Photography Face To face. Robyn Louise Ha9on. 9th of November. 6 weeks project.
ArTst research. Historical Portrait Photographer. Eve Arnold:
Born in Germany, Eve Arnold moved to Sydney in 1973 and has lived in Perth, Western Australia, since 1975. In 1991 she took up Fine Arts studies at Claremont School of Art and later at the Western Australian School of Art, Design and Media and ha since held successful exhibiTons in Australia, Germany and Italy. Since compleTng her Advanced Diploma of Arts Management, Eve has managed several ﬁne art galleries. She was also the Western Australian arts writer for the Art Review secTon of the naTonal publicaTon Business Review Weekly between 1996 and 1999.
This arTst I liked the way she used the cigare9es in the young woman’s and old mans mouth also the berets show class as they show oﬀ there country(France) . She also used facial expressions in Maryln Monroe photograph sadness as she has tears in her eyes and she looks up I ﬁnd this really inspiring.
Contemporary Portrait Photographer. Mario TesTno:
UnTtled Mario TesTno was born in 1954 in Lima, Peru He came to London in 1976, took a ﬂat in an abandoned hospital near Trafalgar Square, and began selling por^olios (for £25, including hair and make-‐ up), to wannabe models It was 1997 when he photographed the late Diana, Princess of Wales for her famous “Vanity Fair” cover.
I choose this arTst because I really liked how he used nude in such a graceful way, and how his photos are in black and white also enjoy how he uses good facial expression for example the grin on the boys face. Secondary research
Mind Map Self. -‐ A copy of Eve Arnold with the cigare9e in my mouth with a beret put into the style of 4 passport photos. -‐ In your own skin photos, could contain nude shoulders without makeup. -‐ Face to face with my twin sister head on as if I’m looking in mirror. -‐ Geek style. -‐ Glamorous. -‐ Plain. -‐ Black and white photos. -‐ Sad
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Facial Expression. Props. Clothing. Background. Compression.
Mind Map Other. -‐ -‐ -‐ -‐ -‐
Hippy look. Face paint (Animals, Color or print) Make up. Candy ( Lollies, Chocolate, sweets, sherbet, One millions. WriTng on the face (triptyc) spelling something unique.
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Facial Expression. Props. Clothing.
For my ﬁnal idea I decided to take photos of my sister Lauren and myself as we are idenTcal twins. I wanted to used sweets as props because they show a playful and fun nature to our character.
These images came out good because of the placement of the photo, I used negaTve space, also played around with zooming in and out, this image looks good because its zoomed in.
I believe These photos were successful because of the bright colours that I captured and use of the sweet props.
The image above is eye catching because of the bright colours shining from the red and yellow lollie, this is good because he draws people in.
I purposely asked Lauren to smile because it gives the photo more personality, also used negaTve space so the image is more concentrated on her than anything els in the photograph.
Steven Meisel Italian Vogue
EvaluaTon of mulTple portrait. The image above is a split frame and contains 4 pictures of what looks like the same girl, but on the top right is me and the top leg is my sister diagonally to that is me, this photo draws people in to try and tell the diﬀerence between us I got my inspiraTon from Meisel as he did a split frame in the Italian Vogue magazine, this really got my a9enTon as this arTst is a well known photographer as he did vogue. I also did a copy of his work as I thought it would go well with the image I produced.
NaTonal Portrait Gallery. Founded in 1856, the aim of the NaTonal Portrait Gallery, London is ‘to promote through the medium of portraits the appreciaTon and understanding of the men and women who have made and are making BriTsh history and culture, and ... to promote the appreciaTon and understanding of portraiture in all media’. The Gallery holds the most extensive collecTon of portraits in the world. The CollecTon is displayed in London and in a number of locaTons around the United Kingdom, including several houses managed by the NaTonal Trust. The Gallery is increasingly keen to ﬁnd new ways to share the CollecTon through the NaTonal Programmers, as well as through this website. Secondary research.
Alistar mayal 1991.
Gemma Arterton by Sarah Dunn, 2009.
Thandie Newton by Lorenzo Agius
These are the images I took when we went up to London on a trip, and we was set a task to take photographs of people we saw in the street of London, because we had to see how diﬀerent street portraits are to studio portraits. Studio portraits are more planned and organized than street portraits, street portraits are just hit of luck that they come out good. This task was just to show us in higher depth how diﬀerent these to techniques are.
EvaluaTon These photo was successful because I made the levels go up higher and that made the white lines contrast with the black lines. Also the composiTon of the photo Is to the side of the and has negaTve space. What could have went be9er with the photograph is it could be in color and be more bright but the black and white works well. It was intenTonally in focus so I could get the right angled shot. Also these were test shots before we did the real ones, and the test shots came out be9er than the ones that were planned. I also think they both could have a bit more detail than what they have but also bring something diﬀerent to the image.
Face to face exhibiTon.
Feed back. “ I like the posiToning of the face in both” “I like how there’s not much going on in the photo but its sTll eye catching” “BeauTful and natural”
“scale and control” “This image is fun and not to serious, the close up an the subject creates and sense if closeness.
ArTst research Sharon Elphick Sharon Elphick's training as a texTle designer comes through in the "urban tartans" she creates on the painTngs. The work she focuses on are the pa9erns she ﬁnds in tower blocks from London, New York, Paris, Berlin and São Paulo. More recent work focuses on another feature of urban life graﬃT, along with other markings from roads, pavements, buildings. Away from the urban, Elphick also has an appeal with all things horTcultural, treaTng ﬂowers and trees with the same photomontage techniques she uses for concrete and steel. Elphick's outstanding technique and subject ma9er has resulted with her images being absorbed into "Brit Pop" fashion and furniture design.
This project is exploring photographs, experimenting and research.