Square Mile – looking for inspiration

A first look at some web examples:

Kathy White

OCA blog at https://ocaexpressingyourvision.wordpress.com/2016/02/04/assignment-1-square-mile/

This is a lovely set of intimate seascapes (subject area probably no more than 2 metres in each frame) and well-panelled as presented. The ‘place’ is obviously a beach, but which one?

Karen Knorr

Belgravia‘ is at http://karenknorr.com/photography/belgravia/

Belgravia, mostly a set of styled “informal” portraits (actually nothing of the kind) plus a couple of empty interiors and a street scene. Presented in very sharp monochrome and linked with a series of quotes. Overall, I felt this was a gentle caricature of the area and its people.

Melanie Paul

OCA blog at https://ideascreatestories.wordpress.com/2016/02/04/assignment-one-square-mile/

Eight initially disparate images including two people-pictures and a duck. Mostly intimate, the largest subject is half of a house frontage. They work well together and give the sense of a place.

Chris Haddon

OCA blog at https://chris515659.wordpress.com/2016/01/23/level-1-expressing-your-vision/

People and buildings of Shadwell, linked by the memories of the photographer’s grandmother, as filtered through dementia. A very strong sense of place – the people pictures are important.

Annie Ozsarac

OCA blog at https://annieo2016.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/assignment-1-the-square-mile/

A more exotic square mile than most (Istanbul). A mix of people pictures and details. I did not get a sense of place, but maybe the photographer was looking for something else.

Chi-He Elder

OCA blog at https://chiheelderphotography.wordpress.com/2016/01/23/assignment-1-the-square-mile/

A set of building studies, only one with people in – surprising for a university campus. Slightly more sense of record than place.

Ludovic Marquez

OCA blog at https://vickmarquez.wordpress.com/2015/09/17/assignment-1-the-square-mile/

Images of the area inside a single fjord. The surrounding hillsides necessarily define the place, and appear in most of the images. I preferred the more intimate shots to the wider views presented later on the page.

First thoughts, then, are to look for details of the selected place but don’t forget the people.

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