Exercise 4.5

I thought about this for ‘dreams‘ when I was considering a project for A4.

Also, during my research in the past few months I’ve screen grabbed a lot of information when I’ve been thinking about stereotypes and because I noticed that if you type in ‘scientist’ or ‘doctor’ there is a reasonable gender representation, but if you put the word ‘great’ before almost any career title, the gender represented is overwhelmingly male.

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These are some screenshots for subjects I’ve been working with lately.

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Flower

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Apple

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Apple with the filter ‘fruit’

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Book

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Melon

And my own photos of the same subjects.

I wanted to use an actual bible for this, but I didn’t have an old one and there was no way I was going to buy a new one. The text is from 1 Timothy in the New Testament, and although it was just an experiment it has really inspired the work I’ve now been producing for A4.

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Apple and book combined

 

I’ve labeled these flowers as roses, but what I really like about these images is that despite the lack of focus and confusion, they still communicate the essence of what a rose is. They don’t really need the label. I laid the flowers onto a mirror, lit from above and used a close up filter on my lens which has helped to produce this effect.

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Flower (Rose)

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Flower (Rose)

 

My images of melons were mainly inspired by some images by John Clang in the book Porn by Tom Hingston.

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Melon