Tuesday, 21 October 2008

21st Oct Val L PM

21st Oct Val L PM

Word to image

Case study - 2000 words
Oral presentation

Things to consider:

E.g. Identification
Word play/use of language
Ideas (foregrounding, defamiliarisation)

What do you know about the poet/writer/artist?

How does this affect your response to the poem/song/story? (if at all)

Can you identify any underlying theme or meaning that might be drawn
from the text?

How might this affect the way you illustrate it?


A case study is specific
An essay is a small body of work.
A dissertation is bringing your research out.

Dissertation has chapters. Essay doesn't have all that.

Avoid footnotes. Footnotes don't fit in. So what are they used for?
Steer clear. Use the harvard system, then you won't need footnotes.

Key words when researching. Write in own words. Practice.

Only use quotations sparingly and in a balanced way. They can't be
marked as your own words.

Temporary suspension critical judgement

Get the Sh*t out!

First paragraph and ending needs to grab attention. Leave them with

Leave the introduction and conclusion until last!

"you can't introduce someone you that you don't know" James. Quote of
the day!

The essay should be written in a logical order. Not from top to
bottom. Don't work in a straight line. Work in more than one direction.

Tip: work in sperate sections and write in chunks.

Write a plan. Planning is essential so it doesn't get wooly. The plan
doesn't have to be hugely detailed.

Start making a plan.



Books - Paul Wakefield

The first place 1982

A place of visions 1986

Your only place 1988

Jan Morris

Uni RH tue AM 21st

Uni RH

Amber online
Scotswood road. Jimmy Forsyth
Bloodaxe books

Sirkka Lisa-Kontinnen
Step by step


Paul Wakefield
Landscape documentary

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Val PM


1:31:47 PM

Poetry assignment – with Val

What we look at in poetry

Identification / experience

Point of view

Imagery – pictures in words

Power / economy of language



Story / narrative


Ideas – expression

Deeper meaning


Mystery / puzzle


Tuesday 14th Oct AM

14/10/2008 Tuesday with RP


  • Give out NY info
  • Marrakesh


ask if trip still on?
how much?
can you go?

10-12 technical refamiliartly

1.15-2.30 val in ad 17

1.45 – 3.50 D+AD Patride Gagley in KGH

4-5/6 Back in AD 14 for study


  • Darkroom enlargers, processes, deeptank b/w film processing, ID11, metal spirals
  • Cambo 4x5 field camera
  • Sinal monorail 4x5 system 65mm, 90, 135, 150, 180, 250 lenses
  • Hasselblad 503cx with SFV digital back

40 mm (wide angle) – 80mm x 1.5 = 120mm telepho

Monday, 13 October 2008

Monday evening group sesh


Monday evening – Group (Me, Hels, Faz, Brian)

Citizen photography – the difference between amateur photographers and professionals is very subtle. Photographers have to produce the best possible quality in order to justify a great difference in pay.

Eg. An Accountant can make 30 grand a year extra on top of his full-time job just on istock photo

There is a level of ignorance that the public have. What causes this? Is this caused by the level of secrecy that photographers have? Is this changing now?

Consequences of digitisation –

There's a huge difference to fashion. No difference in time to Landscapes.

It has speeded up.

There is an expectation from the consumer/public to charge less because film isn't being used.

Compare how film and digital photographers charge, and how they used to charge for things.

There is a potential for photographers to earn less (and do more work) due to digitalisation.

Control over our images. Why have photographers taken on all the extra digital work. Is photography more precious than it used to be?

We have to find an extra mile of quality. Are we getting this extra quality by having full control over our images. We have reclaimed the processing treatment of our images.

Why are we stopping to use labs?



We (togs) have effectively lost control of the process.

Have we gained or lost control?

Film photography is our own unique ball game now! The public have dumped film for digital.

When using film now, there is more consideration. There are lots of little reasons why shooting on film is more considered than digital.

