Reflection Week Eight – 2/4/17 and Nine – 16/4/17

Easter break from 31/3/17 to 17/4/17.

During the two weeks I have had off uni I started thinking about all the feedback I got from the class when they recommended Jamie Hawkesworth’s – Miu Miu photoshoot campaign to me.

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I did not have subtle location images to put them side by side with my portrait studio images. The first location images were too close up, the desolate images were too mundane and the futuristic images I took of buildings seemed too obvious, as seen below:

This is why over the Easter holidays I began taking improved location images that I could use for my final, side by side to my studio images.

I was very pleased I chose to re-shoot my location images for my three worlds. The images taken above seem to project my theory’s about what a utopian , desolate and futuristic world would visually look like.

Easter holidays also gave me an opportunity to test location shooting with a model to see if I preferred location to the green screen experiments I have been trying.

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Although I found the location and model images to be a success, I do not believe physically bringing my model into a real landscape added anything more than the green screen images or my studio work. I wanted to make more of a creative dicision and think about the layout and printing of my images.

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The portrait and landscape side by side really helps to express the lifestyle and visually show the thriving, harsh or technologically advanced environments. I want my audience to think about for the three different potential worlds human kind could create.

Showing my work.

Part of the assessment criteria was to talk about a range of strategies or ways you could present your work. I began using the website Blurb to make a look-book of my work.

I thought about using Blurbs ‘Standard Portrait’ book of 20 pages to show the best three images for every different studio image and the best three location images.

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I thought about the benefits of presenting my work in a book format rather than six A3 Prints in a gallery. The props being I would have more work to showcase. However, I do not think having 3 images to present a character for one world is necessary, having more images does not add anything. I preferred having my six strongest images which I was proud of, rather than having eighteen images which where just filling a space in the book.

My project was very much about trying to condense a message into one image, this was tricky as I was looking at Films for inspiration and Films are able to tell a story over a long duration of time. This is why I wanted to set myself this challenge of trying to get people to think about potential worlds we could create condensed into one two images per world.

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