Alison Lucy's Blog

Kevin Meredith Masterclass
March 29, 2011, 21:04
Filed under: Final Year, Research/Inspiration

I was lucky enough to be chosen to take part in Kevin Meredith (aka Lomokev)’s masterclass, which I was very excited about because I haven’t had the opportunity to do¬† much photography work recently. The aim of Lomokev’s brief was to get us to think more like a film shooter in the age of the digital. The task was to shoot 30 different subjects throughout the day but we were only allowed one shot per item on the list. This was to make us really think about what we were photographing.

I was strict with myself and stuck to the brief and managed to tick off all of the subjects on the list. It was hard only taking one photograph of each subject but I think it was a valuable exercise. I am most pleased with my portrait shots where I was brave and approached interesting characters and asked whether I could take their photograph. This was a confidence booster and something I would like to do again.


The Gutter Book
March 17, 2011, 13:55
Filed under: Sequential Abstraction

An experimental book I created after questioning what would happen if you were solely left with the gutter. How would this alter your reading experience? In observing a variety of panel arrangements from Graphic Novels I physically removed the panel content, literally subtracting that panels so that only the white space of the gutter around and in-between panels remained. As these scans demonstrate, as you turn the pages of the book the physical act of reading meant that the viewer controlled the ‘content’ – pages interacted with each other in an interesting manner as you saw through the panels to create overlapping structures of the gutter.

Grey and White Space
March 17, 2011, 13:07
Filed under: Sequential Abstraction

What happens when we get rid of content altogether? Does our awareness of the space increase? Or are we faced with the grid, the underlying structure and nothing more? Another experimental concatenar book in which the panels gradually divide and then get larger throughout the book.

March 13, 2011, 21:09
Filed under: Poster Designs, Research/Inspiration | Tags:

Typographic poster depicting a projected version of the letter ‘O’. Final design depicted top of this post, I liked the fact that the usually symmetrical ‘O’ was distorted and reflected, I think it gave the piece more energy than the others, although I very much liked the reflected background composition in the second design.

Fiona Banner
March 13, 2011, 21:09
Filed under: Research/Inspiration, Sequential Abstraction

Fiona Banner was an artist suggested to me in discussion over my dissertation subject and in particular the primary focus on ‘the gutter.’ The term which refers to the ‘gap’ between the graphically illustrated panels within the Graphic Novel genre connected to Banner’s work ‘The Anatomy of a Book’ (2009) and ‘The Anatomy of a Page’ (2008) which highlights the structural elements of the book as an object and therefore draws attention to the space which isn’t conventionally prioritised.

Banner explores the limitation of words as a form of expression within her work in a range of different media which is interesting in regards to my ‘Book of Ideas’ as I have been carefully considering the ‘reading experience’ and how I can play/push the boundaries of a book as an object for information.’

Lecture Poster Series- Matilda Saxow
March 1, 2011, 14:03
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Format Research Cont.
March 1, 2011, 11:43
Filed under: Research/Inspiration, Sequential Abstraction