Black & White Photography Development

Black & White Photography Development

After having a lot of success with Black & White Photography and Projection, I decided to combine my influences from two artists I have researched Annette Messager and Solve Sundsbo and create a shoot based on both of them.

I decided to Photograph the subject matter of Annette by photographing Body Parts and choose to use Projection and a similar Projection inspired by Solve in order to achieve this shoot.

At first I didn’t know if this shoot would have the same success as the other two due to the subject matter being completely different so I didn’t know if this would be enough to make it stimulating and stand out.

The final images offer a lot of Compositional Rules including Simplicity, Rule of Thirds, Golden Section, Leading Lines, Negative Space and also Abstract Imagery. My favourite is the one of the models neck from the front where it features an x-ray projected, I think this is very Abstract and the most thought provocking.

Below shows the final outcome.

Solve Sundsbo Inspired Shoot

Solve Sundsbo Inspired Shoot

The second artist I decided to focus for Inspiration for my A2 Module is Solve Sundsbo, I choose this artist due to his editorial style images and use of projection.

I felt this artist would be a strong choice in order to develop my work forward in terms of Portraiture and Techniques.

For this shoot, I set out to feature the Compositional Rules such as: Rule of Thirds, Simplicity and Leading Lines.

I choose for this shoot to be taken in the studio using projection and to be Black & White similar to my artist.

 

My overall thoughts on this shoot are positive, I enjoyed the shoot throughout and the final photographs however when It came to the technical side I felt that trying to perfect the camera and lighting was hard due to how bright the projector was, to overcome this I decided to play around with the ISO and Aperture and move the projector around and the camera in order to capture different styles of light and angles.

Below shows the outcome of this shoot.

Annette Messager Inspired Shoot

Annette Messager Inspired Shoot

For my first Artist Research before my final A2 Module I choose to research into Annette Messager – I was inspired by her work of body parts and use of dark colours (Black and White & Sepia) due to how how stimulating her work was and how she could turn a normal body part and make it to seem much more.

I choose to focus on photographing the hands, eyes, nose, ears and neck. This was due to I felt these was the most personal parts on the face and the ones that would be the best to photograph as for the ear it would use a lot of Golden Section and the hands a lot of Repetition and Leading Lines.

Overall I was very shocked with the outcome, when I starting taking the photographs I was worried they would look to boring however aswell as having these as my final outcomes I created a lot of Manuals using tracing papers and even framed some to make them appear more 3D and realistic.

Below shows the final outcomes of this shoot.

Documentary / Street Photography

Documentary / Street Photography

As part of my final year at College (A2) , this shoot is one of the first photo shoot’s I have done where I travelled down to Manchester to photograph people performing (dancing, singing, playing instruments) – I decided to put the images together as a strip as I have been inspired by a previous artist and have also developed this by doing some of the images as singular shots.

 

Graffiti Photography

Graffiti Photography

I went to Manchester to photograph the Graffiti on the back streets of the town – I came across very vibrant ‘tagging’ and also some that I would consider far more dull than the styles I was most interested – however, I photographed it anyway.