Tag: Photography

Personal work

It would be fantastic if we could make a living taking only the photographs we wanted, expressing our vision through our own personal work, just like the artists that we look upon for inspiration. Unfortunately, the majority of us still have bills to pay.

Small town inertia

Some years ago, I came across a photographer on Twitter. He was based in Dereham in Norfolk, not a million miles away from me. The images he was posting stood out. Stark black and white documentary photographs that echo a tradition that starts in the slums of Manhattan with Jacob Riis. This work however, is not historical, this is now. These are images from my country, from a town that less than 70 miles away.

AQUA

I have had a few exhibitions over the years and hopefully expect more, one man shows are hard work and are never to be approached without a clear idea of the subject and the aims of the show

Sue Greenfield

For any students interested in Street Photography or how to make a concise, well-paced and well-structured presentation – take a look at Sue Greenfield’s video for her 5th Assignment for Gesture and Meaning.

A Letter from Venice – Part One: Orientation

Truman Capote described Venice as ‘like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go’. That counts double when you’re trying to absorb a lot of art as well as admire the place. This is the third time I’ve visited the Biennale and the first time I’ve done so outside of Press Week. Frankly it was a relief to spend time looking at the work and not searching for free food and/or Prosecco.

Context…what is it?

OCA students, like other Art and Design students, are often told by their tutors, the assessors and the assessment criteria to put their work into context, to contextualise it. So what are you being asked to do and why?

Comfort Zones

What is a comfort zone and who defines them? Well, we all do; they are defined by our lack of experience or familiarity with a subject. They can be as little as trying a new technique, to exploring an alternative research pathway, and it is the discomfort and uneasiness we feel undertaking a new task that reaffirms our zones.