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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.