I haven’t posted in a long time…but I think its time to get back into it. I have just started my 2nd year of university and this is my first project of the year.
The brief was to create a public service announcement relating to “you are what you eat”. I often hear people saying that anorexia is just one of those “silly diets” for this project I want to show that its more than that and that it is a serious illness. My models hold a brain in their hands to symbolise that anorexia is one of the biggest killer of any mental illness in the UK, photographed next to their small waists to symbolise an eating disorder. I have photographed these images in a dark tone to give more emotion to the images as a mental illness is is something that is not bright and colourful.
Today I have handed in my first university project. I must say That I am really happy with the images that I have created.
I focused on Love as a subject, as the brief I was given was “relationship”. In these images, I have used my self and my other half, I had the opportunity to capture our love and how we care for each other in an image. I have captured this before in selfies where we are happy with smiles and laughter. but in these images, I have captured our love as an art.
I lived in Blaenau ffestiniog in the summer of 2016 for work. I actually thought the town was quit boring apart from the Zip World site and the Down hill biking centre. it constantly rains in Blaenau ffestiniog, so it always looks quite gloomy there apart from when it snows and all the slate is covered in beautiful white powder.
I now do not live in Blaenau ffestiniog and I had always seen some beautiful images of the mountain and some beautiful walks that are in Blaenau ffestiniog. I went back to visit the town to take some photographs for my next college project and I was taken up into the queries in Tan-y-Grisiau where I found this beautiful landscape and old slate buildings. I did not get to spend much time taking images up there but I cant wait to go back and visit and take some more photographs (maybe in some better weather)
I wanted to create a new project over the winter to keep me occupied until it is warmer to continue shooting more self portraits
In this project I have decided to look into the detail of skin as there are many different textures on one personas body and there is so much detail. I have shot my models ribs, spine, hands (with Chalk), and stomach. I would like to focus more on skin and shoot with different models.
Photoshop can be quite easy when you are just editing the brightness, contrast, shadows, etc. but when it comes to merging 2 images together its not that easy .
Here I have created a skull using 2 different animals, a rabbit and a sheep. I created this piece for my A-level art work. I did not go any further with merging skulls as I continued to work with my ram skull.