Date/Time: February 5th-7th 2014
DSRL with 18 – 55mm lens
My experiment will be based around photomontages, also experimenting with joiners in the style of
David Hockney. This technique will involve me taking lots of close up images of a scene, which will be
locations, and how we chose those locations, and then rearranging them using Photoshop to create
the image again, only this time disjointed or collaged. I will use Photoshop to do this, going on file, and
then automate and then choosing photomontage. I will then set the preference to how I want, and
create the images.
I will be using the theme of discovery, but breaking that down more and using a more detailed theme
of locations. I will be using many different viewpoints from around college and possibly outside of
college, in order to create different images to test my technique out on. Once I have found locations
that I wish to photograph, and then appropriate viewpoints, I will take lots of close up images of the
scene. I will do this for many different locations so that I have a lot of choice when it comes to my final
I think I want to have each image be different from the others in the sense that I want one where you
can clearly see what it is, one where you see what it is are but are slightly unsure and then the third
image be so disjointed that you really don’t see what it is. I also think I want to introduce mixed media
into the images, printing off my photomontages/ joiners and then adding other types of media on top
of them, experimenting with wax crayons and possibly small sections of fabrics.
I intend to do post production work on these images because in want to be able to disjoint some of
the images more than others so to do this I would have to be able to manually move the images
around. I think I might also alter the colours/brightness on some of the sections to see what the effect
would be on the overall image.
I think that I will also need to get lots of varying sizes of scene, making sure that Ihave both very large,
almost landscape looking images, as well as much smaller more close scene, such as sign posts. Due to
my theme being locations, I am able to use both small and large scenes, especially around college, so I
think that varying these scenes will be a good idea, and because the theme is locations, I could use
images such as signs on walls, the buttons in elevators, the staircase, and then larger scaled ones such
as the library or the canteen.