Category Part 3

Assignment 3 – Feedback

The feedback from my tutor on the third assignment was both positive and encouraging, “A succinct and rather profound response for Assignment 3. Good stuff”. My aim for the assignment had been to link four generations of my family, from my great-grandfather, Jack Murphy, down to me, using photographs. My problem was that a photographic […]

Assignment 3 – Putting Yourself in the Picture

My aim for Assignment Three, Putting yourself in the Picture, was to create a link between my great-grandfather, Jack Murphy and me using photographs. I thought it a good idea to look again at the work of Trish Morrissey and Gillian Wearing, as both created new bodies of work inspired by their family photographs. Trish […]

Assignment 3 – Preparation

The assignment, Putting Yourself in the Picture, is an exploration in self-portraiture. The assignment brief suggests that “you may choose to explore your own identity or masquerade as someone else, or use empty locations or objects to speak of your experiences. However you choose to approach it, use yourself – directly or indirectly – as […]

A Non-traditional approach to Family Portraits

Here are a number of photographers who’s work has taken a less traditional view of family portraiture. I originally titled this post ‘Non-traditional Family Portraits’, but following an observation by my tutor I decided to change it to the above title. My initial title would suggest that the families are non-traditional, which isn’t necessarily the […]

Project 2.2: Recreate a childhood memory

This exercise asked that I recreate a childhood memory in a photograph. While I considered a number of ideas for this exercise, the memory I ultimately decided to recreate was actually a photograph that I used to happen upon every once in a while rummaging through the kitchen dresser in my parents house. The photograph […]

Project 3: Nigel Shafran

This exercise asks me to answer a number of questions regarding the series, Washing-up 2000, by photographer Nigel Shafran. Nigel Shafran Nigel Shafran began his photography career in the fashion industry. He later realised that fashion was not what he ‘wanted to pursue, because of the way it depicts women, and the aspirational values it […]

Research Point: Self-Absented Portraiture

Maria Kapajeva Maria Kapajeva grew up in both, Soviet and Post-Soviet Estonia. She moved to the United Kingdom ten year ago, where she studied photography, gaining a BA and then an MA at The University of Westminster. Kapajeva expands her photography practice to also include, working with video, found images and textile crafts. Along with […]