Week 7 - Peer Commissioned Micro Project brief
From the meaning of psychogeography, as defined by Guy Debord - “the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organised or not, on the emotions and behaviour of individuals” - and the influence of colour in the work of Boris Michailov as showcased in this week’s presentation, please respond to the brief below.
Seek out in an urban/suburban environment the colours yellow and b
http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/jedd478321-2954295-jedd-mark-griffin-presentation/ Here is a link to my presentation. I hope that you can take the time to view and leave feedback. Many thanks. I have also found a site call autorstream which makes it very simple to convert you powerpoint presentations into video, using the recored narration.
A female Halictus ligatus bee, from the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, covered in pollen from an unknown plantPhotograph: Sam Droege and the USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab. Looking into this image I am thinking I could add particles of the pesticide on the bees body. I need to look into microscopic photography. ( maybe source a high definition microscope)
http://thebeephotographer.photoshelter.com/gallery/London-Honeybees/G0000dwpZMJdjdu4/ This link was provided for me by one of my peers. I have found that reseraching into the London Honeybee collection has given my project a platform to reach a further audience. Maybe I should look at the gardens with bees that pollinate and gardens in which they dont.
For me taking images of people in any way is problematic. As a photographer you have to be sensitive to the subject but detached enough from there response as is possible. When taking an image is a literal documented state you are of course wanting to raise and issue or highlight a person or group of people that have significance. But as with all forms of artistic expression you love you self open to the subjectivity of the mind. This can be seen clearly in the image taken by
For me as a photographer who bases my whole photographic career around the idea of “Making a difference”, I feel its is my responsibility to document and help inform the viewer. We have the power to give value to a situation. People are so often showered by information that is so easy to ignore. You hear things on the news over and over and you desensitise yourself from it, the message is lost in our own inability to except the bad things in life, “ A lion of truth never assu
This weeks task was to make a presentation of images from your proposed idea, that could briefly outline the direction you are planning to take for your practical module throughout the course. I shared my images from my current series of work based around the depleting numbers of bees around the world. I had only a small amount of feedback but it was very positive using words like "Dynamic yet delicate", " Very subtle, but so strong in visual response". My peers could see a s
One of the main misconceptions of our practice is that "everybody can do that. Its just point and click". Non-photographers see our medium as a more of a source of fun, than a serious artist practice. This is due to accessibility of practice, the modern world is revolving around the visual image and our technology is doing the same. The more it evolves the more the general public loose empathic connection to our art. I feel this is because of the amount of images we are expos
For this weeks project we have been to asked to work in pairs or groups of three’ to create a collaborative piece of work. Whilst looking into the project brief, I wanted to look for a project that could challenge me in my own practice whilst bringing in elements I wouldn’t usually work with. I looked a lot of projects that used nature in them but in an unconventional way, I looked at photographers such as Anna Mika, who explored the idea of how nature could effect abandoned
http://www.satmya.ie/treemedicine/ Cedar (Thuja occidentalis ): Native to Canada & North America. An excellent remedy for warts, moles, skin tags and skin cancers when applied topically. Traditionally it was used to induce labour. (Part used: Leaves and twigs of young trees)