Basics Creative Photography 03: Behind the Image : Research in Photography
The book's generous selection of images brings together an eclectic range of photographic styles and genres, creating a refreshing and inspiring resource for all. This book features a wide range of photographic contributions from students, amateurs and professionals, specifically edited to help students reflect on their own work in order to produce better images in the future.
- Paperback | 176 pages
- 160 x 226 x 22mm | 539.77g
- 02 Jun 2012
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- AVA Publishing SA
- Lausanne, Switzerland
- 200 colour illus
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Behind the Image is a lively exploration of photographic research. It guides you through a range of tools and ideas to help you fully engage with the research processes that underpin successful, meaningful photography. Using a range of contemporary and classic examples, Natasha Caruana and Anna Fox explain how reflection, evaluation and understanding can help you produce a dynamic body of work and bring a whole new dimension to the images you produce.
Featured topics: planning; A research proposal; Being informed; Developing ideas through research; Where to do background research; Archives; Practice as research; Studios; Street photography; Evaluation; Compiling your research; Keeping a workbook; Starting your own blog; Research and practice; Audience and context; Final production; The impact of research; Putting research into context.
Featured photographers/artists: Helen Sear; Steffi Klenz; Jeff Wall; Joachim Schmid; Stephen Bull; Grace Lau; Sally Verrall; Andrew Bruce; Jo Longhurst; Vivian Maier; Anthony Luvera; Melanie Manchot; John Davies; Dean Hollowood; Joy Gregory; Karen Knorr; Martha Rosler; Helen Goodin; Derek Ridgers; Wendy Pye; Clare Strand; Melanie Stidolph; Hashem el Madani; Harry Watts.
About Natasha Caruana
Anna Fox has worked in photography for thirty years. Her solo shows have been seen at The Photographer's Gallery, London, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago and her work has been included in numerous international group shows, such as Through the Looking Glass and Documentary Dilemmas. She is professor of photography at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK.
Table of contents
Planning: A research proposal; Being informed: History; Being informed: Practice; Being informed: Theory
Case study 1: Aberfan
Activity 1: Recording ideas
Developing ideas through research: Where to do background research?; The Internet; Archives; Other interactive forms of research; How research informs practice
Case study 2: Flora
Activity 2: An illustrated story
Practice as research: What to do and why; Studios; Street photography; Style, genre, medium and technique; Post production; Applying research to practice; Editing; Evaluation as part of the research process; Making judgements
Case study 3: Helen Goodin
Activity 3: Pioneers of photography
Compiling your research: Keeping a workbooks/sketchbook; Blogging; Storing your archive
Case study 4: Putting On
Activity 4: Start your own blog
Research and practice: Testing the relevance of what you are doing; Audience and context; Revisiting past research; Thinking time; Modifying a plan; Final production
Case study 5: Clare Strand
Activity 5: Context and meaning
The impact of research: The bigger picture: Reflection; Photographers' archives; Putting research into context
Case study 6: Hashem el Madani
Activity 6: Booklet
Bibliography and webography
Working with ethics