You as object (representation part 2 – self portrait)

Representational Form (part 2)



Bring object and all previous photos, drawings, etc.
Bring your brand culture stuff library .
Bring camera, spare batteries, wall jack, cable to transfer images to computer.
Bring light source to class.
Bring background material.

You will need be able to print these images out both BW copies (Xerox) and actual photographs. (They can be uploaded to Walmart and for about 10 cents a copy printed).

Series (capture 10 strong images for each numbered category)
For each series consider

a. consider lighting (indoor/outdoor/spot etc)
b. consider image resolution/quality
c. consider material/background context for object (you) to be set on
d. consider all peripheral materials that might be
inadvertently captured through the lens of the camera
e. consider scale
f. consider cropping
g. consider zooming
i. consider focus/clarity/image quality

Consider a theme for the (you) object to direct you imagery you shoot.
Ie. Body hair as masculinity, body or part as container, gender, unique feature about you, specific body part or area that represents you, etc. Once you have selected a them, for example nose, then all 130 shots should be about the nose.

Shot image (you) in a way that shows off its natural (10 of each = 130)

1. whole object (all of you)
2. lines
3. shapes
4. color
5. surface texture
6. depth/space
7. rhythms or repetition
8. balance(symmetrical/asymmetrical, formal/informal)
9. dramatic lights/darks
10. closure/metaphor/symbol
11. negative space
12. positive space
13. exaggerate scale
14. object as an abstraction
15. object in motion

Print and bring to class Monday, Nov 29.
1. Color photographic prints of top 2 images from each category (walmart)
2. BW print out top 2 images for each category (may be different).
Consider how it looks BW. Enlarge on copier to 8 ½ by 11.

Post Top two images from each category on Blog

Collect a range of branded (with logo) ephemera based on popular culture that is interesting to you, such as xbox, starbucks, bands, books, movies, clothing lines, etc packaging, ads, photos (you take) of product.

Look at work by artist such as Michael-Jean Basquiat, designer Ryan McGuinness, Gustav Klimt, Egan Schliele, Ray Ogar, Keith Harring, Gonzo247, Shepard Fairy, Barbara Kruger, graffiti or other art and design sources….and many more