The Positions & Practice Module (PHO701) is a 30 credit module that is approximately 15 weeks in duration. Module commence date:  September 2016.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Sally Mann and The Implications of Public Images Featuring Our Nude Children

This week has been a very interesting, to digest the multitude of critical thought was a Pandora box with semblance. 

One particular photographer’s critical reflection enabled my own instinctive reflection to emerge in a stronger sense – to the point of why I am here writing about it.

Sally Mann’s decision to display publicly nude photos of her children...

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Research visit to Petit Trianon at Château de Versailles 

In preparation for my photoshoot creation of Marie Antoinette, I visited her sanctuary, The Petit Trianon, The Queen's Hamlet and Gardens (13/11/2016), in order to capture a deeper understanding of a woman whose soul became lost in the politics that later claimed her life... The Petit Trianon Quarters is relatively simple with its understated elegance when comp...

Friday, November 4, 2016

Meeting the Challenges of Photo Brief Assignment in a Day

Last Sunday when Dayana contacted me about pairing up for our reciprocal photo brief assignment I was excited and couldn’t wait to read her brief… a bit after midnight on Monday morning, I downloaded it:

WEEK 7 BRIEF

Date:

30/10/2016

Project Manager/Creator: Dayana Sharon Marconi. Client information: An International Architectural Design Studio commissioned to create the pro...

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

This week's activity required us to read two articles about citizen journalism, combat photography and smartphone images and to write a short argument about what questions and challenges us. The two articles:

 Damon Winter's article about his series 'A Grunt’s Life' on Poynter.org, http://www.poynter.org/2011/damon-winter-explains-process-philosophy-behind-award-winning-hipstamatic-photos/119117/ 

Stephen Bull ‘D...

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

In film there are lot of photographic techniques, and with painting, photography is essentially a continuation of the art…, while a piece of text informs us – it also helps us to create our own internal photographic images.  I’ve selected a music video/film that focuses on my project subject - the objectification of the female model/subject… the video is also a great example of superb photography. 

Figure 1:...

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Week One of Module I: Positions & Practice raised many thought-provoking questions on the definition of the global image, what constitutes it and how has its narrative evolved overtime. The week’s topics brought to the forefront of my mind, the effects of technological advancements and how it has contributed to a shift in the global image. It also highlighted the different roles society has and continues to play in the directi...

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Mobile Phones and Social

Media Applications/Sites/Instagram

One of the biggest challenges that image-makers and consumers of photography face with the global photography, is finding and maintaining their unique photographic voice within social media apps that promote photo sharing and photo journalism.  Anyone with a modern day mobile phone is an instant photographer. With built-in photo editing software, these mobile phones an...

Friday, September 23, 2016

In this forum activity, students had to select an image that addressed the 'theme' of a global image and state the reason for choosing it.  I selected Dorothea Lange's  1936 'Migrant Mother' photo of Florence Thompson and her three children during the depression.

Figure 1: Lange Dorothea  1936.   Migrant Mother 

As a parent I feel a deep connection to Lange’s “Migrant Mother.” Lange’s ability t...

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