These three images are going to be the images submitted for the end of year exhibition and will be placed in the layout above. The images are going to be printed on a ‘Pearl photo board’ from the print bureau at the University. I went with this option as when spoken to one of my tutors about using a Foamex mount board they suggested the print would sit too far from the wall. To save money I didn’t want to be printing my photographs on a type of paper than having to find the right supply to attach the images too, to make them stronger. This way by using the print bureau I haven’t had to worry about looking for the right materials, plus the fact the board I’m using isn’t super thick but it’s just right for my display and not heavy enough I’d have to nail it to the walls.I’mm hoping to fix my images for the exhibition by using the double sided velcro tape.
It’s the time of year where I and the rest of the students on my course are finalising and arranging the photography work as well as exhibition setup and have been asked to produce a short Artist Statement. So before I started writing endless amounts, I wanted to research how and what to include in the statement.
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Today was my last tutor discussion with Richard. We looked through some of my final sets of photographs and we discussed possible images and ideas I have for the end of year exhibition. I had already created experiments with sizes and placements for the show ready for the selected images to get sent to print.
Below are the sketches and computer designs showing ways to exhibit.
The design I am going to use is the 1st image as I like how its simple and shows my photographs in a professional manner.
After my last talk with my tutors reviewing my work and the last experiments, I’d created for the exhibition. I was asked to create a few more designs based on the idea of looking at ‘Vision’, ‘Construction’ & ‘Reality’. These ain’t any final designs, just experiments to see how well they work as a series together.
Each of these series are based on one city only. the top one is Manchester and the bottom is Sheffield.
I decided in the last few weeks before submissions and sending off images to be printed, that I wanted to go back to Manchester to the centre where I photographed the hoarding with the construction appearing slightly at the top of the image. I just wanted to go back and reshoot see if I can improve on the image.
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Going back to reshoot months after the first image, the place has changed and the construction site has developed. The hoarding I was looking for had been replaced by metal fencing and the developers have obviously built up around the tall concrete towers.It was good to go back to see how the construction has changed so quickly, just goes to show the equipment available to us to create these building quickly to better the community and economy
After discussion with my tutors, Liam and Richard about my final products/ pieces being submitted at the end of the year. Been asked whether I was creating a book, my reply is no. it has never been my intention throughout the year to create a book due to the style of photographs I am shooting. The work I have made I don’t feel fits in a clean cut finished book. My work can be carried on further and as it’s construction and having places being built, lots of dust and material, I feel would suit better in a newspaper as any construction you might hear of or see will be from a newspaper article.
I’m going to create a digital tabloid using their own design layout, ‘Arthur’. It will mainly feature more of my own photographs as I can’t display all in the exhibition. It will be 4 pages and will include text on my project throughout the year as well as text to summarise the year- what worked, what didn’t work etc.
I’m at that stage in the year now where I have to think about how my photography work will be exhibited in the final show. What I have thought of doing is to have a size A0 which features 4 of my images. Doing it this way I feel more of my work can be seen and able to be understood better.
Few of my designs are below.
After showing my designs to my tutor he advised me to carefully look at the placement of the images such as the set above, the bottom left there’s far too much blue and stands out from the rest.
This set below is a series of pictures based on the hoarding and barriers I’ve come across in the cities. I think this piece works well the only issue which got pointed out to me was the face the top left scaffolding images was taken looking up towards it where the rest of them are face on. So that image needs to be replaced.
I’ve placed these two sets of images above together to show how different cities can be in different transformation stages. Manchester (Left set of 4 images) is at the stage where it’s heading to be the next London, filled with new modern buildings and skyscrapers, the place is full of construction work. Liverpool (Right set of images) to me is showing the finish, clean-cut architectural structures.
I feel these two sets of images shows the amount of wealth and resources the United Kingdom has to show to the rest of the country and the world.