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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 […]

Assignment Two

April 2, 2014

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After what seems an awful long time I have now completed all the work I planned for Assignment Two and have sent this off to Sharon for feedback. The package I submitted included the following: Critical Review Text My critical review entitled CONTEXT AND MEANING IN DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY – A COMPARATIVE STUDY. In this I reviewed two […]

Umbra Sumus – Posters and a Pop Up Gallery

March 30, 2014

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Re-writing my artists statement for my East End project (Umbra Sumus), has prompted me to think again about how I might present the work. My thoughts to date have centred on high quality gallery prints of the image text panels. However, having re-positioned my work to be an exploration of the ephemeral nature of immigration in […]

Umbra Sumus – Artists Statement Update

March 28, 2014

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I have looked again at my artist statement for Umbra Sumus (I appear to have fixed on this as the title for my East End Work). Here is the latest version which updates the critical context for the work and seeks the position the work as an exploration of the ephemeral nature of immigration in […]

East End Project – Image/text selections for now

January 13, 2014

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I’ve decided to put my current deliberations on image selection and how to present the image/text pairings on hold for now as I am falling behind on the work I need to do for my Critical Review. I have selected 13 images which work for me at least in principle. Some of the images I […]

East End Project Texts – embedded texts

January 12, 2014

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Another question which has been vexing me is how to physically link the text and image for viewing. There are many options: a slide show with the text presented before/alongside/after the image; a book with text presented on the opposite page to the image; a book with text captions in an appendix; gallery prints with […]

East End Project Texts – anchor, relay or both?

January 12, 2014

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I have been thinking a lot about how my texts will work with the photographs for the East End project. I have always thought that the text component would comprise of a title, which would locate the photograph in today’s East End, and a caption which would provide an additional, parallel, stream of information. I […]

East End Project – Current Photo Edit

January 11, 2014

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Well the trip to 5 Fournier Street went pretty well, if very exhausting…getting up at 5 am every morning and keeping busy all day! I learned a number of things from the trip. At this time of year twilight is too late for the streets to be empty. I will need to return to re-do […]

Stay at 5 Fournier Street

January 4, 2014

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I have been planning for some time to have a short stay in London’s East End to accelerate the process of photographing my chosen locations at unsocial hours (very early in the morning and late at night!). Next week my wife and I are very lucky to be staying at the ‘Townhouse’ which is a […]

YOP Assignment One – Feedback from Tutor

December 5, 2013

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Sharon responded very quickly to my submission and also spent some time reviewing the content of this blog. Her comments on both are included in the pdf note below: Keith Greenough YOP1 Sharon Feedback I have presented below a summary of her comments and my immediate response….some will take longer to respond to… Project one […]

YOP Assignment One – Submission to tutor

December 5, 2013

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As agreed in my work plan my submission for Assignment One included the following: project one on Gestalt in composition, an artists statement and a few photographs for the Another Hawaii project (I have used images from this work for the Gestalt in composition project) my proposal for a Critical Review, my major project proposal […]

East End – facts and narratives

November 24, 2013

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I have trying to figure out why certain of the image/text combinations for the East End project seem to work and others do not. In writing my proposal for a major project (see here) I realised that the work is in effect reflects on the history of immigration in the East End through a series […]

Major Project Proposal

November 19, 2013

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For assignment one of Your Own Portfolio I am required to submit a brief project proposal for my major project on a single page of A4. Below is my first draft…work still to do: Aims of the project  My aim is to explore the history of immigration in London’s East End. I plan to do […]

Self Doubt and ‘Umbra Sumus’…

November 18, 2013

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I have been thinking a lot about how I want viewers to respond to my East End work. At the moment I’m very concerned that it is coming over as a travelog or worse still a tourist brochure…this place is where this event took place and so on. This is absolutely NOT what I’m aiming […]

East End Work – Texts, copyright and books

November 15, 2013

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I have been quoting texts from work by other authors to set alongside my images for the Always Follow Ur Dreams!! In fact, I have been considering whether to use only quotations rather than text I have written. I thought it would be wise to check on copyright restrictions and how this might affect my […]

YOP – taking stock

November 11, 2013

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The latest set of images and texts are included in a pdf file. Just click on the photograph below: The frustrating thing about distance learning is that you long to be able to present your work in a seminar so that others can critically appraise it…..blog posts will have to do, but I hope to […]

Early Morning Shoot Spitalfields and Whitechapel

November 9, 2013

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My idea for the urban landscapes for Always Follow Ur Dreams!! is to shoot urban scenes without people. People immediately attract a viewer’s attention and I want to avoid this. Rather I want the viewer to take the ideas put forward in the text and project these into the photograph. This is easier said than […]

Antique Black and White Version of Video

November 5, 2013

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One of the projects I have to complete for YOP concerns using Photoshop’s channel mixer to alter the mood of a digital black and white image. I plan to use some images from my East End work for this project. However, rather than randomly playing with the colour sliders on the channel mixer I have […]

Always Follow Ur Dreams!! Latest work and Test Video Format

November 5, 2013

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One of the key factors I need to consider with this project is how I will show text along with the images. There are many options. So far in presenting the work I have included the text as a side panel alongside each photograph.  This option is quite common. For example it is the style […]

Scene of the ‘crimes’

November 3, 2013

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I thought it would be useful to set out where I am currently planning to make my photographs for ‘Always Follow Ur Dreams!!’ on a map. This is it…. There seems to be an area in the centre around Stepney which I have overlooked. I must have a look around there….

Always Follow etc…Some thoughts on more open ended text

November 2, 2013

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Having re-read the last post and also thought about Catherine’s comment I have recast two of the texts. The first concerns racially motivated murders. The text seems to propose that despite memorials such as Altab Ali Park racially motivated murders are still all too commonplace… The second text relates to the National Front and the […]

Always Follow Ur Dreams!! – More texts

November 2, 2013

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I have been researching the history of immigration in the East End with a view to finding texts which direct me towards possible images for this project. This rather turns my normal approach upside down – I usually make the photographs and then think about the captions. I am not simply looking for captions in […]

Always follow ur dreams! More work

September 21, 2013

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I spent a day in London yesterday. My aim was to reconnoitre some locations for images I have in mind and possibly to capture one or maybe two ‘keepers’…. My first port of call was the Limehouse Basin and Regents canal. I wanted to consider whether a view of this former dock might produce a […]

Always Follow Ur Dreams!! – some test image/text combinations

September 8, 2013

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I have been feeling my way with this project. I have started by identifying some  events/places where I feel that an image/text combination would provide an interesting reflection on immigration in the London’s East End. I have then conducted desk research for some suitable text. Armed with the text my challenge is then to photograph […]

Ideas for YOP

August 26, 2013

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I have not posted for a while but have been quietly thinking about how I will take forward my work on my final course Photography 3: Your Own Porfolio. The course is more structured than the Advanced module. I will be required to undertake a number of projects, a written critical review and a major […]