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Unread 12-09-2015, 01:50 PM
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Very competent Andrew, many post photos on facebook, which I think is great ( although if I see another photo of Rick Mullin's beard I may have to do something (ha ha).
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Unread 10-21-2020, 10:53 AM
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Iíve been a member of a photography sharing community for a few years. Itís independent of Facebook, Instagram, Flickr. Itís run by its members. Itís big advantage is that is has really clear clean formatting. Itís not intimidating at all. Feedback is not wonderful, as on many photography sites, more stars and likes, you know the kind of thing. It might be worth you having a look at. Just google Ipernity and youíll find it. Iím there under my own name, so easy to find.

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Really good, Andrew. I especially like the black and white images. I generally like landscapes with figures. The mood and image design are excellent.
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I enjoyed the aesthetic of the first five images very much & I think as stand-alone images they work well, in different ways. However, looked at as a body of work there’s perhaps more space for formative critique.

In my reading of these, there’s a mixture of everyday/found and more ‘managed’ images. That might be something to consider if you’re trying to reference the everyday/found/off-the-cuff myth in our everyday.

So, for example, the image I think works the most effectively with form/concept/mode coming together would be ‘Charon’, which reads to me as both evocative of the everyday and referencing the ‘other/myth’ in this through aesthetic, colour & title. It’s a beautiful picture. In contrast, ‘changeling’ looks more posed.

I think maybe there’s more coherence you could bring to this a series, too. For example, the first image sets me up to expect some kind of narrative progression as it’s titled as a ‘prologue’. So I’m expecting a kind of cohesive dramatic unfolding that’s centred on Greek Myth, but this isn’t entirely delivered, as the concept moves to a more general western fairytale (in my reading) in ‘Changeling’. You might be trying to bring out the juxtaposition of contemporary/ancient but I don't wholly read this throughout. For example, in 'Hamadryas' the model isn’t wearing particularly contemporary clothes - she wears clothes that for me evoke more of a sense of 'generic fairytale' - so I don’t read emphasis being put on the mixture of classical/contemporary.

But, as stand-alones, for me, they all work well in their different ways. I hope that this is useful!

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