Henri Cartier-Bresson talked about the ‘decisive moment‘ when ‘the visual and psychological elements of people in a real life scene spontaneously and briefly come together in perfect resonance to express the essence of that situation.’ Many people believe that photography has the unique ability to capture fleeting instances in life. Continue reading “Research: The Decisive Moment”
I admit that I still don’t really understand installations as an art form so in an attempt to try to get my head around it I have made some notes on Mark Rosenthal’s Understanding Installation Art, from Duchamp to Holzer (2003). Continue reading “Books: Understanding Installation Art, from Duchamp to Holzer”
The XKCD comic called communicating resonated with me recently. I have been thinking a lot about the role of the reader and had a conundrum after my grandmother asked me to read a book that she had really enjoyed. After a bit of research I discovered we had a copy of The Question by Jane Asher in our library’s county storage. A couple of months ago I sat down with the book and started reading. By the time I reached the end I was rather shocked, annoyed and upset by the ending of a book that my grandmother had specifically asked me to read. Continue reading “Communicating – Beyond the Role of the Reader”
One of the books I came across mentioned as an example of an unreliable narrator was The Last Weekend by Blake Morrison. I managed to read this book in a day and was very cleverly done.
I have written a flash fiction piece to allow me to play with the idea Continue reading “Playing with Unreliable Narrators”
Below is a glossary of terms that I will gradually fill out into my own dictionary. There is such a plethora of terminology that this will be a long term project but these definitions will become useful in future essay writing. Continue reading “Glossary”