Posted by: ameliashepherd | January 20, 2010

Pieces of Peacehaven

Posted by: ameliashepherd | December 20, 2009

Peacehaven plans

I have been reading ‘The Medium is the Massage’ (Quentin Fiore). It is interesting to read this insightful work in relation to my Rethink project. This book questions, analyses and probes our relationship with the methods of communication we have used throughout history, making connections between these mediums and how they help to shape society and personal lives. This examination- although dating back to the 1960’s- resonates in today’s technologically driven society and is making me think further about how I might want to use the technologies at my dsiposal to communicate the story I eventually end up choosing to photograph.

“Since the renaissance the Western artist perceived his environment primarily in terms of the visual. Everything was dominated by the eye of the beholder…he accepted the dominance of the vertical and the horizontal -of symmetry- as an absolute condition of order. This view is deeply embedded in the consciousness of Western art”

“Primitive and pre-alphabet people integrate time and space as one and live in an acoustic, horizonless, boundless, olfactory space, rather than in visual space. Their graphic presentation is like an x-ray. They put everythingthey know, rather than only what they see. Electric circuitry is recreating in us the multi-dimensional space orientation of the primitive”

“print technology created the public. Electric technology created the mass”

Posted by: ameliashepherd | December 2, 2009

Eyes shut-Peter Fraser tutorial

” it’s the moments…the sensitivity for the moment, a moment that’s given to you, something that life gives you, the thing about moments is that they happen, they are gifts given to you, recognising them, that’s what’s magical, that’s what lasts, that’s what moves people and that’s what people remember”

Posted by: ameliashepherd | November 20, 2009

We truly live in Plato’s cave now in America, a reflected world of screens and monitors and second- or third-hand experience

Tod Papageorge

Posted by: ameliashepherd | November 16, 2009

Eyes shut

Last week I tried out Peter Fraser’s experiment. Close your eyes for twenty minutes, try to clear thoughts from your head (the touch part) and then after twenty minutes start taking photographs as soon as you can. Don’t think about what you are photographing, feel what you are photographing. Below are some of the results.

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