Artist Atta Kim utilises photography to express ideas relating to human existence through his work; meditations on humanity and nature. Continue reading
The timing of this module has held some personal challenges which, naturally, have impacted upon recent themes and thought processes. To make a video for the unmarked assignment was difficult as I was unwell, and I do feel, though it shows a lot of output for the last few months, it is not successful in conveying anything particularly concrete about where I may be headed. I simply couldn’t think in those terms at that time. It was, however, still a very useful process; it allowed me to take stock of where I am at the present time even if I couldn’t quite look forward at the time of making. It has made me realise how, photographically, I have kept very busy so far this module. I think partly this busy-ness was a strategy for distracting myself from a physical health issue (which is now much improved, I am relieved to say). Continue reading
Jeff Wall critically discusses his approach to photography in this film, suggesting we look “through” photographic images rather than “at” them, as we are caught up in a “beautiful illusion” that the camera creates. Continue reading
I first learned about Sugimoto in 2012, and borrowed a book some time later which I found magical to read and to look at. Unfortunately it was not mine to keep.
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Cramer’s images are grouped under three titles: Woodland, Underwater and Mountain, and many opinions of the works have generated since their exhibition. The images of seemingly uninhabited/uninhabitable wildernesses – apparently natural scenes of immeasurable scale – seem to unnerve us, stirring our inner fears. It is as though we are disoriented. Continue reading
It is odd to think that last week much of the dialogue was around the anaesthesia of the ubiquitous and repetitive photograph, and here I am this week with post op anaesthetic in my system. Continue reading