4 out of 6 finals for a project dealing with the environment and how we have changed the world that we live in due to industrialisation and consumerism. What are we doing to our planet? How does this affect our natural habitat?
2 finals out of 6 for my self devised project, on the media and the ideals that it creates with its use of airbrushing, and how this affects people.
STUDIO SET PROJECT:
This is a digital maquette I made for our studio set project next week, where we spend 24 hours in the studio creating a scene, and we are pretty much able to do whatever we wish, as long as its risk assessed and we find the props to use. For this project, we are working in groups of 7, however everyone has to create a digital maquette with their own ideas to put to the table and then the most voted for idea is recreated.
My idea is a recreation of the painting “Lady of Shalott” - a pre-raphaelite brotherhood painting based on the legend “Elaine of Astolat”, a figure in Arthurian legend who dies of her unrequited love for Lancelot.
The first image is the day time shot to show the detail in creating the photograph (made from scratch using 7 or 8 images from google and flickr), the second is once I have added smoke and night time lighting effects - the second shot is how I would actually want the set to be.
For my first project in second year, I am looking at the media, and how it heavily influences the way we think, the way we behave and what it means to look beautiful. In this first photo shoot I have made a mockery of digital manipulation that magazines and advertisement heavily relies on - I have done the opposite of airbrushing, by enhancing flaws, adding bags under the eyes, yellowing eyes and adding various shadowing on the face.