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Landscape- Exercise 3:5- Local History

I decided, for this exercise and for my 3rd assignment, to look at the National Memorial Arboretum. Although it has only been open to the public since 2001, it has become a significant place of remembrance over the years and … Continue reading

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Landscape- Exercise 3:4- A persuasive image

This exercise was split into 2 parts. In the first part we had to find 3 examples of landscape photographs that are used to “assert a particular ideological point of view”. Once we had chosen them we had to make … Continue reading

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Landscape- Exercise 3.3- ‘Late Photography’

For this exercise we were asked to read David Campany’s essay “Safety in Numbness: Some Remarks on the Problems of ‘Late Photography’” and summarise the key points. We also had to note our own observations of his points. For the second … Continue reading

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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- 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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Landscape- Exercise 2:4- Is appropriation appropriate?

To begin with this exercise, we were asked to read 3 articles to help us understand various views on appropriation art. http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/jul/14/google-street-view-new-photography?intcmp=239 http://www.weareoca.com/fine_art/photography-meets-textiles/ http://www.weareoca.com/fine_art/whos-afraid-of-appropriation/ We were then asked to look at the work of some of the artists mentioned and … Continue reading

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Landscape- Exercise 1:8- Zone system in practise

This exercise required us to take 3 photos in “relatively high dynamic range” making sure that the exposure choice shows as much detail as possible in the lightest and darkest areas of the photo. As this exercise is more for … Continue reading

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Landscape- Exercise 1:7- Assignment Preparation

For this exercise, we had to familiarise ourselves with the brief for assignment 1- Beauty and the Sublime and think about how we would like to approach it. We then had to email our ideas to our tutor and record … Continue reading

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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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