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Project 1: Exercise 2 ~ Photography, Artistic or Utilitarian?

For this exercise I had the choice to;

Flick through an old photo album – chose any photo’s that you consider to be ‘artistic’. Note what it is about these images that makes them appear more like artworks than others.


Go out and take some shots in your local neighbourhood. Take some that are purely utilitarian – to show some one elsewhere what your city centre looks like. Then take some that are more ‘arty’. What did you do differently? Show these to a family member or friend and ask them to comment. See if they also identify the ‘arty’ ones you took or if they see things differently.

I chose to do both parts of the exercise – glad for an excuse to wonder round Coventry with a camera…
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