Part 4 (Photography) – Assignment four

In this essay I am going to be looking at Chris Marker's short film La Jetée (1962) and exploring the relationship between its creative aspects, the message it conveys and its use of photography. I will do this by considering the film's use of still images, visual effects, sound and music, narrative, context and story. I… Continue reading Part 4 (Photography) – Assignment four

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Part 4, Project 2 (It’s about time) – Research point

Richard Long: Curator's Talk Notes Richard Long, Bristol, 1945 Heaven and Earth explores relationship between art and landscape 1960s: abstract expressionism, pop, and British abstraction start to fade. Anti-form, conceptualism, land art, minimalism, performance art, and process art start to arise. 'art as idea, art as action' (idea = concept / action = energy, motion) A… Continue reading Part 4, Project 2 (It’s about time) – Research point

Part 4, Project 2 (It’s about time) – Research point

Documenting journeys Alec Soth, Sleeping by the Mississippi, 2004 Sleeping by the Mississippi is a series of photographs taken along the Mississippi River, portraying the American Midwest. The images tell a story about the place and its landscape, along with its houses, objects, and people. I feel some sort of nostalgia and melancholy from the photographs and… Continue reading Part 4, Project 2 (It’s about time) – Research point

Part 4, Project 2 (It’s about time) – Exercise 2

Photography portrays time and passage of time I really don't think photography is only suited to portraying time and the passage of time. It does do that, but not only that. It can also portray an emotion, opinion, place, a face, a fact, show something educational or simply show something beautiful. Sometimes an image's subject will be… Continue reading Part 4, Project 2 (It’s about time) – Exercise 2

Part 4, Project 2 (It’s about time) – Exercise 1

Photography conveys movement Derek Trillo, Passing Place, 2006 stairs imply direction one figure is going down, other is going up figures on stairs are blurred because photograph was taken while they were moving right figure is midway up a step, as seen by bent leg Harold Edgerton, Bullet and Apple, c.1964 very short moment of time bullet seems… Continue reading Part 4, Project 2 (It’s about time) – Exercise 1

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

Project 4 (Time and place) – Exercise 4

Cutting edge Explore websites and other forms of new media and identify examples of cutting edge or inventive forms of visual communication. I went back to my exercise of Identifying visual communications in order to recall the different types of visual communications, which are persuasion, information, identity design, authorial content, interactive design and alternative messages. I will be noting whether each of… Continue reading Project 4 (Time and place) – Exercise 4

Project 4 (Time and place) – Exercise 3

Visual conventions for time and place Examples of different visual conventions used to convey time and/or place/space from different historical periods. motion decayed flowers blooming repetition of same action, endless loop time cartoon strip visual description and textual sequence, steps (this, then this, etc.) conveys time (beginning, middle, end) storyboard step by step narrative shows progression… Continue reading Project 4 (Time and place) – Exercise 3