For my first brief. I had to take 50 photographs of one object that relates to my theme, identity. The reason for which I chose to take pictures of a DSLR is because it corresponds to the theme very well. It shows what you see through your eyes and your different perspectives, almost as if how we see other people and how they see themselves. It captures moments and you could also say, moments for people could make up their identity. After taking all 50 shots from different angles, distances, lighting etc. I had to chose my best 5 and explain why I believe they are best from all 50.
The reasoning for which I have chosen this particular picture is because it is composed in such way that the lense is in focus and takes up most of the frame whereas the back of the camera is blurred which is shallow depth of field. I think that the vantage point in this photo is what makes it look very effective.
The reasoning for which I have chosen this particular photo is that I like the way the ambient light hits the side of the camera which defines the side of the cameras texture.
The focal point in this picture is the camera lense. It looks effective as you can see the texture of it very well. The logo is also bright but blurred which gives the camera lens depth which is a technique called shallow depth of field. Another technique which is used in this photograph is filling the frame as the subject takes up the whole photo..
The reason why I have chosen this is because it is a simple, sharp photo which shows the shape of the camera but has a thick dark shadow behind it which defines the body of the camera.
The reason why I chose this is because although the lense is closer, it is blurred and the rest is in focus which was my intention. It shows the texture and the fact that you can see only half the camera, looks effective. Another technique used in this photograph is the rule of thirds, if you section this photograph, the two points on the right would fall in to line with the camera.
Brassai uses everyday objects and makes them look very surreal by either zooming in, using different lighting and contrasts etc. He lets people have a freedom on opinions and let's them interpret his photographs as they want. He doesn't make any surreal images obvious as to what the real object is. His photography is very influential, his main intentions are to get people thinking creatively about his photos. They make you think outside the box and this is only one effective aspect of his work. The photograph on the right hand side above is toothpaste but I interpreted it as an actual tooth which is ironic, this is a distinctive feature of his style. He makes everything look out of the ordinary. His work is similar to my project as I had to pick four of my very own photographs of an object and make it in to a Brassai style. I zoomed in to my object to an extent that you wouldn't guess straight away what it is but eventually, it will be made apparent as to what the object is.
I made the images as surreal as possible, you can't instantly tell that is a DSLR. He has influenced my work as I now have four photographs that have much more expression and freedom than they did when you could see the whole thing. If someone were to take a glance at the photos, they wouldn't be able to tell straight away that it is a camera. Brassai influenced me from making a normal object, surreal.
Experimenting with water and paint.
We experimented with paint and water to create a surreal illusion. The props used for this was a tank filled with water, paint and a flash gun.