Source references with citations: paper presentation in Berlin 30/10/2014

And Yet Still, it Moves.

References for conference presentation Berlin 30th October 2014
Derek Trillo MA ARPS

‘[architectural photography]…the craven image, a lifeless piece of flattering deception foisted on an unsuspecting public by an unholy alliance of architect, photographer and art editor’ (Elwall 1991 quoting Tom Picton, p 63)

Reference to Tom Gunning’s ongoing dialogue with the ‘truth claim’ of photography:
To represent “truth”, it must resemble the object it represents, which is not an inevitable characteristic of an index. (Gunning 2004)

”…photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing, and when they have vanished, there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again,” (Bourdieu 1996, p 136, paraphrasing Henri Cartier-Bresson)

‘…in order to catch another layer of reality and not to render the real idealistic.’ (Meireis 2012).

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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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