Umbra Sumus 14th April Shoot

April 14, 2014

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I have added two more image/text combinations to my select pool. Both images have some minor defects but not sure if I can overcome these if I were to reshoot the images. The first  photograph is of the bottom end of Brick Lane close to where a a nail bomb exploded in 1999 (the bomb […]

Umbra Sumus – latest photo edit and future locations

April 11, 2014

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I have now narrowed down my edit to 15 photographs. I am content with the locations of these photographs and have identified texts to accompany each. This is still however an early edit. I want to revisit several of the sites and try again to make a photograph which I am convinced is a keeper. […]

Jochen Lempert

April 11, 2014

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I was struck by a recent post that Sharon made on the OCA blog. It is about Jochen Lempert, a photographer who has  been shortlisted for the 2014 Deutsche Borse Photography Prize. Click on photograph below to see Sharon’s article. A paragraph at the end of Sharon’s article particularly attracted my attention because of its […]

Umbra Sumus – another poster option

April 8, 2014

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In this version of a potential poster I have retained the black border (this seems to work well with the theme of shadows) and have toned down the colour of the lettering. This gives a more subdued look…..

Umbra Sumus simple poster designs

April 7, 2014

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Further to my previous post on presentation approaches (see here), I have prepared some mock-ups of possible poster designs for the Umbra Sumus Pop-Up Gallery. Posters typical have a bold design aimed at capturing the attention of an audience. There is however a trend in popular culture in which artworks are reproduced in an inexpensive […]

Umbra Sumus – reflections on work to date

April 6, 2014

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It’s time to take stock of how my concept for my East End London (Umbra Sumus) is working in practice. The conceptual basis for the work is intended to operate as follows: The subject is the transient nature of immigration in London’s East End. This is to be represented through a series of photographs of […]

David George – Shadows of Doubt

April 3, 2014

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At the Uncertain States exhibition back in November  (see here) I learned about another exhibition of photographs of London’s East End, Archive Imagined East End, which was due to take place at Hoxton Hall in November. The exhibition featured photographs by Don McCullin, Ian Farrant, Spencer Rowell, David George, Mick Williamson, Tom Hunter and Stephen […]

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