I came in a little late on this module. For some reason, it did not come up on canvas. After a few emails and phone calls, it appeared.
So, week one has been catch up, with week two on it’s heels and week three a few days ahead,this week has been particularly stressful attempting to read and digest all the information. I just finished my weekly assignment, albeit a week late. I also missed office hour with my tutor, so that was also a bit annoying.
I just completed this weeks activity, “Place over Time” with the place being an image in my mind and how the time of my image blended physically,also how it ties into my final project both abstractly and imposed constraint wise.
Man Ray’s ‘Lips’ is an image/place/surface that I return to a great deal in my mind. At first glance the Lips seem out of place floating in the sky over the trees and the observatory. However there are some parallels in his surfaces that I like. 1. Made in his studio at #2 Rue Ferrou. 2. including the image of the Observatory close by his studio at the Jardin du Luxembourg which he frequented often. The image was made within a mile of where Man worked/lived. In my final project I’m planing to confine my project to my house and yard.
My image was made up in Monterey California at Point Lobos. When I saw the formation of the “Lips” in the rock, I immediately thought of Man and made the homage. I did a bit of photoshop on it, by liquifying the top part of my lip to match Man’s and image transform to match the angle. Other than that it was a pretty close match.
- Strategies employed by other practitioners of particular interest to you.
- Challenges met / overcome by other practitioners and any compromises they had to make.
- Differences between tools, methods and methodologies.
- Various forms in which practice can be communicated and shared.
In your CRJ, write a short summary about:
- What your current practice is.
- What you did during the week, feedback received and how you will respond to that.
- How you would describe your methodology.
- The forms your project / photographs could take moving forward.
At present I am experimenting with doing my FMP in and around my house and yard. I like the fact of being able to explore images in my immediate environment, having all my tools and instruments at hand, able to work anytime day and night, challenging myself through limitation. A few artists who did this come to mind. Man Ray, Edward Weston https://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/29/travel/29footsteps.html and Barbara Kasten. https://art21.org/artist/barbara-kasten/
This week and the next few weeks I am working on my darkroom and studio downstairs. Getting all my cameras and lenses cleaned and checked. I posted my activity, it’s bottom of the list and a week late so will check back later on feedback.
I have a collection of many cameras in many formats ranging from 16mm up to 4X5. I enjoy using them, so I will use them all during this course in one way or another. Every camera makes an image differently and I would like to employ these differences in my project. I will also be using digital and analogue image making processes.