Picture This How Pictures Work

Picture This How Pictures Work, 2000, Molly Bang, San Francisco: Chronicle Books LLC. ISBN: 978-1-58717-030-0. I purchased this book in my charity shop. This is a great little book that takes you back to basics. Using just shapes and colours, Molly Bang deconstructs composition and examines each element that makes a good picture work. TheContinue reading “Picture This How Pictures Work”

Reading Task – ‘The Body and the Archive’ by Alan Sekula

Alan Sekula, The Body and the Archive (1986) Notes and Quotes Sekula argues that early photography was seen as a threat to art, siting a musical song: August 1839, a song circulated in London which began with the following verse: O Mister Daguerre! Sure you’re not aware, Of half the impressions you’re making, By the sun’s potent rays you’l set Thames inContinue reading “Reading Task – ‘The Body and the Archive’ by Alan Sekula”

Notes from the Margin of Spoilt Identity – The Art of Diane Arbus By Gerry Badger (1988)

Notes from the Margin of Spoilt Identity – The Art of Diane Arbus by Gerry Badger (1988). The above link will take you to the essay, Notes from the Margin of Spoilt Identity – The Art of Diane Arbus By Gerry Badger Published in Phototexts (1988) Topless dancer in her dressing room, San Francisco, California.Continue reading “Notes from the Margin of Spoilt Identity – The Art of Diane Arbus By Gerry Badger (1988)”

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