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Diana Nazareth

2013 - Weekly Task Responses  - 
 
when does the next assignment begin? 
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Hey Diana!
We are actually done for the year now - the class will start up gain in a new form in 2016. You might want to look out for #phonar  starting around the same time also - phonar.org 
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Jonathan Bark

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http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/mar/26/arthur-tress-best-photograph-boy-gun-tv-set-boston

Saw this article this morning. Interesting constructed portraits, check out the work of Arthur Tress!
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Thanks for sharing! I'm really intrigued by Tress' work with dreams. World renowned photography educator, Wendy Ewald, also photographed and had her students photograph each other in various dream-inspired scenes.
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Diana Nazareth

2015 - Forms, Functions and Interactions  - 
 
For this assignment, I'm sharing images of my son who agreed to be photographed only if could dictate the parameters of our interaction as photographer and subject, mother and son. My sole function was to record each image as he envisioned it.
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thanks, Matt.
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Stevie Deale

2015 - Forms, Functions and Interactions  - 
 
In response to this brief, I decided that I wanted to show the various places I do my homework. The only places I am actually able to do my work is in one of the local coffee shops and at night on my bed. The constant that restrains me from actually interacting with these spaces is my computer, if I am doing work, I am on my computer and I am not interacting with the people around me. The other constant with this is a cup of coffee or a cup of tea in the evening. If I don't have these things, I get distracted and will probably not get anything done.   #selfportrait   #picbod  
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Great - wonder how the space can be explored further with your absence - especially the bed, though something really lovely going on with the Hopper-esque palette and composition
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Bronte Cordes

2015 - Forms, Functions and Interactions  - 
 
For this task I honestly really wasn't sure what I should do, so I started focusing on the place where I occupy the most, which is to be honest, my bed. I eat, sleep, do work, watch things, etc all in bed.

Inspired by Tilda Swinton's "The Maybe", I liked the idea of sleep in particular; as someone who has trouble sleeping and doesn't remember any of my dreams as well as always finding myself waking up in the most topsy-turvy positions, I thought I'd experiment a little with filming myself sleeping just to see what it'd produce. Watching it back, I thought it was pretty visually interesting how I would scrunch up, distort and mould the duvet around my own body, too.
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Rhea Calloo

2015 - Forms, Functions and Interactions  - 
 
For this task I wanted to focus on space. Taking inspiration from Kevin Miyazaki I tried to capture the personal space I inhabit and can be reluctant to leave. I wanted to draw particular attention to the light and how it behaves in a seemingly insignificant way that I've come to see as beautiful. The photos start at the light from my window, go through my room and end at my doorway where light bleeds in from the hall.
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Thomas Tierney Photography

2015 - Relationships  - 
 
For the relationship task I carried on from the previous weeks task of Conversation with myself and creating a sort of mini Hoax, In recent news the Charlie Hebdo attacks were the main headlines of the start of the year. The idea behind this relationship task was to display the online relationship the people who I have photographed have with the actual suspects themselves. If I released this image onto a website and created a Hoax people would believe that the suspects have been watched and followed and nothing was done to them. Im bassically taking advantage of the fast food society we live in, we see something and immediately click the share button without realsing the source of the information.  
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Tom, this is really interesting and you'r touching on important issues when it comes to credibility of sources when it comes to online media and publishing... Check out mediactive.com 
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Emily Aldridge

2015 - Forms, Functions and Interactions  - 
 
My response to this task is to display my connection (and disconnection) to a particular place. I used to walk my dog on this path everyday and take him through the pond. He died 7 years ago, and in those years I never walked that route again. Only recently I revisited that path and pond. It's now immersed with plants and barely exists.
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Lucy Johnson

2015 - Forms, Functions and Interactions  - 
 
For this weeks task I wanted to try and portray the rituals that I have to go through to go to bed at night; a study on ocd of sorts. Ever since I was younger whenever I get stressed or really tired I get a little bit of ocd that means that I have to do certain things 4 times, and sometimes even 16 as is 4x4 times, and as I have gotten older it has manifested in a bedtime ritual that is something that I have never told anyone before this task. The use of the grid layout with the same image repeated is to symbolise this need for doing everything the same and the need to do it so many times. I chose to represent my phone in two different positions because when I go to bed this is one of the most frustrating things for me to check and as these different things add up it can sometimes even take me half an hour to get into bed just through doing these little rituals. I shot these as I went to bed to show a true version of these events instead of setting them up using better light within the day. 
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Thomas Tierney Photography

