Guest lecture 09/10/14

Today’s guest lecture was by Lorenzo Ippolito, and artist with work based around identity, belonging and nostalgia.

Talking To The Screen

Seed To Seed

These are video pieces, but I’ve included them on my blog because they are based on communities, identity, include members of the public, and are documentary style. I found them quite interesting to watch. I like the incorporation of imagery and interviews with the participants.

https://lorenzaphotography.wordpress.com/

First new set of photographs

I have been thinking about where I can actually take photos and I thought I would start with some experimental shots of these derelict buildings (a former wholesale market area) next to where the Sneinton Market takes place in Nottingham, as it’s a few minutes from where I live. The abandonment is obvious in the character of the buildings and I think that this made some interesting photographs. I took photographs of the exterior of these derelict spaces, and also managed to take a couple looking in to two of the empty interiors. I particularly find the interior spaces interesting as this is an insight into a more personal space. Despite this, the the photographs are all lacking people, which I don’t think this small series needs in particular but I think to expand on photographing this area more, I would need to include people, as there’s not a lot more that I could photograph without gaining access to the inside of the buildings.

20/10/14- I have since been to this area and they have began to redevelop the units, which has been planned for a while, so now white fences are all around the area preventing the viewing of these buildings. They are developing the units into studios and creative spaces, and it’s hoped that the redevelopment will improve levels of anti-social behaviour and crime in the area which these existing buildings attract a lot of.

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