Assignment 2 – Social Themes – ‘Furloughed’

Furloughed On Saturday, 21, March, 2020, I was told to close my charity shop until further notice and on Monday, 23, March, 2020, Boris Johnson, announced a national lockdown to try to control the spread of COVID 19 across the U.K. – I became one of millions to be furloughed with an uncertain future. LikeContinue reading “Assignment 2 – Social Themes – ‘Furloughed’”

Reading Task – The photographic works of Diane Arbus – My thoughts

Much has been said and written about Arbus and her work, but I wonder if too much has been read into her photographs?  The images used to critique her work style all appear to poses those elements of the sublime, they have that something, that punctum that Barthes coined (1) and which all photographers striveContinue reading “Reading Task – The photographic works of Diane Arbus – My thoughts”

Preliminary Exercise: The Clandestine Camera

For this exercise, I took photographs of people who were unaware of being subjects of photography. This exercise was (for me) not a comfortable project.  I therefore decided that I would try to respect my subject’s privacy, as best I could.  At the time I set out to accomplish this exercise it was at theContinue reading “Preliminary Exercise: The Clandestine Camera”

Humphrey Spender

Humphrey Spender became a member of the Mass Observation Movement in the late 1930’s and became famous for his photographs, Worktown Study, (1937-40) in the city of Bolton. To obtain his photographs of non posed subjects would spend time with his subjects being seen to take photographs, but in fact having no film in theContinue reading “Humphrey Spender”

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