Project Check_Dongchi_Liu_Jeremy_s3511092

Project statement

Colors are everywhere, and our lives are inseparable from color. Color makes us feel the world is rich and colorful. Just because color is just as common as drinking water every day, most people ignore the origin and use of color. Color can not only cause emotional changes, but also express its own culture. The character of color is the psychological effect and feeling of color. The photo bears the brunt of the feeling that color gives you, and this is its psychological role. The theme I took was a series of trees in a natural environment, and plants reflected color. These include environmental color and artificial color. Color is an important factor in the photo. The color and light and shadow together determine the emotions contained in the photo.

Plan of final presentation

I’m still thinking about what size I should choose for my image to print. Maybe I need some test printing to check the specifications before I make a decision. A size above A4 should be selected for comparison.

Project Contextualization


Bring different thinking with color, and the mood changes with color.

Theoretical reference

The art of photography &  What is photography

Project Check – Shuran Yang_s3656490

Project statement

Runningriver, car’s honking, swaying trees, people shouting, and quiet forest… Those voices made by nature, and around us everywhere and every day, but we ignore it. Most people wearing earphones and listen to music when they walk on the street, and some people talking and evaluating the artworks when they in the exhibition. We all know the ‘voice’ is there but we cannot hear it. In this project, I will highlight the ‘voice’ in the landscape, and try to find the sound in the ‘quiet’ images.

Plan of final presentation

Print all the images with different size, the size depends on the volume of sound from quiet to loud (small to big), the size may from A6 to A3+. I also record the sound in different locations, so I may edit them to a MP3 file, and play it next to my final folio.

Project Contextualisation.

  –This beautiful project creates soundtracks for photograph

For “Sound Photography,” Fowkes asked volunteers around the world to send in photos. He put these into a database, then sound artists chose a photo and came up with a composition based on how the photo made them think and feel.

‘Sound Photography’ is the latest project from Cities and Memory

By Angela Chen@chengela  May 20, 2018, 12:00pm EDT



Source: Aperture, Fall2016 Issue 224, p9, 1p

” The recording mechanism, just like a photograph, captures what we don’t intend,”



Project Check- Amanda Westmorland s3719241

Work in Progress (2): 

Artist Statement:
Our land is so diverse in structure that it has an ability to create new form through the idea of reflection. The installation of mirrors allows the chosen landscape to cast a completely new design, ultimately, creating an expansion of the space, acting as portals into a contemporary world.

Plan for Final Presentation:
I am envisioning my prints uniform in size and shape, almost mimicking the form of the mirrors I used in the installations. I don’t see these prints being framed works, perhaps just pinned photographs, A4 maybe a3 size. Nothing too large as I want the audience to view my work up close to gather what the photographed installation is. The idea of implementing mirrored elements to my presentation could be interesting, but at this point in time, I’m not sure how, or if it would be too distracting.

Project Contextualisation Outline:

– Idea of reflections
– Ability of the landscape to create a new form
– Landscape As… Aesthetic

Field of Practice:
– Robert Smithson’s mirror displacements.

– Speaking on the focus of what area I wanted to portray and set up the installation, along with what the mirrors will be reflecting back. The installation conforms with my concept and the idea of ‘Landscape As… Aesthetic.’

– Speak upon the successful use of film and the final presentation idea and if it was successful as a whole and if it projected well to the audience.

Project Check – Cameron Sharrock

Project Statement

This project aims to look at the landscapes among the Howqua Hills and the Huts that inhabit them.  This will be undertaken in a historical and documentation approach looking at the passage of time since the building of these huts in the 1900s.  This project will also aim to recreate some of the historical photos from the Fry brother’s time building and living in the huts and the people groups present at the time.



The Beholding Eye: 10 Versions of the Same Scene – D. W. Meinig

Photography, Temporality, and Modernity: Time Warped – Kris Belden-Adams

Afterimage of empire photography in nineteenth-century India – Zahid R Chaudhary

The “Looking into the Past” Photographs: Comparing and Sharing the Past – Ryan Lizardi

Historical Research

Mansfield Historical Society

High Country History Hub

Hut info:

Project Check – Samuel Finlayson – s3626461

Work In Progress:

Yes. But..

Film Limbo.

Brief Project Statement:

In this project I will be presenting a series of printed photographs depicting my surreal and uncanny impression of a constructed and altered landscape. The landscape in question is the Cardinia Reservoir located in Emerald Victoria. This specific man-made site holds 287,000 megalitre’s of water which supplies Melbourne’s southern and south-eastern suburbs, and the Mourning Peninsula. Nestled in the vastness of this reservoirs wall is a small park land which accommodates tourism and the weekend goers. Perfectly manicured grounds calmly settled beneath a looming man-made dam holding a monstrous amount of water. Stillness and greenery inviting you to, naturally, relax. Although this is all directed and placed here, in an eerily unnatural attempt to bring beauty and pleasure to something unnaturally altered.

Plan For Final Presentation:

White square frames. White borders around images. Prints 8×8 inch in size.

Or possibly one larger framed print with several smaller prints along side. The larger print and frame would aim to try and immerse the viewer into the scene and feel the mood that I am attempting to portray.

