Thirteen Photos – Exhibition

Thirteen Photos – Exhibition Evaluation

Overall the exhibition was a general success, everyone within the team managed to complete their work to a deadline and we all had great quality images printed and mounted in good time for the show to open. The location aesthetically was very nice, the exhibition boards fit in the room well as well as show casing the engine space as a work room; it was very cultural with a variety of people visiting every day. We all received very good feedback from our work. Although it took a while for us all to become confident in communicating with each other, we all eventually began to work effectively as a team.

There were very little issues for example the geographical location of the engine space was very out of the way and lots of people found it hard to find, there was a lot of preparation put into the exhibition for the images to only be shown for two nights; I believe we may have got a much bigger audience if the images were able to view it for more days. At the beginning of the planning we didn’t communicate well, and I believe this held us back when preparing things like food/drink for visitors.

Organisation, communication and planning

The show ran smoothly, we all met the deadlines we needed to in order to all have images ready to show for the exhibition. We all pulled together when time was running out to ensure we all had our images printed, cut and mounted. The communication was successful between us and external people, such as the engine space owner and the technicians. The social media was also a success and was accessed by all of us, this was something we all had a say in.

Our time planning was quite an issue, we decided on different teams to do different jobs however once these were decided these we didn’t really come back together as a team to discuss what each team had done; other than social media. When we disagreed on things we didn’t really listen to each other, everyone in the group is very strong minded, and this lead to sometimes causing arguments.

Individual

For the images for my shoot I shot them well in advance, this ensured I had plenty of time to decide on my best images and for post-production. I also carried out multiple shoots, of two relatively different genres, to make sure I had a back up plan if one shoot didn’t go as well as I hoped. When I had decided on which images I wanted to exhibition I believe they fit together well as a series, showed of my ability and were ready and printed in good time. Lots of people showed interest in my images at the exhibition, with lots of people taking my business card with them.

The biggest issue I faced was my business cards, as I had spent so much time on planning my shoots and preparing my images I left them to very last minute. Although I was very happy with their outcome, I ended up spending a lot of money on very few cards as I needed to pay extra towards fast delivery. I also changed my mind on which images I wanted to use half way though my planning which held me back slightly.

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Sophie and Tiana – The Street

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The purpose of this photo series was to bring fashion to the streets; allowing the models, Sophie and Tiana, to be themselves entirely through their clothing, hair and makeup choice. My intention was to show girls empowering each other, supporting each other’s decision to refuse to conform to how girls ‘should’ dress or look.

The objective with my work is to portray the quirky side of each model’s personality; showing them expressing themselves through how they look. I then linked this to the locations the images have been captured in, using the time of day and lighting to create a grungy/mysterious vibe. Shooting with the in-camera flash has allowed me to create the urban and gritty vibe I was aiming for, with harsh lighting and shadows. However, for this method to be more effective I would need to use a reflector to ensure the shadows are falling where I want them too.

The three images I have used as my finals fit together well as I have included both full and mid shots, full shots allow the viewer to see the whole outfit being advertised and mid shots allow viewers to then focus more on their hair and make-up, which completed the overall look.

♡ Tiana and Sophie ♡

I based my fashion shoot with Tiana and Sophie on their fashion and make-up. My aim for the shoot was to portray the adventurous element of fashion, taking the urban look into a wooded area.

The time of day was important to take into consideration when shooting outside, so that the lighting is the most flattering for the model. I captured these before and after the sun is at its brightest and highest point in order to avoid harsh and strong shadows/lighting.

I imported my images into Lightroom so that I could batch edit all my images in a similar way – this ensured they all fit together as a series of images. Once I had chosen my favourites I did more post-production to these images individually to ensure they were perfect. These final 5 images will soon be printed and displayed our class exhibition.

THE RADICAL EYE

MODERNIST PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE SIR ELTON JOHN COLLECTION

The Radical Eye exhibition is a collection of photographs in flamboyant picture frames. After spending a small while in a rehab center for addiction to alcohol in the 1980’s Sir Elton John began to collect photographs; these images vary from documentary, studio portraits, street photography, surrealism and still life. The images also vary in print size; starting as small as postage stamps with André Kertész 1917 Underwater Swimmer to large format print with glass beads stuck to the subject’s cheeks in Man Ray’s 1932 Glass Tears.

The quality of the images featured in this exhibition are incredible; after watching a short clip of John discussing his collection it seems he used to buy lower quality until he began building his collection; when photography became a passion, he set out to find the originals/higher quality prints of these images, with the price of the prints only being a small matter to him.