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Christina Doyle
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5th time lucky?

(Sorry the book isn't in the correct order, tried so many times to reorder it, but it doesn't like me)

'5th time lucky?' is a ongoing collection of photographs taken over a period of time documenting a man batteling cancer. The man in the photograph is my Dad. I was able to personaly connect to the photographs I was creating. We found out early in October that my Dad had cancer and I found that documenting the process helped me come to terms with it. This is my Dads fith battle, which inspired the name of the project '5th time lucky?'

'5th time lucky?' was first inspired by artists like George Saxon, who gave a visiting lecture earlier in the project. I started to document my Dads treatment, as part of picturing the body itself, instead of using it a therapeutic photography. However once I started to see the photos, they became a project in themselves as I felt close to it. This has helped both me and my Dad deal with the fact we had to go through treatment again and the possibility that it might not work. The photographs asthetics were more like a ‘fly on the wall’, as I didn’t want them to be staged, but show what life is like each day. I did however take photographs of my Dad being aware, where he stood by old, rusty, decayed surroundings to symbolize the idea of death and age.

The work was exhibited as a photobook. The fact you have to phyiscally hold the book in your hands shows the intamacy and how delecate the subject is. I chose to make a small book, because I felt this made it more personal almost like a family album. The book also includes text which were sourced from a letter written by his doctor. I chose small sections of the letter which gradulaly tell the story along with the photographs, this helped give context to the images.

I wanted the project to be easily accessible to all ages and audiences, making a photobook makes the artwork easier to acesss. I decided to capture the photographs using my DSLR because this was then easier to create the book. It also allowed me to take a number of shots, which I wouldn’t be able to achieve with film.

'5th time lucky?' Is aimed to touch the hearts of those who are and are not affected by cancer. It explores the themes of life, death and uncertain futures.
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5/19/16
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http://belindawhiting.co.uk/section/369246_SOPHIE_S_STORY.html
Great artist, if anyone is doing anything about family this is a great artist to look at

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I decided to talk to someone who works in our local market back home. His name was Brad and he sells luggage and handbags on my local market. He was very shy and found it hard to smile for the camera. I liked this photo the most because of the way the photograph looks genuine and it also resembles the fact I only got to talk to him for 5 minutes before taking his portrait.
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SELF PORTRAIT
For this task I decided to try and capture the idea of me not knowing where I fit in. I struggle to be at uni and struggle to go home. This year has brought a lot of changes, so I wanted to represent what that feels like in my head. So I decided to do a slow shutter speed whilst spinning my head to capture the idea of confusion and loss of identity.I decided to add the flowers because this is the one thing I'm most certain of, the fact I love nature. It also represents the idea of time. The fact the flower is in bloom suggests I'm still growing.
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Grayson Perry Art Exhibition! With Marni and Bea :) #museumselfie
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#museumselfie British Life photography awards exhibition
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Most people don't know that recently my family was told that my Dad has cancer, in which it will be his third battle. Over the Easter holidays my Dad needed an operation to remove the cancer that had grown in his neck. This has left a large, horseshoe shaped scar. I wanted to capture the photograph from behind, as this represents the way he feels like he gets stared at. It also allowed me to capture the how large the scar is and the staples that have been used to hold it in place. My Dads reaction to this photograph simply was "I look like I've been butchered"
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Interesting read with various artists, could help with the ideas behind the body and how we photograph it
http://www.scopionetwork.com/content/experimental-work#1
THE BODY IN PHOTOGRAPHY
THE BODY IN PHOTOGRAPHY
scopionetwork.com

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Task 1. I decided to photograph Bea and her love for Art. I wanted to capture the vibrant colors of the watercolor and include her hand and paintbrush to relate to picturing the body.
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