A photographic workshop where we were required to compile and arrange images in a response to various artists who use a number of different techniques offering  us alternative views of the ordinary space.

 Looking at the work of Roni Horn we selected a space to take a number of close up, middle and long distance shots and arranged selected images in a square format.

Then we took a panaromic view of a space, dividing it into 4 to 6 and taking a numnber of shots within each division. These images can then be reassembled, as in the work of Daniel Spoerris, providing a visiually interesting view of again a quite ordinary space.  Yves Klein’s work looks at unconnected details of a space, and joins then together.   Lastly, we returned to one of our selected spaces and re photographed it through  mesh and netting, particularly examing the different junctions within the room, influenced here by the work of Christian Milovanoff.


 This image is my response to Daniel Spoerri’s “Chambre no.13 de l’Hotel Carcassone, rue Mouffetard,Paris, 1959-64

the ladies copy


 My response to Roni Horn’s,   “Her,Her,Her and Her” , 2001 -2003. 64 B&W images of a women’s locker room in Reykjavik.

  Here’s a few other photographic artists images that I enjoyed…



Starn Twins, “Attracted to Light 1″, 1996 – 2004,  120″ x 264”,Toned silver print on Thai Mulberry Paper.  The series is a sub series of  “Absorption of Light“.   



Starn Twins, “Guayin”, 2005, 55′ x 55″ , Unique Colour Carbon Prints.

Link to see more of this series is http://www.starnstudio.com/ really worth a look, they do some cool stuff.
  the third streetchenshaoxiong
 Chen Shaoxiang, “Third Street, Gedachutniskirche, Berlin”, 2001,  85 x 130 cm, C-print

  In his series of “Streetscapes” you think you see an ordinary streetview but the maquette influences the sight.


 Chen Shaoxiong, “Cityview 1 & 2”, 2001, C-print



In this workshop we looked at Perspective to create the illusion of depth and space, things in the distance are less defined, lighter (bluer), smaller and foreshortened. We looked at techniques used and a brief history.

   In the Middle Ages overlapping rather perspective was used,

Saints Sergios and Bacchos, Monastry of St.Catherine, Sinai
Later in the work of Italian artist Giotto de Bondone we can see the introduction of volume and depth.
  Giotto di Bondone  
“The Mourning of Christ”, c.1305, Fresco, Capella dell”Arena, Padua   


Guido diPietro copy

 Guido di Pietro, known as Fra Angelico

“The Coronation of the Virgin”, before 1435, Tempera on Wood, 2.09 x 2.06 m, San Domenico, Fiesole (now at the Louvre)

This work is considered to be the culmination of his artistic development from 1420 to 1430 due to both his mastery of persepective and virtuoso arrangemnet of figures.  Fra Angelico was one of the first to understand the importance of Brunelleschi’s and Masaccio’s algebraic /geometric innovations which are in use today.

 While another Italian Master, Pierro della Francesca, is considered one of the most important artists of the 15th century, particularly due to his innovations in perspective geometry and thesis on painting and mathematics. 

 Constucting Perspective 

One Point Perspective has one Vanishing Point and one Horizon.


 Two Point Perspective has Two Vanishing Points and one Horizontal,  there are no other Horizontal lines.  All lines on the same plane or object surface will vanish to the same Vanishing Point.


stsebastian copy 

Contemporary Artists Using Perspective in their Art …..
Bill Krueger "Venice Morning", 2007, Oil on Canvas, 30" x 40"
Bill Krueger "Venice Morning", 2007, Oil on Canvas, 30" x 40"Bill Krueger, "Red Wine", 2007, Oil on Canvas, 30" x 40"

Panya Clark Espinal,  2002



Panya Clark Espinal,  waterjet cut porcelain tiles and terrazzo,  2002

This was a commissioned installation for the Toronto Subway Stations,  using 24 hand drawn images “projected” onto the walls of the sub station.  When seen from the point of projection they seen realistic while become abstract from a different viewing location. 



  This workshop investigated the multitude of ways we can use lines in an image using both digital and hands on methods.  Firtsly we had a morning in the lab playing around with Photoshop,  finding 4 -6 images from the internet to import as a Background Layer, then using the drawing tools (brush, pencil, marquee, erasor, colours) to create a completely different image.

 Here’s a selection of my recreated  images.

Fiji Water
Fiji Water


Freedom For Fiji
Freedom For Fiji
Family Wedding
Family Wedding
Fiji Ever Fiji
Fiji Ever Fiji
Tapa Soliders
Tapa Soliders

 The next set of images were created by hand, using techniques such as tracing, cut outs, voiding areas with paint (white or black), adding lines or  collage.




muslims copy