Photography exam Christopher Meeks
Ansel Adams I chose to look at this ar9st as it links to my work in the way that the area has quite a bit of foreground with the subject in the background. I like these photographs as they have interes9ng scenic subject maBer and visually pleasing contrasts of black and white. These photographs could have been taken to make the viewer think of past memories in which they were in a place like the loca9on he has captured. This links to my work as mine has the set back subject maBer and the pleasing contrast in them. Also it links to my work as some of the photos I have taken are in black and white which gives them and aged look and feel and to make the viewer imagine the missing colour and therefore gives the photographs more interest.
st 1 set of photographs
Evalua9on of ini9al set of photographs
On the whole I am pleased with these images as they capture interes9ng subject maBer. Also it works as the photographs are edited in monochrome like Adams’ work. This makes the images more visually pleasing and more interes9ng to the viewer. I have also made these monochrome as I wished to use it in my exam as it always has a good eﬀect as it gives the photographs a stronger contrast than normal.
nd 2 set evalua9on
I am pleased with this set as it has good composi9on and subject maBer. I have kept the colours of the original photographs as this is what I wish to do for my ﬁnal outcomes.
Thomas Ruﬀ I ﬁnd this photograph too busy and confusing to look as there is too much going on. Personally I think that composi9onally the leM creates an imbalance and would be beBer with more colour. This image suggest to me the connec9on between man made and natural environments. The trees and the chairs ﬁght for aBen9on which makes the connec9on of human and natural things coming together. This links to my work because of the mul9ple exposure and the range of the colours. This image looks as though Ruﬀ took the picture but had a long exposure and then moved it to a diﬀerent angle. This also links to my work as it has trees in the work and the link between natural structures and human structures. I believe that this work was created using computer programs to overlay the work and to achieve the mul9ple exposure eﬀect. I have also used this style of edi9ng in my work to overlay the photographs and keep the range of colours.
Jan Splichal I am interested in this work because I enjoy the fact that I have to work hard to look at the photo as it is visually complex. I am also aBracted to the subject maBer as the buildings are aesthe9cally pleasing with their elaborate roofs and chimney tops. There is a lot of depth in the photo this is caused by the many strong chimneys which exaggerate the foreground with their strong repe99on. There is also strong contrast between the vernacular buildings at the front and the elaborate historical buildings in the background which are easier to read as the back is quieter and more relaxed. I enjoy the sooty tones as this enhances the feeling of the old town. The mul9ple exposure give the photo a ghostly sense to the buildings which suggests the idea of memories of people who have lived in the houses over 9me. This links to my work because it is a mul9ple image although he used one photograph where as I overlapped two images. It looks like he did this eﬀect by recording the image and then moving it down in two stages making the image repeated. As this was done in the six9es it must have been done in a dark room where as mine were digitally manipulated and also physically overlapped. Like Splichal the subject of the photographs is the built environment. I have created a contrast with opposite environments like an industrial similar building overlaid onto an old pub.
I think that my ini9al set of photographs are at a good quality as they have a good composi9on and are in focus. Also they are edited in black and white which brings out the contrast and makes the images look stronger. For this exam I think that I pushed my crea9ve boundaries in the 9me I had to do it. As I also had to create my book in the exam I did not get a lot of development into the work but overall I am pleased with the work. I think that the ar9sts I used are eﬀec9ve as they link strongly to the work I have created. I think that this project went well as I have good outcomes and good developments to the ﬁnal outcomes. If I had more 9me I would add developments into the prep work as I did not do this. Also I would take more photographs on loca9ons and develop more photos. I would also look up more ar9sts to do with landscapes and more developmental eﬀects.