Exercise 1.9: Visual research and analysis – social contrasts

My first image is from Paul Reiffer and is of a Manhatten skyline which depicts to me the affluence  of the city of New York City The second is a social Landscape created by the infamous Andres Serrano called signs of the times, the work is described thus: After...

Exercise 1.8: Zone System In Practice

I first learned about the zone system when I bought a 120 roll film camera a few years back, so this exercise was familiar territory. I took the camera on its tripod down the walking path behind my house to the river to capture some images. I took all three images...

Exercise 1.7: Assignment preparation

I have been experimenting with my Phantom looking at the possibility of using it to create images for the assignment, I was doing fine until I made a rookie mistake and clipped a tree sending the phantom down into a culvetof water I am now waiting for an update on...

Exercise 1.6: The contemporary abyss

For this exercise I decided to venture outside the comfort zone of photography and take an alternate look at the Sublime in the form of a short clip from a movie. The movie is Jurassic Park and I am referring to the scene where the group of children led by our hero is...

Exercise 1.5: Visualising Assignment Six: Transitions

I opened the Landscape Course with a telephone conversation with my tutor, during the conversation he stated that as students we were encouraged to think outside the box and not to interpret every assignment literally. We also discussed my fascination with digital...

Exercise 1.4: What is a photographer?

Exercise 1.4: What is a photographer? Marius De Zayas (1880–1961) was an essayist, intellectual and curator of modern art and was closely allied to the 291 gallery. His essay ‘Photography and Photography and Artistic- Photography’, first published in Camera Work no....