We treat film photographs as more precious because we've put more work in.





Scrutiny of photographers rights

Orphan works legislation

Legislation has not yet passed in the US.

Photographers rights is an ongoing thing. Model releases are

Software allowing greater image control

Workflow has been speeded up

You have much more creative control


We have the opportunity to make a photograph into an illustration or a graphic.

What is the implication for over manipulation?

These were debates during the 18th century

Henry Peach Robinson – Debates during the pictorial movement (1860's 1870's maybe even 80's)

When does a photograph stop being a photograph?

Some of the debates are very new to photography, but some are as old as the practice itself.

Photography is screen based rather than print based

We don't see prints!

The style of images that have more 'thumbnail impact' are graphical images.

People run away with technology. They get giddy, and run with it.

"Painting is dead" The print is dead?

How do these technologies differ from precious photography practice?

50's movie industry

Box Brownie


Nick Knight

Paulo Reversi – shoots 10*8 Polaroid – Italian vogue

The internet

How is all of what we've talked about relevant to me?

How the internet affects culture. Is culture affecting the internet, or is the internet affecting culture?

I think it is a bit of both.

Set up an email group between the 4 of us, and share ideas out. Ask for help.

Abstract due next week.

Uni Blog is born

I have made this blog just for Uni purposes. It is for my own benefit (ie. online easy access to my notes, thoughts, info ect.) but I'm sure will prove very handy for those also on the same course as me if not all photographers out there who are studying.

Please leave comments so I know people are visiting (and therefore worth updating the blog for the benefit of others)

Some basic info:

My name is Andreas Andrews. I suppose a relevant site to link you with would be www.andreasandrews.com , and although outdated you can find links to my online works, and profiles as well as other websites such as: Flickr, DeviantART, Myspace, Facebook etc.

The first post I am about to publish (other than this one) will be notes from uni today.

I will be publishing straight from word 2007 at the click of a button. The notes in this blog are intended for my own personal use, whilst I share them to possibly benefit others on the course (specifically 3rd year students of which I am one)


Andreas aka Dré

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Tuesday morning – RP 7th Oct

07/10/2008 Andreas – Tuesday morning – RP

1 Exhibition –inspired by photography - create a body of word + fit to text when producing

2 Read, research writing, digest + create visual work to accompany writing.

3. Combine two or more 'new' production techniques, when perfected, combine with some found creative writing.

Monday evening – Dissertation Lecture


Monday evening – Dissertation Lecture


Andreas Andrews

Contact John to access tutorials

John is first assessor for Dissertation (JH is responsible in full for this unit)

Chris Aughton will be the second marking the dissertation.

RH will be third mark.

Mon eve. Can talk about other work as well. (getting towards dissertation concentrate on the dissertation)

Dissertation deadline 24th March

Can be bound through HESC, Leyland, (also a place on King Street)

You can also use online services

Final draft due 9th Feb

Pretty much finished at this point with references, illustrations and all the rest.

On the submission day we need an electronic submission, which must be submitted

When submitting to turnitin DO NOT SUBMIT A FILE WITH IMAGES. It will exceed the maximum file size.

Dissertation has to be handed in to the helpdesk at the HE building.

Final presentation

Reading list – (all books available in HESC)

Recommended – The ongoing Moment (Dyer, G) Abacus

We have access to Lancaster university library.

When reading you should always take notes and record page numbers, and write sentences etc.

Writing Abstract (Statement of intent) – 500 words

Name and date at the top

Working title/subject

First thing – couple of sentences that outlines the area of research you feel drawn to. (outline)

Where the inspiration/idea came from. (article, journal, published work) How did you arrive at the subject?

Matters arising – constraints (access to research,

Known Work?

Reading List

Bibliography – anything that is part of your dissertation study (whether referenced or not)

Reference list – listing where you've made specific references to peoples work

Group 1 (Andreas, Helen, Faz, Brian)