Category Archives: Projects 13 and 14: My Face; My body

Projects 13 and 14: Review and next steps

Review of projects 13 and 14Projects 13 and 14 have been as much about curation than creation in that it triggered me into looking at many photographs of myself and also adapting lots to new ends. So I would categorise … Continue reading

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Project 14: The body and another approach – collage

In some of my earlier posts on this project I noted how some images would only work in conjunction with others and so have tried to explore that here. I have chosen to create both a faux documentary collage in … Continue reading

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Project 14: a narrower focus – reductionism

Rather than attempt to include my body in the body of work I am creating I could focus down onto aspects of it that relate to my experience as a disabled person. Such an approach would amplify the sense of … Continue reading

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Project 14: a different direction: impairment and reductionism

Wounded: The Legacy of War (Adams, 2013) is a 300 page book that offers portraits British soldiers who have been injured that I wanted to explore because I think it’s pertinent to my work. Adams takes the viewer through the … Continue reading

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Project 13: the official representation of disabled people

I found an interesting site here I thought this collage made quite a good statement about disability representation from an official standpoint. It shows men, Black men, women, children, symbols, independent wheelchair users, words, powerful men and film characters and … Continue reading

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Production Values

Just look at the difference in the colour of these two images. Blog image Flickr image Yet it’s the same photo shown. Conclusion: it’s not a case of having to create photos for print and online but rather having to … Continue reading

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Project 13: One ending: an alter ego

As regular readers will know, I have been trying to find a way of representing the body and signifying something of myself and my experience of paralysis without letting the body or impairment to wholly dominate the discourse. Well I … Continue reading

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Project 13: More on managed identities: contemporary representations of disabled people

Again, I feel I am getting stuck with this project focused on the body and find myself looking at others work rather than creating my own. There are lots of interesting approaches to explore and  here John McCafferty focussed on … Continue reading

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Project 14: Back to the body: constructed identities

My colleagues’ suggestions about exploring an alter ego are still rings in my ears, and although this post fails to address that it does look at something similar: constructed identities. I had looked at film representations of paralysis for my … Continue reading

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Project 13: The manipulated identity

A couple of colleagues have made that suggestions that I create some alter ego images and I’ve taken that suggestion and explored a managed identity which is a type of alter ego I suppose. Below are images previously created by … Continue reading

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