Monthly Archives: December 2015

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,600 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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Momenti Mori: The Photobook and Memory

Photos are not memories – they are triggers to memories (often false and counter memories) Memorialising Memorial photobook – personal, collective often overlap eg ww2, or anything collectively as well as personally experienced eg Donovan Wylie’s scrapbook But in reality … Continue reading

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Looking At Ourselves: The Photobook and Identity

The anthropological and documentary approaches of pre 1960s were challenged in terms of factual accuracy and authenticity 1960s onward – “the personal is the political” p213 Diaristic and biographical photobooks emerged out of the inward focus Cultural identity has become … Continue reading

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Words and photos in a medical context

I’m still experimenting with words/statements in different photographic contexts but am not sure any of these changes make substantial differences to evocation. This next image shows how I organised and works with so many layers – by establishing small groups … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas to One at All

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Draft book 3 to 4

I think the reading and reflecting has paid off and I am beginning to get somewhere. Here is the latest draft 4 pdf. I concentrated less on images selection here and more on the chapter headings and internal imagery of … Continue reading

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Killing Fields: Conflict and The Photobook (I disagree)

The conflict photobook offers the viewer evidence and can hint at both causes and effects. It can document the rise and fall of powers such as capitalism and communism (both forms of imperialism who waged war by proxy countries). But … Continue reading

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From There to Here: The Photobook and Place

Three varieties of a sense of place in photography Geography I would offer some others – spectacle where the photo creates a spectacle from the vista, or gestalt where the photo framing creates the form – eg Gursky’s The Rhine … Continue reading

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Draft book 2 to 3

I’ve been struggling with the idea of this book and continue to do so. In this third try at a draft I have created more uniform book separators and changed the order of images a little but it’s still not … Continue reading

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Monuments to Our Moment: Modern Life and the Photobook

Pictoralism v straight photography of the pre-war has largely given way to the straight photograph just as the propaganda/documentary photographic (eg FDA) approach to inform and teach society has given way to a more liberal and personal approach typified by … Continue reading

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