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Friday, 22 February 2008

More Art Photography Categories

The Art Photography category of Consumer Waste was pointed out by Mark Page of the Manchester Photography blog - he also pointed out most of his own work fits into the Source categories. If it's any consolation, most of everybody's work fits into the categories - they're huge and all encompassing. I think the point is how one uses them and if that use goes beyond the superficial to the deeper philosophical insights Richard West suggests.

A couple more huge categories could be photographing one's children (Sally Mann, Hendrik Kerstens, Tierney Gearnon, Nicholas Nixon etc etc), anything screen-based (Sugimoto/Matthew Pilsbury style or people looking at screens), there are dressing up pictures, makeover pictures and lookalike pictures all playing with themes of identity and selfhood, layered multiple images (which is a bit of a blast from the past), long exposures...

Oh dear, I think I'd better post a TV picture, a long exposurefrom Matthew Pillsbury. Check out the Adam Fuss and Loretta Lux pictures on the wall.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

As a broad category I'd have to add "Challenging but not completely unsafe third world/developing nations". Not in the true documentary sense but in the way Cuba, Vietnam and former Soviet Union/Eastern Europe have appeared in numerous portfolios as "projects".