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

Erik Kessels’ installation of  “24 Hours of Photographs”  is made out of thousands of pictures uploaded on a single day on Flickr online image hosting service. The concept is simple yet it generates many questions and interpretations. But before we get to that point, let’s see how it came together. Kessels is a curator and… Read More Part four: Photography – Project 1 – Photography – art or science? – RESEARCH POINT

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