I got the official acknowledgement today that my transfer from MPhil to PhD has been approved. Deadline for Thesis submission is 25th of September 2015 – I’m sure it will fly by.
My research is titled:
The flow of life: Photographing architecture as populated spaces.
This is the Blog of my practice led research that is located somewhere on the (indistinct) boundary between still and moving images.
There is a brief biog on the ‘about’ page if you are desperate to know about my background
I am a 2nd Year PhD student at MIRIAD (www.miriad.mmu.ac.uk/), Manchester Metropolitan University
To produce an alternative to conventional architectural photography: one that will show presence and movement within the built environment, over a period of time. It is intended that the resultant images will be of value for research within the architectural design process.
I anticipate that my research will investigate questions relating to:
- The depiction of temporality in still photography.
- The nature of ‘stills’ photography, i.e. the perception of movement in still images.
- The reasons why architectural photography has altered little in the last eighty years.
- The evidential value of images constructed over time and the viewer’s perception of their validity.
- The assumption that record photography (e.g. within the fields of architecture, museums and archaeology) is produced without interpretation or creativity, with minimal input from the photographer.
I am interested in networking with other researchers who address similar debates, and/or those whose artistic practice aims to inform the design process of the built environment.
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