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Introtothemes

  1. 1. Recap Formal Qualities• Shape• Colour• Pattern• Form• Line• Texture• Homework = work on Worksheet Guide 6Next Week Worksheet Guide 7
  2. 2. Today’s Lesson Intro to Unit 1 - Thematic Project 1. Identity 2. Environment 3. AbstractWhat do you think these topics might involve?
  3. 3. IdentityThis option is basically focussed on‘people’ as a subject for your project.However, your images do notnecessarily have to consist oftraditional portraits or even contain‘people’. A wider response isencouraged to explore the notion of‘identity’.
  4. 4. Possible Approaches• Traditional Studio Based Portraiture• Environmental Portraiture• Self-Portraiture• Creative / Abstract Approaches - e.g.sections of the body(e.g. hands), models and masks, props and make-up, shadows, use of ‘objects’ instead of ‘people’ to reflect identity of particular individual or group / section of society.
  5. 5. Possible Themes• Character Study - Traditional portraits?• Human form / The Body - Abstraction, perceptions on body shape / form, sociological attitudes towards ‘the body’ etc.• Representation - How we are represented by Photographs how we represent others. Stereotyping (positive / negative), sociological aspects of representation, ‘the Media’, problems associated with categorizing others.• Gender - Issues specific to gender.• The Family - Issues around the representation of ‘Family’ and the re-examination of the ‘family album’.
  6. 6. Photographers Identity• Look at the following photographers work• What do you notice about their photographs?• Do any of the photographs use formal qualities?• (colour, form, line, shape, texture, pattern)
  7. 7. Yousef Karsh
  8. 8. Richard Avedon
  9. 9. Ruth Bernhard
  10. 10. Steve Pyke
  11. 11. Diane Arbus
  12. 12. Photographers Identity• Look at the following photographers work• What do you notice about their photographs?• Do any of the photographs use formal qualities?• (colour, form, line, shape, texture, pattern)
  13. 13. Robert Mapplethorpe
  14. 14. Jo Spence
  15. 15. Martin Parr
  16. 16. Cindy Sherman
  17. 17. Rineke Dijkstra
  18. 18. Identity• Bullet point on your notes any ideas you have for this topic• Discuss this with your partner
  19. 19. Environment 1 - Rural• Rural Landscape - Images of the countryside / natural environment, natural form- e.g. plants, flowers, trees, clouds etc.• Pictorial approach - Emphasizing the aesthetic appeal of the natural environment or natural object.• Documentary approach - Producing an issue based response in the form of, say, a photo-story.• Creative approaches – Producing a personal interpretation of nature, landscape or natural form which moves away from objective representation
  20. 20. Possible Themes• Topographical study - The lie of the land.• Beauty of nature• Light, Mood and Atmosphere• Water• Time of Year (differentiation between perceptions of place due to weather conditions / seasons)• A sense of place - Personal or emotional response to a particular place.• Issue based - e.g. pollution, farming, man’s influence on the environment etc.
  21. 21. Photographers Environment• Look at the following photographers work• What do you notice about their photographs?• Do any of the photographs use formal qualities?• (colour, form, line, shape, texture, pattern)
  22. 22. Ansel Adams
  23. 23. John Blakemore
  24. 24. Fay Godwin
  25. 25. Fay Godwin
  26. 26. Wynn Bullock
  27. 27. Minor White
  28. 28. Photographers Environment• Look at the following photographers work• What do you notice about their photographs?• Do any of the photographs use formal qualities?• (colour, form, line, shape, texture, pattern)
  29. 29. Michael Kenna
  30. 30. Michael Kenna
  31. 31. Richard Misrach
  32. 32. Joel Meyerowitz
  33. 33. Charlie Waite
  34. 34. Chris Harris
  35. 35. David Hockney
  36. 36. Environment = Rural• Bullet point on your notes any ideas you have for this topic• Discuss this with your partner
  37. 37. Environment 2 - Urban• Images taken in an Urban setting• ‘Documentary’ style / approach, examining urban settings and our relationship with them. Social issues relevant to living in a town / city.• Creative approaches can be used to express specific emotional responses to that environment or to create imaginary versions of it.• Architectural studies.• Suburbia.
  38. 38. Possible Themes• The aesthetics of the ‘city’ environment - possibly concentrating on buildings / architecture.• ‘Street Photography’ - Documentary style images of people.• Urban culture and sub-culture.• Poverty / affluence - potential for contrasts.• Crime.• The City at night.• The variety of social activities available in city life.• Transport.• Work - huge variety of jobs that are important to the function of the city etc.
  39. 39. Photographers Environment• Look at the following photographers work• What do you notice about their photographs?• Do any of the photographs use formal qualities?• (colour, form, line, shape, texture, pattern)
  40. 40. Berenice Abbott
  41. 41. Eugene Atget
  42. 42. Lee Friedlander
  43. 43. Lee Friedlander
  44. 44. Henri Cartier-Bresson
  45. 45. Henri Cartier-Bresson
  46. 46. Gary Winogrand
  47. 47. Joel Meyerowitz
  48. 48. Photographers Environment• Look at the following photographers work• What do you notice about their photographs?• Do any of the photographs use formal qualities?• (colour, form, line, shape, texture, pattern)
  49. 49. Joel Meyerowitz
  50. 50. Andreas Gursky
  51. 51. Andreas Gursky
  52. 52. Beat Strueli
  53. 53. Beat Strueli
  54. 54. John Davies
  55. 55. John Davies
  56. 56. Environment Urban• Bullet point on your notes any ideas you have for this topic• Discuss this with your partner
  57. 57. Abstract Option
  58. 58. Definitions of ‘Abstract’• Art in which the artist has started with some visible object and abstracted elements from it to arrive at a more or less simplified form.• The idea that art can be like music – that just as music is patterns of sound, art can be created by pure patterns of form, colour and line.• Abstract art is seen as carrying a moral dimension, in that it can be seen to stand for virtues such as order, purity, simplicity and spirituality.
  59. 59. Possible Approaches• Macro Photography• Natural Form• Man Made Objects• Light and Shadow
  60. 60. Macro Photography• Macro generally refers to extreme ‘close-up’ photography where you can explore objects or creatures in close detail.• Macro photography needs to be done with a lens that allows ‘close focus’. However, true Macro lenses are expensive so it can also be done with ‘extension tubes’ or ‘Macro Bellows’ attachments.
  61. 61. Macro Photography
  62. 62. Macro Photography KiwiLeaf
  63. 63. Natural Form – Karl Blossfeldt
  64. 64. Natural Form – Edward Weston
  65. 65. Natural FormRose Shell
  66. 66. Man Made Objects – Peter Keetman
  67. 67. Man Made Objects – Albert Renger-Patzsch
  68. 68. Man Made Objects – Keith Arnatt
  69. 69. Light & Shadow Alexander Andre KerteszRodchenko
  70. 70. Light & ShadowAndre Bill Brandt
  71. 71. Light & ShadowErnst Haas Harry Callahan
  72. 72. Abstract• Bullet point on your notes any ideas you have for this topic• Discuss this with your partner
  73. 73. Task• In groups create a ‘mind map’ that explores how you might approach these three topics 1. Identity 2. Environment 3. Abstract

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