EyV comparative analysis
In a post on the OCA student EyV chat page on 14Jan19, I offered the view that,
I have only completed two assignments so far, but my early conclusion is that you should abide by the Assignment Brief for the number of prints and the word count.
Other than that, as long as you submit photographs you are proud of and can explain your choice of subject and presentation cogently, you can do pretty much what you please. post
I thought I might put this to the test. I have built up a sizeable list of other students' web sites and intend to run a rudimentary analysis of their choices of subjects and approaches. I cannot see anything in the Regulations that would discourage this.
This snapshot of sites' content was started on 16Jan19. Once complete (if that happens) it is unlikely to be updated with work in progress. Note that the descriptions are usually mine not the artists' and I apologise in advance if any are considered inappropriate, inadequate or inaccurate (I added this sentence after describing Anthony's set for Asg. 3 as "dilapidation").
|Student||Asg. 1 Square Mile||Asg. 2 Collecting||Asg. 3 Decisive Mt.||Asg. 4 Languages of Light||Asg. 5 Photography is simple||Notes|
|me||commuting||a church||protest (B&W)||perhaps the Barbican||-|
|Al||Liverpool nightlife||commercial buildings at night||Paris (B&W)||artificial light, exterior, nighttime||global technology||EyV completed Sep17|
||faces at Winterlude||graffiti with people||garage forecourts at night||snow||EyV completed Jan19|
|Amanda||South Woodham Ferrers||portraits, twins||a wedding (B&W)||exterior, nighttime||a husband's roles (no images)||no images for Asg. 5|
|Andrew||Glossop, mostly rural||archaeological artifacts||Asg. 2 completed Jan19|
|Andy||Wolverhampton (B&W)||nothing found after Asg. 1 dated Jun16|
|Anthony||Bury, Lancs at night||heads, family (B&W)||dilapidation||Guy Fawkes Night, some fireworks||Signs and some buildings||EyV completed May17. Anthony also has a set of links to OCA sites.|
|Antony (hash brown)||park at night||London, motion blur||Asg. 2 dated Sep18|
|Anon (517401)||"left out"||May Bumps, rowing||"choosing"||portraits with reactions to Brexit||old age †||Eyv completed Nov 18|
|Asha||urban Sweden, many reflections||woodland closeups||handled fireworks||Nothing after Asg. 3, no date found|
|Barry||Barry is on Identity and Place, EyV not found.|
|Claire||Lowestoft||Asg. 1 is dated Oct18.|
|Colin||Redcar||?||street photography Newcastle upon Tyne||architecture and statues||Tees Cottage Pumping Station||EyV completed Nov18. Small images, difficult to interpret|
|Crispywhittle||locality||French farm||"Looking and Not Looking"||Durham at night||glassware||EyV completed Feb16|
|David||portraits of neighbours||pillboxes (military)||Asg. 2 completed Dec18|
|Debra||Littlehampton||Behind Glass||before and after||portraits, stylised lighting||Brighton, day out||EyV completed Sep18|
|Derek||Edinburgh||Asg. 1 completed Dec18|
|Des||Paris||navels||possibly lapsed, last date found, 2016.|
† Once again, I am running the risk of being disrespectful. On 517401's depiction of his/her ‡ mother, I thought anything more descriptive than "old age" would be presumptuous on my part. In my defence, in the interests of full disclosure, my mother is currently (16Jan19) 98 and recently moved into a care home.
‡ 517401 refers to "my wife" while discussing Asg. 3.