Task 1-Human Presence

Consider a place which, when populated by certain individuals or groups of people, is transformed momentarily. It may be a public space where people convene or a private space where for instance; a liason takes place between two lovers. 

Now investigate photographically, the personality of this place when it is devoid of human presence. 

You will have little control of the light with your hand-made camera and so you will have to test and learn how it interprets the world. Through your testing you will begin to understand how the pinhole records an image and very quickly to project this vision onto your subject, before the negative is made. This understanding is what we refer to as pre-visualisation. It is especially important when working with such rudimentary equipment as ( unless you make a more sophisticated version ) your camera will have only one exposure in it.

Initial Ideas:


Nightclubs/Nightlife (Before and Afters), Car parks, Train Stations, Roads/Motorways (Rush hours v Sunday mornings), Fields/Music Festivals, Skate parks, Places in the home (bathroom, bedroom, personal space), Places where homeless people reside “Landscapes for the Homeless”-Anthony Hernandez, Cinema, Church, Graveyards, Shops, Lovers “Just Between Us”-Ross Rawlings, Building works and Run down homes and buildings.


Devoid of Human Presence: Lonely, Eerie, Scary, “I am Legend”, Insanity.

Overrun with Human Presence: Hectic, Busy, Claustrophobic, Celebrations, Happy.

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