Final Major Project: 1:1 Summary Notes – 27th February 2018
Notes from my recent 1:1 with Wendy McMurdo – recorded here for reference and action.
We discussed my progress to date. Wendy commented that my strengths in my submitted project proposal were:-
Clear presentation of the proposal from start to finish
Clear articulation and description of the public outcome i.e. the exhibition
Realistic shooting and production schedule
Appropriate images used throughout the proposal
The remainder of the discussion concerned the production of the exhibition.
Consider the work of:-
Mary Reid Kelley
Richard Prince – Instagram work
Ralph Eugene Meatyard
Work on exhibition proposal – layout of images etc
Try not to over-complicate the exhibition – let the images do the talking
We discussed my recent laser cutter experiments with frames – pursue this further once I have some images to print. Need to produce one frame with image and text for discussion.
Need to consider scale of images for print
Referring to Instagram would make the project explicitly about social media rather than a broader online image conscious world
Central core of work is outside work vs. studio work
Hanging studio work together
Hanging monochrome work together
Have a wall of masked images
Have adjacent wall for the piece with text
Consider work that hides and exposes identity
Extreme contouring – studio session already scheduled for 8th March 2018
Series of portraits
Grotesque, exaggerated and overboard
Tight crops – headshots only – 85mm lens
Work could have a social documentary feel with an unexpected nature. Black and white works well for this.
Surreal feel to images
35mm film images discussed – agreed black and white images were more effective than the colour versions
Consider printing options:-
The Darkroom, Cheltenham
Falmouth University Printing
The Printspace, London
Trial when I have images ready.