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dc.contributor.advisorJansen, Dieneke
dc.contributor.advisorRobertson, Natalie
dc.contributor.authorHendeles, Su
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T23:15:52Z
dc.date.available2016-02-08T23:15:52Z
dc.date.copyright2015
dc.date.created2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/9485
dc.description.abstractThis project began as an exploration of Henry F. Talbot’s 1839 description of his new photographic process as “a little bit of magic realized”. It examines the role of sympathetic magic and the participation of non-human agencies in the creation of the photograph and explores the potential of photography to evoke a sense of re-enchantment with the everyday environment. The project defocuses on a minor suburban waterway, the Mangaone Stream in Palmerston North, an unsung remnant of a significant ancient wetland. As the project unfolded, it became a personal journey of exploration of a familiar environment not normally renowned for its magical potential. The methodology includes the development of a ‘magical ’ photographic praxis, utilising simple, analogue, zone-plate cameras , and silver gelatin based media that reference historical processes. The project attempts to rekindle Talbot’s sense of magic at a time when the ability to photograph has become commonplace and unquestioned.  en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectAnalogue photographyen_NZ
dc.subjectMagicen_NZ
dc.subjectZone plate cameraen_NZ
dc.subjectMangaone streamen_NZ
dc.subjectAilver gelatin glass plateen_NZ
dc.subjectDog Townen_NZ
dc.titleSearching for magic in Dog Town: a photographic journeyen_NZ
dc.typeExegesis
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Theses
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Art and Designen_NZ
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dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.date.updated2016-02-05T06:44:19Z


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