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Photography Final Piece A2 Module

Photography Final Piece A2 Module

Throughout my A2 year, I decided to look at the theme of mental health and body image in the media.

I worked on this for several months and choose Contours as my exam question. I felt I could highlight this through focusing on the skin and body. I started off by photographing parts of the body including the eyes, nose and ears. I developed this further by looking into macro photography and scanograpy. Throughout this I wanted my aim to be working with different materials. This included collage, stitching, sewing and more.

For my final piece I set out to combine the same style narrative as my previous images however have my images manually manipulated and presented differently. I worked with sewing words into my images and stitching into the eyes, I felt this could create the illusion of what goes through peoples mind when they go into deep thinking. I also printed off on brown paperĀ and other style papers to show that over time these feelings stay the same. Finally I decided to present my work in several ways; a consatina book which opened out and presented images on both the back and front, a large piece of paper that has images stuck on neat and in proportion, a large piece of paper that has images stuck on in a collage style with stitching from the bottom to the top of the paper similar to Annette Messager who was one of my first artists I researched and finally I created a frame that I stitched all the images together and stitched this around the frame, to make this look more attention grabbing I decided to make this appear more 3D and used test tubes to stick makeup and false eyelashes inside. I feel my final piece as a whole reinforces the idea of how women have to look a certain way and have added pressure. I am very pleased with the overallĀ piece and couldn’t have asked for a better final outcome. I feel my work throughout the project has remained true to its message and that was my overall inspiration for this piece.

Below shows the final outcome.

Nostalgic World War II Photoshoot

Nostalgic World War II Photoshoot

This shoot forms part of my first year AS Level at college which helped me achieve an A overall – The shoot was based on my Great Grandfather aged 94 at the time of writing, and still going strong to this day. He had taken part in the World War II from a young age and I focused on this and his life from the conflicts at this time where I featured images of his friends, family and his time in War that I manipulated into my own images.