Monday, 18 March 2013

Urban project and Street Art

For my FMP (Final Major Project) I am creating samples that reflect on street art and how this is the most contemporary art form at present and because I have a big interest in the movement. The project will look at all things urban and will deeply reflect on how society is affected by the recession and how the public are almost having to carry so many burdens as the government are cutting on finance.

Primary Photos-Candied/Posed Portraits

The following images are initial primary sources as starting points that look at candied and posed photography as I am going to look at portraits as part of the urban project and these were taken in a photography studio in comparison to the above means of photography in the urban environment which is something I am also going to look at. These pictures may be manipulated to create a visual response to street art and an urban feel but are mainly just shots that look at both regular and unusual portraiture.  

The following samples were taken to show the reflective quality from the studio umbrella and creates more of an emphasis on the portrait for the viewer, looking at the reflective qualities of materials and how this can help me create contemporary Street Art outcomes.

The images below are motion blurs images that were done to experiment further with means of image taking and the distortions of the self portraits look at creating a more eye catching, creative sense to portraits. 

The final selection were studies taken using a strong almost overwhelming light source when studied and the shadows created almost show to me how aspects of society are hidden in the shadows and the idea that people are resorting to hiding in the shadows because of the recession that the overwhelming light resembles.

Urban Photoshoot

Portraits in the urban environment and graffiti hunting!