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Creation vs. Curation and The Birds of Kafka

Here’s the next Prague-based entry in my #ShelfieProject:

In my pursuit of serendipitous discovery, I again went into a Prague antikvariat and looked at the few English-language books on offer. 1,701 more words


Taryn Simon's secret sites

I find Taryn Simon’s “secret sites” one of the most powerful photographic documents of recent times and it couldn’t get any more inspiring than watching her presenting the project on TED. 26 more words

Research before progressing

After talking to Wendy McMurdo about my project, she suggested that I look at some artists who have some something similar to me for me to develop my practice. 559 more words

Taryn Simon

Another quick summary on photographers’ approach to their work. This time on Taryn Simon.

  • Dubbed “an Annie Leibovitz of the conceptual world” (Globe & Mail)
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Research And Reflection

Pacts and Petals: The Silent Observers of Historical Moments

In 2012, Taryn Simon discovered a photograph from the Munich conference of Hitler and Mussolini. “They were sitting around this bouquet of flowers,” she says. “They were striking in the photograph and I was interested in how nature was this sort of castrated, silent observer of this decisive moment in history.” … 574 more words

Research of Artists

After the group tutorial I thought it would be best to have a look at the artists Anthony gave to me.

Laura Letinsky creates very interesting still life images which seem very traditional yet they are very minimalistic (something I really like in a photograph). 332 more words

Artist Research

Research point: Gregory Crewdson

The course notes ask us to watch a short documentary piece on Crewdson that follows him working on a few example shoots, and consider the following questions: 505 more words

Research & Reflection