Week 3 Review
So over the past week i have really developed my work processes and i am finally starting to get an idea of what i am going to do for the final piece. Whilst looking at some different photoshop technqiues and visiting the Barton Hill Location i have decided that i am going to conduct a photo shoot in a place that isn’t abandoned itself due to the fact that i have found it really hard to find locations with easy access to get inside so i will take exterior photos of abandoned houses and then create a scene someplace else, i work at a pub so i am planning on taking photos in there before opening or close and through this i have access to different techniques with old bottles, glasses and chairs being toppled over. Something like this would suite my project well due to the fact i want to everything to look abandoned but once used and have a feeling of past human life.
I learnt some techniques in photoshop like how to make photos look worn and old using some filters to make the image look sepia and add scratches etc. I have talked about this process previously on my blog and how i experimented with this technique but it has shown me something i can use with my final piece.
I now have some film that i have developed and made prints with in the darkroom that i will be using for making my police investigation board for my film video. This is going to be a lengthy process and i am going to be starting that next week and i am excited to see how this is going to turn out and the different processes and experimentation techniques i can use while creating the board. I have some ideas with using a map of bury that i have found along with make blood splatters across the board.
Overall this week has been very progressive and this is the first week where i have actually started experimenting with techniques and actually starting to be practical and creating things instead of just researching. I hope over the next week to get my police investigation board finished along with researching into 2 different artists called Edward Weston, who’s book i have found in the college library and then also a photographer called Alicia Rius who is an abandoned photographer among of genres.