Monthly Archives: April 2015

Research Point – Image and Text

Sophie Calle – Take Care of Yourself Take care of Yourself by Sophie Calle has been described by Louise Neri as ‘a tour de force of feminine responses to a breakup letter that Calle received by e-mail from a man.’ At first, Calle didn’t know how to respond to the letter, but after showing it […]

Project 2.1 – Image and Text

This exercise requires me to select newspaper images and write my own captions, using both anchoring and relaying text. How does the text contextualise /re-contextualise the image? Anchor – In news stories the text that accompanies pictures is usually there to control the meaning, to stop the image from being in a manner that isn’t […]

Assignment 1 – Feedback

‘I’m especially pleased to see you engaging straight away with photography as a visual language, which is the priority of C&N after the strongly technical and visual skills approach of TAOP’. The above comment from my tutor, Robert Bloomfield, gives the gist of the positive side of his feedback on my first assignment. There were […]

Project 1 – Telling a Story

This exercise examines linear or chronological storytelling from an insider’s point of view. The exercise requires the examination of two photo essays, made sixty years apart. The photo essays in question are; Country Doctor by Eugene Smith, which appeared in Life Magazine in 1948, documenting the life of general practitioner Dr. Ernest Ceriani from Colorado […]

Jeff Rich – The Watershed Project

I looked at The Watershed Project by Jeff Rich as part of my research for assignment one. My tutor thought it a good idea to write a blog post on the subject. I generally prefer to keep my research information for each module in a PDF document that I create using the digital note-taking program, NoteLedge. […]