Part 4, Project 1 (Photography – art or science?) – Research point

Read Gareth Dent’s article 'Dealing with the flood...' Dent has cited a quote by Robert Frank that I've found really interesting: 'There are too many images, too many cameras now. We’re all being watched. It gets sillier and sillier. As if all action is meaningful. Nothing is really all that special. It’s just life. If… Continue reading Part 4, Project 1 (Photography – art or science?) – Research point

Part 4, Project 1 (Photography – art or science?) – Research point

Read ‘Context as a Determinant of Photographic Meaning’ by John A. Walker Notes & points of interest Infinite amount of interpretations vs. consensus about connotation and denotation Reception theory (ideal readers), reception history (actual readers over time) 'But if an image had so many meanings, did this not render it meaningless?' (Introduction) 'We cannot directly share… Continue reading Part 4, Project 1 (Photography – art or science?) – Research point

Part 4, Project 1 (Photography – art or science?) – Exercise 2

‘Artistic’ photos, why? I decided to look through someone else's pictures rather than my own so that I would have to really discover more 'arty' images without already knowing what to look for. My mother has thousands of images in her computer, most of them family, food or work-related but speckled here and there I found some… Continue reading Part 4, Project 1 (Photography – art or science?) – Exercise 2

Part 4, Project 1 (Photography – art or science?) – Exercise 1

Photography as a unique art form, in relation to time, print vs. digital I think no other art form is able to capture reality so accurately and quickly as photography can. Like Talbot mentioned in The Pencil of Nature, photography excels in its 'completeness of detail and correctness of perspective'; there is no room for error in terms of its… Continue reading Part 4, Project 1 (Photography – art or science?) – Exercise 1

Part 4, Project 1 (Photography – art or science?) – Research point

The Pencil of Nature by William Henry Fox Talbot Photography, mechanical or creative, or both? It's so interesting to read about how photography was perceived in its early days. There is a lot of emphasis on how different it is from plates and drawings, which require the 'united skill of the Artist and the Engraver'. These Photogenic Drawings are described as impressed by… Continue reading Part 4, Project 1 (Photography – art or science?) – Research point