2015 - Forms, Functions and Interactions  - 
 
For this weeks task I have taken influence from the series of work called "Passengers" by Dagma Keller, I wanted to photograph how people occupy public transport, and to how we pay a fare to enter into this different world, a world in which society has created a set of rules that everyone should follow. The minute we step onto a bus we don't talk to people we don't interact it is a world in which if you do this your are frowned upon if you do not stick to these rules, we in society have lost the connection to world, we would rather be lost in a book, or some sort of digital device rather then meet people. These images I hope have captured a sense of what I have said above but also gaining an interest in that public transport is sort of like a zoo, it is a window into a different world and the outside is free to witness the goings on without having to pay fare to experience what is happening on the bus. 
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Stunning Set Of Images !!!!
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#picbod (Picturing the body) is a BA (Hons) Photography second year undergraduate class run by Matt Johnston at Coventry University The ten weeks are structured so as to address complex aesthetic, creative and technical issues along with the visual messages, associated with the photographic encounter with the body. We do this through simple practical and thematic tasks, the cumulative resolution of which, become their final lens based submissions. An essential part of this will be non-paying attendees (you) joining in with us, submitting your work, asking questions and contributing answers. For our attending degree students the class plays a crucial role in both their thematic and practical development. It’s purpose then is to inspire, challenge and maybe even provoke them into producing a number of considered and cogent (outward facing) photographic responses.

Stevie Deale

2015 - Relationships  - 
 
For this task, I wanted to explore how humans have a relationship with each other through nature. I can know, while hiking, that others have been there before me due to the fact that there is a path, but I also know that these people enjoy nature and respect it because the majority of the snow is undisturbed. With the snowman and the footsteps, you can know that people wanted to play in the snow and enjoy their time there. It's an interesting experience to run into others on the path because you can know that they are enjoying nature and that they like to be on their own in nature and that they also respect everyone else who wants to enjoy nature. I took a series of image while hiking in the woods that embrace this notion of mutual respect both for each other and for nature. #picbod   #relationships   #snowhike  
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I have not! I'll check it out. And for the record, this is like every Wednesday or Friday for me because hiking is the best. 
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Natasha Hancock

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If you're interested in the way we see things, check this out. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pDE4VX_9Kk
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Amy Elizabeth

2015 - Forms, Functions and Interactions  - 
 
For this task I decided to respond to the theme of beauty ideals and how we're 'supposed' to look based on the ridiculous standards we're bombarded with every day. I wanted to satirically explore the 'perfect' body and how much distortion actually happens within the media. 
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becka grindell

2015 - Forms, Functions and Interactions  - 
 
for this task i wanted to focus on the change that had taken place in my room and how i have moulded and shaped that environment to be able to make it cosy and my own. For this task i did a comparison of then and now but if i was to explore this again then i might look more in to the finer details of how i have changed my room to reflect parts of myself.
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Jessica James

2015 - Forms, Functions and Interactions  - 
 
My imagery is a place me, and my little sister hold so many memories, we have a connection to this place. I wanted to show, even if we grow up we still become very child like in this envioment, the body movements we make change, because we are exploring, we hold hands as we are stepping stones together down in the brook, helping each other get across to the next stage. Pushing one another on the swings is always a personal highlight for me. I will always hold this place dear to me. I feel we definatly impact on this envioment each time we visit, we are making new steps, and crossing paths, each time we want to see a new part.
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Meg Quick

2015 - Forms, Functions and Interactions  - 
 
For this weeks task i wanted to show how we are connected to someone when we sleep next to them. The way your body moves and the positions in which we sleep can be altered by having someone else in bed with us. 
I noticed many people say they can't sleep properly if their partner is not in bed with them when they are used to sharing a bed.
For this I decided to portray in which i sleep when sharing the bed with my partner. Due to the short amount of time i would have liked to make a comparison or somehow photograph ourselves at different stages through the night however i decided to depict how we are connected even in sleep. 
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Jonathan Bark

2015 - Forms, Functions and Interactions  - 
 
Forms, Functions and Interactions:
My response to the task this week was based on my uncomfortable experience in my university house
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Natasha Hancock

2015 - Forms, Functions and Interactions  - 
 
With inspiration from Kevin Miyazaki.
Photographing the space our halls of residence give us that we can fully personailise. 
This space has been given to us since September.

https://nhancockphotography.wordpress.com/2015/02/04/the-body-forms-functions-and-interactions-task-5/
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+Rebecca Uniwork didn't you do something like this in first year??
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Jessica James

2015 - Relationships  - 
 
My relationships with Adam runs on time and schedule. We see one another at least three times a week. Adam works night shift. So in the mornings as I get out of bed his just getting in. In order for it to work we are both comminted and stick to a routine in order to see one another. The space I am interested in our relationship is when we are both absent from one another. I photographed my bed in the night because he is absent from it at this time, it’s a personal and intimate space shared between two, but mainly taken up by one. Just before he leaves we watch late night movies, explains why my laptop is on my bed, with no one sat infront of it. I also photographed my bed in the day, as my side of the bed it made up as I’m just about to leave, and his just getting into his. I photographed my phone times, and text messages I recieve to tell me his home. This shows we run on a schedule that fits around one another. I guess what I feel most, is unattached from him, I can’t talk to him all the time, or see him when I want to, because of other priorities, but it’s just apart of growing up. If I gave my work a title I would call it Absent, because at the times I choose to photograph we are absent from another, and absent from the intimate space I picked to photograph.
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I think if there is one space that you both go to when only one of you is there, it would be interesting to see how he photographs that same space? 

For me, it is the top right picture which really stands out.
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