#GeorgeRodgerArchive

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Archive, Photography | No Comments

From 1st May 2014 enjoy weekly video updates of my project with the George Rodger Archive. On weekdays I will also be posting pictures from the archive as well. I have been speaking with Jinx Rodger over the past few months piecing together her stories of and from the archive. After time of discussing George and […]

Iain Ridley

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in Documentary, Photography | No Comments

Iain Ridley, 26 is a creative who has Aspergers syndrome. We made contact over the social networking site, Facebook and I explained my project idea and my research into creativity and Aspergers syndrome. Fortunately he agreed to participate in my research project and after having a brief conversation about his condition, his artwork and his […]

Why Asperger syndrome ? – My project idea

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in Family, Photography | No Comments

What is autism? Aspergers Syndrome is defined as a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by great difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts. Autism disability interests me a lot and the condition is very personal to me. Thomas Powell aged 17 from Hinckley, Uk has […]

Duane Michals: The Unfortunate Man

Posted by on Feb 9, 2014 in Photography | No Comments
Duane Michals: The Unfortunate Man

  Duane Michals: I am Gay from Leslie-Lohman Museum on Vimeo. During this talk that Duane Michals gives at the Leslie & Lohman museum of gay and lesbian art, he discusses many of his photographic series, but there is just one he mentions that I am focussing on: ‘The Unfortunate Man’ “The unfortunate man could not touch the one […]

Camera Lucida: Authentication

Posted by on Feb 8, 2014 in Archive, Family, Photography | No Comments
Camera Lucida: Authentication

“From a phenomenological viewpoint, in the Photograph, the power of authentication exceeds the power of representation.” Authenticity cannot be defined simply, especially when referring to perceptions of what once were. To say a photograph isn’t authentic is futile; for they are reproductions of a perception of what has been. This has been my mistake in […]

Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Untitled

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Photography, Portraiture | No Comments
Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Untitled

In 1991 the artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres created a photograph of an unmade bed, featuring two pillows that still had impressions left upon them as if someone had just lay there. This photograph is a memorial to the artists partner Ross Laycock, who died of aids in 1991, and has been left untitled. In 1992 this […]

Discussing with Anthony Luvera for my symposium subject

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Photography, Portraiture, Social Media | No Comments
Discussing with Anthony Luvera for my symposium subject

My symposium subject explores the idea of challenging photography to a level of collaboration and participation. Anthony Luvera’s photo projects includes working with communities and organisations. He first started working with homeless people from  London, Belfast and than in Brighton with his latest photo project about the cultural heritage of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender people. He said that […]