Thursday, 10 February 2011

This is a piece inspired by my recent research into mass consumerism. It is a singular image from a narrative of 5 in total. This project is still in practise and developing. I chose to show this image as an insight into my response towards the economic views held by so many, and the controvercial rebellion of the anti capitalist sub culture of today.

Friday, 28 January 2011

research plan : Guy debord, Henrii Lefebre and the situationist international

Monday, 17 January 2011

This is a piece inspired by the French literary theorist and philosopher, Roland Barthes. His chapter 'wine and milk' was the starting point to a self directed project in which i set out to highlight and contradict preconeptions society share around certain issues.
I used different media within the piece to highlight the contrasting views surrounding my chosen subject, in turn projecting a personal representation of a what i believe to be a mislead social preconception.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Statement for MMU application

The images I have selected to submit are a mixture of effort produced over the past few years. Although I have tried to include a range of photographs regarding style, I think my main photographic influences and interests are profuse within my preferred pieces of work. Influence and inspiration coming largely from photographers such as Larry Clark and Nan Goldin, who have both provided shocking insights into the world, highlighting the failed American dream happening for hundreds of people all over the US. Other influences have arisen from Vice magazine and photographers such as Ryan McGinlay and Dash Snow. Known for its controversial content, Vice magazine bases its subjects around sex, drugs, violence and other social issues involving race and social economic class. I love how these artists convey a truthful and sometimes shocking approach to life by highlighting issues deemed somewhat uncomfortable.

Manchester is obviously home to a large and explosive youth culture with a rich and artistic flare, which was my initial reason for looking at my chosen course. However the encouragement of individual style and the diverse approach to the subject, immediately made Manchester Metropolitan my first choice university. Aspiring to a career in the creative field, I feel this course can enhance and expand my technical and creative skills in a way that suits me.

Kelli Foley Photography