Public/Private Interventions

January 25, 2007

Rubbish and recycling – critique of images

Filed under: Flaneur File, Image Critiques — mastermistress @ 5:39 pm

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IMAGE ANALYSIS
Date: 25-01-07
Where: At the back door and in the kitchen
Method: Photographs
Factual description: Images of recycling, rubbish bag contents and flowers
What prompted photograph: My eye was caught by the contrast of these beautiful potted flowers in between the trash bin and the recycling. Also inspired by my supervisors praise for the domestic link to the daily grind in my previous work

Contextual link:
Conceptual link:
Possible monologue pairing: To be written
Methodology: Finding the meaning in random and useless domestic images that prompt thought or feelings concerning being

EVALUATION:
How well did I do it? I like it better now that I have evaluated it and it has prompted more thought and associations
How valuable was it? Linking meaning through the ritual acts and thoughts that accompany the domestic
What did I learn? That morning light on the darker side of the house is great for taking photos
Conceptual feelings? Firstly I saw these lovely flowers hemmed in amongst rubbish etc. Usefulness and uselessness as a woman. Actually it had double meanings – the flowers in the position of power, of being beautiful despite its shortcomings and surroundings and then as being valued because of beauty, of not being acceptable and of being traded in. Then the scale and order, the recycle bin was larger and closer – traditionally more important (find a reference for this?) in comes another value judgement.

What sources’ of information did I find in relation? Glossary terms and explanations regarding domestic work
How valuable were they? Made the bee in my bonnet angrier 
Why did I make a certain decision? Shooting upwards or from down low puts the viewer on a level lower than ‘meaningless’ tasks or objects – feeling of impossibility in conquering something or of not being able to move past something, an obstruction
What was the most difficult thing? Finding a meaningful angle to represent the content
What would I have done differently? The focus and composition of the rubbish contents were … rubbish. Would re-shoot only if paired successfully with a suitable monologue.

SUMMARY:
List pro’s and cons of strengths and weaknesses: Technique? Angle shooting in regards to meaning is a strong point. Must try and use a tripod no matter what unless resting too low – or find an alternative support
What does it all mean?
Identify new key questions? Are objects in images a metaphor for the body and its usefulness in relation to the domestic? Look specifically at contemporary contextual references to the domestic

New things to try? Extreme close-ups’ to blow content out of proportion and think more about composition in relation to this

3 Comments »

  1. […] Roses between two thorns Filed under: Flaneur File, Rubbish and recycling — mastermistress @ 2:38 pm Image critique […]

    Pingback by Roses between two thorns « Master Mistress — January 25, 2007 @ 5:56 pm

  2. […] A close look at recycling Filed under: Flaneur File, Rubbish and recycling — mastermistress @ 2:34 pm Image critique […]

    Pingback by A close look at recycling « Master Mistress — January 25, 2007 @ 5:57 pm

  3. […] Rubbish contents on 25-01-07 Filed under: Kitchen, Flaneur File, Rubbish and recycling — mastermistress @ 2:32 pm Image critique […]

    Pingback by Rubbish contents on 25-01-07 « Master Mistress — January 25, 2007 @ 5:58 pm


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