It is extremely important that you use the short time that you have left to produce a substantial amount of work. The set tasks and strands need to be left and you need to focus on developing an idea. If this is to be portrait distortion then you need to start off by creating three different responses to distortion.
1) Digital using photoshop to create distortion 2) Using physical objects such as mirrors glass in front of the lense to create distortion 3) Using physical distortion on the actual picture by printing out the image and then working on top of it. You have lots of examples on your pinterest page so go back over it and choose a link artist for each section. Once you have taken the images you can decided which one you want to develop further.
10/01/18 - To do Upload new images of the figure in location and make a point that you like the idea of both light to create atmosphere but also the idea of the lone figure juxtaposed against the landscape. You need to make sure you explain what went well in the shoot and what you want to build on Upload all your brutalist work from structure as a link to this idea. The brutalist location could form an interesting juxtaposition for the lone figure. Look at the work of Laurent Kronental as the link artist for this slight change in direction. Visit the following places with a model and look at taking photographs of the lone figure against the brutalist concrete structure 1) The barbican 2) The brunswick centre 2) The alexandra estate 4)Southbank Centre complex and National Theatre 5) Trellic towers See links for their locations https://londonist.com/2012/05/londons-top-brutalist-buildings
Past students work Finn and Elosie links below http://finntanneralevelpho.weebly.com/curatorship-practical-response.html http://eloisethomasalevel.weebly.com/curatorship-practical-response.html
12/12 Still waiting for you to do tasks from mid November. Why do you only ever photograph head and shoulder looking straight on or 3/4s at best? You need far more variety in your sets of obs other than different colours to register even a half decent mark. How can you introduce more breadth?
13/11/17 Ms Powell
http://eloisethomasalevel.weebly.com/exam---environment.html https://www.zabludowiczcollection.com/exhibitions/view/annual-commission-haroon-mirza interseting exhibition in chalk farm good ton take a model to and photograph.
Consider your brief: Create a series of images that explore the variety of techniques that can be used to create striking and interesting portraits.
Is there a variety of technique? Are your portraits striking and interesting? How would you define striking and interesting? Do the expressions of your subjects need to be more considered to meet your brief? Do we need models who are not just in your class?
Please can you arrange your sets into slide shows. It is easier for the examiner as the appropriate annotation can accompany the right images.
8/11/17 Consider moving onto to looking at projecting onto people in the studio but you need to take images that can then be projected. These could be lights at night. look at the work of Bill armstrong and consider different enviroments that you could take that show colour and mood. 30/10/17 - Gholden Write down the new change in idea looking at the idea of light and portraiture consider taking portraits using different lighting and settings.
1) Natural lighting 2) Studio lights - Tunsten light , soft box , ring flash 3) Look for different lights outside or inside school that will give you different effects moods (darkroom , strip lights, light at night such as bus stops tube strip lights ect) Look at the work of Geoff Jones , Laurie Bartley Davis Ayer Also look at the work of two past students that have experimented with portraiture, colour, different media
10/10/2017 JR Portraits - getting up closer to the subjects and photographing. These could then be blown up and plastered around school.
4/10/17 Upload a variety of portrait shots make sure that all the images are shot the same in terms of colour focus framing once you hace decided on a look still to it. and then place the images alongside each other. As well as James mollison look at the work of Ari Versluis and her ideas of stereotypes and groupsing also look at the work of Martin Scholler and his close up series for ideas about how to frame your photographs. Also look at the project Taryn Simon’s 2003 project, The Innocents, about people being wrongfully convicted for crimes they did not commit.
13/12/16 Develop the idea of a train journey moving between different places and then possible getting off at stations and then use the long exposure technique to capture people at the station make sure to use a tripod.As well making the film take more of the titerenko style work but try using different interesting locations. 8/12/16 Photo editing with Mr Nathan including: - Straightening - Cropping - Sharpening - Adjusting the hue/saturation - Uses curves
10/11/16 Three Strands need to include:
concept/idea e.g 'in this strand i will investigate...'
artist inspiration/analysis - explain how it relates to concept
contact sheet of response
process/editing - screenshots from photoshop or clear explanation of method
9/11/16 Look into moving images and incorporate that into your work e.g gifs or youtube clips of busy streets and train stations, contrasted to empty places. Also look into the idea of movement being fluid and smoke like (Titarenko) and try to reproduce some of these images.
1/11/16 Develop the strand of movement with in the city look at the work of utah bathe and stephanie jung and alexi titerenko Look at the work of previous students that have captured the movement life of the city both in an abstract way or in a more literal sense. Try layering your images and then potentially contrasting against an empty city Joe needle - busy city - http://jbeedle.weebly.com/unit-4.html Mary - busy vs deserted - http://marymcilheney.weebly.com/practical-response.html
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