154MC – Lecture Notes
During lectures throughout this term, I’ve jotted down some points to think about during my project.
Deadline —— 26th May
Working with LIFE?LIGHT
The Punctum of life — Identifing
Nashville Narratives — Country Music, Storytelling,
Atomisation — Album is released
The Object… The book
Produce a series of still life images
Portrait or set of portraits
Landscape or a set
Interior or series
Produce a Corporeal photobook
Sourced from anywhere and can be real or fiction – Must be hand crafted
– reserve time
Main points/ themes / key words with my project,
peter Dekens – touch
look at the models eyes to help you see what lighting that has been used
Check Shutter Speed
ISO – 400, 200, 100
White balance – Flash
Aperture – light metre
modelling light – main bulb
round light – flash
Any light that is not attached to the trigger needs to be on cell, otherwise it won’t be triggered to the light
bowens – heads – lights
Learning to love you more – project book – Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July
creating something people want to see
what is the significance of our work
DO not make work to just hand it in for a degree
Production of the work
Creating a book
The Country Doctor – Eugene Smith
photography that told a story
Jim Goldberg – raised by wolves
Philip lorca dicorcia – the storybook life
laia abril – the epilogue
Loshua Lutz – Hesitating beauty
Produce considered portraiture that reflects your subjects narratives and the meta narrative of your work…
Alongside further research and development of your narrative
purpose, technique and review
provides us with information, expand our views, answers, questions, spreading power, confirming information, gathering information, see perspective, give voice, direct us.
Knowledge and naivety
formal / informal
Review is both live and retrospective
Planned questions and reactions
Record? Write? Listen?
touching strangers – Richard Ronaldi
Susan Bright – autofocus – book
Friday 1st May 2015
Provenance – where something comes from. Originality
A physical object occupies physical space.
System of Objects – Jean Baudrillard
The Book – Permanent, together, bound, it can possession, intimate, personal, order. A book is a sequence of moments. A book is not a case of words, not a bag of words, not a bearer of words. Time based medium.
IN everyday use books have a highly standard form. They are made of rectangular pages, attached together on one side, and covered with a cover.
8th May 2015
Books are becoming more beautiful.
Foam dummy edition
The phonebook teaches us about – time, space, provenance, structure, relationship, memory.
Broken Manual – Alec Soth
Research into different photobooks. to help gain what you like etc. /making a brownie
‘Sequencing a phonebook is not a science, its an art’ – Gerry Badger
Layout! – borders
Text – helps us think about the photograph
What are you trying to say
Who am i saying it to
What is the concept
Look for connections and relationships
Whole is more important than the parts.