In your response you will choose one of the following themes to explore (from Tate Modern’s first ever exhibition devoted to photography; Cruel + Tender in 2003):
Comparison and Classification
Close to Home
Industry and Consumerism
Caught in the Lens
Close to home: Real.
Reality, can be broken down into two categories; Objective, Subjective- Left side of brain, Right side of brain, Conscious, Unconscious…
Objective reality it that which is supported by science, for the past 500 years we have been looking at the world through the paradigm of science of law. Constants and Rules, are the governing factors we have focused our social perimeters on, the discovery of science opened the possibility for people to research in ways that were never thought of previously, to examine what the world is made up of at a more complex and on a smaller scale throughout time.
The reality I know is what is familiar to me, the things I know and what I choose to interact with in the world. My mother is a very predominant image in my reality, she brought me into this chaos and I'm here to order it with photography.
inspiration; My Family, Friends, Tutors and those strangers you encounter whilst photographing.
Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin.
A lot of people inspire me.
Reflections on the real… Close to home, Family, friends, show the intense relationship of being at home, the beauty in the ordinary. the balance of lightness and darkness, day and night, sat around or on it. its about rewarding yourself with something to remember something to look at with friends and family to bring back the memory of that time. when looking at old photographs though, you look back at reality that has been lost, an old you, the you you used to be. Loved ones may have died and they are captured in spirit in the representation of the photograph.