Formal Assessment Feedback from OCA

I am very pleased with my assessment result, and I have had some very useful feedback. I have made bold the comments that I really need to pay close attention to and to work on. “There’s a real sense of commitment to further understanding of what you are engaged in and the development of a rigorousContinue reading “Formal Assessment Feedback from OCA”

Learning Summary for Self and the Other

What did I do? Due to the COVID 19 epidemic, my options were limited for subjects to photograph however, I managed to get some photos of strangers right at the beginning before the full effect of the idea of mask wearing a social distance became to problematic and I turned to my wife and myContinue reading “Learning Summary for Self and the Other”

We do not see things as they are…

New York City (1974) by Elliott Erwitt Notes & Quotes from, Theory, Articulating Critical Practice Section 1, (2020) Dr. Ariadne Xenou, Barnsley: Open College of the Arts. The French poet and essayist Anaïs Nin posited that “we do not see things as they are; we see them as we are.” Anaïs Nin, The Seduction of theContinue reading “We do not see things as they are…”

Micro History

I recently switched to the new OCA website and took advantage of the free courses to help students navigate the new website and provide advice, suggestions and ideas for studying. When working my way through these courses I came across an interesting article about Micro Histories, these are recorded events of small insignificant moments mostlyContinue reading “Micro History”

Blumenfeld a fetish for beauty

Blumenfeld a fetish for beauty, 1996, Edited by William A Ewing in collaboration with Marina Schinz, London: Thames & Hudson. ISBN: 0-500-54202-3. A good reference book with an essay on Blumenfeld’s life and the artistic movements that influenced him. Examples: Eva Penninck, Amsterdam, 1932, Erwin Blumenfeld. Momie vivante, Amsterdam, 1932, Erwin Blumenfeld. The Art DealerContinue reading “Blumenfeld a fetish for beauty”

Voici Paris Modernite’s Phographiques, 1920 – 1950

Voici Paris Modernite’s Photographiques, 1920 – 1950 (2012) Edited by Quentin Bejac and Clement Cheroux, Paris: Centre Pompidou. ISBN: 978-2-84426-584-5. This is an accompanying book to an exhibition held at the Centre Pompidou in Paris between 2012 and 2013, illustrating photographs of Paris in the modernity style taken between 1920 and 1950 by many greatContinue reading “Voici Paris Modernite’s Phographiques, 1920 – 1950”

Henri Cartier-Bresson Europeans

Henri Cartier-Bresson Europeans, 2001, Edited by Jean Clair, London: Thames & Hudson, ISBN: 0-500-28122-X. This is a good reference book to some of Cartier-Bresson’s most famous pictures taken in Europe before and after the second world war. Introduced by a short essay by Jean Clair looking critically at Cartier-Bresson’s European themes. Some examples. Pont deContinue reading “Henri Cartier-Bresson Europeans”

Man Ray

Man Ray, Emmanuelle de l’Ecotais, Katherine Ware, (2004) Ed. Manfred Heiting, London: TASCHEN. ISBN: 9-783822-834831. This book has two essays written about Man Ray’s life and his time in Paris and is full of examples of his photographs that he made during his time in Paris before world war two. A very good reference bookContinue reading “Man Ray”

Formative Feedback for Assignment 3

Formative feedback Student name        Shaun Mullins Student number                 512659 Course/Unit          Self and Other Assignment number          3 Type of tutorial  Audio-Visual     Overall Comments A useful start based on decent preparatory research. Feedback on assignment Demonstration of technical and Visual Skills, Quality of Outcome, Demonstration of Creativity Notes on, and in addition to,Continue reading “Formative Feedback for Assignment 3”

Formative Feedback for Assignment 4

Formative feedback Student name        Shaun Mullins Student number                 512659 Course/Unit          Self and Other Assignment number          4 Type of tutorial  Audio-Visual     Overall Comments A useful attempt to wrestle with the subjectivity of the photograph. A well referenced essay. Assignment 2 and 4 Assessment potential I understand your aim is to go forContinue reading “Formative Feedback for Assignment 4”

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