Phubu talks to Graham Macindoe

Graham Macindoe was a guest lecturer in the 2012 Phonar course, and returned this week to talk to our Phubu (The progress of Raw Format Exit show). His personal stories and experiences adds depth to his work, see below for my live notes made on Twitter during the talk.

You can watch the lecture here…

  1. @grahammacindoe. I photographed myself with whatever I could lay my hands on – during drug and alcohol problems #phonar #Rawfmt
  2. In the life I was in there was a lot of detachment. That’s why I’m trying to show. #Rawfmt #Phonar @grahammacindoe talking about his work.
  3. “What you see is what you can interpret it to be” @grahammacindoe talking about his images. #phonar #Rawfmt
  4. #Rawfmt #Phonar “I Always like to make the viewer think beyond the photograph”
  5. Missing persons by @grahammacindoe was covered by the new york times! Press follows where #phonar leads. #phubu
  6. @grahammacindoe keeping notes from times past to aid the visual memoir, revisit these notes-can lead to interesting view points of a project
  7. “I think I can put everything together to make a powerful body of work” – @grahammacindoe #Rawfmt #Phonar #phubu
  8. “…just taking pictures on the streets to get my eyes exercised” @grahammacindoe, #rawfmt #phubu

RAW format poster

Last week after the class pitched their posters to everyone we decided to stick with the design Matt uses for CU Photography events. It maintains consistency and is professional. He send Mariya the files which she then passed on to myself and I passed on to Jenni.

This was the poster he sent.

We needed an Image for the top box, and also needed everyones symposium titles to arrange a put on the poster. This didn’t happen online, we had little response. So in class today we made a decision not to leave until an image had been chosen and everyones titles had been submitted. This is what I did with the poster. Using Genea Bailey’s image that the class chose I tried to creating a brand using the logo and colours we already had. It was hard to get so much information onto one page so hopefully the font won’t be too small in print. This is only a draft copy, we are still waiting on approval and official times for the talks. Jenni Hearn is responsable for doing the scheduling, using everyones titles she creating links between them all and formed a structure for the day’s events.

 

#rawfmt Logo Done

The first thing the group wanted to get done is a logo for our Exit show & Symposium, now we have chosen our name it’s an important part to brand ourselves.

Myself an Jenni came up with a few designs in class, and this one seemed most popular, so I changed the colours around and held a vote on facebook.

The winner is Number 6, we now have an official logo and colour scheme that we can start using to establish our brand.

 

Brian Finke, square framing & medium format

For a while I have wanted to get back into shooting medium format film. I love the idea that I could produce stunning cosplay pieces in the future in medium format, the extra detail and rang it gives you is phenomenal and although I am a digital lover as my work starts to mature I feel the right move for me is into medium format film.

For the Photography for your ears Phonar task I looked at the Work of Brian Finke, a photographer who only shoots in medium format.

Briane Finke

 

Square framing has become a tabboo within “professional” photographers over the last few years, Instagram being the main reason. Most people now relate square framing with repetitive generic images and cliche filters. So I think now is a better time than any to use medium format and break away from the modern conventions associated with square framing.

Brian Finkes use of medium format compliments the conventions of square framing. Finke’s use of subject reflect on pop culture in America reinforces the reputation of a square that CD covers and Andy Warhol helped established. My cosplay work is about pop culture in Japan and medium format is something I want to use in the future with this, not only because of it’s detail as i mentioned before but also because of the square framing it inherits.

I also prefer the grain and depth of film and the chromogenic print, especially when viewed in a large scale, gallery environment.