visiting lecturer in plymouth university
‘looking for Alice’
- take camera everywhere
- make all work personal
- photos have to have a deeper understanding, make sure you understand your pictures – why have you taken it.
- what are you hoping to achieve, what do you want people to understand
- communicate experiences
- use eyes as a reflection – an invitation to truly look at yourself
Research – study and investigation into artists/ techniques/ technology/ concepts/ practice requirements/ legislation.
Development – ideas/ concepts/ experiments/ skills/ understanding/ work.
Realisation – bodies of work, printed outcomes/ skills/ understanding/ written work.
Reflection – evaluation, critical thinking about what has been produced and what has been learned.
- documentary photography (black and white)
- go out of your comfort zone – go past the first space – talk to people and get in further than the outskirts.
- auto chromatic film – non sensitive to red light – best on a sunny day – high contrast
- Mario Jaquamelli
- slide film
- photographers in galleries
- division of space
visiting lecturer in Plymouth University
- use your imagination – doesn’t have to be true
- what are you really interested in?
- if you like a photographer – chase them – (photography assistants)
- make time for your own photography – that you enjoy
- pictures don’t always have to make sense
- start with feelings/ get to the ideas later
- say things with pictures not words
- don’t have to understand your projects / work / do it on feelings and just because you want to…
- do something that years ago would have been drawn – do it years later your own way… e.g. – drawing a bomb / damaged buildings after an air raid – years later doing the same things except with a camera.
a visiting lecturer in Plymouth University
- strobe lighting
- plate cameras
- too dark and dark contrast can still be effective
- work doesn’t need meaning
- polaroid – date and what is happening ( a way of recording process)
- use photographs like a diary
- all started on a whim
- didn’t matter how good photos were – just i they fitted with concept – meaning behind them..
- always write down camera used – with lens – to record process – to remember how that image was create
- use objects in pictures that help date the book.
- ideas for covers – doesn’t matter where you get inspiration from – film covers
- don’t have to have smart titles – can literally be describing
- badly shot pictures can have meaning
- always good to include quotes – walker Evans, Agnes Martin
- everything around you effects you
- time and space away rom your usual environment and obligations.
- time and reflection, research, presentations and/ or production
- allows individual to explore his/ her practice within another community
- meeting new people, using new materials experiencing life in a new location
Historical perspective –
- early 20th century
- art loving philanthropist
- US and Europe (Germany)
- 1960s – new models emerged : seclusion or involvement (sense of community, social engagement)
- 1990s – globalisation – much more world wide – easier to travel.
- linked to organisations, museums, galleries, universities
- some solely exist for offering residency places
- national/ international
- length vary greatly – minimum 2 weeks – can be as long as 2 years
- different disciplines
- Age – varies greatly – no younger than 18
- country of origin – some are vary specific – ( only want people from a specific country) others its not so important
- some residencies are invitation only
- A plan outlining your work during the residency : concept, context, methods, outcomes
- usual requirements: proposal, CV, resume, artist statement, portfolio, letter of recommendation.
Funding/ Finances –
A residency should be a beginning, not an end.
A list of inspiration.
1 – My mum
2 – Mine and my mums cake hobby
3 – Rothko
4 – nature – Orlie common – Ipplepen / stover country park / Walls hill – Torquay/ Staverton
5 – The seaside
6 – My house
7 – My family and friends
8 – My dads house
9 – Totnes
10 – Line, texture, tone of different objects
11 – Sophie Calle – ‘Take care of yourself.’
12 – Going out most nights in the week and helping the homeless in Torbay