Digital Davidson Inspired PhotographMy ideas have changed mainly on subject matter. I decided my abandoned photographs were my strongest point and I developed them by looking at Alain Paiement's work. This appealed to me because it involved mess and clutter and one photograph I analysed by him was of an abandoned place in itself. The difference was his shots were mainly taken from birdseye angles capturing the mess below. I gave this a go on my second film. From Paiement I was lead to looking at Tracey Emin's famous installation 'My Bed', this captured mess randomly too but in a bedroom, I involved this on my second film too. I then put the two ideas together and thought that by framing more mess in a claustrophobic way I could involve some personal ideas to it, almost going back to inner character because I would still be focusing on the abandoned ware house but presenting it in a trapped and confined way.
I have mainly experimented in the dark room at this point. I have tried liquid emulsion which was partially acceptable but could have been improved by not over exposing them, selective developing went well because I developed parts in a relevant way rather than just randomly. Solarisation wasn't too good because I didn't gain much contrast with my photographs, particularly my Rensbergen inspired ones. I did a wide range of reversals which worked very well, I reversed my selectively developed prints to extend their enhancement even more. I also reversed my solarisations of my Davidson inspired photographs which were a huge success with the silvery tones. I also reversed the digital photographs that I had printed onto newspaper. The layering of materials (rice, celefane) onto the prints didn't work so well at first, the rice needed such a long exposure time it took me very long to get it right and I didn't enjoy it much, I found the successful results quite boring too. ANother experiment was masking the prints which went well because I kept the subject matter and composition relevant.
Reversal of Selectively Developed Print
Reversal of Solarised PrintDigitally I have printed my Davidson photographs onto news print and graph paper to see what effect it gives. I have dripped ink down them too and combined both these experimentations together which went well. I photographed apple peelings and parts on top of my existing apple photographs to combine colour and black and white together which also went well. I also experimented with an Ipad for the first time and captured/recorded group work with a moving imagery a similar way to a gif or cinemagraph but more movie like.
Digital Davidson Photograph Printed on Newsprint with Ink Drippings
Spaces Photographs With Apple Peelings on TopI have experimented with cutting up my photographs and re-arranging them, I extended this by combining more than one photograph together. I followed collage tasks in group worked - cubomania and exquisite corpse which I enjoyed and a random ripping and tearing collage which was too random for my liking because of the lack of relevence. I am yet to develop my Emin and Paiement work.
I want to develop moving image further, I want to try and do this with stil photographs on Imovie and on Photoshop to see what works best. I will also involve experiments such as solarising and reversing to my video results to see how I can present this well. I may also experiment with burning photographs again and photographing these results again.
Artists I am looking at now include Paiement and Emin, I have also looked at Juergen Teller and Man Ray after seeing their work on exhibiton. I also want to look at Lucy Dobinson's work which includes moving images focused on the theme of claustrophobia which would be perfect for my next step to go from mess/spaces/claustrophobia to going to involving people in this theme.
Lucy Dobinson's 'Claustrophobia' Moving Image StillMy plan for the exam is to produce a moving image at the moment, I want to experiment with how I can do this and how I can change the effects, also how I can go from recreating Dobinson's shoot to adding my own personal touch to it.