week 8 reshooting some WIP images 14.03.20
After the face to face yesterday I decided that I need to reshoot some of the more constructed images (or images I could reconstruct) that I am looking at potentially included in my WIP. This wasn’t anything to do with what was said to me by the tutors it was something
The images I am going to reshoot are -
Amelias Korean work image. I am reshooting this because I want to include more of the Korean work and rework the background to fit the aesthetic of the other ‘traces’ images.
Bodie & Finnley’s time tables for their exam work and revision I am not only reshooting this image(s) , but I am also rewriting them, the reason being if you were 15 years old, or 18 years old would you want it to look like your mum was sending you to bed ! It is a respect thing. Obviously bed doesn’t mean bed, bed means feel free to do what you want, watch tv, play video games, but it doesn’t read like that, and I think that is disrespectful of my children in the potential readings of the images. So it is both aesthetic , ethical and philosophical reasoning.
Oska’s feet when he was playing on the playstation, it is over exposed slightly, and I needed a higher f-no to include both feet in focus. My shutter speed was fine, the misfocus on some toes is depth of field issues .
The Odyssey & gullivers travels books, again , depth of field I need both titles in pinsharp focus.
The children’s fireplaces in their bedrooms showing their own interests and educational resources.
I am actually going to shoot all four of the children’s fireplaces (well three , oska doesn’t have one but I will address that later) . At the f2f yesterday the possibility of just doing my WIP using the traces of the children / the education, came up. I have decided, that if I am going down this route. I want to include four photos of their individual spaces. Michelle and Jesse asked WHERE they do their work, and when I said their bedrooms, the front room etc, they suggested photographing their rooms as I mentioned they worked in those. However this has two issues, firstly,I think it very clearly visually implies that the bedroom is the main pedagogical space for them, which is incorrect. I feel I should of addressed this more effectively at the time with Jesse & Michelle. I do think this was a case of preconceptions on what a pedagogical space is, can be, or looks like. As people in traditional education, it is easy to think education happens at a table, or at a desk, whereas in fact education happens in their rooms, on their beds, at their desks, on their bedroom floor, in each others room, at the dining table, in the kitchen, on the front room floor, in the car, out and about, education even happens whilst reading in the bath for example, and I feel to portray one pedagogical space would be unbeneficial to my aims with the project, not to mention some people could feel I was keeping my kids locked in their rooms potentially !My other issue was ethics, these are their private individual spaces, it is , I believe , wrong to photograph the entirety of their bedrooms for scrutiny , it crosses a boundary that I am not willing to cross. However, three of our children have these old victorian fireplaces in their rooms and they use them for keeping books, toys, work etc on, so I think photographing these, is a great way of showing both their educational and personal interests, and how for us, these are one and the same thing within our educational model. It is also a way for me to include our children intimately, without actually having to have them in the photographs. I don’t know whether I will stick with this idea of just using the traces of the education/traces of the child, but at least this way I will have the full set of images for if I do.
The photo of Oska tightening up the bolts on his bike with his dad. I just don’t like the framing / crop of this image at the top, however, I don’t feel too strongly about this, and as it wasn’t a staged image, I am ok with if the reshoot doesn’t work, or I decide to use the original image.
The Science revision cards (but I am not certain I need to reshoot this one as I think it is ok). I find the lack of background in this image strange in comparison to the other images so am going to reshoot that. I am also going to rewrite that top revision flash card on white paper so it is less in your face.
The greatest albums curriculum the crop is bad as I chopped off the top. Where I could reorganise and frame this in photoshop, I generally don’t touch my images in photoshop much at all, and if at all possible, I prefer to do this in camera, and also I need to make it clearer that I am crossing off the albums we have been listening too, and that this is a musical curriculum, otherwise the message isn’t clear enough.
Amelias art book, I don’t like the framing of this image (it needs either less or more background) , and also I don’t like the background it doesn’t fit with the other images, so I am going to reshoot wider and on a different background.
fig 1, Graham Rebecca. 2020
fig 2, Graham Rebecca. 2020
fig 3, Graham Rebecca. 2020
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fig 9, Graham Rebecca. 2020