The Monday Muse Week 8

19 October 2015

Region: London

At RPS London Towers, we were saddened to hear about the death of Hilla Brecher this week, and thought it would a fitting tribute to dedicate this week’s Monday Muse to her.  So in her memory, the Muse wants to see photographic typologies

The Bechers were known for their mono typologies of industrial images, but as our screenshot shows, photographic typologies can take many forms.  The two key words are “repetitive” and “uniformity”.  The images can be record shots or creative.  A typology can comprise different subjects recorded in the same way or a particular subject (such as a place) recorded on different days.  A grid of nine images works well as a minimum number, but there is no upper limit on numbers.

Image:  Screenshot from Google search (terms: typology in photography)

The Monday Muse is an ongoing initiative.  There are no deadlines and you don’t have to take the photographs in the week that the Muse is set.  Once you’ve set up your album, you can add to it any time.  A list of previous Muses can be found here.


Monday Muse Info

As the inspirational ideas we posted as part of the Bleeding London project proved to be so popular, we’re going to continue the theme with The Monday Muse.  Every Monday, we’ll be posting an inspirational idea for the week, with links to tips and suggestions on how to achieve the best images.  We’ll be featuring our favourites here on the blog and in our monthly eZine Capital Interest.  And just to add a bit of competition, we’ll be running a points league.  There is one point for posting an image and there will be occasional bonus points.  At the end of the year, whoever has the most points will receive a gift voucher to spend in the RPS shop. 

What to do next

Take your typology.

EITHER upload it to your Monday Muse album in the RPS galleries and send the link to  

OR post the image (or a link to it) to the RPS London group on Facebook

OR tweet it (@ The_RPSLonfon; hashtag #rpsmuse)

OR upload to Instagram (hashtag #rpsmuse)


Small Print

Images must be taken after the topic has been announced.  By submitting to The Monday Muse, you agree that we can use your images on the RPS website and in RPS publications.  Copyright remains with the photographer.  Full accreditation will be given.