Minimalism in design and presentation to accent the soft pastel colours of the scenes.


Project Contextualisation Outline:


  • New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA. — Tumlir, Jan. “New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape.” X-TRA: Contemporary Art Quarterly 12.4 (2010): 26-37. Web.
  • Photographing the Altered Landscape — Hulbert, S. Photographing the Altered Landscape (2011). Web.

Field of Practice:

  • Looking through articles and essays on The Truman Show for one that most relates to my theme to reference. Although most I’ve seen are mostly commenting on reality television itself, more reading required. I will also be using this film as an example of work relating to my project along with an essay if I can find it to inform my project.
  • Robert Adams – The Place We Live

  • Lewis Baltz

  • Example of current work from UK based photographer George Muncey, who’s work relates to both my theme and the New Topographics:


  • I will be discussing the specific use of colour palette and square format to accentuate the scene and portray the desired theme. Along with the choice of time and day to strengthen the feelings whilst there.


  • Fingers crossed Australia Post.

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Project Check – Chunlin

Brief Project Statement
By traveling a lot with trains in Melbourne, I feel like it brings lots of conveniences, for it can bring people to lots of places. For me, it is also a lifestyle that
within the age of everything shifting, takes time traveling by train slowly, looking outside the carriages, can give us the chance to breathe, to spending
time with yourself.

Images For Work in Progress

Plan for final presentation
Print on small photo paper. Maybe try to make a book with some handwritten captions, or just a normal exhibition way that hanging them on the wall in a sequence that the map presents or put train tracks in columns, surrounded by the images of the view from the train.


Project Check – Ritt Choi s3672580

New images after WIP

Project Statement

Title (TBC)

I jump in the car that takes me to those places, and seek for the sights belong to myself through the lens. As the glare of the sun strikes the earth, everything in front of me seems so keen and in existence. Magnetised by the beautiful scenery, I hold the viewfinder to my right eye and press the shutter constantly, until the varying sunlight fuzzed my vision. The blur evokes an unexpected alteration of my visual field, while the borders of the frame start to fade out till vanished. Then I realise what I am seeking is not the real, but rather the emotional response towards the bonding between me and the terrain that I am standing in


Plan for final presentation 

Inspired by the presentation of Minor White’s work “song without words”, I am thinking to create a sequence of the images for my final presentation. The primary concept is to display all prints in one row by the timeline sequence, which would help to emphasise the variation in the process of how I explore the theme.


Outline of Project contextualization


Through this project, I am aiming to explore the meaning of landscape to myself. As I keep shooting photos, I start to realise that landscape photography is more than the record of memory or celebration of beauty. In essence, they are my emotional responses towards the atmosphere that I am standing in.


Theoretical reference

Influenced by Alfred Stieglitz, Miner White considered that camera yields images corresponding to the memories of things past (Bunnell, Pellerano, Rauch & White 1989). Equivalence grew out of this. Equivalence in camera whereby the invisible is made visible to the intuition, the invisible organic, the invisible spirit. Therefore, the theory of “Equivalence” in photography would be used to inform my thinking of the project.


Field of practice

In this part, an analysis of Minor White and Michael Kenna’s work would be given to support my argument as I mentioned above. The images for analysing still need



The methods I used to approach this project will be discussed in this paragraph. Which should explain how these methods help to inform my concept of the project (Black & white. Long-exposure. Post-production).


Assessment of the result of my project.


List of scholarly sources

Bunnell, P, Pellerano, M, Rauch, J & White, M 1989, Minor White, the eye that shapes, Art Museum, Princeton University, New Jersey.

Abram, D 2010, Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology, Pantheon Books, New York.

Andrews, L 2003, ‘Jacob Burckhardt, Clive Bell and the ‘Equivalents’ of Alfred Stieglitz’, History Of Photography, 27:3, pp. 247-253.

Pultz, J 1980, ‘Equivalence, Symbolism, and Minor White’s Way into the Language of Photography’, Record Of The Art Museum, Princeton University, vol. 39, No.1/2(1980), pp. 28-39

Lee, N 1967, ‘MINOR WHITE’, The British Journal of Photography, 123, 6056, pp.712.

Beem, E 2007, ‘HOKKAIDO IN BLACK &WHITE’, Photo District News, vol 2, pp. 35-37.

Project Check- Kazuya Yoshino

My project (thus far, untitled) looks to investigate the landscape of place, memory and the relationship between these facets of human experience. Through the guise of snapshot vernacular, the harsh black and white images inquire into the notion of the everyday, seeking out expressions, scenes and emotions in an urban-contemporary existence. I chose black and white because it helps me translate what I want to find out. There is a separation from reality when a world is void of colour. Here, our observations and recollections of place and time are distorted, skewed and re-invented.

I still have a backlog of film to develop. Here are some more recent shots as of late:

I am still tossing up how to present the final body of work. I would love to embark on the daunting process of creating a zine or photo book. The design, sequencing, printing and admin aspect of making one is really quite difficult. I think the images presented in my work would come to life in the format of a photo book. It would make sense.


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