April 4, 2024

Camera / Technology / Ideology

As artificial Intelligence is becoming more integrated into everyday life we should be wary of promises that it day it can make certain processes more efficient. In the video I take a look back on the camera as a new technology in the late 19th…
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January 22, 2024

The Portrait and the Self in Corporate Photography

Photographic portraits are often deployed in commercial photography campaigns and are used in the formation of identity of the worker. I want to focus on a Manpower campaign that was run a few years ago. Each advertisement (two of which you can see here, as…
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June 25, 2019

Looking at Images of Urban Space: A Lefebvrian approach

For a long time I have been obsessed with urban space. The obsession has, perhaps, been brought on by spending my twenties living and working in Dublin city during a period of immense urbanisation as part of the Celtic Tiger. In that time, and through…
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May 7, 2019

Photography and ‘The Market’

How does the market for photography distort the meaning within images, creating its own narrative in the process? As photographers, we are often expected or sometimes even required to sell the work that we make.
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October 5, 2018

The role of the image in the financialization of space

Financialization changes the nature of space and seeks to gain control over our bodies.
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April 2, 2018

Who is ‘The Keeper’?

The character is also an echo from my own past as a former corporate employee, while the briefcase, belonging to my father, is another icon of the corporation.
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March 12, 2018

Corporate Photography – Part II

Part two concentrates on how the corporation has used photography as a documentary tool. In particular the role of photography in General Electric as David E. Nye’s has written a very interesting book on General Electric’s photography department between 1890 and 1930 called ‘Image Worlds’,…
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January 27, 2018

A Place Like All Others

How we use our urban space is a key concern today with the wide-held perception that space is a valuable commodity. ‘A Place Like All Others’ questions what types of places we want to create and how images of space, such as computer generated images…
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February 15, 2014

Corporate Photography – Part I

Part one is concerned with the use of photography in the discourse of science to examine labour and create a more efficient worker. In part two, which will be published at a later date, I will look at how photography was used by the corporation as a documentary…
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February 9, 2014

The Real and Reality in Constructed Photography

I feel that it is not always possible to use straight photography to document facts. So how ‘real’ is the ‘reality’ of constructed photography?
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