Monday, October 8, 2012

Photo Essay- Disposable Coffee Cups

Topic: Coffee Cups
Sub-topic: Disposability

Coffee cups are often overlooked yet a collection of the everyday experience. 
This photo essay explores the notion of aesthetic beauty by drawing attention to the beauty in the mundane. The 20 photos together create a social narrative hinting at their owners' work life and character. 

This photo essay demonstrates the shift in the contemporary practice of photography through the collection of urban coffee cups. It aims to compare and contrast the various coffee cups disposed throughout the morning and provides the viewer with an array of diversity through the juxtaposition of the images.

    As distinguished by Susan Murray in her 2008 article 'Digital Images, Photo-Sharing, and
Our Shifting Notions of Everyday Aesthetics', the contemporary practice of photography has seen a shift from capturing special moments to now photographing everyday fleeting objects. 
 As you watch the clip, you can almost envisage the story and character 
  behind each image. This enables the viewer to construct a narrative through the ordinary. 


Music: One Too Chan (2012)
Title of work - 'Femme Fatale'
Creative Commons: Derivative

 Murray, S 2008, ‘Digital Images, Photo-Sharing, and Our Shifting Notions of Everyday Aesthetics’, Journal of Visual Culture, vol. 7, no. 2, p. 147

Hariklia Stratigos (42874408) and Adriana Paczynski (42855535)

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