PH0702 Informing Contexts January W4 2022 CRJ
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W4 Topic : Interrogating Photographs REFLECTION
"There is one lesson we can learn from photographs. Images exist not to be believed but to be interrogated." (Grunberg. 1999 :273)
Do photographs exist in their own right or as something to be interrogated, worked out, like a crime scene, to work out what had happened here. Much of commercial photography is about just existing, it needs no interrogating, it is a car etc.
Consider the intent of your own practice, has it changed?
I think while my aesthetic has become more instinctual my work has become more constructed by nature. As I rebuild myself then my work rehires the same rebuilding as it is an expression of my self.
Reconsider the visual / technical / conceptual strategies you use to achieve this intent.
Its great working tethered as I try and set my values within 1.5 +/- stops.
Identify any approaches / practices / practitioners that specifically resonated with you.
Thomas Demand, Gregory Crewdson, Skogland and I need to look at the work of Fredicks.
Outline / sumerise your independent research (eg interview or reviews of relevant practice / readings. ).
Looking at books on paper sculpture and the work of the photographer Kinke.
Evaluate the development of your own photographic practice to date.
I am identifying my work more and more as the following
- well my commercial work is existual in nature but my personal work is more constructivist.
Reflect on the peer / tutor feedback received on your current / future practice.
I need to look more on drawing as a way of knowing. Where does this come from as a notion?
What are your action points? Where are you going next?
Setting up to do a 3rd version of my food, this one as a flat lay translucence version. The onion. I'm trying t work out how to combine a flat lay translucent with a 3D approach.
Reading : Art can help by Robert Adams
Watching : Netflix documentary on Boeing
Listening : cello
Eating : prawns