Symposium Topic – Change of Direction.

After struggling to get my head round what I was previously researching along with serious worries about falling behind and suffering serious anxieties, I booked an APT with Caroline in order to make some sense of what direction I wanted to go in. At this point, I didn’t know whether Caroline would be able to help me move on with my current topic, try and find another topic with similar ideas or start something completely new. These were the notes I made from the meeting.

  • Decoding advertisements – Judith Williamson.
  • What is going on in advertising and images?
  • Selling the idea.
  • SOURCE magazines – section written by Judith Williamson discussing various advertisements.
  • Relationship of function of objects within advertising.
  • Semiotics of how images work within the advertising realm – expand.
  • Richard Prince.

Following this meeting, I was feeling slightly relieved to have a better sense of the direction I wanted my paper to end up being about although I was still feeling very anxious. I have never discussed any ideas or theories surrounding advertisements or how images are used within them therefore this was a complete new realm for me. However, with an interest in commercial photography I knew I would find this interesting. Therefore as my first step towards this new idea, I went to the library and took out Decoding Advertisements by Judith Williamson, allowing myself to get a basic understanding of how advertisements work.


~ by victoriasimkissphotography on January 7, 2015.

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