I thought that drawing a cartoon face using a real eye on my model would create a good double meaning photograph.
I placed the model in different lighting and positions to get various shadows and tried to find which worked better at hiding the rest of the face. I chose these three images as my best because i liked the way the hair and hands are positioned perfectly in the first two and i like how the face is hidden behind the tree in the last one.
To edit these i pulled up the brightness slightly and then pulled the saturation down as i thought the colour of the lips was too bright and I didn’t want that to be the first thing you saw, I think having everything neutral balances the photo out and draws attention to the whole drawing instead of just the brightly coloured lips
This was my first attempt at the panoramic photo shoot, i think the last one came out really well because theres no blur unlike the others.
For my next photo shoot I will try to improve these by making them look casual, as if there was another person there and make it look not so staged.
DOnce we had three different photo shoots done we needed to show various ways to present them, I chose to transfer my images to fabric which gave it a worn effect.
The first one I tried was a black and white image which didn’t turn out very well as the face was too white and washed out to see it on the fabric. I tried to fix this by opening the image on photoshop and changing the saturation and exposure to make the outline darker, but it still failed.
The second attempt was a twinned image that we created on the macs, I like this one because it just looks like it is a picture of someone, whereas on the printed image you can tell that the picture is sliced and mirrored.
I didn’t like the outcome as with my type of photography the image needed to be clear to tell what it was, for example the image of the silhouette and lights didn’t turn out very well as you can’t tell that the gaps in the black are lights where as on the printed image you can.
Facial symmetry is among many other characteristics related to health, beauty and facial/physical attractiveness. They say the more symmetrical your face, the more attractive you are but there is dispute about if facial attractiveness is only due to changes in symmetry/averageness. Symmetry and averageness make independent contributions to overall attractiveness as experiments show.
"The results of these experiments rejected that the attractiveness of facial configurations could be solely due to associated changes in symmetry, and strengthened the evidence that facial averageness is attractive.”
iThis is my Daniel Barreto inspired edit. I really like the outcome as it looks similar to his work. The only thing I would change is so you could see the face but the way I took the pictures made it difficult for the camera to focus on the face and expressions and therefore made the silhouette.
To achieve this I got two pictures, the one of the model and a picture of some bokeh lights that I took and then I made them the same size pixels and rotated the lights photography. I whited out the background then burned the silhouette as I thought it looked a little foggy/blurry and after that I clone stamped the lights onto the silhouette.
I like the outcome of this picture because it looks more like the artist I chose.
To achieve this I chose one of the photos from my photo shoot and then I googled an image of city lights that had blurred slightly, I chose the image of the bridge because I thought it worked best with the picture of my model.
I then made the background completely white and changed the saturation and hue of the model so when I put the image of the lights on top they would draw more attention instead of blending in with the bright colours of the original photograph.
To get the image to overlay the first I made it the same size and then selected and pasted it on top, then I changed the layer to ‘screen’ which made it so you could see the features of the models face, like my artists photographs.
As I was happy with the outcome of my last edit, I tried it again but with a different overlay, this time I used a galaxy picture which I think turned out quite well but not as good as the other.
To achieve this, I did exactly the same as my last one, I resized, copied and pasted then screened the second image. I then had to change the saturation and contrast of the photo to make the second picture stand out more.
Matt Wisniewski lives in Philadelphia, New York and was born in 1990.
I really like Matt Wisniewski’s work because of how elegant each photo looks and how they each have their own meaning and how each model is positioned, it’s different from Dan Mountford’s side shot . I really like how the second row of pictures don’t have much detail that it’s a person who the picture is off but you can still tell that it’s a silhouette. I like the colouring of the photographs and how the paleness of the overlaying pictures gives off a romantic calm feel and makes the pictures look peaceful.
Images from: http://mattw.us/images/
To create this image I went into photoshop and i resized both of the photos as one was considerably larger than the other. I cloned the photo of the tree and placed it at the back of the models head to make it look like Dan Mountford’s work. To complete the photograph I turned it black and white and changed the levels to make the photo look better in the right places.
The reason I have chosen this image to analyse is because it’s the one I like the most.
The pale gray/white background draws your attention to the intricate detailing of the landscape which is merged in with the models head. The photo is crisp which makes it more interesting to look at and easy to recognise. I like the way the landscape photograph is not cut off and blends through the entire picture of the model.
I will try to recreate this by placing my model in front of either a white light or wall and then take a separate photograph of a landscape or use one from the internet to experiment with and then in photoshop I will merge the photographs together.
Dan Mountford is a 21 year old multidisciplinary freelance designer and graphic designer. He is a student living and studying in Brighton, England. He works in photography, illustration, editorial and motion design.
The reason I have chosen Dan Mountford for my artist research is because his work is what inspired my topic. I am going to take his work and make it my own by doing what he does but making it more personal to whoever I’m photographing for example instead of landscapes being replaces in their silhouette I am going to put something that means something to that person like hobbies, bands and drawings.
These pictures are from his set ‘Double Exposure’. I like the way each photograph looks unique, I like the way they have the silhouette of the person but the picture is actually of a detailed landscape, I also like how he’s used other body parts like the hands which is replaced with different hands covering an eye.
A twin is one of two offspring produced in the same pregnancy. There are different types of twins such as identical and fraternal and different complications that come into pregnancy with twins.
Vanishing twins are twins where one has died very early in the pregnancy and isn’t noticed or detected.
Conjoined twins are twins whose bodies are joined during pregnancy, this happens when the single zygote of MZ twins fails to separate completely. This condition occurs in about 1 in 50,000 human pregnancies and is extremely rare.
A miscarried twin happens early in the pregnancy but the pregnancy still continues so one twin was miscarried but the other was able to be carried to full term.
Rorschach pictures relate to my topic ‘Twin Meanings’ because the image/paintings are mirrored so each side is the same. The Rorschach test is another work for an inkblot test, the technique is a psychological test where people perceptions of the inkblots are recorded and analyzed using psychological interpretations, complete algorithms or both.
Some psychologists do this test to examine a person’s personality characteristics and emotional functioning, it has also been employed to detect underlying thought disorder. The test is named after the creator, Hermann Rorschach
The World Trade Center is a complex of buildings under construction in Lower Manhattan, New York City, USA. Originally the World Trade Center featured the Twin Towers which was a famous landmark, they opened on April 4th, 1973 and were destroyed on September 11th 2001 along with the 7 World Trade Center.