Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Bed Series; Progression.

For my next review I plan on photographing beds and how they are left once used. This is a reflection of those who own them as it is almost a signature of the owner. This project revolves around the different shapes, creases and ripples left within the sheets and how those who sleep within them can leave a feeling of absense once the bed has lived up to it's purpose. I have always had a facination with the way beds are left after use, and I thought it would be a good topic for my next body of work.

 I have started shooting for this project and find it quite enjoyable and less stressful than previous reviews. I have a layout already pictured in my head for my presentation, which will involve my bed (the only landscape image that will be shown) to be centred and framed by all the other beds.  Examples of this are posted above.

It feels good to understand where I am going for this review. I think photographing things from the everyday is where I will look from now on.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Rob Dobi; Visual Response.

Screen shots from my visual response assignment.

Rob Dobi; A Visual Response.


“Since 1999 I have been documenting the landscape of the abandoned northeast, focusing on institutional and industrial structures that no longer serve their intended purpose.”

- Rob Dobi.

I find similarities within my work in relation to Rob Dobi. We both aim to capture isolated and abandoned locations, to not only represent the absence within these places, but capture somewhere that may not exist once visited.

Within Dobi’s imagery, the constant use of colour, line and strong composition is evident, which were the main focus within my visual response. I first approached Dobi’s Infirmary series, focusing on an image revolving around colour and strong line work. I used this as a starting point and moved onto various other images throughout his work. I decided to respond to these images also; as it maintained similar structures and interesting imagery to which I could relate to.

The locations used for this photo shoot ranged from an old burnt out building to an abandoned nursing home; both situated on the Mornington Peninsula.

Sunday, 15 August 2010

The Tea and Biscuit Paradox.

In relation to my good friends craft work.
Link to Etsy soon!

My Immediate Space.

“Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to.”
- John Ed Pearce.