The view from your window …

06.06.2019

The view from your window …

{ Falmouth University MA in photography – CRJ }

In June 2019 I started my MA with Falmouth university as part of an accredited education programme.

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Some of the earliest photographs ever taken by pioneering photographers such as Daguerre & William Henry Fox Talbot were of views from or of their windows.

Daguerre produced this image in 1839 from a top room overlooking Boulevard du Temple in Paris. In one of the earliest commercial photos ever taken, with an exposure time of over ten minuets all people , bar a single man having his boots shined in the street , are missing, making it feel like a ghost town. The irony of how this would of felt like ‘magic’ to people of the day, and the ‘illusion’ of people disappearing isn’t lost.

Louis Daguerre, Paris Boulevard, 1839, Daguerreotype

Louis Daguerre, Paris Boulevard, 1839, Daguerreotype

Our first task this week ‘the global image’ was for everyone to introduce themselves to the group by taking a photograph of ‘the view from your window’ . Thinking about how this would relate to our practice, interests, and our own individual situations.

This is the image I shared with the group, and the explanation I gave alongside it.

from my window copy

from my window copy

We are in the last four day stretch of the boys GCSE exams at the moment, quite simply there is no window to the outside world.

Everything faces inwards in these last brief, never ending moments.

Dirty washing up , fizzy drinks, not quite mouldy fruit & veg , quilts, dressing gowns and all.

Happy to be here. Even if the washing up needs to wait  & it’s pizza for tea again.

T~F~:

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