Step 1 – Text received
Step 2 – Artist Bio
Peter Jameson was born in England in August 1932 and emigrated to Scotland in 1950. After a series of odd jobs, he became a freelance photographer. During 1960’s exploring the wild landscapes in mainly Scotland and the lake district. What he really likes about lake district is the reflection of images on water. He was born into a rural lifestyle inspired by the local community it’s values and traditions especially within the farming community. He worked with medium format creating atmosphere shots through the use of changeable English weather and powerful natural lighting. His influences included Ansel Adams and Fay Godwin. His aim was to explore and reveal the truth of the rural landscape through reflective documentation of his surroundings. Peter Jameson died in 2010. Throughout his career he met a lot of changes both in photography and the landscapes. Before his death he experimented with digital photography. He ONLY took photos of the reflection on water.
Step 3 – Artist Portrait / Peter Jameson
Step 4: Body of work as the fictional photographer ( MIRRORLESS)
Step 5 – Critical Statement
Mirrorless is a body of work that is based on the reflection and more specifically water reflection. It was really difficult not to use my way of taking photos and pretend to be another type of photographer. Being a landscape photographer helped me practising my skills in taking black and white landscapes. I discovered methods that helped me ‘’freeze’’ the exact photo that I had in mind. It was really difficult for me to think as Peter Jameson because I couldn’t use my ideas and be more creative and modern. The locations that I took the photos were in Cyprus and more specifically I searched for locations with rivers or waterfall as I wanted to take photos of reflections on water. Overall I feel this body of work made me want to improve my skills in landscape photography and challenged me to try another type of photography.