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Wakefield Trinity Under 19's Vs St Helens

March 22, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Wakefield 20 - St Helens 26 A great game to watch with our young guns coming up just short. A cold night where Wakefield were fighting back, but just didn't have enough for a quality unbeaten outfit. Tries by Devitoris, Greensmith. Newbound and Hiddleston. Full match gallery
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March 10, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
10TH MARCH, 2018 The U19s got their first win of the season over the weekend, coming out victorious 20-18 against London Broncos. Trinity got off to the better start with Nico Devittoris finishing a well worked moved from the scrum after some fine work by debutant Owen Hughes to take the scores to 4-0. After a period of set for set rugby Wakefiel...
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Surface & Strategies: Strategies of Looking

June 03, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Strategies of Looking My project is somewhat new in England. Showing what the effects of light pollution has to our dark skies in England, by using a time-Lapse as a means. I know my methods and strategy are not new. This method and strategy has been implemented before by Sriram Murali in America and my cinematic approach using panning and sliders...
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Informing Contexts: Responses & Responsibilities

March 24, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
An import message is helped with the use of visual aids. I do believe an image or a motion picture can provoke change. By seeing or reliving the event form a different perspective only adds fuel to ones' thoughts. It inevitably provokes discussion and engraves a lasting memory. For example, if I was to mention the twin towers, I would personally au...
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Informing Contexts: Enter, the Academy?

March 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
What do we mean when we say something is ‘art’? To me it is an interpretation of one’s view. ‘Three blind men and an elephant’ spring to mind. To be brutally honest and opinionated this is the worst week for me. I am no way, shape or form an individual who would deliberately go to an art gallery or exhibition and doubt very much I would even consid...
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Informing contexts: Speaking Photographically

March 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Cramer’s Trilogy series is something I can relate to. A slight glimpse into the world has been composed and viewed in different contexts for the viewer to be left wanting to see or want to know more in an inquisitive state. A unique series that makes the viewer question the artistic photography approach and to question where the images were taken....
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Informing contexts: A Sea of Images

March 04, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
A quote by Grundberg, 1999, p216. “No longer are photographic images regarded as ‘mirrors with a memory’ merely reflecting the world back at us in a simple one-to-one translation. Rather they construct the world for us, helping to create the comfortable illusions by which we live”. I agree with part of Grundberg’s reasoning’s. In my opinion ‘im...
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Informing Contexts: Gazing at photographs

February 27, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
It’s difficult to categorise a form of gaze or ‘scopic drive’. As my project is of an astronomical and landscape nature. My practice is steered towards the impact on climate and light pollution. It is not considered as sexual or has any sexual context or people within. I try to look at the world in a different light (frame) and I visualise how it w...
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Informing Contexts: Into the image world

February 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Images have a particular intent & function but do not always achieve dominant or preferred readings. This is what I am experiencing with my practice. The whole point of my project is to act on light pollution and the impact that this has on our climate and night skies. My intent however is somewhat misinterpreted and controversial. The highly pollu...
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Informing contexts: Constructed Realities

February 14, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
How willing are we to disbelief a photograph made today? There are obvious manipulated images that are quite clearly fake, but doesn’t dismiss them as being artistic and are often displayed in art galleries’. Take photographer John Stezaker’s Images for example. These are clearly manipulated and are disbelieved instantly, nevertheless, you are sti...
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Informing Contexts: Photography at the crossroads

January 28, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Photography at the crossroads What is the nature or natures of a photograph today? Is a photograph not just a framed reproduction of what the photographer sees? A picture made from a camera? Photography’s history of prized objects/portraits, to analog and digital reproduction/manipulation questions the pure nature or natures of photography. So h...
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