TitleWhite empty Earth
NameEdgington, Colin Jon (author), Neumaier, Diane (chair), Yau, John (internal member), Rogeberg, Hanneline (internal member), Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts,
Photography, Artistic--21st century
DescriptionMy use of photography is rooted in the complexities of the photograph, its making, meaning and function. Human understanding and perception of the physical world (as Landscape and Nature) are sole concerns as I address the ambivalence that coincides with these ideas and the space in between. Can one achieve a work that illuminates both personally and collectively, privately and socially? By photographing constructed environments in the studio, can I challenge the photograph as "document" and the environment as fundamentally separate from human? With this work, I am hoping to accomplish several things through a hermeneutic based exploration: An engagement in a meditative, slow process, the revealing of a mindful, personal space,a deeper understanding of the environment and my place in it and the capability, functionality, conscious/unconscious uses of and meaning in photography and the photograph and, lastly, how the image affects human consciousness of and relationship to the physical world.
NoteIncludes bibliographical references (p. 65)
Noteby Colin Jon Edgington
CollectionMason Gross School of the Arts Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Organization NameRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
RightsThe author owns the copyright to this work.