Friday, 19 December 2014

Visual influences and annotation

An excellent example of annotation on visual influences.
Ellie has demonstrated the impact of the ideas researched with red pen after describing what the work is about in black initially.
Exemplary sketchbook work

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Portraiture artist research

Architecture by lucien hervé

It is true that Hervé made photographs of many buildings and famous architects regarded him as an understanding and knowing interpreter of their works, but the success of this harmonious cooperation was not due to the fact that Hervé made good „architectural“ photos: architects actually appreciated what they received instead of them. Hervé made photos of life itself: a building was not a technical object for him but a space for life even during its construction.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Abstracts, The unusual in the usual by Mike Cable

This project is all about finding new ways of looking at the marvelous details we encounter in daily life and often pass by without a second glance. I'm always seeking the unusual in the usual, closely examining my subject matter. Abstract marks and scrawls, patterns, systems and maps emerge from familiar artificial and organic matter. Rust, plant life, paint and aleatoric abstractions in dynamic hues reveal their own unique symbology.

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Tuesday, 2 December 2014

True to Life? New Photography from the Middle East

An exhibition of incredible contemporary photographs by internationally-acclaimed artists from the Middle East.
'True to Life? New Photography from the Middle East' encourages visitors to question the authenticity of what appears to be represented in photography, and explores what is real, staged or imaginary. 
The exhibition features a selection of loaned works from the British Museum and Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum’s fascinating collection of major names and emerging talents in photography from the Middle East. These will be shown alongside works from Birmingham’s own collection.
From Morocco to Afghanistan, True to Life? takes visitors on a journey investigating the role of photography in the Middle East and considers debates surrounding migration and the representation of women. 

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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Samuel Burns

Samuel Burns is a photographer whose passion lies in landscape. He works with large format cameras and experiments with long exposure times. His resulting images ar wonderful. 

His website also includes a 'tips' section that is worth having a look, particularly if long exposure and landscape is something you like working with.

Here is a selection of his landscape peices:

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Micheal Lange - Landscape Photographer

Michael Lange
Landscape Photographer

Micheal Lange is a German photograph, based in Hamburg. For much of his career he work for publications such as Stern, Geo and Fortune. He now focusses much more on Landscape photography.

The images below are from one of his series titled 'Fluss'.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Portraiture Artist Research

Jane Baker - Photography talk Friday 14 November

Jane Baker is social documentary photographer, she has worked with moving image as well as still. She has worked closely with the likes of Oxfam and has had her work published by the BBC, The Sunday Times and The Guardian. 

Jane Baker will be coming in to college on Friday 14th November to talk to you about her work and working as a professional photographer. This is a great opportunity for you to get an insite into what it is like to work as a professional photographer. I have a included a link to her website in the post as well as a a handful of her images from various projects so you can become familiar with her work before her talk, giving you an opportunity to think of any questions you may want to ask or thoughts on a disscusion topic.

Educating A Nation

Faith Encounter

Far From Home: In Memory Of Reem
Shooting the Past

Educating A Nation

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

John Pfahl - Picture Windows

"While making my 'Piture Window' photographs, I came to think that every room was like a gigantic camera forever pointed at the same view. In the dictionary, of, the word camera in Latin means chamber or room."
John Pfahl