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 […]

The Brand: What is it, how it builds value and why we grow fond of it

In the second chapter, of Lifestyle Brands: A Guide To Aspirational Marketing, I have found out a lot more about how the brand captures the consumer. American Marketing Association (1960): A brand was a name, term, design, symbol or any other feature that identifies one sellers good or service as distinct from those of other […]

Dateline: London. Abercrombie and Fitch

Dateline: London. Abercrombie and Fitch

In an article about the American brand, Abercrombie and Fitch. Abercrombie and Fitch are releasing the relaunch of their quarterly, this is to mark the one-year anniversary of their london flagship store. It will have 200 pages and cost £50 or about $100. The book will feature erotic photography by Bruce Weber, with editorial overseen […]

A Survival Guide For Symbolic And Lifestyle Brands

In an article on the Forbes website, written by Antonia Marazza, (co-author of the book, Lifestyle Brands: A Guide To Aspirational Marketing). In this article he tells us about the five main categories that symbol-intensive brands fall into. Authority Brands - brands that typically fall within a narrow market segment and generally auto-directed emotional responses, making people feel a certain way. […]

Lifestyle Brands: A Guide To Aspirational Marketing – Introduction and Chapter 1

In the book, Lifestyle Brands: A Guide To Aspirational Marketing, written by Stefania Saviolo (professor of management in fashion, luxury and creative industries at Bocconi University, Italy) and Antonio Marazza (the general manager of Landor Milan). I have been able to find out a lot more about lifestyle branding within fashion and how and why is […]

Lifestyle Brands: Creating Positive Experiences

Reading an article in The Guardian, I was able to find out a little more about the Fashion Brand, Jack Wills, this article gave me the main topic of my presentation, focusing on social media. In this article it speaks of the digital age becoming “our modern landscape”. As the demographic which Jack Wills targets are digital natives, it […]

Research Bibliography: Digital Technology/Photography

This is an extended bibliography of my research subject on the impact of digital technologies on the medium of photography and the photographic. The research will be presented in the IMAGE19 Symposium in the Herbert Art Gallery in Coventry, UK on the 26th of February 2014. Kuhn, T. (1962) The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Chicago: […]

Is the media/music industry becoming pornified?

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in Social Media | No Comments

While the new visibility of sex in mainstream culture is sometimes described as ‘pornographic’, it usually relies on a fairly non-explicit form of representation, drawing on the style of the pin-up[226] or on a glossy ‘pornochic’ style with high production qualities[227]. The terms ‘pornification’ and ‘porno-chic’ have been used to describe the way in which mainstream media texts ‘borrow from, […]

“Dear daughter, let Miley Cyrus be a lesson to you”

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Social Media | No Comments

Dear daughter, let Miley Cyrus be a lesson to you. Yes, this is what happens when you constantly hear everything you do is awesome. This is what happens when people fawn over your every Tweet and Instagram photo. This is what happens when no responsible adult has ever said the word “no,” made you change […]

Current Photography and why it’s not as you seem

Posted by on Feb 2, 2014 in Journalism, Social Media | No Comments

Part of my talk that’s taking place at the end of the month means that I’ve having to place context in today’s form of Photography. And this begrudgingly means that I have to talk briefly about everyone screaming back and forth saying “Photography is DEAD!” .. “No it’s not!” Now I’m bored of this continual […]