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Formalism

Formalism: prioritisation of concern with form rather than content. Focus on composition and the material nature of any specific medium. (Wells, 2009, p.347)

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Contact sheets by Andrew Fitzgibbon
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By Andrew Fitzgibbon

A series of images taken around Blenheim Palace – a formal place in itself.  I focused on using the strong diagonals to lead the eye through the frame in many of the images.  Where people are present, I consciously placed them as a focal point (images 3 and 5). Image 1 (a cliché) is arranged to show the shadow of the grand archway, with the lighted gate leading to the outer courtyard.

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