Tag Archives: OCA Landscape Part 3

Landscape- Assignment 3- Spaces to Places

When starting this assignment I had two subjects in mind, the National Memorial Arboretum (NMA) and Shugborough Hall gardens. I selected Shugborough because it has personal and positive significance. I spent time there as a child and now with my … Continue reading

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Landscape- Assignment 3- preparation

Here are some extracts from my learning log showing my preparation for assignment 3               

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Book Review- Photography and Cinema- David Campany

When I first saw the book on the reading list, I was curious as to how it would relate to landscape photography. However, after reading David Campany’s essay “Safety in Numbness: Some remarks on the problems of Late photography”, I … Continue reading

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Photographer- Chloe Dewe Mathews

I was first introduced to the work of Chloe Dewe Mathews last October while on the Brighton Photo Biennial Study visit where she held a talk. When she started showing the images, I felt that the first one was strangely … Continue reading

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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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