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Browne, Ian (1990) [Documentation for Master of Fine Arts]. Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

Many of my photographed situations are temporarily created
for the moment of shooting. After being attracted to the
original scene, I then proceed in changing the scene with
careful and precise placement of props, building materials,
pipes, steelwork and so on. Viewed from any angle other
than through the camera the scene appears only to be a
jumble of shapes.
By doing this I am not aiming to document the scene as I
found it but to break down the association and functions of
real world objects within the scene. Changing the spacial
relationships by juxtaposing objects in appropriate places
•within the foreground and background I attempt to challenge
the assumptions made by the viewer. Having previously
worked with flat, two-dimensional black and white images in
a city environment, I found that moving to the country
allowed much greater oppurtunity for me to take advantage
of its particular quality of light and space.
I choose to use colour primarily for it's aesthetic appeal, but
also in many photographs as an aid in creating visual
ambiguities. I was attracted to work in colour after coming in
contact with the work of photographers such as Joel
Meyerwitz, John Pfahl, Stephen Shore, William Eggleston
and Michael Bishop.

Item Type: Thesis (Coursework Master)
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Thesis (M.F.A.)--University of Tasmania, 1991. Includes bibliographical references

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