Research point – Self reflection

Brief: Most visual artists learn from one another. Both historic and contemporary photographers and visual artists can teach you new things and by learning from them you can bring something new to the subject. So how do you learn from other photographers? There’s a tradition of ‘after’ painting, where an artist copies a master’s work…Read more »

Picture analysis Laura Letinsky

Untitled #12, from the series “Ill Form & Void Full”, 2011 Have a close analytical look at the photograph above by Canadian photographer Laura Letinsky. You can see a larger version at http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/ill-form-and-void-full There is something immediately uncanny in this photograph and in much of Letinsky’s work. Firstly, notice the planes that make up the…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 »

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 »

Relationship between Image and Text – Learning from photographers and artists

For this exercise, we were asked to refer to two photographers works – Barbara Kruger’s montages of photography and text, plus Gillian Wearing’s Signs that say what you want them to say and not signs that say what someone else wants you to say. I also read a bit about the relationship between text and image…Read more »