Monthly Archives: January 2015

Landscape- Exericse 1:6- The Contemporary Abyss

For this exercise, we had to read an essay by Simon Morley entitled “Staring into the contemporary abyss” and then discuss a film, piece of art, music etc which relates to it and how it relates. http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/articles/staring-contemporary-abyss I found this … Continue reading

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Photographer of the Week- Ruth Simmons

This week’s photographer is a photographer who is local to myself, Ruth Simmons. Just before Christmas I visited one of her exhibitions at the Ancient High House in Stafford. It is the 4th exbitition she has held at this location, … Continue reading

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Landscape- Exercise 1.5- Visualising Assignment 6: Transitions

For this exercise, we were asked to begin working on Assignment 6- Transitions. First we had to familiarise ourselves with the assignments brief and choose a suitable location to photograph over the duration of the course. In order the find … Continue reading

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Photographer of the week- P H Emerson

For this weeks photographer I have chosen P H Emerson. Emerson was born in 1856 in Cuba and moved to England in 1869 with his mother and brother after she was widowed. He mainly took “naturalistic” photos which focussed on … Continue reading

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Landscape- Exercise 1.4- What is a photographer?

For this exercise we had to read and identify the keys points in Marius de Zayas articles Photography and Photography & Artistic Photography http://www.camramirez.com/pdf/DI_Week6_PhotoAndArt.pdf There were a lot of points I found within the two articles, some of which still … Continue reading

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Photographer of the week- Frank Fontana

Bearing in mind my last exercise, I thought Frank Fontana’s work was perfect to be this week’s photographer. Fontana has created beautiful abstract landscape photos which are akin to paintings by artists such as Serge Poliakoff and Mark Rothko. He … Continue reading

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Landscape-Exercise 1.3- Establishing Conventions

For this exercise, we had to find 12 examples of 18th and 19th century landscape paintings and list the commonalities we found within them. After we had done this, we had to find examples of landscape photographs from any era … Continue reading

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