Alphabet Collage. 3

Finished Pieces, Photography, Task

Taking all of my research on board, I have created a single displayed poster-image with my alphabet letters which demonstrate my creative understanding of form, line, texture and colour.

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I found keeping to my theme of nature to be fairly challenging; some letters can be somewhat hard to read, however I feel this fits well with the theme and task, adhering to Moholy Nagy and his photograms. Letters such as E, F and O are unmistakeable, however with others a more abstract approach is taken.letters2

I am particularly pleased with the letters P, H and V; they perfectively demonstrate texture, colour and line. The close up gives the sense of the rough tree bark whilst taking the form of a legible P. As with V, the saturated green colouring of the leaf emphasises the shaping from the leaves in the background. However, to have carried this out throughout all the letters, I should have framed and lit the photo accordingly. I did minimal alterations on photoshop, in order to keep it natural and nature orientated, only placing them in a grid format to reduce confusion, as the letters already require some thought.

As this was my first time delving into the photography world, I feel this task has helped me to look at the world openly looking out for the beauty that is easily passed. As well as this, I have gained knowledge on the various approaches in photography. I feel these lessons will be hugely beneficial when approaching my other tasks.

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Alphabet Collage. 1

Photography, Task

We were recently given our first task which involved broadening our perception towards the world around us whilst, calling upon our photographer’s eye in order to be perceptive to pattern, texture, colour, shape, and form. We were asked to take photographs of ‘naturally-occurring’ shapes, which can be photographically framed as letters from the alphabet. The task states we should work in pairs therefore, I chose to work with Howard as we both had the idea of pursuing a natural/ outside wonders theme.

For inspiration, I looked at the website http://www.alphabetphotography.co.uk/ to browse through professional photographs which helped me gain a broader understanding of how to capture the context of each shot to reflect and demonstrate my creative understanding of form, line, texture and colour.

Once we have collected all 26 letters, I plan to present them in a grid format on an A4 poster. For this I will use Adobe Photoshop, I don’t plan on editing the photos drastically as I hope to frame them accordingly. I also feel adjusting the colour/ saturation level opposes from the theme of nature and ‘natural-occurring’ shapes however, if needed for the photos to seem like a collection some alterations may be required.