Step 1 : Tweet a Synopsis of the assignment.
Each student is given an image made sometime within the century. The image will be analogue, with no name, nor title or date of the image. Each student is to present only one response. Don’t recreate the image. Be innovative. #AndrewPhelps #PhotographersPlaybook #Phonar2018
— Jack Matts (@JackMatts1) May 15, 2018
Step 2 : Research the author and make a portrait of them.
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Andrew Phelps is an American photographer who has lived in Europe since 1990. He specialises in photographing cross cultural lifestyles. Within Phelps’ work the use of light is clearly prominent. He appears to use a variety of photographic techniques including flash, reflectors and vignetting. Alongside his own practise, he keeps a well known blog about special edition photos books which is called BUFFET. #photographersplaybook #phonar2018 #andrewphelps
Step 3 : Critically analyse the work of the photographer and make an image in their style.
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This photograph was taken by me in the style of Andrew Phelps. This image is influenced by the body of work “34 Years in the Grand Canyon.” He was inspired by his father who created a thought provoking narrative through photographing the Grand Canyon.The project began with Phelps using a Kodak Instamatic 110, producing sepia coloured square prints. My photograph in the style of Phelps is influenced by the primary photo in this series. I adapted through using my 35mm camera and focused on responding to my initial experiences at Kielder water. I used photoshop as a way to replicate the colours and shape shown in the outcome of Phelps’ project. #photographersplaybook #phonar2018 #andrewphelps
Step 4 : Complete the assignment.
Step 5 : Critical Analysis
Andrew Phelps assignment in the photographs playbook began with the handing out of an image from time within the last century. Due to the ambiguity, I was only given the name of the photographer. I received a black and white landscape photograph by Ansel Adams.
My response to the photo I received was to implement this classic analogue photograph into a 21st century landscape. The move between rural to urban housing is an issue that is very relevant in the land surrounding my home. Planning permission for hundreds of houses was just passed on an large crop land in the centre of Galley Common. I wanted to approach the project with a post digitally mindset as this is how all Adams’ work was made. Bringing back analogue photography to a land that will soon be run by digital engineering shows the cultural changes that the town will soon be experiencing. Within my work I wanted to show subtle hints to show the changing of the landscape. As you look through the photograph you can begin to pick out signs of human trace and alterations in the countryside around the village. The photograph shows a big divide between the architecture, textures that may differentiate between the two and finally technology that is slowly being added to the rural land to soon create an urban landscape.