Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Edexcel A Level Photography Exam 2017 'Environment' Walker Evans Dor

Walker Evans was an American Photographer who was fascinated by recording the ordinary everyday things that he saw travelling around American. Taking photos from the 1930s onwards a lot of these images seem retro and fascinating now because the things that were everyday are not everyday now

1935 - 1937 Evans was comissioned by the American FSA (Farm Security Agency) to travel around Southern Sates of America recording a way of life that due to the American Depression and changes in farming was changing or dying out

Bud Fields and His Family, Hale County, Alabama, photograph by Walker Evans, c. 1936–37
More recently Walker Evans ( who died in the 1970s) and the other photographers employed by the FSA has been heavily criticised by descendents of the people he photographed. The families maintain that the shots were staged or set up to present them as barefoot hillbillies and that these photos showed them as lower class people and victims and they didnt represent the reality of their day to day lives

Edexcel A Level Art, Graphics, Photography Textiles Exam 2017 'Environment'

2017 Edexcel Art, Graphics, Photography & Textiles Exam title is Environment

These are screen grabs from the Exam Paper. We have a digital copy in school you can download it here (Student Shared\Art\A Level Exam 2017). Sadly this is only available to SJL students, A Level students from other schools will be able to collect their coy from their school from today

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Slow Exposure Bill Wadham Motion Dancers

Dancers studies of motion

Sandwich Negative Printing & Jerry Uelsmann

Negative are laid over each other or sandwiched together under glass on the enlarger. The image is then printed onto one piece of paper. High contrast images work best, with elements bleeding through the light areas in the second photo

Random or unreleted images are juxtaposed to create a new image

Jerry Uelsmann darkroom negative sandwiching no photoshop to create carefully crafted images
Jerry is an american photographer who works without using digital manipulation software

Dan Mountfield Double Exposure / Slow Exposure

Not slow exposure images but Double Exposure images that layer images using photo manipulation software to create the ghostly layered images of the slow exposure

Slow Exposure Alexey Titarenko - City of Shadows

Alexey Titarenko City Of Shadows

After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 he produced several series of photographs about the human condition of the Russian people during this time and the suffering they endured throughout the twentieth century. To illustrate links between the present and the past, he created powerful metaphors by introducing long exposure and intentional camera movement into street photograph

Movement Slow Exposure Bob Collins Observing The Crowd

Bob Collins Observing The Crowd

1950s photos show movement at a London Railway Station