Feedback on Assignment Three
I submitted Assignment Three-Colour at the end of July and very quickly received the tutor feedback, which I have summarised below.
Overall comments- My learning log is working well and the there is evidence of the project tasks building up nicely.
The assignment contains really interesting imagery supported by very useful research. It was comprehensive and very balanced in term of theoretical exploration and practical testing.
My tutor thought that the assignment submission was clearly laid out and my ideas and arguments gained strength from annotation and academic references.
He noted the imagery is appropriate and shot for purpose rather than being shoe horned in from a previous archive.
A general observation he made was that the shots that were sourced on location generated the most impact. A reason for this being that location work tends to less visually repetitive and potentially more challenging in terms of actually seeing the colours within the existing landscape. However, he notes that the still-lifes still do the job. Perhaps I could have been a little more imaginative with my still life subject matter? He suggests looking at the work of Weston and Penn in relation to lighting an object and still life experimentation (see suggested reading below).He also suggested thinking about ‘why’ I take an image and not solely on the technical aspects.
He notes that the assignment is packed with colour, and that the images that especially stood out where Dubai Marina and Red Parasol, see below.
As this is a new tutor for me he stressed the point of establishing a critical position in assignments by relating the work of others to your own and including the full ‘Harvard’ reference in your bibliography, which I do try to do.
Overall, I’m extremely pleased with the feedback. I undertook a lot of reading around the topic of Colour and feel that has had a positive influence on how I approached and carried out the assignment.
Further reading/viewing suggested
Penn, I.2001:Still Life. London. Thames & Hudson.
Weston, E.1999: Edward Weston (Photographic Study). London. Taschen ISBN-13: 978-3822871805
Cartier-Bresson, H.2004:The Mind’s Eye.1st Ed. New York. Aperture Publishing ISBN-13: 978-0893818753
Cartier-Bresson, H.2006: Europeans. London. Thames & Hudson
Parr, M.2004:Think of England. London. Phaidon Press Ltd.
ISBN-13: 978 – 0714844541
Eggleston, W.2002: William Eggleston’s Guide. New York. MOMA Press
Shore, S.2004: Uncommon Places. London. Thames & Hudson
Davies, J. 2006: The British Landscape. London. Chris Boot
Journals – Source Magazine / Portfolio / Hotshoe / BJP