Formative Feedback for Assignment 2

Formative feedback Student name        Shaun Mullins Student number                 512659 Course/Unit          Self and Other Assignment number          2 Type of tutorial  Audio-Visual     Overall Comments An assignment that meets the brief, engages with references and is based on useful research. Feedback on assignment Demonstration of technical and Visual Skills, Quality of Outcome, Demonstration ofContinue reading “Formative Feedback for Assignment 2”

A Haiku portraiture to Georgia O’Keeffe and Orville Cox

A Haiku portraiture to Georgia O’Keeffe and Orville Cox by Shaun Mullins, 2021. Winter’s cumulus, Both sexes opposite with Stetson hats, Have coy glances – flirting. Georgia O’Keeffe and Orville Cox at Canyon de Chelly National Monument Arizona, 1937, Ansel Adams. This is an Haiku exercise, using a photograph that I chose for the subjectContinue reading “A Haiku portraiture to Georgia O’Keeffe and Orville Cox”

Planning and Preparation for Assignment 3

Shaun Mullins (Untitled) 2020, Different Selves My brief The readings, research and exercises should have led you to think about self portraiture in a variety of ways. Some practitioners deliberately play with ideas of fluidity and multiple selves, whilst still being anchored to a nominal self. Selfies, often used as self promotion, are intimately linkedContinue reading “Planning and Preparation for Assignment 3”

Summary for Part 3, “Look at Me!” – The Representation of Self.

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.”

Reflection point – seeing ourselves through technology

As Jill Walker Rettberg in her book​ ​Seeing Ourselves Through Technology​ says, ‘[p]erhaps the reason we feel the need to take another, and another selfie, is in part that we, as the surrealists wrote in 1928, never seem able to create a photo that will ‘fully correspond to what you want to see in yourself’’’ (Walker Rettberg,Continue reading “Reflection point – seeing ourselves through technology”

Exercise 3.6 – Objects

A self portrait through objects. It seems that apart from a few objects that I keep as ornaments or to record past achievements the majority of my possessions are tools. Tools for photography, tools for DIY, tools for gardening, tools for hobbies and travel. It seems that I practically have a tool for everything andContinue reading “Exercise 3.6 – Objects”

Exercise 3.5 – The Theatre of Self.

Using the idea of ‘the theatre of self’ I have scanned photographs of a visit to Berlin on the 31, December 1989 to celebrate New Year’s Eve at a very historic moment when East and West Germany were in the process of reuniting back to one country. In order to represent an unrepresented story fromContinue reading “Exercise 3.5 – The Theatre of Self.”

Exercise – Just one day in my life.

My Tutor suggested documenting a day in my life using my camera. To simply take unplanned /uncontrolled snapshots throughout the day as a kind of sketch a natural forming narrative. The idea is to experiment with the method of free spontanious styled photography in order to see if it I like it and it suitsContinue reading “Exercise – Just one day in my life.”

My Tutor’s assessment – Assignment 2

In my video conference with my Tutor we discussed the style of work that I am using which is a controlled and planned method, my Tutor thought that this style worked for this project’s narrative. He could see the influence of artist such as Cindy Sherman and Jeff Wall who both create contrived pictures inContinue reading “My Tutor’s assessment – Assignment 2”

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