AS Graphics Gary Lee Humphreys
Photo Manipula8on What is photo manipula8on? : Photo manipula8on is the applica8on of image edi8ng techniques to photographs in order to create an illusion or decep8on a@er the original photographing took place. Many ar8sts choose to pursue lives in photo manipula8on because of its very accomplished work in making the surreal look real. • Many ar8sts that are famous because of there work in photo manipula8on such as Kyle Thompson (le@ image), Fiddle Oak (middle image), and Lissy Elle (right image). • The images that are Shown on the right are Examples of the three ar8sts Work that they have made During their work in photo Manipula8on. I have chosen Them because I believe that each one is unique to each ar8st, Kyle Thompson presents a large variety of work that is very similar to this one, face covered completely and is being suspended by a sheet. This love for that style can tell us about the ar8st and how he may feel separate, he feels there is something controlling him. Or the love may come from just pure interest of that style, the diﬀerence to other styles of manipula8on may just be preferred. The work of ﬁddle oak is again work that can be seen on other pieces of her work, she enjoys using photo manipula8on to put people into smaller situa8ons, this is admirable and eﬀec8ve in photo manipula8on. Lastly Lissy Elle, her work isnt massivly represented by this photo, which is why I enjoy her work so much as it is all very diﬀerent with no direct paTerns or styles. •
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Photo manipula8on is achieved by the tools given to us on photo shop and combining images together to end up with a surreal looking photo that looks like it has been taken with just a camera. The use of Photo manipula8on can range from modern art to business or just person sa8sfac8on. All the same its outcomes are to be admired when done well as the eﬀects that people can make via photo manipula8on are astonishing. If I was to choose photo manipula8on I feel that I would try and look into diﬀerent eﬀects that can be achieved to ﬁnd out which one I prefer, by this I mean looking at examples from Kyle Thompson, Fiddle oak and Lissy Elle. Once I have thoroughly seen the diﬀerent ways of manipula8ng photo’s I will choose a style and con8nue down that path. At the present 8me I enjoy the eﬀects of having a small environment look larger than it is and seVng myself into sed environment, this eﬀect is very simple but if set up well the outcomes can be outstanding. If I wasn’t to choose that path then I would choose more work down the lines of Kyle Thompson where the images are surreal in a normal sized environment.
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There are a variety of people that are famous because of a par8cular quote/saying. The quote normally revolves around what that person does or did at the 8me the saying was started. Some of the biggest famous quotes are ‘All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his 8me plays many parts,His acts being seven ages.’ – William Shakespeare. ‘Before God we are all equally wise -‐ and equally foolish.’ – Albert Einstein ’I am the punishment of God...If you had not commiTed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.’ – Genghis Khan Other examples are: ‘Imagina8on is more important than knowledge’-‐ Einstein, ‘Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change’ -‐Stephen Hawkins, ‘Be the change you want to see in the world’ -‐Gandhi
Quote On the right are two examples where quotes have been used and Adapted to match what they actually say. The ﬁrst one (top) is unique to itself because the style of wri8ng is strange which is exactly what the quote is talking about making it very eﬀec8ve. The second image shows a diﬀerent way on how the words can be changed to ﬁt the quote, by having the faded wri8ng it again shows the uniqueness of the image by the double quote being hidden which is what the wording is about. If I was to choose quotes I would use examples like these to help me persue a very eﬀec8ve outcome of a ﬁnal piece. I feel that these types of quotes are the most eﬀec8ve as they use more texture to further explain or show their ul8mate meaning, because of the way the present this I feel they would be one of the beTer routes to follow in using quotes.
Alzheimer's Alzheimer’s is a cause of Demen8a and is a disease that most occurs in elderly people causing them to loose their memory, this may be forgeVng names and faces of well known people, misplacing or keeping items in strange places and in general a constant confusion throughout the day making normal life diﬃcult for them and others around them. • From the image on the right you can see how Alzheimer’s actually aﬀects the brain physically. this happens because amyloid plaques start to build up all over the brain and cause problems in those areas for which that part of the brain controls. •
• Mild Alzheimer’s Disease As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, memory loss worsens, and changes in other cogni8ve abili8es are evident. Problems can include, for example, geVng lost, trouble handling money and paying bills, repea8ng ques8ons, taking longer to complete normal daily tasks, using poor judgment, and having some mood and personality changes. People o@en are diagnosed in this stage. • Moderate Alzheimer’s Disease In this stage, damage occurs in areas of the brain that control language, reasoning, sensory processing, and conscious thought. Memory loss and confusion grow worse, and people begin to have problems recognizing family and friends. They may be unable to learn new things, carry out tasks that involve mul8ple steps (such as geVng dressed), or cope with new situa8ons. They may have hallucina8ons, delusions, and paranoia, and may behave impulsively. • Severe Alzheimer’s Disease By the ﬁnal stage, plaques and tangles have spread throughout the brain, and brain 8ssue has shrunk signiﬁcantly. People with severe Alzheimer’s cannot communicate and are completely dependent on others for their care. Near the end, the person may be in bed most or all of the 8me as the body shuts down. Informa8on from (hTp://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/publica8on/alzheimers-‐disease-‐fact-‐sheet)
Alzheimer’s If I was to choose to base my project on Alzheimer’s disease then I would concentrate on the eﬀects of Alzheimer’s and how it aﬀects the brain physically rather then mentally, I believe that doing so would be eﬀec8ve as it would clearly show how each stage takes place and what parts of the brain are aﬀected over 8me. However I wouldn’t completely remove the mental parts of the disease, but the focus on physical change is a diﬀerent approach to how Alzheimer’s is normally presented. • Gerhard Richter is an ar8st that has worked on Alzheimer’s, here are a few examples of his work: • These are good examples of Alzheimer’s as they Show how people are forgoTen and how faces get Mixed up in photo’s. Gerhard Richter has edited these Two photo’s in that exact way as the faces are distort-‐ ed and the whole of the boTom image is covered Showing how people are forgoTen via having Alzheimer’s Disease. •