Viva

The subjective is subject to the Subject who as Subject stands in subjection to an other, namely the subject. The subjected action of subjection emanating from the subject acts upon me as Subject and subjects me. Intentions are knowable a posteriori. The subject subjected as Subject is hence object to the Other. The object is…

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The Post-Aesthetic Age: where everything is photographic

Photography is inherently not conceptual. A piece of visual work defined as being conceptual is a piece of work that clearly evinces the introduction of text into its machinations, text or any of its derivatives, in any of their multifarious formats. A piece of visual work defined as being conceptual is a textual image. Such…

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Sustainable Prospects – Week 8

In a previous blog post, I wrote that visually we seem to have entered what I then termed the post-aesthetic age (click here to read that post). Really, all that denomination was meant to mean was that with the passing of time images seem to be increasingly becoming more and more aesthetically alike. Terming the…

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Sustainable Prospects – Week 2

During this week of studies, amongst other things, we were introduced to the basics of starting a photography business. Unsurprisingly, whether a domestic professional or an aspiring high-end professional, quality of work seemed to be the quintessential prerequisite for a successful career in the photography market. And it is this aspect, quality of work, that…

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Strategies & Surfaces – Week 3

The theme set for this week of studies was ‘Strategies of Sharing’ and during the week we discussed different collaborative practices in photography. Ariella Azoulay states that “collaboration is the photographic event’s degree zero” (2016: 189). In light of such a profound statement, I feel I need to discuss the aspect of collaboration in my…

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