A fairly recent growth in popularity within the photography art sector is the art of dioramas. To create an image by building the scenario specifically to be viewed only from the cameras perspective. In my studio lighting class we have been challenged to create a diorama to be photographed after looking at such artists as Aurelia Carbone. Here is what I have come up with :)
April 2011, 'Night Land'
So this is the completely raw image with no editing. The set built especially for this camera angle. I'm pretty happy with my first attempt at this. I hope you all like it too :)
Only just over a week ago I was under the illusion that I was doing well in my photography for this semester, then I had a class review and my eyes were opened. It's always difficult to tell how I'm going with my photography when I have no one really to discuss it with from an artist point of view. Anyway... Because of the realization of falling behind with my novice whatever type photographs I've decided to get really busy these holidays. I've also decided to focus more! Not just 'experiment with whatever' manipulations but looking more at the dream-like feel of a photograph and a bit of a look into surrealism photography. So this is what I have come up with this week.
The first half of this semester is coming to end in the coming weeks! I thought I should probably update on where I am at right now in Photography Specialisation.
Brief outline of the project
For my investigation I have chosen to play with photoshop in manipulating images. I want to experiment with manipulated images that may appear realistic but could not possibly be real; such as floating, doppelgangers, etc. I am inspired to bring to life the occurrences that seem so natural in dreams and imagination but cannot be done naturally in real live. More specifically I want to experiment with images which look so real that some people may not notice the impossibility within the image and to the other end of the scale where I want to experiment with very surreal and obviously unrealistic images. I hope that through the experimentation of these opposites in manipulated images I may find a preference for either the hidden impossibility or completely surreal, otherwise that I may discover a balance between the two that I would like to continue exploring.
March 2011, 'Wet Wonder'
March 2011, 'Am I Falling the Right Way?'
April 2011, 'World of Blah'
April 2011, '2 Tangible-D'
April 2011, 'Something Else'
I hope you enjoy them because I just love making them :D