In section 3, “Look at Me!”, I studied the subject of ‘self’ and how it has and is used and interpreted in the portrait. I learned that the idea of the ‘selfie’ goes back beyond photography. Originally the early selfies where exclusively for the rich and powerful to express wealth and more importantly, power, examplesContinue reading “Summary for Part 3, “Look at Me!” – The Representation of Self.”
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Exercise 3.1 – Your Selfie
A new portrait for my Facebook page. To obtain this picture, I took 120 shots. My problem was that I cannot see myself and although the other shots were mostly in good focus and exposure, my positioning was wrong, I had the wrong expression or I just did,’t like it. This was I thought theContinue reading “Exercise 3.1 – Your Selfie”
Planning and preparing for assignment 1.
Due to the COVID epidemic getting photographs of anyone outside my household is proving very, difficult; so for my first assignment I have elected to keep it simple and use my wife and myself as the subjects. The photographers and their projects that have inspired me are Larry Sultan, Pictures of Home (1992) and TinaContinue reading “Planning and preparing for assignment 1.”
Susan Meiselas, born 1948, American documentary photographer, best known for her photographs taken in war-torn Nicaragua and American carnival strippers. El Salvador (Soldiers search bus passengers along the Northern Highway, near Suchitoto, (1980) by Susan Meiselas Molotov Man, (1979) by Susan Meiselas. Untitled, (from Carnival Strippers) (1972-1975) bu Susan Meiselas. Untitled, (from Carnival Strippers) (1972-1975)Continue reading “Susan Meiselas”
Exercise 1.1a – Planning & Preparation.
The brief for this exercise is to produce five portraits of strangers from a variety of backgrounds. They must be classed as ‘Other’ so that they may differ by a significant respect from myself. This could be by age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background, social class, etc. I am also to keep notes of contactContinue reading “Exercise 1.1a – Planning & Preparation.”