would you associate this work with e.g. Documentary, Portraiture, Landscape/ Townscape, Still Life… Does it fit into more than one type or can it not be classified? Describe the content concisely…as if describing it to a non-sighted person… Content and Ideas: Is the work about a subject? Who or what is the main subject? Consider the inclusion or exclusion of details surrounding the main subject… Theme: Do you think the work has a theme? e.g. relationships, social documentary, identity, environment abstraction…. Implied Message: What is the mood or message created ? Does it have a symbolic or moral meaning? Is there a narrative? What does the image reveal or conceal? Comparisons: What are the titles of other works on this theme by the same artist? Compare and contrast these. Photographers Life: Explain what inspired and influenced the photographer – research information that is relevant to the work. Genre: What category of photography Arts / History: Does it link to any Art Movements? Does it link with social, cultural or political circumstances of the time? Does it reflect the ideas or values of a time? Compare / Contrast: Compare this image to another image by a different photographer from the same genre. Discuss the similarities and differences. Photographer’s Name Title / Date Orientation: portrait / landscape? Viewpoint & Composition, Keywords: Framing, Cropping, Focus How are things arranged within the frame and how does your eye move around the photo? Visual Elements : Describe the visual element(s) that stand out e.g. Line, pattern, texture, tone, colour, shape.. Processes / Techniques eg. Lighting, exposure, shutter speed, type of lens / focus/ digital / darkroom processes: How has it been made? What techniques have been used? Shoot your own photographs based on the style/ ideas/ techniques used by this photographer. You could start by emulating the work or create your own images as a response to looking at this work. Selection: Explain how this image links with the theme of your own project and why you chose it. Reaction: What is your first reaction to the work? What did you notice first? Does it remind you of anything? Why? What mood / feeling is created? Explain why you like/ dislike the work Inspiration: How could you use this image as a starting point for your own work? Explain how you have been inspired by this piece and the ideas you have for your own shoot.