series 2: Manipulate
I really like this manipulate image because to me it brings out the theme of city very well. It tells a story of its own.
To create this manipulated image I incorporated several different aspects of artist model Nicola Starr. I mixed both of her collage works which I have analysed to form my own manipulate piece. I used her aspect of collage, stamps, words and red shapes. Unlike Starrs work, mine needed to embody the theme city, so I used words which related to the theme and picked particular images which I had taken and collaged them to form a scene which could be found within a city. I placed the children playing in/on the drain pipe in the centre, to draw most of the attention to them while placing words, road signs and flowers around the centre subject to embody a city setting. To create my final product I cut out images which I had taken, cut out stamps and red shapes and glued them together to form a collage as my form of manipulation, then I took a photograph of my finished work to upload and so that there were no rough edges and no elements of the collage could fall off. Conventions which I have used to make my manipulation piece affective is use of lines and contrast. Lines helped to frame the image and form shapes while I used contrast of colour to draw the viewers eye toward the centre of the image.
To improve this image I think it would be good to make it less busy by making the words smaller and make the central image stand out more. Maybe make the children coloured and bigger.

series 2: Manipulate

I really like this manipulate image because to me it brings out the theme of city very well. It tells a story of its own.

To create this manipulated image I incorporated several different aspects of artist model Nicola Starr. I mixed both of her collage works which I have analysed to form my own manipulate piece. I used her aspect of collage, stamps, words and red shapes. Unlike Starrs work, mine needed to embody the theme city, so I used words which related to the theme and picked particular images which I had taken and collaged them to form a scene which could be found within a city. I placed the children playing in/on the drain pipe in the centre, to draw most of the attention to them while placing words, road signs and flowers around the centre subject to embody a city setting. To create my final product I cut out images which I had taken, cut out stamps and red shapes and glued them together to form a collage as my form of manipulation, then I took a photograph of my finished work to upload and so that there were no rough edges and no elements of the collage could fall off. Conventions which I have used to make my manipulation piece affective is use of lines and contrast. Lines helped to frame the image and form shapes while I used contrast of colour to draw the viewers eye toward the centre of the image.

To improve this image I think it would be good to make it less busy by making the words smaller and make the central image stand out more. Maybe make the children coloured and bigger.

Brainstorm!

Idea 1: Following artist model Angelica Garcia, I will chose on of my previous photographs and print it out using the same technique of spreading water across the image to make in ink run. I will decide on a photograph and where I spread the water to try and incorporate the theme and photograph as best I can while still using Garcia’s influence. 

Idea 2: Using Nicola Starr as my artist model I will collage a choice of printed out previous photographs, stamps, Writing (quotes) and other elements found in her collages (as I go along I will elaborate) to create an end product which both represents mine and Starr’s work. 

Idea 3: For this I would like to incorporate both artist models. Using the water manipulation technique from Garcia and the collage manipulation technique of Starr, to create a collage manipulated end product using my photographs and other items.

Artist model: Nicola Starr
In this example of of Starr’s work she has used layout as one of her primary elements in the collage. This creates effect as the red shapes are very bold and the black silhouettes stand out against it. The red shapes for me resemble the pre war propaganda which was thrown at the people before the second and first world wars, it creates a strong impression and is very eye catching which is why leaders of that time used similar shapes and colours to influence the people of that time. The silhouettes for me symbolise people running too or away from the war. Due to the propaganda people were drawn to the idea of war. To me this is an image showing boys eager to join the war effort. I really like this collage, I find it very impressionable even though it is simple it holds a strong clear message. In order to create this collage I think Starr cut out the different elements she was going to use and stuck them together most likely with glue. Then took a photograph of her finished product so there were no rough edges. She could have also however used Photoshop and moved and placed the different elements of the collage together there. 

