Step 1: Synopsis of Assignment:
There were two parts to this task, they’re very different and so I was a bit confused on wether to try and link them or not.
Step 2: Image in their Style
The front cover of Butlers book Advanced Black-and-White Photography: Hurbert Birnbaum and Owen Butler shows a tree in black and white, and so I though I would try and do something similar, keeping the image very contrasted to keep more similar to the one by Butler.
Step 4: Create a Body of Work
The Blind Photographer
The Nude Photographer
Step 5: Critical Rationale
The first image was easy to get, I asked my friend; Jess who modeled the below images for me, to tell me when to stop spinning, and then took a photo of what ever I pointed at with the pole. The image is totally done by chance, the only part that was confirmed, was that the photograph was in my lounge. I had the camera on manual focus and I had set the camera settings to something that showed some light but where I span, changed the light in the image so there wasn’t much control over that.
The second pair of images took me by surprise. I was shocked at the task given and asked a few different people to read it to confirm I understood it correctly. I considered asking for a different task; but decided it was important to challenge myself as a practitioner by taking myself out of my comfort zone. Jess, is a close friend and I asked her to focus on any body part of mine when I took the photo while I was clothed. When I took my clothes off, I then told her to look at the same body part. i wanted to see how her reaction changed and her expression. Jess is a bright and happy as a person and where I expected her expression to look embarrassed or awkward, she took me by surprise and looks interested. the sun came out as I took the second photo, showing her to be more lit up than in the first image.