Part four: Photography – Project 1 – Photography – art or science? – Exercise 2

I found the exercise difficult as most pictures can be considered artistic even if they fail to follow the compositional guidelines needed. For me an artistic photograph is the one that evokes reaction to the viewer regardless techniques. Of course one could say that images of car accidents should then be considered artistic but then… Read More Part four: Photography – Project 1 – Photography – art or science? – Exercise 2

Part four: Photography – Project 1 – Photography – art or science? – RESEARCH POINT

John Walker‘s essay was harder to follow than I expected. So I decided to break it down per paragraph and see what I could gather from it all. ‘Context as a Determinant of Photographic Meaning’ was easy to find  it was interesting to research on artists that were new to me, like Jo Spence for… Read More Part four: Photography – Project 1 – Photography – art or science? – RESEARCH POINT

Part four: Photography – Project 1 – Photography – art or science? – Exercise 1

Photography can be a tool of recording historical moments which through time and by taking into account cultural relativity shapes an image of the world at the time it was taken. But it is also a way of expressing our abstract ideas through conceptual and surreal photography which may use symbolisms, similar to painting. For… Read More Part four: Photography – Project 1 – Photography – art or science? – Exercise 1

Part four: Photography – Project 1 – Photography – art or science? – RESEARCH POINT

Above:”Photograph Chicago & Alton Railway’s Alton Limited locomotive” by George R. Lawrence(1900),  Indiana Historical Society Reading the introduction of Henry Fox Talbots‘ The Pencil of Nature (1844-1846), it seems to me the science of the process of creating the imprint of an image had been an exploration of scientific principles with the intention of being… Read More Part four: Photography – Project 1 – Photography – art or science? – RESEARCH POINT

Part three: Visual communications – Assignment three – Re-appropriating images – REFLECTION

For Part three of the course we overviewed the principles of visual communication in media. We viewed the multiple forms a message can take to reach the audience (persuasion, information, identity design, authorial content, interactive design, alternative messages) which was fun to explore and even brought back memories. I feel like I had to read… Read More Part three: Visual communications – Assignment three – Re-appropriating images – REFLECTION

Part three: Visual communications – Project 4 – Time and place -Exercise 4 – Cutting edge

The post contains texts with links that open in new window Apart from Futurefarmers the rest of the links in the course book didn’t work. Besides I found the exercise quite puzzling. Where should I start? How can you know what is cutting edge? Things don’t become innovative overnight. Usually there is a lot of work… Read More Part three: Visual communications – Project 4 – Time and place -Exercise 4 – Cutting edge

Part three: Visual communications – Project 4 – Time and place – Exercise 3 – Visual conventions for time and place

Luckily I believe in this exercise I didn’t had to search that much. Many ideas popped in my head almost at once. This brain traffic produced four examples that we’ll see below. First I knew I wanted to have Mayan art because I remember their glyphs can tell a story as long you’re able to… Read More Part three: Visual communications – Project 4 – Time and place – Exercise 3 – Visual conventions for time and place