Artist model: Nicola Starr

In this example of of Starr’s work she has used layout as one of her primary elements in the collage. This creates effect as the red shapes are very bold and the black silhouettes stand out against it. The red shapes for me resemble the pre war propaganda which was thrown at the people before the second and first world wars, it creates a strong impression and is very eye catching which is why leaders of that time used similar shapes and colours to influence the people of that time. The silhouettes for me symbolise people running too or away from the war. Due to the propaganda people were drawn to the idea of war. To me this is an image showing boys eager to join the war effort. I really like this collage, I find it very impressionable even though it is simple it holds a strong clear message. In order to create this collage I think Starr cut out the different elements she was going to use and stuck them together most likely with glue. Then took a photograph of her finished product so there were no rough edges. She could have also however used Photoshop and moved and placed the different elements of the collage together there. 

Artists model: Nicola Starr
In the manipulation of the piece Starr had used a combination of found materials, photographs and sketches to create an elaborate collage after she had layered and glued the pieces together. Her work follows a theme which I interpret to be war related as she uses stamps and cut-offs of old letters. For her layout she fills about two thirds of the picture leaving one third blank. To me this symbolises the times where loved ones could not write to each other during the war.  I really like this piece I fins it like the story of a part of a persons life. It seems very personal and it makes me want to find out more about the people it involves. 

Artists model: Nicola Starr

In the manipulation of the piece Starr had used a combination of found materials, photographs and sketches to create an elaborate collage after she had layered and glued the pieces together. Her work follows a theme which I interpret to be war related as she uses stamps and cut-offs of old letters. For her layout she fills about two thirds of the picture leaving one third blank. To me this symbolises the times where loved ones could not write to each other during the war.  I really like this piece I fins it like the story of a part of a persons life. It seems very personal and it makes me want to find out more about the people it involves. 

Artist model: Angelica Garcia
Garcia uses portrait shots to create her manipulate end product. To create the photograph she has used a nutral white background while the person where’s a colourful top. This means the subject stands out from its background. To manipulate her portrait photograph she then adds water to the freshly printed photograph. This creates very interesting shaped and colour runs. Even though she is able to control where she drops the water she has no control over where it runs. This means that the end product its rather unpredictable and maybe it takes a few tries before she is happy with one. I really like her form of manipulation, I find the use of water and unpredictability very intriguing and the running colours very beautiful. 

Artist model: Angelica Garcia

Garcia uses portrait shots to create her manipulate end product. To create the photograph she has used a nutral white background while the person where’s a colourful top. This means the subject stands out from its background. To manipulate her portrait photograph she then adds water to the freshly printed photograph. This creates very interesting shaped and colour runs. Even though she is able to control where she drops the water she has no control over where it runs. This means that the end product its rather unpredictable and maybe it takes a few tries before she is happy with one. I really like her form of manipulation, I find the use of water and unpredictability very intriguing and the running colours very beautiful. 

Artist model: Angelica Garcia
In this manipulation Garcia has used water to distort her original image. Here Garcia has used water to create her manipulation, spreading it by hand over her original photograph after printing it out. To create the portrait photograph she situated the person in the centre of the frame and uses a white background to make the brightly clothed person stand out. I really like this because it looks more like a painting rather than a photograph and how it looks like her hair is flowing across her face.

Artist model: Angelica Garcia

In this manipulation Garcia has used water to distort her original image. Here Garcia has used water to create her manipulation, spreading it by hand over her original photograph after printing it out. To create the portrait photograph she situated the person in the centre of the frame and uses a white background to make the brightly clothed person stand out. I really like this because it looks more like a painting rather than a photograph and how it looks like her hair is flowing across her face.

Proof Sheet Analysis: Create

I believe that the proof sheet is rather successful. I find a lot of the photograph are rather affective, however I think I could improve the representation of the theme. I focused quite a bit on the artist models and let my overall theme (city) go a little. So in the aspect I don’t think I did very well. I found it difficult to find the right time and environments to shoot my photographs in as I did need to use natural lighting for both shoots due to my theme. To improve my work I think I would need to find ways in order to present the theme better such as including more people background, houses or cars in the backgrounds.