Introduction to The Flow of Life

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

AIM

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.

Derek(at)insightimages.co.uk

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Twitter: DerekTrillo

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