CRITICAL RESEARCH JOURNAL

Practice development reflections during MA photography at Falmouth University

IDENTITY

IDENTITY

During this week's topic; AUTHORSHIP AND COLLABORATION, I collaborated in a small groups and we explored the theme identity. Struggling to identify the exact concept of identity we decided to use the methodology of asking our sitter. I photographed Dr. Clara Baker; a...

METHODS + MEANING – reflection

METHODS + MEANING – reflection

On reflection of the Methods and Meaning topic this week, I'm reflecting on the project 100 Women of Oxford (100WOO) I exhibited in 2020 where I employed the strategy of asking one hundred women, in the comfort of their homes, a set of ten questions, that were used as...

METHOD + MEANING

METHOD + MEANING

In Gillian Wearing’s 1992 series Signs (Signs that say what you want them to say, and not Signs that say what someone else wants you to say)  the photographer approaches strangers in the street and asks them to write on a piece of paper what they are feeling...

MIRRORS AND WINDOWS

MIRRORS AND WINDOWS

The Mirror and Window analogy. "MIRRORS AND WINDOWS has been organised around Szarkowski's thesis that such personal visions take one of two forms. In metaphorical terms, the photograph is seen either as a mirror - a romantic expression of the photographer's...

FAUX PAU

FAUX PAU

A photographic 'faux pau' is what is traditionally be thought of as a 'mistake', such as the photographers shadow in the shot, a tree or lamp growing out of a head, out of focus, heads chopped off or if a finger or thumb is over the lens. In this post I am sharing...