Text Panel

A text panel is a piece of text which a viewer would read in a gallery to help make sense of the work and its purpose. I feel that the book I made was explanatory enough that it is of a collection of work; therefore, I decided that I wanted to add context as to the significance of the archive. I wanted to give a short background of whose archive it is and who keeps it. I also wanted to introduce the story which I was going to be looking at much more closely. It reads: After moving to Kent … Continue reading Text Panel

Book Advice

I spoke with Jonathan Worth on Wednesday and I shown him my book I have designed on my Mac. The discussion turned to these points: Why not an iBook? Needs more images Design needs addressing I have decided against an iBook for the exhibition because I don’t want to have an experience that somebody could experience at home. However, I have thought that I could have an iBook anyway, which means that I could remove more text and include videos and audio to accompany the pictures. This would bring the project to life indeed. I emailed Jon Rodger about doing … Continue reading Book Advice

Framers and presenting prints double sided

After much thought about how I want to display my work in exhibition I went to a framers today in Chesterfield. Last week I spoke with Jon Legge about how best I could display prints which Jinx has lent me to display in the archive. On the back of the prints are stamps and handwritten captions so I think that the back is just as interesting as the front. I thought that maybe I have a plinth with a glass box over the top so that viewers could walk around it. However, Jon suggested framing them prints double sided. I … Continue reading Framers and presenting prints double sided


During my time at University I have taken pride in my ability to design and make books and so wanted to use one in my work. I have looked closely sequencing images into a narrative. However, adding text is something that I have not dealt with a great deal. Neither have I had such a strong narrative structure planned as to the book I am designing. I have chosen to revisit Chattanooga: The Green Factory by Pierre Bessard. It is a book about an eco-town in the most polluting country on the planet, the United States. It is a compilation … Continue reading Books

Split screen videos

Tim Hetherington’s iconic split screen has been inspirational for many photographers and video makers. Using an assortment of stills and moving image can help a viewer become more immersed in the project and situation of war. The use of layered ambient and detail sounds also creates this sense of immersion. Tim Hetherington as a war photojournalist chose not to idealise war and portray its evils, but told more intimate stories of the soldiers. He creates immersive narratives which pulls the emotions of his viewers in a way that war photography hasn’t before, or at least since war photography has become … Continue reading Split screen videos

Thinking about Books

I have decided that I am to have two separate exhibitions, so to speak. One digital, one physical. I was having the dilemma as to maximise all of the media I’ve collected for the project and couldn’t think of a way of making it all work in one small space in a group exhibition. This meant that I looked to using the video and sound for the web to create web presence for the project and then very much have a physical exhibition. I am into books; I have been trying to make books with projects where I can. I … Continue reading Thinking about Books

Preparing the Website

As I have decided to use my website to host my pre-exhibition online exhibition, I needed to add pages in preparation. Because I have decided to release weekly teaser videos, I needed to make a code so that I could embed them, with a professional look. I decided to look for open source- the first open source embedding video code I found was Video.JS and it’s great- I can customise it before copying the HTML code, without having to make a fuss of the Style Sheet. Simple! It does, however, mean that I can only use .MP4 files, so I had … Continue reading Preparing the Website

Editing Images

Having the idea in mind that I would be making a book, I had to edit down hundreds of images. It’s not like editing down images to arrange as a series of prints, but editing so that there is an eb and flow to a narrative dictated by a book. Because I already had an idea in mind that the book would take the viewer deeper into the archive, this meant that I could break the book into different sections: archive as a whole story list prints articles collected letters diaries Firstly I edited the images one by one, staring … Continue reading Editing Images

Shooting the Past

Shooting the Past is a television drama for the BBC broadcast in 1999 written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff. Shooting the Past delves into a world quite separate from modern life, and demonstrates that the preservation of the past, in order to tell the extraordinary stories of the lives of ordinary people, can be astonishingly powerful and revealing. An American company buys the building in which the Fallon Photo Library is kept, planning a complete remodeling and modernisation to turn it into a business school. The company president, Christopher Anderson, had informed one of the members of staff, Oswald, but … Continue reading Shooting the Past

Preparing teasers

So I decided that I wanted to have an online campaign before the physical exhibition. But what I wanted to release I didn’t want to be revealing of the archive’s contents online. This is because once it is published online, it can be taken out of context. Therefore, I have decided to crop pictures and add a frame to each. These are just little ideas: using different coloured frames so that there is an aesthetic which ties them together. I think that if these images are posted online then they are victim to be taken apart, but having a frame, … Continue reading Preparing teasers