Exercise 2.6 – Candid Portrait

Working with my friend Graham, I set-up a basic studio with a barstool and a white background, I directed his poses using my camera fixed to a tripod. After 5 minutes I gave the control of the photographic direction to Graham, who firstly wanted me to take the camera off the tripod and then photographContinue reading “Exercise 2.6 – Candid Portrait”

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.”

Katy Grannan

Katy Grannan, born 1969. An American photographer and film maker, he prefers to photograph strangers by placing adverts in newspapers asking for “people for portraits” Our Little Secret (2005) the volunteers sometimes posed nude and often chose to pose in vacant lots or rooms with low ceilings. In a similar project, Dream America, (2000) GrannanContinue reading “Katy Grannan”

Daniel Meadows

Daniel Meadows was at University with Martin Parr and collaborated together on a project called June Street (1973) (blogged separately). He took a lot of what looks like street style photography in the 1970’s and from some of these he has been able to trace some of these people and has taken photographs of themContinue reading “Daniel Meadows”

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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