Category Part 2

Assignment 2: Feedback

My tutor was very prompt in returning his feedback on my submission for Assignment Two. I, on the hand have been slow in officially reflecting upon that feedback. It was probably a little premature of me to tackle self-portraiture as part of the second assignment, when the next section of the course covers the genre […]

Assignment 2 – Photographing the Unseen

In my post on the preparation for this assignment, I mentioned that there were two options, Photographing the unseen or Using props. I chose the former. The assignment brief asked that I make a list of things that I’ve been ‘experiencing now or have recently been thinking about’¬†which are deemed to be un-photographable. The list […]

Assignment 2 – Preparation

This assignment presented two options. The first proposed a reflection on subjects that might be seen as un-photographable and questions how one might go about portraying them using photography. The second option is about choosing one of two objects to suggest a narrative. The objects suggested are a white shirt or a handkerchief. The challenge […]

Project 3 – Photographing the Unseen

This exercise looks at three OCA students, who use metaphor to portray the ideas in their personally driven projects. Peter Mansell suffered a spinal chord injury as a result of a traffic accident when he was 20. He has spent much of his life using a wheelchair. His project explores the affect his injury has […]

Project 2.2 – Image and Text

The aim of this exercise is to encourage the development of metaphorical and visceral interpretation rather than obvious and literal ones, to give a sense of something rather than a record of it. The exercise requires the student to select a poem that resonates with them and interpret it through photographs, avoiding the temptation to […]

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 […]