This image is one of Erwitt’s many Pictures with dogs in them. At first sight it looks like a couple out with their small dog, but the viewer can suddenly see that the legs on the left belong to another far bigger dog, quite possibly a Great Dane, Continue reading Exercise – Elliott Erwitt, New York, 1974
Reflections on Assignment 3 – Diary
My partner says that I am too literal in my interpretation of my assignments. She may well be right as I have always had a scientific training rather than an arts based eduction. This made me wonder whether I was doing the right thing by simply photographing a minor event from my diary. This was compounded by the praise given to Blas Gonzales’ excellent video in the weekly bulletin. Should I do exactly what the assignment says or should I try to be more creative and stray away from the brief? Continue reading Reflections on Assignment 3 – Diary
Keep a diary for a set period of time (at least two weeks). Each day write two or three pages about yourself – what you’ve been doing/thinking. This can be as specific or poetic as you wish. You may wish to pick a theme for the duration. This is an open brief designed to give you freedom to create something personal which suits you best. Use the artists you’ve looked at in Part Three or your own research for inspiration.
Select the most interesting parts of the diary (which could also be the most banal or mundane) and interpret them into a photographic project.
In preparation for assignment three, I have kept an online diary ever since I started the course. This can be found on my blog at http://www.bainb.co.uk/Blog/?cat=28 starting with my initial entry at http://www.bainb.co.uk/Blog/?p=871. My original intention was to put a photograph for every day in the diary, but this was not 100% successful, particularly when I was ill over the Christmas period. Continue reading Assignment 3 – Diary
The second week of the course at Norfolk Creative Arts concerned product photography. For this session we had a portrait area, a couple of soft light boxes to photograph products and a lightbox to investigate polarised light photography. Continue reading Product photography
In the last few weeks I have been also taking an advanced photography course at Norfolk Creative Arts. Each week we have been dealing with a different subject and the first week of this course was related to abstract photography. This involved the use of smoke, paint dropped into water, close ups of glass vessels on a light box and an outside session taking photographs at the fairground. Continue reading Abstracts
This category will contain links to other photographers websites which I find interesting and relevant to my studies.
I have added this category to allow me to add photography that I am carrying out which is not intended for my OCA studies.
At the 2017 Photography show I attended a lecture given by celebrated photographer Albert Watson.
He started his lecture by playing us a video of his photographs, taken over many years. There were several that I recognised, including one of his most famous photographs, Golden Boy. Continue reading Albert Watson
Nigel Shafran is a photographer who started off in fashion photography but who moved on into art photography in the 1990’s with his first photo essay called Blind Factory, which showed blind workers, with their sighted colleagues and their guide dogs. Continue reading Nigel Shafran
The photograph of me as my grandfather is as close as I can make it to my own memory.
I don’t think that the clothes are quite correct, and my grandfather seemed to always have his pipe with him. From what I can remember my granddad’s cap was actually brown, but he would have had collarless shirts, as did my father in the 1950s. Continue reading Reflections on Childhood memory