Landscape Typology

Edward Ruscha Twentysix Gasoline Stations Edward Ruscha was born in Nebraska in 1937. He was a commercial artist trained at the Chouinard Art Institute. He worked as a graphic artist in an advertising agency. Twentysix Gasoline Stations documents the landscape between...

Typology

Bernd and Hilla Becher I suppose the water towers by Bernd and Hilla Becher is one of the most Iconic Typologies and is probably the image that comes to mind when discussing Typology as a photographic practice, I have written previously about this topic in almost all...

Americana

The Strip Mall I was looking for a better subject for my landscape typology. I was doing the usual brainstorm for ideas thinking of everything that is similar but different and would make a good subject for my typology. I thought about architecture and was scouting...

Assignment 5 Direction

Mobility I had several ideas for my final assignment I thought about looking at traditional landscape photography fro the view of someone who is not as able-bodied as the typical hiking landscape photographer. I considered the possibility of hiring a mobility scooter...

Exercise 4.5: Signifier – Signified

Exercise 4.5: Signifier – Signified Find an advert from a magazine, newspaper or the internet, which has some clearly identifiable signs. Using the example above to help you, list the signs. What are the signifiers? What is signified? Read Barthes’ essay to help...

Exercise 5.7: Prepare your artist’s statement

Exercise 5.7: Prepare your artist’s statement Spend an hour or so looking at photographers’ artists’ statements. Some will be on their own websites (although it’s surprising how few  practitioners do this), but you’ll find most information from the websites of the...