William Eggleston:

  • One of the first non-commercial photographers that began to shoot in colour.
  • Creates images from commonplace objects, the banal and everyday, with a special attention to detail.
  • Makes large-format prints to monumentalize otherwise mundane objects.
  • Does not discriminate between the objects he shoots, that is, “he sees a sunset the same as a dirty toilet filled with piss.”


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Kyle Van Horn:

  • Professor in the Fine Arts department at the Maryland Institute and co-owner of Baltimore Print Studios.
  • Attached a camera to a piece of black foam core and mailed it around the world, asking postal workers to take a picture before they mailed it.


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Strolling and observing, the flaneur is therefore a kind of detective of the streets who, by his association with the suspicious circumstances of the public sphere,
comes to be regarded as a conspicuous presence in the crowd himself. The detective approaches the secrets of the city from a double, and often ambivalent, perspective
that circumscribes the flaneur’s existence as well: moving in the streets as an active, observing camera, he becomes a screen on which he projects himself as an observed
medium of modernity. (Gleber, p.16)

Research Presentation; Old Cameras and Instagram

Joni Sternbach   –

to make her tintypes, she has to bring a portable darkroom with her!



Matt Alberts –  The “Lifer’s” project (watch video)





In terms of subject matter; here are the 12 most cliché photos on instagram!


I’m currently continuing my assignment 3 idea, trying to find more cameras and take lots of photos. I’m working on how to take my idea further, maybe by expanding into other social networking sites, or including my display of cameras in my final installation somehow. Any ideas would be great!


Flanueur Society’s Guide to Getting Lost

A systematic guide to getting lost-perfect! However, to make it more of my own I would use these instructions and apply them in a way that was not originally intended.

I could simply use these instructions as a way to inform my samples (biopsies)  from my source material (that giant, poorly processed mural paper). I may have to create my own set, but this is a great jumping off point. I think ideally, I’d also like to use these instructions or instructions inspired by these to navigate my house, and perhaps, somehow incorporate a journey from house to the inside of my mural paper. I’ve also thought of using other images, therefore, other artworks would be the main landmarks used in my navigation.

Research Presentation: Reality vs. Imitation

“Tromp L’Oeil” – Visual Illusion in Art

Tears, 1930 – Man Ray
Man Ray 1930

The Space Shuttle Columbia Lands at Kelly Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, March 1979 – Joel Sternfeld


Representation #31 (still life) – Cynthia Greig

representation 31

Representation #32-35 (cups) – Cynthia Greig

Representation #32-35 (cups)

Representation #15 (ice cream) – Cynthia Greig


Mystery of the Street, 1928 – Otto Umbehr

Mystery of the Street, 1928

Large Wave, Mediterranean Sea, 1857 – Gustave Le Grey


Going Nowhere, 2013 – Sammy Slabbinck

Going Nowhere, 2013

Mind the Beatles, Darling!, 2012 – Sammy Slabbinck

Mind the Beatles Slabbinck

Illusion City 2, 2011 – Marko Köppe

illusion city 2 collage koppe

Illusion City 5 Collage, 2011 – Marko Köppeillusion city 5 collage koppe

Archiv (Archive), 1995 – Thomas Demand


Büro (Office) 1996 – Thomas Demand


Tetris Town, 2011 – Alfonso Batalla

Tetris Town edition 2 of 6 Batalla

The Moon and the Dog, 2011 – Alfonso Batalla

The Moon and the dog

The Sustainable Car, 2010 – Alfonso BatallaThe Susrainable car