3.1 Archive selection

Exercise 3.1

Brief: Go through your photographic archive and select around ten pictures. Separate them into two piles: one entitled ‘mirrors’ and the other entitled ‘windows’.

  • What did you put in each pile and why?
  • Did you have any difficulties in categorising them?You may like to repeat the exercise with some different images and record your responses. It would be interesting to see you place the same image in both camps and review your reasons for doing so.

Selection one (2011)

In this selection I opened the first of many Lightroom catalogues and chose the ones that I liked and that I could divide into ‘Window’ or ‘Mirror.’

Window

banana-1-of-1

food-1-of-1

rome-1-of-1

3-1-images-1-of-1

Mirror

3-1-images-1-of-1-2Mirror

w-1-of-1jan-1-of-1

 

Selection two (2015)

Window

3-1-images-2-of-23-1-images-1-of-2

venice-1-of-1

paris-1-of-1

Mirror

gp-bjp-cropped

tape-1-of-1

surgery-1-of-1paul-1-of-1

rosie-1-of-1

Reflections

This was a much more interesting exercise than I had expected. The reason is that I arrived at a similar conclusion to Saraowski in that my photography has become much more internal and mirroring my thoughts and feelings and those of others than 3 years ago. I think that is what I am trying to do in this degree – to grow a practice that allows me to communicate what I think and feel.