Micro History

I recently switched to the new OCA website and took advantage of the free courses to help students navigate the new website and provide advice, suggestions and ideas for studying. When working my way through these courses I came across an interesting article about Micro Histories, these are recorded events of small insignificant moments mostlyContinue reading “Micro History”

Henri Cartier-Bresson Europeans

Henri Cartier-Bresson Europeans, 2001, Edited by Jean Clair, London: Thames & Hudson, ISBN: 0-500-28122-X. This is a good reference book to some of Cartier-Bresson’s most famous pictures taken in Europe before and after the second world war. Introduced by a short essay by Jean Clair looking critically at Cartier-Bresson’s European themes. Some examples. Pont deContinue reading “Henri Cartier-Bresson Europeans”

Man Ray

Man Ray, Emmanuelle de l’Ecotais, Katherine Ware, (2004) Ed. Manfred Heiting, London: TASCHEN. ISBN: 9-783822-834831. This book has two essays written about Man Ray’s life and his time in Paris and is full of examples of his photographs that he made during his time in Paris before world war two. A very good reference bookContinue reading “Man Ray”

Final Project – Essay.

Behind this laughing mask of mine. Firstly, I would like to apologies to my audience with regards to my artistic project, for I am asking you to interpret my images as I see them. To be seen to represent an invisible metaphor for the political identity of self, but a photograph is not a literalContinue reading “Final Project – Essay.”

Critical reflection

The Brief: Produce a story with a social theme. Your project should combine portraits, objects and spaces to describe your subject matter. You should produce between 8 – 12 images to demonstrate an ethical practice. At the time of producing this project, I found myself in the middle of a world pandemic as a resultContinue reading “Critical reflection”

Assignment 6 – Final Project

Behind this laughing mask of mine 2020 – 2021 ‘Every profound spirit needs a mask’ Nietzsche, Beyond Good an Evil, 1888. In the politics of self we put up a front to others, and this is worn as a type of mask that projects as well as it guards. For identity we wear many masksContinue reading “Assignment 6 – Final Project”

The Cruel Radiance

The Cruel Radiance, 2012, Susie Linfield, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. ISBN: 978-0-226-48251-4. This is a very interesting book and I found it to be a good read. Linfield writes in defence of photography against what she describes as a popular and institutional attack on the medium by critics and even other photographers. SheContinue reading “The Cruel Radiance”

The Self-Portrait A Cultural History

The Self-Portrait A Cultural History, 2015, by James Hall, London: Thames & Hudson. ISBN: 978-0-500-29211-2 This book examines the history of the self-portrait, unfortunately I purchased a Kindle edition which unhelpfully doesn’t provide page numbers, this option is greyed out in the menu; so I am only able to quote location numbers (Loc) as providedContinue reading “The Self-Portrait A Cultural History”

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