M C Escher may not be one’s first thought when considering photographic practice, as he is not known for working with photography and instead falls into the category of graphic artist, but I have always been intrigued by his work.
Kierkegaard touches upon repetition and whether it is possible, comparing it to both to hope and to recollection, considering whether one is looking to the future or the past. Continue reading
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Repeating a photographic style or approach consistently to create a series or archive can have great impact when considered as a collection. Referred to as ‘typology’, the photographic study of a ‘type’ is often attributed to August Sander in its root.
The idea of repetition, that we are taking photographs, and more and more of them, which are similar to photographs which already exist, has been addressed by artists such as Penelope Umbrico, Kessels Kramer (In Almost Every Picture), John Stezaker, etc. These artists have created projects which bring together photographs which are very similar to one another in approach, making a statement about aspects of photography such as repetition, originality and convention. Continue reading
It is good to have a place to think about my work and the direction which it travels. I have had something of a turning point, and feel much more focused right now than I was at the end of year one. Continue reading