Monthly Archives: June 2015

Landscape- Exercise 3:2- Postcard Views

In this exercise, we were asked to find 6-12 postcards we have brought ourselves or were given and write a brief evaluation on their merits and whether they relate to my experience  or views of the places. Postcard Evaluation When … Continue reading

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Landscape- Exercise 3:1- Reflecting on the Picturesque

Now assignment 2 is out-of-the-way (and I’m awaiting my feedback), it’s onto Part 3- Landscape as Political Text. The first part looked at the origins of the picturesque and comments made by Fay Goodwin and William Gilpin’s “Observations on the River … Continue reading

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Landscape- Assignment 2- A Journey

The brief for this assignment asked us to either document a journey or explore the idea of journeys. I chose to do the former. I started this assignment by looking at what is meant by a journey. The Collins Dictionary … Continue reading

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Walking Elsa

When I went on a study visit to the Brighton Photo Bennial in October last year, I really liked Adrian Turner’s “36 Views”  http://www.theopengallery.co.uk/?id=1055 With his work in mind, I set about creating a similar series based on the things I … Continue reading

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Ross Paxton

I first saw Ross Paxton’s work in the September 2014 issue of The British Journal of Photography. Paxton spent 3 years completing the project “A General History of Timeless Landscapes” alongside studying towards his MA in photojournalism and documentary photography. Within each … Continue reading

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Book review- Psychogeography

I have just finished reading Psychogeography by Merlin Coverley (ISBN 978-1-84243-347-8) as part of the suggested reading for my landscape module. I found the book to be thoroughly interesting, full of fascinating insights and quotes from various people associated with the psychogeographical movement. … Continue reading

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Landscape- Exercise 2:6- Edgelands

In this exercise, we were asked to read 2 chapters from M.S. Roberts and P Farley’s Edgelands- Journeys into England’s True Wilderness (“Wire” & “Power”) and note our responses to them. I thoroughly enjoyed reading both chapters, so much so that … Continue reading

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Sohei Nishino

I first saw Nishino’s work in the September 2014 issue of The British Journal of Photography. Nishino creates dioramas using thousands of individual images, all taken while wandering around cities. His aim is to show his viewer every street, face … Continue reading

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