Rhythm and repetition

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.

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Penelope Umbrico: “a million other people are doing it as well”

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