“All you do is just look around. Like that’s what, to me, is the amazing experience.” Hank Willis Thomas
The module which resonated most with me from MoMA’s Seeing Through Photographs was Constructing Narratives and Challenging Histories. This module looks at photographic images that create a narrative when purposefully chosen and presented as a themed group. A themed group of images extends a single image’s ability to communicate through the connotations and implications suggested by showing them together. A narrative is constructed. Meanings and understandings from a group of images link together, extending to create a story.
Continue reading Looking Responsibly
pique |piːk| noun. Arouse (interest or curiosity).
Portraits available to view at MoMA (search for Katy Grannan).
“When you make a picture that’s this reductive, you take so much away, so much context, so much potential narrative. The entirety of all this detail amounts to what makes it the strongest photograph.” Katy Grannan
I am Piqued
This sentence from an interview with portrait photographer Katy Grannan, intrigued me. It’s kinda another way of saying ‘less is more’. I am interested in trying this photographic technique. Reducing a photograph’s details so it’s message is stronger.
Continue reading Pique of the Day
I printed some of my photographs via a black-n-white digital printer onto coloured sheets of paper. Grabbed a sharp, shiny, stainless steel scalpel and chopped ’em all up. Then recombined them and used spray adhesive to stick them together.
Continue reading Old Fashioned Collages
Three Artworks in Progress
- Draw lines and paint inside them.
- Make a series of three artworks exploring a garden theme.
- Work loosely and count upon chance.
Continue reading Garden Artworks Competition
New zine – Black White Magpie Day Night Duality – in production.
A handful for sale at… Sticky Institute.