Tag: photography

Film ‘The Visual Language fo Herbert Matter’

Its’ not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see – Henri David Thoreau A film about the perhaps not so well known Swiss graphic designer and photographer Herbert Matter (1907-1984). The film ‘The Visual Language of Herbert Matter‘ captures as a visual story and documentary the life of Herbert Matter from his birthplace Engelberg in Switzerland to…

Margaret Olin: ‘Touching Photographs’

While interacting with fellow student Stephanie on her blog, she shared me with an article on signification of photography and photographs by Margaret Olin (2002). It’s about Roland Barthes and his ‘Mistaken Identification’ with photographs of his mother and aunt. Barthes description in Camera Lucida (1980) as a personal experience with old family photos is based on Peirce’s semiotics alongside…

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Project: Collaborative work with SJField on ‘Self & Other’

  “Self and other give birth to each other …[ ]… beyond separation one is always subscribed in the other…” – V. A. Conley, Helene Cisoux – Writing the Feminine, 1984   Here my contribution to the project work development, my reflection and further thoughts on responses by Sarah-Jane.     Copyright:  © SJField and SJSchaffeld, 2017. All images without caption:…

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Bringing it together – Collaborative Work with SJF ‘Self & Others’

Bringing together and letting it go I am going to use #34 (the ‘monochrome’ English lady whose life hit hard on her) and #83 (the Welsh lady in Saudi Arabia feeling homesick) as here I’ve seen multiple images and pre-composites already from SJ and L. The above photograph by SJ from 07 July works good here (although I don’t know…

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Sketches: Collaborative Work with SJF ‘Self & Others’

My sketches on six character features, written reponses on an online survey conducted by SJ as the preparation for her work. She asked me to contribute and to sketch or paint the inner worlds of those people, people that I don’t know and only have read the written responses.  All done in charcoal (last one plus crayon) on A3 paper.…

Collaborative Work with Sarah-Jane Field ‘Self & Others’

Background: On 2 June 2017, fellow student Sarah-Jane Field contacted me whether I would be interested in a collaborative project as part of her assignment work for ‘Self & Other’ (photography course with OCA, level 5). I found this a terrific idea, as myself am wondering about me self-perception and inter-subjectivity. My interest was triggered as part of my level…

Impact of photography and reality

“We cannot claim to have really seen anything before having photographed it”  – Emile Zola In the context of my recent investitgation of reality, modern art, flatness and subjective perception, I I was wondering why Greenberg did not mention in his most known essays (‘Avant-Garde and Kitsch’, ‘Modernist Painting’, and ‘After Abstract Expressionism’) the medium of photography. What does photography make…