Simon Burrows Nottingham Trent University MA Photography PT 2017-2019 Reflective Journal. Hello and welcome to my reflective journal, a combination of text, image, research, hand written notes and reflection. The hand written notes and reflections have been scanned and embedded and can be viewed within the post or by downloading… Continue Reading Welcome
The timeline is an interactive visual representation of my MA project, the plus and minus buttons will expand and contract the view and each heading can be “clicked” to navigate to the relevent subject Timeline maker
Timetable An outline of planned work, please download for better viewing
Evidence past to present Grain Project 5th Oct 2018 Email from Rhiannon Jones: The deadline for the East Meets West Masterclasses is fast approaching, get your applications in for the 7th October. East Meets West is a collaborative project devised by FORMAT International Photography Festival, QUAD – Derby and Grain Photography Hub that will provide twenty… Continue Reading Emerging Artist
This report has been generated as a snapshot of all of the key items examined during research, it contains the given extract and also in some instances my own annotation of the items relevance. __________ Type Web Page URL http://www.patriciavoulgaris.com/ Accessed 03/05/2018, 12:54:03 Language… Continue Reading Bibliography Report
Deconstruction is a form of criticism first used by French philosopher Jacques Derrida in the 1970s which asserts that there is not one single intrinsic meaning to be found in a work, but rather many, and often these can be conflicting (Tate n.d.) A deconstructive approach to criticism involves discovering, recognising… Continue Reading Deconstruction
The image on the top is the original taken from (Bayer, The Museum of Modern Art 1986) and is a photograph of a suspended construction made by Irmgard Sorenson Popitz in 1924 as a study in materials. The image on the bottom is a reconstruction of the original by (Burrows. S… Continue Reading Bauhaus and Aura
Social Higher Educational Project S.H.E.D. is a project that aims to take a garden shed out in to the community and to deliver a variety of artists experiences. It is something that I have become involved in… Continue Reading S.H.E.D.
A quick reflection
Reflecting on my reflections A time to take stock and review my reflective journal, a reminder of what reflective learning is.
East Meets West is a collaborative project devised by FORMAT International Photography Festival, QUAD – Derby and Grain Photography Hub that will provide twenty emerging artists and photographers with a distinct professional development opportunity as well as the chance to show their work at FORMAT19. The Masterclasses will offer an opportunity for emerging photographers to develop their practice… Continue Reading Format International Photography Festival
A quick reflection here, this is where I feel the university has failed, update to follow
Aura and Laura
The darkroom workshop with Laura was a revelation.
Visiting this exhibition early on in the academic year, for me had dual implications. Having spent a year with the previous cohort of students and experiencing close working and social relationships this visit was as much about getting to know the new students as it was experiencing the exhibition. I… Continue Reading Africa State of Mind (Aesthetics)
Nevin, D., 2013. Photography and the paradigm of the trace [online]. Theses: Doctorates and Masters. Available at: https://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses/571. Paradigm of the Trace Sticky Notes
Elkins, J.ed., 2007. Photography theory. New York: Routledge.
Barthes, R., 2000. Camera lucida: reflections on photography. London: Vintage Books.
Benjamin and Sense Perception
Day 1 Year 2
Elkins, J.ed., 2007. Photography theory. New York: Routledge. A key point of learning, especially the first chapter “a short history”
I am beginning to think more deeply about photography theory and it is by reading Benjamin that my critical thinking is really starting to develop. My thinking around what gives an original artwork its authority Benjamin, W., 2008. The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. London: Penguin.… Continue Reading The Trace
Fluctuating conditions of ownership “The Trace” can not be carried out on a reproduction Benjamin, W., 2008. The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. London: Penguin.
The hand relieved of principle artistic responsibilities Benjamin, W., 2008. The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. London: Penguin.
A short Essay to try and begin to understand and unravel Aura a short Essay Elkins, J. (ed.) (2007) Photography theory. New York: Routledge (The art seminar, 2). pp. 12 pdf of Anon, aura [online]. Available at: http://csmt.uchicago.edu/glossary2004/aura.htm [Accessed 12 October 2018]. Benjamin, W., 2008. The Work of Art in… Continue Reading Aura
Something good is coming, something special, something to make a difference to my practice. Something difficult yet having depth, real depth. Something I can hold on to tightly yet it slips away and then returns. The first sniff
Notes to be added
The essay has been embedded in this entry, however it does take time to load depending on your connection, it can be downloaded by clicking on the word “download” Please click on the link below to see an outline of the reading material and research used in preperation for the… Continue Reading Essay One
An amazing yet at times daunting event, my first exhibition, that I ended up partly running and organising. I was asked by the course leader to try and pull the students together. I set up a shared drive for them to put the work in. I spent a lot of… Continue Reading End of year exhibition (Horizon)
14th April 2019 For some reason, I have notes on aesthetics that I have looked back on and have no real recollection of any reflections of them. A strange thing, almost autonomous writing with no thinking.
