Category Archives: Project 1: Public Landscapes

This category is used to identify posts related to project one. These fall into two areas: research and reflections and actual work and practice

Reflections on Project 1: form and evocation and how others speak visually about landscapes

I introduced myself to some of Godwin and Burtensky’s some years ago and so will not repeat my thoughts from back then here. However I do think it’s worth spending some time comparing and contrasting their styles and approach as … Continue reading

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Another approach the landscape – getting somewhere

One interesting comment regarding my earlier attempts as creating a series of landscape images that comment on the social construction of disability was to remove something from the physical image. I found the comment interesting because it alerted me to … Continue reading

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Another approach to my landscape imagery – distortion

I think my earlier experiment with blocking aspects of photos didn’t work for several reasons. Firstly I used images additional to my original set this introduced new issues (countryside v urban for example) that I never intended to address and … Continue reading

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Just playing and thinking – additions

If you recall the treatment I gave my set of landscape images worked for me aesthetically by evoking and sense of alienation and absence but I was not completely satisfied with the approach because it required the removal of subject … Continue reading

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Making a personal statement: Options in re-presenting my outlook

I discounted offering viewers photos like Graham’s (link) or like this below because they don’t express anything of me, and my notions around aspects of impairment or disability; rather they just document vistas realistically in quite a matter of fact … Continue reading

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Moving on from Graham: Evoking meaning

So I know that the realist approach won’t work for me but rather than deliberate anymore I reviewed some of my Landscape of Disability images and attempted new visual statements that were more personal. As you can see I have … Continue reading

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Should I stop taking a photo a day and concentrate of project 1?

Although I was only awarded my bachelor’s degree this June I had completed taking all the images for it by last December and the work from December to February was mainly preparing prints and presentation material for the March assessment. … Continue reading

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Project 1: A Vernacular Story?

Given where I have been and where I am now I have been thinking about creating a sort of base line project on vernacular photography that might be a good place to begin my MA exploration. This approach would see … Continue reading

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My current research and practice

Practice My practice is generated via two major impulses: the first is about making visual statements as expressions of my feelings and experience and owes a lot to the work of people like Jo Spence and Andres Serrano. Indeed I … Continue reading

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Stepping outside of the stillness

“Pete’s OCD was playing up again” My first GIF. But is this where I want to go?

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