Oscar Gustave Rejlander

Rejlander is best known for his combination prints, elaborate genre and allegorical scenes made from multiple negatives carefully joined, printed on a single large sheet of paper, and then rephotographed to create a seamless image. The Two Ways of Life: 1857 The photograph is a combination print, assembled from 30 individual negatives printed onto one …

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Jean-Baptiste Gustave Le Gray:

Jean-Baptiste Gustave Le Gray: 1820-1884. Has been called “the most important French photographer of the nineteenth century” because of his technical innovations in the still new medium of photography, his role as the teacher of other noted photographers, and the extraordinary imagination he brought to picture making”. Combination Printing: Creating seascapes by using one negative …

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Photography is real…. or is it?

Photographers have always known that the straight photograph is highly contrived, and tremendously subjective… the audience embraces the myth of photographic truth. Photography is real…. or is it. A collection of random thoughts, ideas and research topics surrounding the idea of the perceived reality of the photograph. Some thing or some place we are subconsciously …

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Mary Price. 1994. A Strange Confined Space

Mary Price. 1994. A Strange Confined Space Stanford University Press. Stanford. California. Notes and thoughts on: Chapter 6. Mask as Descriptive Concept. In photography proficiency of execution… (A good picture well shot) may also be a mask? Does it hide or reveal. Does it hide and reveal? Concealment of the warts… of harsh reality, or …

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Edited Disintegration

I definitely have a white balance issue. That will need to resolved before finalisation. What ever balance is used, will need to be consistent across the final images. The close cropped has power. The final crops will be a vital choice.

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All the images from the latest photo shoot, shot from start to finish. unedited. The plan is now that the RAW files are in the bag, and backed up… the editing and finalisation of the images will take place at a later date. I have worked on some of the stronger images, and those are …

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Things to do… Contextual Report

I need to make a start on the contextual report. I have found the notes made last term, and need to construct a structure. I need to formulate a concrete academic idea, and then drive the report towards that idea. Notes from that lecture are below: Re-reading the notes, it is the critical reflection that …

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Seminar: Kartini. 7th January 2014.

Seminar: Kartini. 7th January 2014. Images received in a muted manor. So that is disappointing. Kartini response was very muted, and did not like red fingernails or red lips…I currently fail to understand that dislike. It may be to do with the Stephanie images being less surreal, and more “real.” However the subject was painted …

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