Photography


Thinking about image and the effect of non bifocal vision.  Doubling up one image, difficult to see.  Nice effect with the trees, the more detailed the better the effect.

 

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I came across her photography last year while studying the Young British Artists and forgot how much i love it

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Came across some writing by an artist called Pádraig Naughton, who suffers from a visual impairment. 

 “I had been taught a cerain set of rules, for instance the obvious one of perspective.  This is something you learn in art history.  It is something you learn when you are learning to draw, but in reality perspective for me could never have worked, but i did not know that, and nobody else knew it or, if they did, it was no passed on to me.  The reason was that my vision is not bifocal so i see two images that do not converge.  This has an immediate effect on drawing and affects the way one relates to things” 

Started by going to the Botanic Gardens and using the trees/ plants as a direct source taking photographs trying to get interesting compositions/ different perspectives…

 

Jennie showed us some paintings and asked us to write down our initial ideas.  I found this quite helpful as usually i take some time to decide on my opinion.  The two that appealed to me straight away were by the same artist – James Casebere.  Initially i thought they were paintings, until we were told that they are actually photographs of architecural constructions of built environments.

Casebere is interested in the point at which photography, architecture and sculpure intersect.  The table top constructions are modelled using plaster, styrofoam and cardboard then photographed and mounted onto plexiglass.  Casebere has also created room-sized installations of his models, where the work can be experienced.  The resulting works are both surreal and beautiful. The photographs have a ghost-like quality to them and interesting use of dramatic lighting.

 I love this quote about Casebere’s work, I totally agree with the idea of the photographs being quite haunting.

“Casebere’s creations are spiritual, sinister, and noisily silent, like the afermath of some cataclysm”

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Yellow Hallway

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Converging Hallways

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Monticello 2003

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Samarra

I absoluely love these photographs, particularly the vastness and serenity Casebere has created