This presentation offered a very interesting insight into the commercial world of photography and explained the processes of commissioning photographers for advertising campaigns and the different stages of involvement, including the different roles of agency professionals. Continue reading
Reflecting on where I am at the moment, I feel like I have moved some way from the project I was planning, however the peeping idea still dwells in my mind. I might not necessarily have to create a physical peephole within the work itself, this could be how the work is put together Continue reading
At the V&A this week, I saw a work from Homescapes (2002) by Chinese artist Chen Shaoxiong (1962-2016). These collages of photographic cutouts recreate scenes from Chinese life, but the cutouts have been curated to form scenes that do not appear functional; instead each element is placed within space, making each work to be like an exhibition within itself.
Telling a story in a literal sequence Continue reading
Two years ago, in the exhibition catalogue for Walking in My Mind (2009), I discovered the artist Pipilotti Rist. I was intrigued at that time by her work Extremities; Continue reading
Opened 12th October 2018, the new Photography Centre at the V&A centre takes visitors through the history of photography, beginning pre-photography with a heliograph on pewter, heliography being the early 19th Century process invented by Niépce.
A couple of days ago, I was shown a photograph made by Patricia Townsend; a circular image that at first looked kaleidoscopic, then cross-like, then moth-like. On closer inspection I could see what appeared to be rock and moss. Then I read the title of Long Meg, a large stone at an ancient circle in Cumbria that I used to visit frequently Continue reading