Tuesday, 18 October 2016

UNIT 32 Experimental Imagery 

Just small number of the images produced by the ED Photo Year 2 students for their experimental imagery brief.

From top to bottom.

Issy Kearns, Demi Moss, Charles Mooney, Natalie Wood, Beth Orrow, Tristan Turner, Brandon Hepworth, Alecia Mckee, Joe Bradley, Ethan Eardley and Josie Owen.

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Thursday, 8 October 2015

ED Photo Reco Deco Images

Half of the ED photo group (year 2) have been working on deconstructing and reconstructing a found advertising or editorial image. I think as whole they've produced some very good images through planning and experimenting with lighting in the studio. Roll on the next group, looking forward to seeing what they produce!


Thursday, 25 June 2015

FdA Contemporary Photography

After a short siesta the Mid Cheshire College photo courses' blog is back. My colleague Claire Davies and I are picking up the baton from the much missed, amazing Roxana Allison who has gone on to things elsewhere in the world of photography.

Claire started the ball rolling earlier this week with some BTEC Extended Diploma students' work and here now is a taster from one of our Year 2 Foundation Degree Contemporary Photography students Ben Renshaw

Stay tuned for some more great images from the students of two great photography courses at the home of photographic education in Cheshire.

Photo © Ben Renshaw
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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Spotlight: First Year Extended Diploma Student Tom

The Beginning of the End
The Rainy Choices

The Plot Thickens

The original idea was to photograph abandoned locations and objects along the canal near me (Trent and Merseyside). I then wanted models or a model within the frame acting as though the item or object wasn’t abandoned. Taking inspiration from Trent Parke’s Minutes to Midnight photo-book and Duane Michals photo-sequences, to create my own surreal photo-sequence. These images required a lot of planning before shooting and a lot of coordination when producing the manipulated images.

The Photo sequence was called 'The Disconnected Businessmen' and consisted of three images, shot in various locations along the canal. They depict a very abstract story of a disconnected businessmen.

'The Beginning Of the End' is the first image in the sequence yet can also be seen as the end of the sequence as well. Within the frame are two models, one dressed in business attire and the other wearing casual clothes. The model in business attire appears in the image four times, two of which depict life and death. The model in the more casual clothing plays the role of the 'observer'. He doesn't intervene only observes which, as the viewer, causes you to question his specific role within the image.

The second image 'The Plot Thickens' gives the businessman a bit more character depth. He is looking at abandoned objects within the frame; a detective piecing together a crime scene. Again, we see the second character observing the scene but does he play a bigger role?

The third image 'The Rainy Choices' is the last photo within the sequence and finally reveals that only one of the two models is aware of the other one leaving the viewer questioning the narrative of the sequence and creating a sense of the uncanny. - Thomas Griffiths

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Spotlight: First Year Extended Diploma Student Sarah

The Yellow Dress
The Gruffalo

For this assignment I created a series of 4 images intended to be used for a series of supernatural book covers for older children. The theme of the work focuses on the childhood fantasy of being able to fly. 

For the concept to work I had combine at least 2 photographs per image and use Photoshop to layer and manipulate the images in a non-destructive and creative way. Photoshop and image manipulation is something that I am extremely interested in and intend to explore further in the second year of the Diploma. - Sarah Thornton