merican photographer. Tina Barney was born into a wealthy, upper class New York family. Her grandfather introduced her to photography when she was a young girl, and Barney began collecting photographs at the age of 26. It was not until the mid-1970’s that Barney personally started working with photography. Initially, as a bored housewife living a life of leisure, Barney focused on candid snapshots of her well-to-do family and relatives set amongst an array of lavishly decorated backdrops, including classy New York apartments and plush New England vacation homes
For his process, Heinecken decided that enough photographs existed in the real world already, and therefore he didn’t need to take more. Instead he used what was already taken and manipulated them in extraordinary ways. His art became and attempt to clarify, reveal, and sometimes confound the subliminal social, political, and artistic codes they contain
In this famous artwork, John Hilliard uses the same photographic image, but by changing the crop and title he manages to completely change the meaning of each image.The text ‘anchors’ the meaning to a different interpretation or meaning for each image.
The mask in his photos plays with deliberate vagueness and mystery, the same way a Zen riddle is constructed to promote contemplation. For me, it takes away all emotion from the photos, creating a dead, blank stare. The static postures of the people along with the gritty scenery also adds a kind of depressing look. I have no idea what Ralph wanted people to feel when they looked at his photos, but the deliberate anonymity of his photos allows the viewer derive any meaning they want from it.
He began to explore experimental storytelling and the potentials of combining image and text with “Rich and Poor”, (1977-1985), where he juxtaposed the residents of welfare hotel rooms with the upper class and their elegantly furnished home interiors to investigate the nature of American myths about class, power, and happiness. In “Raised by Wolves” (1985-1995), he worked closely with and documented runaway teenagers in San Francisco and Los Angeles to create a book and exhibition that combined original photographs, text, home movie stills, snapshots, drawings, diary entries as well as single and multi-channel video, sculpture, found objects, light boxes and other 3-D elements.
Write one of the themes in the middle of a sheet of paper.
Write down the first word or phrase that comes to mind
and circle it.
Draw a line connecting the second circle to the first.
Repeat. As you write and circle new words and phrases,
draw lines back to the last word, the central word, or
other words that seem connected. Don’t worry
about how they’re connected
When you’ve filled the page, cross out words and phrases
that seem irrelevant, and begin to impose some order by
numbering individual bubbles or clusters.
Use the remaining words or phrases to form the outline of
a basic ideas shoot. The ones you numbered first are the
ones that you should focus on.