The Boyle Family took series of images in 1969 where they picked a random place on the map and went and photographed it. The photos above are called the London Series. The photos above link because they are all of something that you use to travel on for example road or pavement. This could suggest that how much infrastructure is taking over our planet and how it’s making us change for the better or worse. I find the style of the Boyle family photos interesting and I will replicate this in my first shoot. All of the photos use basic colours but they have a lot of detail of what they are taking photo of. The lines painted on the road are really clear as you can see the paint marks on the road. Also the shapes are just lines or squares.The pavement image makes it look like a patten and could be anything, maybe a wall or building.
Walker Evans takes photographs of what he sees when he travels around America. This photo is taken outside a coffee shop looking in at the people inside and the people expressions. This photo was taken in the 1929 in New York and is Titled ‘Lunchroom Window‘. The photo suggests that everyone in cities has their own little world and nothing is kept a secret. It symbolises this by having people sat in the window with Evans taking the photo of them. We could also interpret it as everyone has their own emotions and everyone thinks different. For example in the photo every person is pulling a different face and this shows how people react different to the same things. The photo is taken in Sepia Style as this was the type of camera they had back in 1929. I like the refection of the window as it adds depth and make it more interesting as you can faintly see what happing in the street behind. The photo makes me feel inquisitive as i want to know what they are looking at.
I have used the photos above to symbolise journeys because they all link in their own way. The baby photo links by the journey of life and how there is so much ahead of him/her. Things like school, marriage and children. The car crash symbolises that one journey can lead to another. Such as that on the way somewhere can suddenly change if you have an accident and it can make a new choice for life. The Picture of a destroyed houses is that you can drive through places and see wealth/poverty. The image of cancer is how it develops and leads to a journey of how the patient deteriates slowly and then can get better or worse. The image of death row is the journey of death and how you know you will die in the matter of hours or minutes. I chose this image because it suggests a path that was taken before they ended up there. I will try to do this in my images. The photo of the bus ride is that along a journey you can see new things and new faces. I like this image because you see new thing that you have never seen and it creates an environment where everyone is alien. The photo of the rebels is that its the journey of war and how people are effect over one man/women and there actions they take. This inspired me because of the current situations of Syria.
I shot theses photos at a disused railway line near the village of Birdingbury, Warwickshire. I have focused my images on Graffiti and also the factor of neglect. I have talked about neglect before and i think it links with the photos above by the general public letting the railway get overgrown and vandalised by youths. Graffiti shows a decay in society with nothing for people to do o they go out to vandalise other people’s property. I have looked Joel Sternfeld who looks at disused railways in america. I haven’t worked with any of my photos to improve them but i want to work in Photoshop and the darkroom to increase my level further. One of my photos is of a wall with graffiti on it. The wall has the slogan “Hillmorton Crew”. This is used as a form of identity and a marker for a territory. I think graffiti is interesting as people express their feelings and artistic sides with producing images or words. Some youths use graffiti as away to express their anger and emotions. I like the way i have captured the light with the “Hilmorton photo” with it being divided into 2 showing a dark and light side to the graffiti shown.
Joel Sternfeld is a american photographer and he was born in 1944 in New York City. The photo above is taken from one of his early shoots when he experimented with colour. This photo was taken in Chicago in they year 2000 on a early september morning. This photograph represents loss or replacement. In this case loss of a network or being connected. In America the rail network played a big part with the national industry with raw materials being shipped nationwide. This photograph shows how urban development takes over when money is involved.
Stephen Gill is a British photographer who grew up and still currently lives in Hackney in London. He has always worked in the photography industry from a very young age. Now he is a freelance photographer. His work with the urban landscape just shows what can be hidden from people. His work with billboards shows that they can be used to hide things or promote. The photo was taken in Hackney and in front of the billboard stands houses. The caption for the photograph is children should never be neglected. This suggest that nobody really cars about the scrap yard its just a pile of rubbish and this links with that caption completely.
Kate Mellor is a British landscape photographer best known for her series of panoramic images and her pinhole camera images. The series from which the above photo was taken is called ‘In The Steps Of Robert Pinnacle’. She was commissioned to take photographs of european spa towns and took photos with a pinhole camera. The reason why the series is called ‘Robert Pinnacle’ is because she followed that artists ideas as he visited the same places.