Alejandro Cartagena lives and work in Monterey, Mexico. His works with exploring landscapes, portraits, as he wants to explore as well as examine the social, urban and enviromental issue within society. Alejandro Cartagena work has been exhibited all of the world such as in the museum of contempory photography in Chicago, the Museum of Fine arts Houston, and as well as the portland museum of art.
Emily Blincoe was born and raised in Austin, Texas, Throughout her work in photography she is inspired by portraiture, shapes, colours, and light. One of the reasons that I have chosen this photographer to look at is because i like the way she arrangers her objects, and also the neat and tidy effect of the photograph, I am also interested in the way she uses different objects but all in the same colour to give a effective and bold look, however if she chose to make her photographs in black and white I feel it would not make her photographs as appealing.
Ana Mendie born in America, who works as a artist, sculptor, painter and video artist. She creates photographs using herself as the model with elements such as blood, fire, earth and water. Ana Mende also created typologies using herself as the main focus of how she can destroy and district the face this gives a feel of her work being inhuman and surreal
For this experiment i wanted to focus on portraiture as well as the theme that I am following typologies. For the background I used the same background this is because I wanted to make it look like a typology as much as possible, In additon I also feel having a white plain background makes the subject stand out more which emphases the look of the subject. I am happy with the outcome of my typologies as they turned out the way I wanted them to, for this experiment I used my iPhone because it is such as small camera I tried to keep the model in the same position as possible so it would emphasise the look of a typology and it would look like a continues pattern. The main reason I created a typology of portraitures is because facial features can create many facial expressions, in addition to this it can also create a sense of a story of how the model maybe feeling. On the other hand I do feel there is some faults with these typologies, If i were to take these series of photographs again I would ask the model to look directly into the camera as I feel this would make the framing and angle look a lot sharper and clean. For this experiment I was not really inspired by any particular artist however as I am interested in portraiture I did look into the photographer francesca woodman however she presents portrature in a squashed up form which I also find interesting therefore for my next experiment I mite take some typologies using francesca woodman techniques.
As I wanted to develop this experiment of typology further i decided i would pick out a photograph from my original set to edited and adjust it to see how the outcome would look. The very first thing that I did was I uploaded the original photograph onto photoshop in colour, I then went to image, then mode, I then decide the add the filter grayscale this then eliminated all of the colour from the photograph after it did this I then decided I was not to fond of the outcome as I feel it looked dull, washed out and too grey. How
For this experiment I went in and around school, focusing on signs i wanted to keep my photographs in colour the main reason being because i feel it looks better and much bolder rather than if it was in black and white, In addition to colour they are all presented in bold, and imtense for example in the third photograph the red and yellow contrast with each other making them both bold and eye catching. Another reason that I am happy with the the outcome of my photographs is because of the focus, because i had to get quite close to some of the signs this being because I didn't want the objects in the background and the fact that I wanted the main focus to be on the signs and not what is going on in the background, however on that note if I were to carry out this experiment again I would think about the angle and composition more,
For this experiment I looked and took inspiration from looked at photographs i found of hair typologies on pintrest, if i were to catorgrize this experiment i would class it into a portraiture even though you can not see the person from the front it is still taken of someone making them the main subject and what i want the viewer to focus on as well as the sequence, the light of this photographs is coming from artificial light and some elements of natural light coming from the window which reflects on the subject highlighting some aspects of each of the photographs. Before taking these photograph I had a aim to focus on elements as such light and framing using my knowledge on the formal elements i wanted to focus on how i can use light and framing to capture sequences and creating a rhythm or pattern. However to respond and develop some of my photographs i would change and develop my angle of view and framing as some photographs are not are a straight angle.
Bernd and Hilla Becher
- 1950s took first photographs in 1958
- visited the south of wales, america looking for industrial sites
- key subject heavy industry
- abstract towers
- cooling towers
- architecture typologies
- took shots they had to be put into order, then the classification
- groups of nine, ten or fifteen
- each object corresponds with another for example diagonal, horizontal
- use a telescopic lense, long lence up to 600cm, work with tripods
- photographed wide angle
- they have to adjust the aperture
- work on cloudy days where there is limited light
- they have to bring in the horizon
- framing is important they have to be careful of how lines run that may affect the composition
- the purpose of photography is to see a objective way
- avoid distortion
- small amature 32/45 20 seconds