Photographic Philosophy: Create a narrative with original or appropriated images, accompanying text can be titles, captions, a short fiction piece or a factual analysis. [Week 6]

Earlier in the lesson the topic of conversation we talked about was connection, contexts, relevance between photography and narrative. It was briefly discussed that film is a connection between photography and narrative, because its basically creating clips of the photography to create an narrative essentially. Also spoke about the idea the photograph is a document.
To create a narrative, we were given roughly about six to seven random images to work with. We started by separating the images apart to see if we could create a realistic connection between them to use in the narrative. After doing so, we noticed that there were only 3 images that look like they could possibly be connected, so we just went those 3 images. The colours in the images all looked similar with a warm yellow tone. The 3 images we chose to use were, someone looking out a window, an empty space in an home and someone laying on bed sleeping. For the narrative we decided to tell the story from a child’s point of view. Speaking of the empty space, as being his home ever since he could remember and his father who’s always drunk passed out sleeping on the bed and his mother always looking out the window wanting to leave the situation they are in, hoping and imagining for a better life for her and her son.


Photographic Philosophy: Family Photo [Week 1]

Every family has their share of fights and disagreements but for family photos you put your feelings aside to portray this ‘one big happy family’ for others to see and think that you are.

Although when you look at this image you see happiness that’s not the emotion I feel. (The reality of the photo) Words can’t describe with emotion I feel, but it’s not happiness, it’s not sadness either because everything happens for a reason, so if how things are suppose to be then so be it. I wish things where the same as in this picture, when the days were easy and carefree and my family was together. Because this picture was taken about 16/17 years ago a lot has change in the years between.

Questions to considering based on the photo:

•What conventions are evident in the image you’re looking at? || The way the parents are at the back to show protection of the younger ones.

•What institutions are present in the image? || There’s not much institutions presented with the image isn’t not really religious, or social nor political.

Intellectual property rights or Copyleft (week 5)

Intellectual property rights are the rights given to persons over the creations of their minds. They usually gives the creator an exclusive right over the use of his/her creation for a certain period of time.

Copyleft (a play on the word copyright) is the practice of offering people the right to freely distribute copies and modified versions of a work with the stipulation that the same rights be preserved in derivative works down the line. An arrangement whereby software or artistic work may be used, modified, and distributed freely on condition that anything derived from it is bound by the same conditions.

I feel as though the intellectual property rights is something far more personal than copyleft. Although copyleft is extremely important as designer, in the creative industry is the safest way for designers to protect their work. Especially in the digital era that we live in today, it’s extremely important, because if you aren’t careful you could easily lose that ownership title of something that you’ve work hard on to design and produce as your own.

Interview on Internships (week 4)

The assignment for this week was to interview a current student, studying at lcc, about the their feelings on internships and the pros and cons, whether or not its helpful or not, and which they would prefer.

Q. How do you feel about internships? Do you think they are helpful to your future career?

A. Yes, they are very helpful because they help expand your knowledge and experience in the field your interested in starting a career with.

Q. Would you prefer a pain or unpaid internship?

A. Preferably a paid internship, it makes you feel more apart of the company where you are worth value your work you are contributing to the company.

Q. What do you think is wrong with unpaid internships? Pros and Cons.

A. Pros: you get the experience regardless, which you need, and you also receive training, and is extremely helpful for your CV

Cons: You simply don’t get paid for your time and efforts you contribute like everyone else working there.

Q. *Scenario* When you’ve finished university and need the experience before getting a paid permanent job in a law firm, three only unpaid internships available. What would you do? If choosing to accept the unpaid internship, how will you afford living?

A. Obviously without a doubt I would accept the internship, even though it may not be ideal or what I would’ve wished for, but to afford living I would either have to live with my parents and try to find a part time job with time I have available.

Shoreditch Visit (week 3)

For week three the assignment was to go out and visit and explore creative areas. I chose to go and explore Shoreditch. For me I feel that Shoreditch is such a creative area London. It has so much to offer, and is appealing for various different kinds of people with different personalities and interest. I consider Shoreditch a creative area because it’s different from other areas in London, there’s not just buildings, and full with dull colours. To generate change, action is required, it’s place in London that’s full of vibrant colour, loads of graffiti, expressing people’s views, personalities and how they feel, what they want you to see. They are advertising meaning, a message, emotions, passion through the art of graffiti. I feel as though some parts of the paintings you see on the street sides, are they for you to reflect on things, standing there looking at some parts of art would make me just reflect and have feelings on different things that are going on in London as whole or even just if I find a piece of work that I relate to, and puts things into perspective. Not only is Shoreditch a creative area because of the graffiti and art you find on the streets, but for the location and what they have to offer. It’s a great place to hang out with friends with lots of activities and events being held there. It’s never a dull place to be, there’s always something going on.

Material Text Piece


Given a choice of a few different poems, you were to pick one and reform the poem into your own. Using methods such as Black out poetry or Cut up experiments.

I choice a poem that was half in French and English then cut some of the words in half to make them English words to create (mind you the end is pretty rough, but I ran out of time):

My dear old Andre

whose neck’s too thin

an was born a twin

should chance to spin

at my happiness

then take no resonated

take no rin

form on that

he ran for


Lecturer: Andrea Mason

Lecture: Extension on Material Writing

Date: Thursday, March 5

Studio Workshop

Project 01: -Main objective is to visualise the basics of design only compositional typography as an element of point, line, and form.  (October 21,14)

Using the squares as a frame, experiment with pleasing, eye-catching and readable arrangements which use the type provided in combination with a filled circle to make composition within the space.

Method: The methodology is cut-and-paste using photocopies, this will allow you to try lots of arrangements before you select the best for your final paste up layouts.

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Project 02: Crime Against Design

Group & Discussion

What is Design?

  • communication
  • visual -> sound, surface, interaction
  • problem solving
  • thought provoking
  • form making
  • accessibility
  • audience driven

Good Design

Bad Design
Professional Boring
Thought No thought process
Effective Unnoticeable
Purpose Inaccessible
Function Complicated
Practical Contextual
Direct Subjective


We were allocated an area of London to document Crimes Against Design in a thoroughly convincing manner. Photography, video and ephemera are often used as ‘evidence’ in different investigation methods to speculate and implicate specific truth claims about what we are seeing versus what potentially or actually is desired.

Our team’s challenge through critical reflection is to decide what is good and bad, useful and not useful about the design seen.

Good Design…

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Bad Design…

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