Thanks to Suren Makkar aka #PhonarBangalore for this lump of remix inspiration and you can see Suren’s journey through #phonar on over on his Tumblr Page
@surenmakkar https://t.co/UjAwcP6BcB Came across this and thought I should share!#phonar13 #phonar
An Instagram short film from Thomas Jullien on Vimeo.
More photographer story-telling inspiration – my mentor and friend Steve Pyke is a great story teller in his own right and Moonbug by Nicola Bruce is the story of Steve photographing as many of the people associated with the Apollo, Mercury and Gemini programs as he could (ably assisted by yours truly). Here are three clips posted to YoTub to whet your appetite .
There’s a lot of stage nerves this week as we get to meet one of our photo-heros and hear about his work being re-imagined as comic books and video games – session VII is all about MARCUS BLEASDALE.
Usual drill – listen along, tweet your notes and comments using the #phonar hashtag, and storify your own global set of notes afterwards which should be augmented with links, photos and other materials pertinent to your area of interest..
Right, lets go to work.
Task from Marcus:
Tips for the aspiring photographer/storyteller/photojournalist.
- Don’t go to news events, find your own story. Cover the unreported and stick with it.
- Think about your style and how you want to represent your work.
- Don’t rush to join an agency, take your time, reflect, work out what is best for you.
- Forge real and sustainable partnerships which synergize with your vision of what you want to create and say about the world and continue to work with them.
- Work out how you represent emotion and relationships and that will create your strongest work
[View the story “Phonar . . . → Read More: #Phonar session 7
Amazing that it’s only week four and there’s so much awesome work coming in already – here are just a few of our faves. If your work is featured we’ll need a postal address so we can send you some #PhonarMerch* (email firstname.lastname@example.org). Everyone featured gets one of our numbered “Keep Calm” chrome ink prints, printed on textured heavyweight paper.
This is a picture I did not take from Sophie Moet on Vimeo.
Ben Parfitt @bpart
*#PhonarMerch – as in Phonar Merchandise. Tweet
We were joined in class today by photographer and video artist Robbie Cooper who well and truly immersed us in his work. The full talk Robbie gave looking through his first projects right up to his latest ideas to develop and further the ‘immersion’ project by directly involving participants in the media making process.
. . . → Read More: From the Archive: Guest Lecture: Robbie Cooper – ‘Immersion’
Tweet Creative workshop task 2: Alienated senses
Working in pairs if possible name yourselves “Eyes” and “Ears”. Ears is equipped with sound recording equipment (your phone will be more than adequate) and blindfolded. Eyes will lead Ears on a guided journey through a range of different environments. Ears will dictate the pace of the journey and say when they want to stop and make dedicated “sound-mark” recordings.
If you have to work alone then perhaps consider choosing an environment in which you can remain motionless with your eyes closed for several minutes. As you do so your sense of hearing will improve and you will begin to focus in on sounds that previously you’d of missed. Now search out these sounds with your recorder and build up a sound-scape of them.
For the photography aspect investigate the same environment as a photographer, responding solely to what you see.
At the end of the journey Eyes repeats the route (wearing ear-defenders/plugs) responding to the visual stimuli.
You should end up with a landscape story and a soundscape story. This content should then be uploaded for everyone to share and mash-up. In next week’s session we’ll be combining soundscapes with image-based journeys . . . → Read More: Creative Workshop 2: Alienated Sensory Mashup
The following message is to attending students but applies to anyone who would like to study remotely also. While you are not required to have a Google+ account, it would be great to be able to hangout with the larger class and to have you contributing along with the attending students.
So…Matt and I are going to be pumping out the #phonar love from now on so you need to tune the network – you have a Twitter account already (if you don’t then please go back in time right now and make one at least a year ago).
If you don’t have a Google+ account already then you need one (I don’t care Hazel, just do it – Jenny, Jenny – put that down, pay attention) add us to your “circles” (Jonathan, Matt) so we can “hangout” Too creepy? Anyhoo follow me on Twitter (@jonathan_Worth) and Matt (@mjohnstonmedia), you should also follow #phonar (@phonar) for all the latest news and tasks – IT’S THE LAW.
. . . → Read More: #phonar13 Pre-task
We’re delighted that Brian Palmer was finally able to talk about his work for #phonar – last week and the week before Brian was out pitching in to the relief effort after Super-storm Sandy hit his hometown of NYC and we were worried we were going to miss him but, we got him and what’s more we got a chance to be a part of Brian’s current project: how many people with the surname of “Hobson” do you know…..?
. . . → Read More: In conversation with New York based Photographer and Film-Maker Brian Palmer
We were joined in class today by photographer extraordinaire and all round good chap Chris Floyd.
Chris’ work is in the National Portrait Gallery and has also been recognised by the British & American awards for portrait photography, the Taylor Wessing in 2008 & American Photography in 2008 & 2010. Magazines he has worked for include The New Yorker, Harpers Bazaar, Esquire, The New York Times Magazine and ESPN Magazine among many others.
. . . → Read More: #Phonar Joined in Class by Chris Floyd