Photography and Belief by David Lee Strauss

Photography and Belief (1991) by David Lee Strauss In David Levi Strauss’ essay, Photography and Belief, Strauss looks at how photography is facing new challenges as a result of new digital imaging technology and how this technology is throwing into question the future integrity of photography. Photography as mechanical reproduction almost immediately altered the auraContinue reading “Photography and Belief by David Lee Strauss”

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 3.5 – 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”

Exercise 3.2 – Four Image-Repertoires

Exploring Roland Barthes theory regarding four image-repertoires, (Barthes, 2000, p.13) I have asked my friend (Graham) to pose for me with the intention of presenting himself as, ‘who he thinks he is’, and how he wants to be perceived. Graham asked that I photograph him cleaning his shotgun, as he sees himself as an outdoorsContinue reading “Exercise 3.2 – Four Image-Repertoires”

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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