Art 2 – Controlled Assignment (Exam)• The exam questions (whether visual or written stimuli) must be used as starting points or prompts for your own ideas.• This should provide the basis from which you originate personal intentions.• Only ONE must be answered – you must choose a different question in art (if you do art)• The controlled assignment (exam) will culminate in a final 8 hour exam – where you will produce your final outcomes.
Your sketchbook• 25% of your grade will rely on a written essay – artist research comparing and contrasting two different photographers based on your chosen question/concept• It will be 1000-1500 words long• You will have to d a minimum of 4 photoshoots to develop ideas and for preparation towards your final outcomes.• These will need to be documented and evaluated in your sketchbook as normal.
2. Same but different• Family – portraits• Key rings• Album covers• Cd / vinyl – history of buying music• Cameras - effects of using digital / film• Food – different types/different food people eat• Musical instruments• Same people in different situations – different environments
Religion and Belief Andres Serrano From series ‘The Church’ From series ‘Nomads’
KELLI CONNELL• A single model plays two roles in each of the photographs in this portfolio from Kelli Connell. Connell uses elements of private relationships she has experienced herself or witnessed in others to inspire these two-person scenes. She then uses Photoshop to stitch multiple medium-format negatives together to create the juxtapositions in the final photographs. The result is a multi-faceted questioning of duality: of masculine and feminine, exterior and interior, static and evolving. Appropriately, Connell‟s intentions here are two-fold. One the one hand she exposes her autobiographical questioning of sexuality and gender roles, particularly as they influence identity in relationships. On the other hand she is also interested in how the response of viewers reveals their own notions of identity and social constructs.
• Hernández-Díez is part of a new generation of Venezuelan artists who emerged in the late 1980s. He uses "street" materials such as skateboards, sneakers, record players and other audio equipment and bicycles in order to develop a personal iconography centered on familiar, often domestic, objects. The ordinary is made extraordinary through Hernández-Díez‟s provocative, darkly humorous use of material and scale. He manipulates the objects, often by physically reconfiguring them in such a way that invests the quotidian with philosophical and emotional resonance. Elements from his Venezuelan childhood are combined with those that reference a more global pop culture.
Stuart Whipps• Aladdin Houses, commission for an exhibition alongside Bill Brandt‟s work. .• http://www.stuartwhipps.com/index.php?/project/the-aladdin-houses/
3. Creating a Space• Documentary – document a change, knocking down of houses/property development• Landscape – put something within a landscape• Landscape – develop into panorama• The way in which you photograph a landscape• 3D landscapes – photographic sculptures / 3D effect – creating your own space• Photograph people in their bedrooms – how people develop or have their own space
Nadav Kander - www.nadavkander.comHis best shot, read the article: http://www.guar dian.co.uk/artand design/2008/nov/ 27/photography“More people live along the Yangtze river than live in the US. So, on my first trip to China, I wanted to get a sense of this by visiting Shanghai and Chongqing, a massive city of 27 million people, where this image was taken."
Charles Johnstone• Thirty-four Basketball Courts.
4. On the road• Travelling• Documenting journey• Documenting different things on a road – kate green (road kill)• Slow shutter speed – cars• Different transport – commercial / documentary• History of cars – photographing the history of one/multiple cars• Size and scale of cars and how they’ve changed. Owners of these cars• Going to a transport museum
6. Local Produce• How different parts of the world produce different food• Where is food imported/exported too• Who buys food from markets? Looking at age/gender/ethnicity• Farms – photograph the food/farmers/landscape. Narrative story – of different process• Different people produced locally – where do people come from???• Technology – that’s used in factories / farms / butchers
7. Get together• Sport – teams in action – playing their sport, behind the scenes, outside of sport. How they socialise/everyday job/where they work• Family – different occasions, how they support each other, who you live with – documentary/portraiture• Volunteering – shelters / old peoples homes/ charities• Animals – how pigeons eat food• Community – people you live around / your own community• Religion – go to churches / places of religion
7. Get Together• Youth group• Groups of friends• Sports team• Swim team• Parties• Group of animals• Get your head together – depression/anxiety• Relationships• Families• Concerts• Special occasions• Weddings / funerals• People working together – colleagues
Jaskirt Dhaliwal Everyday Olympian The Everyday Olympian documents people involved in local community sports, be it a 12 year old swimmer, 60 year old hockey player or 30 year old amateur boxer. These are the people that make up the tapestry of sports that thrive at grass roots level across the region. They may not be an Olympian, however it is through their commitment and participation on a weekly or daily basis that so many sports still function and exist. Shot on medium format, all the participants were photographed after taking part in competition or training. Everyday Olympian was the winner of Magnum Showcase Sports with Ideas Tap 2012, selected for Foto8 Summershow 2012 and also featured in The Sunday Times magazine. This body of work has been supported by Kalaboration, Arts Council England and the Cultural Olympiad.
9. Reveal the use of hidden meanings or messagesThings to consider:• Discovery of concealed and covert messages, vague symbolism and double meaning is often an unexpected and fascinating outcome of in-depth contextual study.
