Category HoPJ

Week 3 Reflection

This week was freezing the moment. I chose to use the image of general Nguyen shooting the viet cong as my image as this image is the first thing that comes to mind whenever i think of the vietnam war. As a task i think i could have written more which is why after finishing i decided to add […]

week 4 reflection

The task this week was to create a timeline of photography from its earliest  primitive ways such as the camera lucida, all the way up to modern day, with several points of our own choice. I decided that calotype and daguerreotype were some of the most important discoveries in photography and also the invention of Photoshop being the last and […]

reflection week 2

This week we watched a video about David Hockney’s theory surrounding the camera lucida and camera obscura that led to a revolution in the level of realism that painters brought to their art. When this was released it brought with it alot of conflict as many people felt that they were having their favourite painters insulted […]

Surrealism

Surrealism, as an art form first started to appear around the 1920’s, while at first it was a movement that revolved around painters like Picasso and Dali, it stepped out into photography through some of its earliest purveyors, three of which I shall quickly summarise as to dig deeply into their work would require much more time than I […]

Propaganda

Propaganda has been utilized over the past hundred years to greatly affect the mind of the troops who fought in the world’s greatest wars and the civilians that sat at home relying on the information their governments supplied them about their nearest and dearest. While propaganda wasn’t invented for the world wars, it was put […]

Storytelling

Storytelling has been a part of human nature since the stone age. From cave paintings were drawn on walls, and stories were word of mouth, to the great Greek playwrights Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides who created the worlds first large scale dramas and plays to Shakespeare and Dickens. Storytelling has and always will be one of mankind’s greatest achievements, the ability […]

A Journey

The word journey can be widely interpreted to have a multitude of meanings for a wide range of people, but for my piece I’m going to choose Rob Reiner’s visualisation of Stephen King’s classic: The Body. The story of four young boys who set out to find a dead body, but on the way end up finding […]