Exercise · Selection of 5 personal photographs with captions

General overall comments to the exercise:

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It’s always interesting to get an insight from other practitioners about how they view particular images. In this case the captions were varied but followed in some ways similar traits. Most of the captions carried a tinge of humor. This adds in some cases and in others promotes a certain way of seeing the images and made me wonder wether this would fall into the category of anchorage or relay in terms of the contextual/textual setting of the photos.

Captions and comments by fellow documentary fact & fiction students.

Bob Harris:

1. Tomorrow I will be away from here 2. Is that my cake he is bringing?3. Holding court 4. Umm that looks interesting 5. Catch of the day

Ian Shaw:

My suggested captions are: 1. Liberated 2. Cagy 3. Captivated 4. Weary 5. Assured.

Anna Allen:

1) Spring – life energy, warmth, uplifting and moving, at the same time peaceful 2) A thought – maturity, measured peaceful stillness – a different quality of peace to the first  3) Attention – a still moment before a play, waiting, curiosity 4) Still moving – busy lives – racing minds, stillness next to busyness  5) Reflection – reflective and peaceful, opening up 

Jack Delmonte:

1. Joy 2. Anticipation 3. No! Not over there! Or woof, woof bloody WOOF! 4. Passing through (found this image the hardest to caption) 5. Brother and sister 

Lynda Kuit:

1. Waiting for the leaves to fall. 2. OK – that’s enough now – you’ve got the shot. 3. If I throw this ball over the railing, will you go after it? 4. Oh dear! Dad has a strange growth in his ear. 5. This is the guy Dad, he’s the one.


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I'm a student photographer studying through the OCA a UK based arts university. I'm in the foundation year of my studies and enjoying it immensely. I'm also a yoga teacher and co-founder of Bodhiyoga a buddhism based yoga teacher training program that runs in the UK and Spain each year. As a photographer I'm interested in all forms of fine art. I find the arts really important in my life. I love nature and aim to be in the outdoors as much as I can. Generally I think that all the different strands of my life are flowing to towards self development in the greatest sense of the term. The arts, buddhist practice yoga and meditation are all tools to that end. I feel committed to communication the these values in the world both through the visual arts as well as teaching.

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