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About watlvry

Flaneur for my own ailments; government and corporate hypocrisy; guitar stuff; the music business; home made videos featuring home made tunes played at home; a bit of golf; and of course photography. Specifically "art" photography (doesn't exist) and contemporary photography ( sadly does exist in all its grotesque reality).

Backyard Blossfeldt

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Assignment 5 revisions

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I attend the Thames Valley sub-group of the OCA and homework provided by Sharon Boothroyd for the April meeting was various readings on semiotics. In March I had been asked to take photos of the staff in Virgin Atlantic’s procurement … Continue reading

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Assignment 5: tutor feedback

 Open College of the Arts Tutor report                                       Student name Brian Lavery Student number 501309 Course/Module Digital Photographic Practice Assignment number 5   Overall Comments Thank you for your final assignment. It has been a pleasure to advise you on … Continue reading

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The Eggleston conundrum

William Eggleston, giant of photography, trail blazer, award winner, etc etc. I enjoy his work because it shows things that I haven’t seen previously. They may be banal but I’ve never been to Tennessee and  his photos show various little … Continue reading

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Assignment 5: The Office

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I attend the Thames Valley sub-group of the OCA and homework provided by Sharon Boothroyd for the April meeting was various readings on semiotics. In March I had been asked to take photos of the staff in an international airline’s procurement … Continue reading

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Assignment 4: Real or fake?

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Assignment four asks us to produce an image to illustrate the cover of a book or magazine. I decide to combine the assignment with a photobook project that I’ve been working on that explores South Africa’s west coast from the … Continue reading

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Exercise: Alteration

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This is the original photo. I wanted a more balanced image so I moved the gannet in flight over to the right, and cropped the image to a square format. This is problematic in that the contents of the photo … Continue reading

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Exercise: Addition

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I think there may be a project in here, mixing different country land and skies. Trust goes out the window completely here, as opposed to Paul Graham’s shots of the clouds over Belfast. Again it’s the intent or purpose of … Continue reading

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Exercise: Enhancement

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Face lightening is only showing what may be seen in real life and as such is acceptable to me. Changing the iris hue, colour, saturation or anything else that makes it substantially different from real life  wouldn’t be acceptable in … Continue reading

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Exercise: Improvement or interpretation?

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I use this technique frequently, and especially where there is a wide range of skin tones, such as in this shot near Cape Town, where the waiter’s face is too dark and his uniform top is too white. The camera … Continue reading

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