Friday, October 12, 2012

Photo Essay - Andrew Tohme and Alice Gracie


Andrew Tohme - 42851769
Alice Gracie - 42869013


We have chosen the theme of shadows to reflect Susan Murray’s concept of the ‘everyday aesthetic’ for our photo essay. Almost every place is imbued with a variety of different shadows and reflections. This could range from a reflection coming off a light from an object or something as simple as your own shadow. Each day, we constantly pass hundreds of shadows without taking notice to any of them. It is this concept which Murray explores that alerts the amateur photographer’s fascination. Thus, this logically creates our sub-theme of ‘unnoticed’. We have chosen this theme in order to reflect Murray’s concept of the everyday aesthetic of “immediate, small and mundane objects” (Murray 2008, p151).

We have decided to embed the song “Explosions in the moon” by Beatlove. Shadows generally evoke somewhat eerie and uncanny connotations. Therefore, the dark and ominous tone of the music we have chosen fits seemingly in with our theme. The tune by Beatlove aptly fits the tenor that we are trying to convey in our photo essay.


Murray, S (2008) Digital Images, Photo-Sharing, and Our Shifting Notions of Everyday Aesthetics. Journal of Visual Culture August 2008 vol. 7(2). 147-163

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