Representations – “Humbug, I tell you! humbug!”

Much has been said about the concept of representation in the visual arts. I myself, in previous blog posts (see here and here), have attempted to dissociate photography from the concept of representation having being propelled to do so due to the grossly mistaken view that shadowed my thoughts about representation for a very long…

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Faux Pas

As part of my studies, I was asked to find an example of a good use of a photographic faux pas. Once done, I was to post my image to our online academic forum and elicit discussion from my peers.  The image I chose (pictured above) is so dear to me that I couldn’t help…

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Lost in Translation

I recently read an article that was published in 2011 on Poynter.org1 in which photographer, Damon Winter, explained the process and philosophy behind his award-winning photographs of a platoon of soldiers stationed in Afghanistan. Winter’s photo essay, ‘A Grunt’s Life’, was shot on site entirely on an iPhone using the app, Hipstamatic. For this series…

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 competition

Let me start by admitting that I have no pretensions to be a wildlife photographer.  In fact, I own very few self-made images that can be loosely classified as wildlife photographs. I have always found Nature enthralling, in all its aspects, and it is this bond with Nature which I have carried with me all…

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more (M)ad ventures in the world of (A)cademia – an MA in Photography

To date, my educational journey has mainly revolved around the Sciences. I did have a few brief forays into the Arts, but it was strictly with a scientific eye that I approached those fields of investigation. I now have come to realise that the Arts hold a very prominent and important position in my life.…

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