The Polaroid Book

The Polaroid Book, (2011) Edited by Steve Crist, Essay by Barbara Hitchcock, London: TASCHEN. ISBN: 978-3-8365-0189-7. This is a book illustrating a pick of Polaroid photographs taken from the Polaroid companies collection that were made by artists for the company. The book includes a short essay on the history of Polaroid and how it cameContinue reading “The Polaroid Book”

Reading Photographs – In Our Own Image, by Fred Ritchin

Peter Kennard and Cat Phillips created the image, titled: Photo Op, in 2005. From Fred Ritchin’s book, In Our Own Image, his essay, Reading Photographs, (Ritchin, 2010) discusses the authenticity of a photograph. He asks, …after all that is happening in computer imaging can one safeguard the integrity of the photograph in its populist roleContinue reading “Reading Photographs – In Our Own Image, by Fred Ritchin”

Remembrance, The child I never was, by Annette Kuhn

Remembrance, The child I never was, (1991) by Annette Kuhn from The Photography Reader, edited by Liz Wells, (2003) Routledge, Abingdon. Annette Kuhn as a child, by Harry Kuhn, circa, early 1950’s, exact date unknown. Kuhn uses a photograph taken of herself as a child as the theme to her story or as she saysContinue reading “Remembrance, The child I never was, by Annette Kuhn”

Technical details and editing of Assignment 3

This image was created from a collage of four photographs that was first edited in Lightroom before being imported to Photoshop for the collage process. Camera, Nikon D800e, mounted to a tripod, 105mm f/2.8 macro lens, 1/250, f/3.2, ISO 100, manual focused and fired remotely, lighting: 2 x Bowens 500wt strobe lights, one through aContinue reading “Technical details and editing of Assignment 3”

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.”

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 2.5 – Privileged

As a photographer, I can be often if not always in a position privilege over my sitter. model or subject. The very term subject implies that the photographer has consciously or unconsciously taken the privileged higher position. The photographer has the privileged position of observer. The photographer has the privileged position of control. As photographerContinue reading “Exercise 2.5 – Privileged”

Exercise 2.1 – National Press

From studying Stuart Hall’s ideas of how an intended massage can be interpreted by different people: DOMINANT, NEGOTIATED, OPPOSITIONAL from my Reading Point 2.1 exercise, I have analysed this news media image using Hall’s three points-of-view. Daily Mail, Monday, 8th June, 2020, headline: “LAWLESS & RECKLESS”. This photo taken during the “Black Lives Matter” protestsContinue reading “Exercise 2.1 – National Press”

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