Developing Practice-Obsession. Research on books read

The Caravan Gallery

The book The Caravan Gallery is a collaboration between artists and photographers. The book is fascinating, it is quirky and shows true realities in everyday places, a juxtaposition content is one example.  The Caravan Gallery is a mobile gallery exhibition that travels a vast area, they  photograph modern art, along with everyday objects and landscape.  They portray some of their work in a humorous way such as the toilets filled with flowers.  I believe some of the photographs resemble my style and humour within my image making. Surrealism along with true realities including the juxtaposition.  The juxta position was one of the first things I came across in Knowle West, as I was fascinated by the gardens, there are so many gardens with quirky features and gardens that look as if they are in the mediterranean.


Below are some examples that I have come across whilst looking through their books.

The men sat out on the pavement with the railing in front of them on the bottom photogrpah from  the series of photographs above, resembles the table and chairs which are framed inside of the disabled ramp in the garden below from my series of photographs from Knowle West.   Photograph bottom right hand side.  The lions head statues beside the front door on the top left photograph is similar to the photogrpah I took of the pillar beside the door with the horse head. Photo montage below. and finally the flowers in the toilet is as distastefull and quirky as the plastic figures which are placed in the stone garden pots below two top photographs.  It is uncanny to have found a series so similar  and visually asthetically pleasing in some respects, but in an odd way.

Visual representations from The Caravan Gallery with my project in Knowle West (Obsession)

  • Oddness
  • Quirkiness
  • Asthetically pleasing


Some photographs below of my findings in Knowle West in Bristol.

Julie Flanagan

Another Way Of Telling:

Jean Mohr  mentioned  how he always felt the need to explain his photographs’, except a few,  that were sufficient in content as a standalone. He asked acquaintances as well as people he had never met before if they would participate in identifying  some of his photographs.  Out of ten people asked only one refused. As expected the results from each of the nine participants were completely different.

Another Way Of Telling. John Berger and Jean Mohr

In the book Another Way Of  Telling, include black and white photographs , that are lit using ambient light outside, and inside shots are lit by ambient light  which flow through windows, including interior lights.   I intend to produce my series of images from this project by using natural light source.

Here is an example below of an image taken inside using ambient light that is flowing through the windows each side of the subject.


Photo taken of the image in the book. Another Way Of Telling. John Berger and Jean Mohr.   Berger was photographing the factory workers in  West Germany, he was photographing a Yugoslav worker for a report for the International Labour Office, when a Turkish worker shouted.  ‘So there are only Yugoslavs here!’ Me I don’t exist!’




Julie Flanagan


Above is a screen shot from a video clip of mine, illustrating the ambient light shining through the grand windows each side of the hall, thus spilling out onto the floor.


Below is a Pdf of some research on the book, THEATRES of the REAL and Bill Brandt.