G+T: MM: Experimenting (4)

Last post of today, following on from the Photogram workshop, I wanted to see what it would look like, or at least editing a few of the previous images to see what they may look like, either overlayed further or even if I were to consider adding some colour to it.

I played around with colour quite a bit in my previous project, and if I were to think of the subject for the fruit bowls (Decay) and then take in to consideration of fruit, as well. When putting the two together, in terms of colour, their quite the opposite of each other. Then again, decay can be seen as something beautiful, graceful and delicate to another person, so I wanted to be very careful in how i approach this with the colours.

I thought I would start off by experimenting with contrasting colours. So, starting off with two colours, to limit the pallet, I started to test the negative images by overlaying them. When observing them closely, I noted that there were some formations that started to appear, while continuing this method again, but for example,

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Due to how the bowls have overlapped, they’ve started to create a new image. In my opinion, the image above’s starting to remind me of oranges, which directly connects back to the influential approach of the bowls. Although, looking at how the bowl has been cropped off multiple times, it’s starting to look like there are many bowls that’ve been sprawled across the canvas.

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G+T: M+M: Photograph editing (1)

Firstly, sorry for the delay on this. I’m going to make sure, I do these posts routinely in future.

Coming up with some quick ideas, I decided that maybe Photoshop would be the best place to start playing around with the first few ideas, that I may have. At first, I wasn’t too big on the idea of doing that, but heck, I thought I might as well just try it and see where it goes.

It also helped me to think of how I was going to tackle how I could lay the images for the acetate prints.

I started to reflect on some previous experimentation, I had applied to my previous projects and I did keep in mind about the colour schemes. As my client was quite fond with the colour green and lilac, I tried to involve that with the image overlays. What I particularly enjoyed about these first sets of tests, was how crisp the texture of the clay came out in the photographs, and it let me recall back to the texture of the mold on decaying fruit.

Following on from this, I tried to think about how I could overlay the same image again, but in a different way. While, this part was quite straightforward, I simply couldn’t stick with a few of the ones I had tried.

From these, I wanted to see if I could try a more solid approach with the visualisations for the bowl. I was pretty intrigued by how well the shadows on the curvatures came out, and when you observe them in the imagery, they form a new set of shapes and marks.

Through this approach, I tried to overlay the same image again, but from these, I felt that this isn’t showing how fascinating these remarkable bowls are. They weren’t able to grasp the texture, or the details featured.

So, what I may have to consider, when it comes to experimenting with the photographs again, is probably thinking about how I can show the materials quality; the marks created in the material, that helps to put emphasis on the topic of decay.

M+M: Photograms research (1)

To start off, let’s recap back to Year 1; the photography workshop I had attended.

It’s incredibly fun to work with photograms, I think I enjoy the testing and preparation part of the experience. You never really know what you can obtain, when you’re overlaying two images or even three, or what they may look like, but it’s therapeutic.

Definition of a Photogram:

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Nudogram, Kassel, 1974
Unique vintage photogram on celluloid

Floris Neususs

I chose this image in particular, due to how abstract and organic the image is. The contrast of tones in this photogram’s simply incredible and it’s very striking. The figure comes across as restricted and very trapped, and when looking at it closer, it’s as if it’s escaping from the other thing or figure in the back. The overlaying of another possible image makes it appealing.

Compass and Strainer Photogram n.d by Gy?rgy Kepes 1906-2001

Compass and Strainer Photogram

György Kepes

Another abstract, I had a pretty similar view on this image in comparison to the previous, however, what I liked is how even though there’s a limited tones to this one, I adore the amount of depth in this. It’s allowed me to start thinking about how I could start thinking about overlaying particular images, or even thinking about how I could play around with the contrast to give the image more depth.

 

G+T: CORE: Photography workshop

I haven’t done Photography or even thought about presentation for this subject in particular in a while, but it was so fun and intriguing to work together with someone new on this project!

I was pretty hyped to see how it would turn out, and I can say that I’m looking very forward to seeing how I take this project further in terms with the concepts. It’s an area, which I know I need to work on, so I hope to learn, grow and cherish the new things I’ll pick up on.

So, after having a lovely chat with my client, I got to learn just a little more about the department and the objects, and how long it took for the object to be made, plus all of the tests made in order for it to be created.

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What I enjoyed most about this particular workshop, was that I was able to see the many possible positions and angles I could see the bowls in. It also allowed me to start thinking about how these objects could tell a story of what they’re for and what they’re about. I think, the next step from here, is to probably for me to start coming up with some ways in how I can think about my clients details and their input, and how I can translate it through the photographs or edits.