Following on from Showing Not Telling – Text and Image to Form Diegesis , I've been inspired to make 9 more poems for the remaining diptychs. In my opinion text has been used in a totally different way (relay as opposed to anchorage) to inform the images.
As I alluded to in the post Showing Not Telling, I have decided to make a post detailing how I make a map-based approach to titling the diptychs for my body of work. One of my concerns with map-based titling was that the project should have something to do with a map in the first place. I feel in retrospect that this isn't necessarily true. The concept that drives the project doesn't have to start by drawing a circle on a map for instance in order for the project to be titled this way. Instead the map can be a tool that embellishes the project, by inviting the viewer to delve deeper into the map or coordinates that point to the map.
I revisited the same two locations as found in WIP #2. The reasoning behind this was so I could experiment with how I place people within the scene.
I eventually decided to try out making a papier-mâché ball out of photographs printed on plain paper and other articles on Deptford. I found the process time-consuming but rewarding and it did make me think about how photographs are used and their context, rather than solely the final photograph.
On the 3rd May 2019 I attended the Engaging in Urban Image Making Symposium at Goldsmiths University of London. I was drawn to this symposium by the fact that Gill Golding would be talking about her practice and her new project. I had heard about Gill Golding because of her work photographing Deptford which had … Continue reading Engaging in Urban Image Making Symposium