Coursework Project 1
Brief You have been commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to produce 3 photographs for an up and coming exhibition entitled: ‘In front and behind the lens – a contemporary look at photographs of females models by female photographers’. The only constraint in this project is that the photographs must feature the models in a close up view, with very little background distraction.
Fashion By Michael David Adams
Michael David’s use in ligh7ng and background is good which is a technique I’m going to use. The shadows on one side of her body and face makes the image look aesthe7cally pleasing. It’s a very catchy image. To me there is no speciﬁc message message being communicated to the audience, but the ar7st made something so simple look amazing. Although I don’t really think that this photo is not entirely important it doesn’t give much information out to the audience about what the photo is trying to explain which gives the audience that freedom in having their own thoughts on what they think it’s communication to them. It gives the audience the chance to think about children in different ways.
Initial Set Of Photographs
In my ﬁrst image I took a close up picture of the face with liFle background that is plain. What is similar between my work and Michael David Adams is that there’s not much emo7on in the face and there is no speciﬁc message being delivered to the audience which means that it can mean diﬀerent things to diﬀerent people. I I like the way I used the ligh7ng in all my photographs and I think makes a beau7ful ‘beauty portrait’. However this could be improved by moving the light source further away next 7me so it doesn’t turn out that bright on one side of the face, I tried lowering the brightness using Photoshop which improved. Overall I am very pleased with what I have achieved, it took me some 7me to achieve the end results but managed to get to what I had ini7ally planned. I also think the composi7on and edi7ng done to this has worked successfully for me to make the pictures look beFer than I had expected they would be. I also personally think these will work well as developmental which I am looking forward to.
2nd ar7st analysis
‘Un7tled’ By Stephen Gill
Stephen Gill’s work has inspired me several 7mes during my course. What I ﬁnd really interes7ng is he tells a story in his picture and each individual has a diﬀerent story, he places objects on top of a photograph and re photographs them which is a technique im going to use in my developmental. Even though this image is not important many of his work display diﬀerent messages to diﬀerent people. It can be viewed in many diﬀerent ways. Stephen Gills places objects on the most important part of the picture which makes the audience think of what could be happening in the picture.
Developmental Â set Â
My developmental set have turned out beFer than I thought, I went along and added new things on what to do to the images which improved my ﬁnal results. Rather than placing objects I wanted to be a bit diﬀerent and I thought liquid would work well with food colouring, and it did. I also s7ll wanted to con7nue applying Michael David Adams technique in keeping the shadows so what I did was get a cloth and place the picture in the middle, crea7ng shadows in some parts of the image. In my ﬁrst image I like how the tones of colours blend in with each other, the food colouring especially. Covering some of the parts of the image also helps focus on the face which is the most important part. The third picture is my personal favourite. The liquid is spilled in the perfect place and also the shadows. This makes this picture prominent and aesthe7cally pleasing. Overall all my developmental images turned out beFer than I had expected, and im proud of it. If I was to do this again I would probably see if I could develop on this and make it even beFer.