One of those seemingly set tasks that feels worthless, that turns out to be something of note. A little like Parr’s photograph’s first impressions, one look and a familiar scene is seen and perceived, yet a little more of a look reveals another way at looking at the ordinary. The… Continue Reading The Familiar the Ordinary
As part of the research for essay one I had a look at Alfred Stieglitz, mainly because of his night photography but became interested in the nomenclature information seen below Identification and Creation Object Number 2010.538.5 People Alfred Stieglitz, American (Hoboken, N.J., USA 1864 – 1946 New York, N.Y., USA)… Continue Reading Essay One Alfred Stieglitz
Research for Essay One, looking at other artists that have an interest in night vision Bowdoin College Published on 18 Sep 2015 As the keynote speaker to open the summer exhibition, Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860-1960, Barbara Haskell discussed iconic paintings of the night that came… Continue Reading Essay One Night Vision
Reflection and Research regarding aesthetics
My project was formally presented to the class and university representatives,
Ref: 0033 Colour Blind People Can Never See a Ghost., 15 May 1914 Click below to see the original newspaper page, first column Papers Past | Colour Blind People Can Never See a Ghost. (Kaipara and Waitemata Echo, 1914-05-15) (no date). Available at: https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/KWE19140515.2.43 (Accessed: 16 April 2018). Clipping from… Continue Reading Dr. August Lummer
Ref: 0032 A response from the Royal Family of Pingelap Island Greetings
A Reflection, hand written
Key point of study, reading Theories of Photography a short history has been a turning point of the understanding of photography theory for me. Continuously asking the question “What is a photograph?” a selection of key theorists have underpinned this question in a variety of ways. this has opened up… Continue Reading Theories of Photography
Ref: 0026 NEC Notes
Ref: 0025 Evening in the Malt Cross, Caroline presented my Learning Agreement, this was helpful as it gave me the opurtunity to hear my learning agreement spoken out, listening to it gave me a greater understanding of how to improve it, A few notes below Learning Agreement Notes … Continue Reading Learning Agreement 2
Ref: 0024 Colour Theory Ref 0024 Notes
Ref: 0023 Research question Notes
Ref: 0022 Colour Theory Ref Notes 1 Colour Theory 2 More notes
Ref: 0021 Revisit LA Ref 0021 Notes
Ref: 0020 The Brief: A Photograph, A piece of text, an object The City and what it means to me The City A Reflection, please click to view
Ref: 0019 A few brief notes One 2 One with Dr Rhiannon Jones
A ten minute presentation to the class to identify influence on my project Ref: 0018 Influence notes please click
With Dr. Rhiannon Jones, 23rd Jan 2018 Notes made and worthy of re-visiting
Ref: 0017 A response to Not everyone will be taken into the future (2001) by the Kabakovs, 500-words
Ref: 0016 Aftermath Exhibition Student responses to ‘From Ear To Ear To Eye’ 11 May 2018 – 13 May 2018 Aftermath is an annual project created by students in the MFA course at Nottingham Trent University in response to our winter exhibition. The students respond to issues and concerns… Continue Reading Aftermath
Ref: 0015 Moving on reflection
Ref: 0014 Context Reflection please click
Ref: 0013 Please click on the link below Reflection Ref 0013
Ref: 0012 Hugh reflection please click
Ref: 0008 I could not make this day, however one of my classmates took in my image and I was able to participate through WhatsApp. A big thank you to Martine Hamilton-Knight and Karen Frasier, who did everything possible to make me feel included even though I wasn’t present. My… Continue Reading Viscom
Ref: 0011 Image analysis Draft 1 please click to view Audrey Hepburn Yousuf Karsh Draft 2. please click to view
Ref: 0009 studio workshop Reflection please click
Ref: 0010 All Change reflection please click to view
Ref :0007 Exhibition Visit, Carol Jones States of America Photography from the Civil Rights Movement to the Reagan Era Stephen Shore ‘Ginger Shore, Causeway Inn, Tampa, Florida, November 17, 1977’, 1977/2011 © Stephen Shore Art – Exhibitions 16 Sep 2017 – 26 Nov 2017 States of America focuses on a… Continue Reading States of America
Ref:0004 Key Learning Point The experience of visiting this exhibition and all the research that followed lead to two key themes within my learning and knowledge development. 1) Context 2)Photography as Art Djanogly Lecture Theatre Lecture Anna Douglas, co-curator What is the work of Roger Mayne
Ref: 0006 A presentation about my project followed by a reflection
We were asked to take 3 photographs, any photographs, I chose 3 of my colleagues. What do these portraits say, here’s my wife’s response stereotypical, Lawyer, Banker. Trustworthy Could be a little shy Looks like a nice guy, easy going, Trustworthy, could be a little shy Trustworthy (Maybe) womanizer, Confident,… Continue Reading Task 2
Ref: 0006.5 . Presentation about My Nottingham and what it means to me My Nottingham reflection please click to read
Ref:0005 First presentation in partnership with Stephen (a classmate).