Project Work & Reflections: Fourth Round of Photo shoots of Barbershops

My next round of photo shoots led me to three Barbershops, two in Kwun Tong on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong called Neighbors Barber Shop, and  Thug Barber and another in Sai Wan on the Hong Kong Island side called Black Cat Club Barbers. I reflected upon some of the work …

Project Work module 2: Reflections before third Round of Photo Shoots of Hong Kong barbers shops

Oi Kwan Barber Shop in Wan Chai Island side of Hong Kong was my next stop on my search for interesting places for my project. The previous photographs that were taken of barbershops were primarily indoors and lit up with many different kinds of lighting. The Oi Kwan Barbershop was in …

Informing Contexts Week 8: Contexts of Consumption

Week 8 we looked at how we can best contextualise our work in relation to other exhibited work and in the space and the associated curatorial intent of the exhibition, and how our own work could be exhibited. We were asked to research and look at some exhibition centre or museum or …

Project Work Module 2: Second Round of Photo Shoots of Hong Kong barbers

Having reviewed my last photos of my chosen project, I decided to take a different approach to this set of photos. During my MA photography weekly webinars, I showed some of my pictures to my MA  Tutors and peers. It became apparent after some exposure of my photos, I needed …

Informing Contexts Week 7: Evaluating Practice & Defining our intent of our work

Part of week seven we looked at our we define the intent of our work, and it seems this question is always being asked more so now, as this course progresses, so I picked out part of the course material from this week That was of some interest to me. …

Project Work Module 2: Looking back at the first round of Photo Shoots of Hong Kong Barber Shops

Finally writing up my work in progress backdated more to come. After a process of taking many different photographic perspectives of Hong Kong life, and rediscovering my artistic influences I finally chose hairdressing and Shanghai barbers as a visually interesting topic to explore. Tasks and research completed to date: Arranged …

Informing Contexts Week 5: Fascinating looks.

Week 5 MA Photography material was about how we gaze at photographs, one of the activities we were asked to do was “discusses the pleasure we have from looking.  My gaze is usually around the subject matter, or of what is of interest to me or the light and darkness …

Informing Contexts Week 4 and 5: Reflections and notes on my activities.

On week 4 and 5 of the MA course, I started to look at other work to see what could inspire and inform me to develop further the work on the next Photoshoot. I  looked at Zed Nelson’s work, Figure 1: Nelson, Z. (2001),  although I could not find any samples …

Informing Contexts Week 4: Viewers Make Meaning

Week 4 of my MA in Photography we looked at the meaning of images as we see them without a textual context, we posted our own pictures of something we were working on and see what people understood from it. This picture I took of a Gentleman who was one …

Informing Contexts Week 3: Constructed Realities

Week 3 MA material was all about the construction of images and how we view images concerning the taking of a photo as opposed to constructing it. In other words, what factors do we consider when we capture images, do we view the photographs in a different way if they are …