These are my three collage studies for photography manipulation. For my work i decided to take images of my own and build around them. By adding flowers, tissue paper and backgrounds i was able to complete these pieces to a strange and different approach then normal. I like that i have created a unusual style on my work as it could often leave viewers confused about what i am trying to present in my work when sometimes I don’t have any message to share or even know it myself. To improve i feel i could have made them a bit more neater and developed them more with other everyday unusual items.
These two images are photographs that i have manipulated using thread. I looked at different artists that use this style to build ideas for my own work. I started by using contrasting colours to make them stand out on my photographs. I feel this is a strength within my work as they stand out to the viewer. To improve i would print my images onto thicker or even photograph paper so that it doesn’t rip and bend as much and also be more careful as to where i am sewing on so that everything goes the way i want it too.
Sandrine Pelletier looks at the use of negative space and creates messy art by using cotton on white spaces or paper. Pelletier is inspired by Gothic themes and portraying emotions in her work. I believe that Pelletier’s work is extremely interesting however i think that some pieces can be classed as too messy. I don’t think i would use her work style within my own work as I can be a perfectionist and feel that her work can be too messy for the styles that i like working with.
Maurizio Anzeri was the first artist i researched for my thread manipulation photographs. I was inspired by him because the vibrant colours he uses against the grey scaled photographs makes them stand out amazingly.
Benjamin Heine is a artist commonly known for his ‘Pencil Vs Camera’ series. I really like his drawings as sometimes he will draw what is actually there but others he will make it up I think its great how he manages to get all of his work so precise and in line. I would love to attempt to try this on my own work as i feel it would have a great result.
Johan Thornqvist takes ordinary photos of the environment around him, but then draws on top and creates photos into scenes of a story. Thornqvist draws in a very cartoon way which i like very much as it makes the surreal look real within the image. I would enjoy being able to apply his style to my own work as i find it very interesting.
Steven Pippin was a photographer who made pinhole cameras. Not only did he just make the cameras he would set them up in the most unusual places such as bath tubs and washing machines. He would also make smaller versions in public to capture those perfect moments in which he felt would make good photographs. I like Pippins work as he went out of his way to create new ways of taking photos in the weirdest of places and different settings which leaves a good effect.
Pinhole cameras are just a normal camera that is made without a lense, but just one small apeture. They can be made from everyday objects like boxes, cans, paper and tape. The camera is created when a small hole is put onto the front of the box and film on the inside. No light can be hitting the paper until you are sure on your decided picture. When the hole of the box is explosed to like the light can hit the film causing the image to develop as normal.
I enjoy looking at pinhole effect images as they look almost old and vintage, as if it has been distorted and dont look as good quality as they can today.
Lomography is a style produced from a Diana Photography Camera which has crude lenses that marginally covers the diagonal of a film frame. This causes the result of the image to have low resolution and contrast that causes a peculiar colour rendition and blurriness. The photos can’t properly be exposed or centered. Lomography is often used to create unusual and beautiful artistic effects on the work.
To me lomography can sometimes make an image look very wonderful and others look not so great. I feel that when using lomography you need to be careful and only use it is it does truly look amazing.
Here are my images for fine art Photography illustration manipulation.
On two of my images I drew onto and used the backgrounds of the photo to inspire my doodles over the top.
I wanted all of the drawings to look cartoon like so they stand out against the real life images
I believe that they all turned out well and the way i wanted them too. Top improve I could have spent more time on them to make them better quality and more detailed. I Could also take some more photographs and try out different techniques and ideas onto my work.