These images have been submitted for assessment as a set of prints. These are approximately 8 inches by 10 inches (19cm by 25.5cm) printed on A4 Epson premium semi-gloss photo paper. Using Photoshop, some sharpening and levels corrections have been applied and in some images contrast has been boosted to emphasise texture. Based on tutor feedback, the final image in the initial set was removed and replaced with a totally different image. However, I also replaced images number 4 and 5 from the initial set as I felt the replacements were stronger images of the same subjects.
Ideas for Further Exploration
The research I had originally focused on for this assignment was about the Vorticists. Since completing that research, which influenced this work but really went unused, I have seen more vorticist work and I find the movement and the people involved fascinating. In particular, I enjoyed the exhibition ‘Shape of Light’, at the Tate Modern which included several photographs by Alvin Langdon Coburn and work by Wyndham Lewis; two artists that particularly interest me. The exhibition included a photograph by Germaine Krull taken in 1928 from a portfolio called ‘Metal’ which appears to be an image of the Eiffel Tower, very similar to an image I had taken and not used. Given that my research was picking up the same themes of the vorticists, which is why I came across them, it is interesting that the Eiffel Tower had already been used in that context. Obviously, had I known this beforehand it would have perhaps changed the images I submitted and the research component may have felt more complete.