Assignment three: A narrative photograph

Photography is often used as a tool to document the specificity of visual appearances. We’re all familiar with this use in passport photography, anthropological photography and crime photography. There’s no pretence at aesthetic quality: the photographer points the camera at the subject and tries to take a neutral ‘visual document’ which stands as visual evidence…Read more »

Project 3 Photography as visual research: Reasearch & Learning from photgraphers and coursework

  Richard Billingham: Going through Richard Billingham’s work it does appear like still shots from reality TV. Having grown up in such extreme conditions it’s amazing to see how far his work has taken him. Also, a story like this pulls the strings of one’s heart. Even though it is comparatively rarer to witness this…Read more »

Exercise 3.10 A formal portrait

Exercise Brief: How would you make a formal portrait of someone, that tells the viewer about that person’s character, life, and interests but remains subtle and restrained? Making a ‘formal’ portrait is a ‘real world’ scenario for most photographers. It’s generally a full-length portrait of a person showing their whole figure deliberately posed to be…Read more »

Research point – Genre

Genre in photography There was a time perhaps when one could list down the possible genres in photography, though I believe today the list is ever growing as new genres are discovered almost daily. There are the most popular styles or genres of photography like landscapes, portraitures, architectural, food, travel, Black & White, Wildlife, Food…Read more »