Assignment 1 – Tutor Feedback

On receiving feedback from my tutor regarding Assignment 1, I was very happy with the comments that he gave and feel like he was impressed with my sets of images.   Overall feedback The compositions and the technical aspects of the two sets of photographs are very good. The two sides of the same story […]

Project 2 – Image and Text – Exercise

“Cut out some pictures from a newspaper and write your own captions”   The original caption on this image anchors it, and keeps it in context to the image. It clearly defines what is happening in the image to accompany it. My own captions; Anchor – Education protesters let off flare in Trafalgar Square Relay – Has […]

Project 2 – Image and Text – Roland Barthes research

In his essay Rhetoric of the Image, Roland Barthes deconstructed a Panzani advertising image and extracted the types of messages contained within it in order to illustrate the ‘rhetoric’ of the image. With regards to the accompanying text, he breaks it down into two parts; Anchorage – In his words “The text helps to identify […]

Project 1 – Postmodern narrative – research

Modernism was a self-conscious and ironic art form , which often led to experiments with creating a painting, photograph, building, etc. Modernism rejected the ideology of realism and makes use of the works of the past including rewriting and parody. Postmodernism was a movement away from this, and enabled the ‘reader’ to interpret the art themselves. They […]

Project 1 – Using pictures to tell a story – Robert Frank research

Robert Frank’s – The Americans In 1955, Frank travelled across the United States and photographed its society from all social status’. During the two years he was on the road, he took 28,000 shots. Only 83 of those were finally selected by him for publication in The Americans. On looking at this set of images, […]

Project 1 – Telling a story – ‘The Dad Project’ and ‘Country Doctor’

The Country Doctor photograph essay uses mainly candid shots of the doctor, and is shot from the 3rd person, as though the viewer is looking at snapshots of the life of the doctor. The Dad Project on the other hand is told from the first person. Although most shots are candid, some of them are […]