A Different Edit Reflected

The original post on Facebook of the submitted images resulted in: 6572 views, and 21 likes. The “different edit” resulted in: 6552 views, and 17 likes… It would be fair to say that there is little or no statistical significance between the posts… That disproves my theory. Both are equally good…. or bad..! According to …

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A Different Edit…

I have been thinking about people’s response to the set of pictures that I posted to my Face Book Photography page. Or in many ways lack of response. So often the “interesting” difficult picture, on a small screen as well, is not very well understood. So what I have done is edited a collection of …

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First Print

I printed an image at A0… and the result was important on a number of fronts. The highlights were blown out on the print… so that is unacceptable. I went back into the raw files, and reprocessed with holding onto the detail in the whites. The raw file is correctly exposed, but when I pull …

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Deconstructing “Woman”

The works of Cindy Sherman: JULIA PAOLI I seem incapable of avoiding the work of Cindy Sherman. I stumbled upon this MA paper written by Julia Paoli. It is well written and makes some interesting points that read directly across to my work. Whilst her work relates directly to feminism, I have included myself and …

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Thinking of Printing…

I have started the long process of editing, and decision making as to what images are to be printed. My current thinking is to go for 7 A0 prints from Whitewall. I will need a bank loan… My initial thought was for 5 images. However, I have seven sets of people. I need to think …

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The Male Gaze

The Male Gaze was coined by Laura Mulvey in a 1970s feminist critique of film, but it has since been broadened into applying to all realms of visual art. The very basic idea is that throughout Western art, from the Renaissance painters through modern film, television, advertising, videogames, and comic books, there is an unspoken …

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Male Gaze

In going through the photographs, and thinking on how I was going to display them, and in particular what are the implications of (if any) whether the eyes are open or closed, averted or directed, and does that have a baring on my project. In trying to answer that I came upon the idea of …

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Gregory Scott

Gregory Scott, Is a Painter and post modernist Photographer, He started off as a painter then became a photographer. He then combined the two disciplines. As you can see from the image below, he rejected the rules of modernism and composed the image unconventionally.  Mixing media to create a new version of reality…Or… making an …

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Post Modernism

The body of work that comprises the Chimera project, without conscious direction from me, has fallen into the category of Post Modernism. It is therefore important that I better understand what both modernism, and post modernism is. Photography is a modern form of image making, contributing to the development of modernism. Modernist photography captures the …

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Cindy Sherman Revisited

Instead of painting other people, Cindy Sherman paints herself. Her work resonates with my own on many levels. Masquerading as a myriad of characters, Cindy Sherman invents personas and tableaus that examine the construction of identity, the nature of representation, and the artifice of photography. To create her images, she assumes the multiple roles of …

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