Examples below of high quality photographs and studies. Really look at the exmaples shown below – if you follow the layout and try to create similar studies, you will get the marks you need for your grade.
Remember, as well this post helping you with your Set Task, it will also help you with your C.P. You will need to revisit parts of your skethbook to improve, so keep looking at past posts to help you gain those extra marks.
Continue to ANNOTATE!!!
Further examples of Ao3 record. Some of the examples also have studies of the photographs on the same page.
Don’t forget to ANNOTATE!! Remember the Annotate post and also pay reference to your GCSE booklet given to you at the start of September.
In the top right corner of the first page, you can see where the student has paid reference to their artist. They have also created their interpretation of a win g which links to their initial theme. Note the clear, plain background where they have taken the photograph of their object.
Photo’s which have been staged to communicate their theme. They have also started to experiment with drawing by drawing half of the photographs – this can bump up the Ao1 and Ao2.
Great example of annotation and photography.
Musical instruments – this is a good example of how to take clear photographs of objects zoomed in. Remember to use the macro setting when taking close up shots.
Good example of photography, studies and annotation.
You could use a scanner to take photos of objects. Creates a real sense of depth. Remember to close your eyes if you decide to scan your face!
This work explores the theme of Perception, Culture and Identity. The student was interested in her religion of Islam and how the media has influenced peoples perception of the religion and blurred the lines of what is good and bad. She staged her own photographs, played around with projection and layering her photographs on top of one another digitally – I can show you how to do this in lesson depending on the avenue you go down with your theme.
Use of projection. Projecting a blurred image in the background to get the message of blurred perception of the Islamic faith.
Photographing glasses which make up the student’s identity
Fusing the photographs together to develop the theme and generate possible final outcomes.
Even though the example given below is a A level sketchbook, the general way of generating prep work is near enough the same. The theme for the project was Distortion and the student was awarded 100% through their simple exploration and high quality studies. I thought I would show you the whole process of her prep work as you will have to do the same thing.
The photograph’s are of a very high level as the student was also studying A level photography and used traditional methods of photography. But this doesn’t mean you can’t achieve the same quality imagery (read the photography hints and tips post that will be up soon). The student paid reference to her artists who influenced her initial theme and photography – remember do this as well when taking your photographs.
Photographs exploring the theme of Distortion
Experimentation with pencil and paint with further photographs
Charcoal studies to achieve the layers from the initial photographs
Further experimentation with colour and materials which relate to the artist research
Final idea development
You may think I am getting slightly obsessed with the theme of Headdress but the photography of two brothers Amit and Naroop really fits in well with the theme. They have looked at the iconic turban worn by Sikh men.
The photograph’s explore various sikhs wearing the turban from watchmakers to polo players and give the viewer understanding of how the sikh faith is interpreted and adapted by these different sikhs. You could apply this idea to other faiths as well or the way certain fashions are worn by people.
Visit their website for more information. You may also get inspiration for your Ao3 work with regards to composition and general inspiration www.amitandnaroop.com
Gurbir Singh – Polo Player
Narvir Singh – Filmmaker
Balbir Singh – Temple Volunteer
Chaz Singh Fliy – Creative Director
Daljit Singh Plahe – Watchmaker
Those of you who are looking at Headdress for your Set Task maybe interested in the photograpghs of J.D. Okhai Ojeikere. He produced a series of work based on Nigerian hairstyles called Hairstyles. The photographer took photos of intricate hair-dos of African women taken at work, social engagements and in the streets of Lagos.
These photo’s may inspire your half term AO3 homework by taking photograpghs of people with various hairstyles.