Week 3 - A Poor image

“What is considered a poor image?”

To me a poor image is pixelated and grainy, so the image above shows exactly this. Through searching for a poor image it did not take long to find such image as you can see by the image above.  Moreover, the technological world and the internet you begin to see a lot of piracies so hence the glitched photographs due to corruption in society today.

Furthermore, to analyse such image, the complexity in amongst the colours show a main feature of a glitched photograph on the masses. In conjunction to this the over use of black and white photographs gives a pathway into colour however to require an image these days you faced with a price tag. so with this in mind we see a casual rise of glitched and free photographs which to the dismay of photographers such as myself have an unhealthy competitive relationship with the outside world.

So? The idea of what is considered a poor image is subjective however a glitched image is a starting point into a field of scammers and thieves of art in the expenses of something free to the world.


Week 2 - Post Image

Hito Steyerl - In defence of a post image

Whilst reading through this article it shows a broad range of poor images from artifical inteligence to cinematography. It suggest within the issue that the thumbnail is showing an image of a ghost this was distributed through different channels through artificial inteligence or a low resolution jpeg. From this distribution, the poor image is one of the fish generations of post images.  These were trialed as mock photographs through the premises of digital technology and its surroundings and especially in the film industry. This can be summed up by numerous quotes form the article linked below. These quotes include:

  • “Its not a technically but some sort of disease” - I choose this to summarise the paragraph and to me this explains a lot about a low resolution in a form of a photograph.
  • “focus is identified as a class position, a position of ease and privilege, while being out of focus lowers one’s values as an image”

Then there is the reconstruction of a poor image

  • “In this case the invisibility of the image was more or less voluntary and based on aesthetic premises” 

 Privacy and Piracy 

  • “the rare prints of militant and experimental ”

Through out the research found above it is complex and subject to each individual what a poor image is. So writing this I found to be complex and hard to grasp if not fully aware of the outcome it serves to society.


Curating my own images

The brief explains that we should produce two or more images whilst displaying them in a physical place. It was said that we could use our homes or a public place as long as it is an instalment of some type. Evidently the photographs should obviously be printed out (not professionally but at home printer however in high enough quality which can be visible). After this I and everyone else showed their instalments on a public forum. I choose to use my website as one of the platforms for the public forums alongside posting the two images.

In the beginning I was a little overwhelmed and confused due to the project’s simplicities, so it took me a day to come to terms with it and to create a narrative which was suitable for such an instalment.

The main message I wanted to portray is that the environment and man, lives hand in hand with each other.

So the location for this was important. Then I went onto setting it up in my room (on my drawers) as I wanted to show that the environment is what we choose in our heaviest or peaceful time but is always what we come back to…

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