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T H E I N D I V I D U A L I S C A P I T A L | IDEA TWO: FATHER

Dadio 2 FINAL

 

T H E  I N D I V I D U A L  I S  C A P I T A L | IDEA: FATHER

This image is of my father; father of four. Individual due to being mine and my siblings father, and I feel he is a huge part of my life, and look up to him as an idol.

I chose a one light set up, on the side of his face creating a strong shadow on the side of his face, leaving the rest lit, creating a strong and powerful portrait, revealing textures around his face, with contrasting harsh lighting on the other side, showing the colour on his face. Also the background is slightly lit, creating a grey background so the subject doesn’t get absorbed into the image, creating a better depth, letting him stand out from the background. This creates a more welcoming image, adding a less serious tone to it, making the subject more appealing and likeable.

I roughly entered the subject, cropping the top and bottom to give a stronger focus to the facial expression. This is also helped in the landscape style, giving him room and creates a less claustrophobic portrait, as I feel most portrait shot portraits look.

Posted: November 30th, 2015
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T H E I N D I V I D U A L I S C A P I T A L | IDEA ONE: TWINS

Twins FINAL

T H E  I N D I V I D U A L  I S  C A P I T A L | IDEA ONE: TWINS

These images show 1 year old twins, showing their similarities, and also their individualities; male and female, stripes and pattern, hair, skin colour, and also the face shape. The main reason I chose them is due to their age, not knowing what life is and how their life will be, making them a perfect subject to represent an individual character. Another reason is because they are my siblings, making them individual in my eyes as they will always be unique and amazing to me, therefor fulfilling my project requirements.

I chose to use a black background to create a mysterious, unknown feel to the images, giving the two images a narrative which I feel is important to the brief, and also to the style of images. I also used a one light set up, creating deep shadows around the eyes, and also the neck, giving strong contrast in colour between the shadows and skin, as well as making the eyes pop and create the main focus of the image.

The framing of both images is roughly central, giving a natural feel to the image, and also landscape to enhance this feel. This also makes the subject seem more alone, getting rid of any distracting elements around them, whilst also engulfing them within the background.

 

 

Posted: November 30th, 2015
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P E O P L E A R E T H I N G S | TETRAPTYCH: DIGITAL FOCUS

Amb Dinner

 

P E O P L E  A R E  T H I N G S | TRIPTYCH: DIGITAL FOCUS

Taking influence from Tommasco Del Croce by experimenting with digital lights, I chose to represent modern culture, with society now have a strong focus on digital experiences, mainly on a smart phone. This is why the subject is lit by only one light, the phone light, representing her only focusing on her phone, ignoring the rest of the world around her, shown through the composition of the phone light only lighting her face.

The images are in black and white, to represent the robotic and boring context of the images, creating a monotone feel for the images. This is also portrayed through the central framing and also the style of the tetraptych, having each composition being very similar, with equal lighting of the face, as each image is only lit by the single phone light, helping towards the digital style of the image, allowing the morbid face to only be shown, blacking out the rest of the world.

Each image is an example of a social setting, from top to bottom: In bed alone, with space for a partner that may have left but she hasn’t noticed due to her focus being elsewhere. The next image is similar to the first, but on a sofa where a couple or family may be watching TV, but she is alone, distracted by her phone. The third image shows the subject at an empty dinner table, showing that everyone has left whilst she still concentrates on her phone. The final image is the subject being left in the car, ignoring the fact no one else is. The series of images may represent a typical day of a female in a relationship, visiting family.

I feel this tetraptych links in to People Are Things, as it shows a representation of people living life through digital distractions, living a robotic life, ignoring all humanisms, overall showing the subject as more of an object, than a human.

Posted: November 30th, 2015
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C R E A T U R E S | IDEA THREE: CABLE STEMS

Earphone Plants

 

C R E A T U R E S | IDEA THREE: CABLE STEMS

This was a very simple idea, influenced by Sonia Rentsch, as it shows technology in a more natural form; as plant stems. I feel I could have created a more equal lighting set up, to create a more balanced background, but on the other hand, the way in which the right side is darker, helps towards the hyper-natural feel to the image, as if its a technological world, manufactured and with little natural aspects.

Originally I was going to photograph over this image, adding more layers of natural life, to create a better context, but I feel that would have changed the overall feel to this image and what I wanted to develop.

The minimalistic style helps let the objects stand out more, and also with the different levels, this helps add variety to the image, showing that imperfections can always happen, giving natural elements to the image.

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C R E A T U R E S | IDEA TWO: SPACE GERMS

Space Germs

 

C R E A T U R E S | IDEA TWO: SPACE GERMS

A sculpture idea, influenced by the works of Lorenzo Vitturi, but in a more minimalistic and modernist style, a style which I feel is more appealing and relaxing to view. I chose to make this image in a monochrome colour style, creating nice contrasting textures between the black and white elements of the image, with shading of each ball in similar parts, helping towards a more “lost in space” feel to the image. I chose to hang the sculpture, to give a more zero gravity look to the image, especially when upon the black background.

The image was only lit with one light, allowing the shadows to be controlled a lot easier, developing the textures of the individual balls, and also the wooden picks holding the balls together.

The centre framing also helps towards the minimalistic style, and it gives the image more space around, creating a more subtle image. This also gives the object room to move within the frame, as if it was floating in space, and has been captured mid-course.

Posted: November 30th, 2015
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C R E A T U R E S | IDEA ONE: ORANGE

Orange Creature 2

C R E A T U R E S | IDEA ONE: ORANGE

For this project, I took my main influences from Harocio Salinas, and the bold use of contrasting colours from Peechaya Burroughs. I created this affect by using strong lighting from each side to decrease the amount of shadow shown, allowing the yellows and oranges to burst out of the frame. I chose to centre my object as it created the best depth of field, creating an interesting effect with the spikes, giving them movement and also adding sharpness, overall creating a bright and colourful image, with a piercing style, giving the image different elements and textures to view through the image.

I feel the white background could have been whiter, to really bring the orange colours out more, but overall I feel this image is well lit, and well taken, clearly showing the focus on the eyes of the “creature”, helping create a context to the image.

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