Monthly Archives: March 2013

Juergen Teller at a Guardian Masterclass at the RGS

I was aware of Teller’s reputation although advance research only uncovered a few reviews in high-art language, so I attended with an open mind. The interviewer was Sean O’Hagan, an old acquaintance of Teller’s, and I think that familiarity prompted … Continue reading

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Truth in photography- not possible

I’m not convinced that there is any “truth” in photographic representation, in no matter what concept. The fundamental problem is that neither film nor digital sensors can capture the full range of colours and tones, and then the media used … Continue reading

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Revisions to assignment 3 based on tutor feedback

With thanks also to members of the OCA Thames Valley group who gave me a few ideas on how to update the set. Stairways and steps have featured in photographs over the years from Alfred Stieglitz; Euegene Atget; André Kertész; Brassaï; Cartier-Bresson; … Continue reading

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Exercise: Colours into tones 2

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I couldn’t understand how to emphasis depth in a landscape and I didn’t find the example in the course book any help, so I cheated and used blur in the BW conversion. ..A few months later and the haze puzzle … Continue reading

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Exercise: Colours into tones 1

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On my first attempt I thought I was dealing with red and green, but during processing it was the yellow slider that made most difference to both the leaf and the raspberries.   I tried again with yellows and blues, … Continue reading

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Man Ray portraits at the National Portrait Gallery

As advertised, over one hundred and fifty portraits, hung in groups according to the periods when Ray was in New York, Paris, Hollywood, and back again to Paris. In each section is a poster giving an overview of the work … Continue reading

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