Hi everyone!

As part of my photography course, I have to track my development on a blog. The posts from September 2011 until January 2012 are part of a module called Project Management, for which I was required to work in a group of eight students to create an exhibition. The blog followed every step we took in order to create a successful gallery. The blog posts starting from September 2012 follow my final year on the course. I'll be documenting my research and analysis of my final year projects, as well as include notes of my Professional Practice unit - which prepares us for a range of post graduate options. Finally it also looks at a project called New Creatives, where I'll be working alongside an artists to help college students get more involved with art.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Doug Aitken Inspired

I really like Aitken’s layout of his New Oppositions work. It’s a completely new and interesting approach to landscape photography. A lot of landscape photography is taken in the same deadpan style with a large area and incredibly large prints etc, however Aitken takes it to a whole new level and puts the photos together in one image. His photos are in a cycle – it makes the viewer look at all four photos as one subject. This is similar to my work. I have four photographs and they all result into one statement – succession. However, I was thinking about presenting the four images in a row next to each other, keeping the horizon at the same height in every photo. This way it’s a different kind of cycle.

However, looking at Doug Aitken’s work, I decided to try and recreate his style with my photographs and I love the result! It isn’t perfect as there is a slight white line between the photos where they aren’t completely next to each other, but I love the look of it. I really like the style and how it all works together. These are my 4 favourite photographs and I think they look fantastic like this. I’m considering keeping this style of presenting my work. I think it looks much more interesting.

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