arrived there. Today we had a group edit session in which we displayed all of our work and attempted to narrow it done into a cohesive project. Most people, including … Continue reading Group Edit Session // Zine Production.