View Clair's first coursework unit outcome below. All images are self portraits...so good i had to share it !
All work will be marked on Wed the 30th of January. Please make sure your blog is complete, technical folder, personal project and final piece for marking.
On Friday the 1st of Feb you may collect your exam paper. Good Luck :)
French photographer Laurent Chehere is known for his commercial work for clients such as Audi and Nike, but after a change of interest he left advertising and traveled the world with stops throughout China, Argentina, Columbia, and Boliva. From his numerous photographs along the way was born his flying houses series, a collection of fantastical buildings, homes, tents and trailers removed from their backgrounds and suspended in the sky as if permanently airborne. The collection of work appeared at Galerie Paris-Beijing last year with an appearance at Art Miami in December. You can see much more on his website. (viait’s nice that)
In his photographic self-portrait series Struggle to Right Oneself, artist Kerry Skarbakkacaptures himself in moments of suspended peril: falling from trees, tumbling head over heels in painfully precarious falls, slipping nude in the shower, or teetering on the edge of a fateful leap from a railway bridge. In his artist statement Skarbakka references philosopher Martin Heidegger’s description of human existence as a process of perpetual falling, and the responsibility of each person to catch ourselves from our own uncertainty. He continues:
This photographic work is in response to this delicate state. It comprises a culmination of thought and emotion, a tying together of the threads of everything I perceive life has come to represent. It is my understanding and my perspective, which relies on the shifting human conditions of the world that we inhabit. It’s exploration resides in the sublime metaphorical space from where balance has been disrupted to the definitive point of no return. It asks the question of what it means to resist the struggle, to simply let go. Or what are the consequences of holding on?
Skarbakka says that he utilizes special climbing gear and other rigging to achieve each shot, but the final images are truly convincing if somewhat ambiguous. This too is on purpose, as the images are meant to leave the viewer questioning. Do they suggest we can fly? Do we fall? What happens when we land? See many more shots from the series over on his website. All images courtesy the artist. (via not shaking in the grass)
Please make sure you purchase a new sketchbook for this unit. A great site is pink pig sketchbooks from amazon or there are some great quality books in staples. You have the choice to work in a square book or reduce the size to A4, use black paper over white for this unit,. It is up to you. The sketchbook however. must be very good quality paper and not fall apart!!
Make sure you have your own SD card and USB pen to save all your prints. It is your responsibility to make sure all your images are stored safely after every shoot.
Light & Lens Based Media
Welcome to the Light & Lens Based Media course, part of the Art & Design department at Ysgol John Bright.