Field key points

Contextualisation:

  1. Swaps Exhibition
  2. Basquiat’s Journals

Documentation:

  1. Displaying my photos
  2. Displaying my quotes
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Displaying my quotes

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I bought some off-white textured paper to write my quotes on; I cut the paper to size and then measured out where the halfway point was so that I could write the quotes in the centre of the paper. This also shows the style in which I decided to write my quotes in.

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This is a close up of how I displayed my quotes in my frames that I got; I chose a dark, rustic wood for the frames as I liked how it wasn’t as neat and tidy as some others and I found this frame a lot more interesting. The inside border in the frame also works well with the off-white paper containing the quote.

These are all 6 of my frames up in my degree show; after my artist research I decided on the simplistic layout for the frames- all the same size, same frame, level with one another with the quotes positioned in the same place.

Creating a book

I was quite pleased overall with how my degree show turned out, as well as how my photos looked- as I thought they were quite bold and striking to the viewer. Therefore I was thinking about a way in which to encapsulate the essence of my exhibition, yet in a different form.

That is when I started thinking about creating a book with one of my photographs on the left page, and then facing the photo on the right page would be a quote from that person. I am going to pursue this over summer, as well as take more photographs, so I do not lose my interest in art after University.

Second Missoula exhibition

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I chose to do another exhibition at Missoula because I particularly liked the wood panelled background as well as the corner section of the room I displayed in. I used the latest photos that I have taken and edited, as well as the ones I plan on using in my exhibition. I used 14 edited photos in this exhibition; 6×4″ in size. I chose to use more photos in a smaller size because my quotes are not yet complete therefore I can’t display them. It also gave me a better idea as to how to display my photographs as well as what order to put my photos in.

Displaying my photos

I chose this select few photographs from my edited photo collection and thought that I would test how they looked in an exhibition space; as I have done before.

 

I chose to do another exhibition at Missoula because I particularly liked the wood panelled background as well as the corner section of the room I displayed in. I used the latest photos that I have taken and edited, as well as the ones I plan on using in my exhibition. I used 14 edited photos in this exhibition; 6×4″ in size. I chose to use more photos in a smaller size because my quotes are not yet complete therefore I can’t display them. It also gave me a better idea as to how to display my photographs as well as what order to put my photos in.

 

Then these are my final outcome in the degree show. I used black carpet tacks to secure each corner of each photo to the wall as I found that the rough black tacks went well with the black and white photos; and the fact that they are half sticking out of the wall, some of them bent, gives the imperfect, striking look I was going for in the theme of my work as well as the photos. I only used 8 photographs in my degree show, as I had another wall of frames along side my photos and I felt more photos would have been too much to take in for the viewer. As I have previously explored, I went with the simplistic layout, with the photos also being in line with the frames.

Edits of my photos

 

These are the photographs that I have edited and that I am thinking about using in my degree show. I couldn’t decide between some of the more similar photographs, therefore I plan to print them all out on to photo paper so I can see which photos work best together. I also need to go through my past photos that I have taken this year to see if any of them are suitable for my exhibition- however I can’t choose too many as I want between 10 and 15 different photographs and quotes.

One thing that I have decided from these experimental edits is that I am going to have all my photographs be black and white for my degree show. I want to do this because I have found that the photos are more effective in black and white; making all the edits identical so there are no anomalies as well as making the shadows and shades throughout the photos stand out more to the viewer.

Improved background

I found better lighting for these photographs and used a white sheet for the background of them. These photographs are a big improvement on the last attempt, the photos themselves are of better quality and a lot clearer. When printed on to photo paper they will also be improved in quality rather than on normal. All of these photos are unedited, so my plan is to edit them and experiment with different editing styles, as well as crop them so there is nothing else in the background apart from white. Then from these edits I can decide what style of edit and colouration I want to use for my degree show exhibition.