Adrienne M Norman My work consists of portraits of people with medical disorders that are invisible to the casual observer. I try to photograph the intangible beauty that comes from the mental and physical suffering that often plagues the human condition, but is rarely explored in an honest manner. I’m interested in the painful and exhilarating experiences that colour their lives of those suffering from mental and neurological illness and I attempt to reveal them on the faces of my subjects. Using the face as a map of psychological experience, I try to unveil the tell-tale subtleties apparent in each individual’s physiognomy. http://evinumen.com/section/67902_Portraits.html
10. Investigate differences of approach to the same subject matter
Emma Livingston - Urban Trees The collection of work hints at the personification of trees, centrally framed as if photographing a person, each shot reflects on the tree as an individual: observing its personality, expression and attitude through elements such as posture and the arrangement of its branches. The relationship between the tree and its surroundings poses the exploration of how we ourselves grow, flourish, suffer and inevitably die within the urban spaces granted to us.
Ellie Davies- Smoke and Mirrors This series is made in remote areas of The New Forest and Dartmoor in the UK, far from pathways and seldom visited by the public. From an early age the notion of the forest is given a sinister and threatening personality in the form of fairy tales and children’s stories. Stepping inside the dense forest feels like entering another world. These sensory experiences often lead to the forest being used as metaphor. The wild and impenetrable forest has long symbolized the dark, hidden world of the unconscious. These magical, fantasy golden trees, transported to the hearts of mature, dark forests, allude to this, whilst also evoking a sense of the fairytale. – Ellie Davies
Dan Dubowitz - Wastelands Dan Dubowitz loves to travel the world in search of abandoned, decaying buildings
Photographing strangers (people you don’t know)
Pierre Gonnord• The idea of creating my own work in the lagoon and starting from scratch fascinated me. I have had to take other roads to reach its inhabitants and, trapped from the first moment by this human river, I asked myself, as Montesquieu did in his Lettres Persanes: “Comment peut-on être Vénitien?” The people, the human material present and constant from the start of my search, have once again helped to guide my steps and launch me on another fantastic, intimate adventure. To experience Venice, share it, question it, leap from one scenario to another, to transgress and cross contemporary frontiers. There are still as many possible Venices as there are people and visions.• Here are the seven chosen faces, portraits, fragments of my vision and experience of walking through Venice.
Maurice Broomfield• Broomfield was “one of the first industrial and architectural photographers to use his corporate commissions to make visionary photographic studies of the workers and the environments in which they worked,” writes the Host Gallery, which, last year, put on the first retrospective of the photographer‟s iconic images of industrial Britain from the 1950s to the 1970s.
Annie Leibovitz One of todays most influential and admired artists, renowned for her vivid and distinctive style, Annie Leibovitz is an American original and a master of self-promotion. Her portraits of Bruce Springsteen, JodyFoster, Michael Jackson, Miles Davis, Greg Louganis, Mikhail Baryshnikov, John Lennon and more combine a keen eye with a quick wit.
11. Develop an outcome based on family life• Richard Billingham• Photograph family in a place of meaning to them• Show families growing up – progression• Eva stenram / Irina Werning• Disagreements in family• Different personalities in a family – candid / classic• Family members in their own environment• Places or objects personal to family life• How parents jobs affects your life
Alessandra Sanguinetti - Two CousinsAs a child she spenther summers in theArgentine Pampas.Having become aphotographer, Alessandra Sanguinettimet Guillerminaand Belinda there.Fascinated by theirsimple happinessand their whimsicalgames, she hasfollowed them withher camera everysummer for the lasteight years.
Taryn Simon - A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters.She has been photographing the descendents of 18 different bloodlines, each based around aparticular situation, exploring predetermination and notions of perpetual return. There are manyblank photographs for those who couldn‟t be photographed.Video: http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/video/tateshots-taryn-simon
Fazal Sheikh• The portrait is central to Fazal Sheikh‟s work. For more than two decades, as he has worked in different communities around the world, the invitation to sit for a portrait has been the principal means by which he has established a link with his subjects and been allowed to enter and document their lives. Often these have been people in crisis: displaced from their homes and their countries, at risk from violence, poverty and prejudice.
14. Explore the effects of transparency• Transparent means: ‘fine enough to be seen through’ – e.g. being open to public scrutiny in business and politics• This could also mean in terms of materials use to print – colour slide film, using multiple layering, sheer fabrics, video projections
Nick Veasey http://www.bjp- online.com/british-journal- of- photography/profile/194037 6/penetrating-gaze-ray- photography
Nick Veasey Nick Veasey had each component of this Boeing 777 shipped to him, then x-rayed them on 43x35cm film. The entire image is made up of more than 500 x- rays, stitched together by Veaseys designer, Stuart ONeill. The process took months, and was shot for Bostons Logan Airport in 2003.
PERRAN COSTIBaggage series:The Baggage seriesexplores and expressesthose things in our life wehold onto.Memories, hopes, ideals.UV prints onglass, suitcase, wood, lights, audiohttp://www.perrancosti.com/WORKS/Pages/BAGGAGE_-_PORTABLE_CITY_10_09.html
Tor Myhren This image designed by Tor Myhren, is intended as a message to the American public that they should cast their votes based on the candidates policies and ignore their racial differences.