Re: Re: Lesson 2

Duncan Rawlinson


Thanks for submitting your write up for this lesson.

As always it’s fascinating for me to read these. It’s nice to get to know what inspires other photographers and makes them tick.

The assignment was as follows:

Lesson 2: Assignment
Assignment Title: Inspiration

What you need to do for this assignment is write a 500 word paper (approximately 1 page) on a photographer or artist that has had an impact on yourself as an artist. In this article you need to identify 2 important things.

1. A particular piece of work they created which was of particular importance to you.

2. What theme within their work is of greatest importance to you (i.e. war, love, family, color etc)

We will review this assignment based on originality and perspective. There are no right or wrong answers. The aim of this assignment is to get you thinking about your own area of interest within the realm of photography.[/b]

You’ve written a nice little piece and you have a remarkably clear ‘picture’ (so to speak) of what you like about photography! Newborn baby photos in black in white is remarkably specific!

That’s fantastic because you can start working on improving your photos and shooting better newborn images right away.

The first thing that came to mind when I read your piece was Jill Greenberg’s crying babies “End Times” series of photographs.

She got some babies into the studio and upset them in some way and then photographed them crying. It cause quite the uproar. I thought it made for some fascinating photographs.

Like this one:


You can see her work here:

Jill Greenberg

Maybe she will inspire you!

To be honest I don’t know much about newborn photography because I’ve never shot a newborn. I’ve shot babies but never newborns.

The work on the captured by carrie site is amazingly creative and thoughtful.

The goal of this assignment was to get you to refine your thinking about photography. You seem to be well on your way in this department!

Excellent work and I look forward to your next submission.