Category Archives: Exercises – part 2

Contemporary awareness 2

I want to start with a few of my own before looking at the artists selected by the OCA. There seems to be a lot of contemporary work that exists in the fluid state between fact and fiction. Photographers such … Continue reading

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There’s only one…

I realise now that I am typing up my notes for this exercise that I didn’t follow the instructions properly. I did not pay attention to this critical sentence, on which the whole point of the exercise rests: “Aim to … Continue reading

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Exercise: Everyday icons

This exercise aims to produce images that illustrate my feelings or approach to feminism using the technique of photomontage.  The notes suggest producing one digitally and the second in a ‘different, more tactile and responsive manner’. Weirdly, the notes also … Continue reading

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Exercise: Stereotypes

This exercise brought more than its fair share of salutary lessons.  The stated aim, according to the course notes, was “to get people to question what a doctor or a student or a politician looks like.” I actually feel that … Continue reading

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My current position

This slightly strangely named exercise is about my response to certain works of well known and, in most cases, controversial art. The notes ask us to consider the artist’s intent, how the work makes us feel, whether we consider it … Continue reading

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Artistic styles

This exercise, I suspect is to test our understanding of some of the styles and movements we have been reading about in the course reader and in Clarke’s The Photograph.  I have long been interested in Constructivism and Surrealism so … Continue reading

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Photography as illustrative art

In the spirit of creativity for this first exercise in the Fine Art Photography segment of the course, I have rather gone off brief. The poem I chose is not particularly famous but it is one that I have always … Continue reading

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