By Dougal Dixon
What unique creatures does the next day to come carry? Dougal Dixon's vintage paintings of speculative anthropology blends technological know-how and fable in a gorgeous zoology of the future.
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These efforts involved recording human movement using eye-level cameras on tripods. , lifelike). This genre was much less objective in perspective and quite dependent upon what researchers found relevant to their work. Still, the literature remains replete with the call to use the appropriate method to answer the specific question, meaning that cameras (moving or still) were only to be used when visual data helped to answer the research question at hand or to supplement the ethnographic data and subsequent analysis.
This image, taken in Vicos, Perú, is strong because the subject fills the frame due to its low angle, and creates a strong sense of energy and movement. It also includes a great deal of ethnographic information, including clothing, behavior, skills, interactions, and the new school building in background. At one level it could be considered photojournalism as it concisely tells a story within one frame, but also art as well as ethnographic due to its composition and content. T. Collier, 1955 (n10353–3252–5d).
6 Lighting (Ambient versus Flash): Luis builds a door inside his uncle’s carpentry shop, located in the Urbanization Bautista Saavedra, El Alto, Bolivia. The top image is exposed with available (ambient) light, while the lower image benefits from the flash filling in the shadows. ©2011 Jerome Crowder. 10 All of these relationships affect the way we understand what makes up a “good” image (and whether there is an agreed aesthetic to it or not). Marion confronts these differences when showing images to dancers, judges, audience members, academic students and colleagues, as well as other photographers.
After Man: A Zoology of the Future by Dougal Dixon