This week’s theme:
I had to look this one up myself. Editorial photography refers to images that are in magazines but aren’t ads. They support the written word to an article or to the cover of a magazine. Every month our international project 12 group gives us a prompt and then its up to us to interpret it as we the artist feel. Our group struggled with this topic – we postponed our post date twice and many of us, myself included, were brain blocked on what exactly to do. I played around a lot with post processing, had a lot of fun and learned a few things too.
My first image I imagined to be attached to an article about airport security since the World Trade Center bombings. As many of you know, last Sunday our plane in Maui was delayed for hours because the San Jose stowaway dropped out of our plane’s wheel well while we were loading so it’s on my mind. We have had so many limitations set upon us as we travel now and yet an impulsive 16 year old was able to hop a fence and jump on a plane. The image shows our innocence (and ignorance maybe) in the doe eyed girl and the haze we have been in since that unfortunate day. To make this picture I combined four different images on top of each other. A girl + convention center lights + a building sign +sculpture = final picture.
These next images were to show the pressure teen girls feel in today’s society. Trapped and overwhelmed. Again, I used 3 images on top of each other to convey these feelings.
Three image composite, no real meaning. I just liked it.
I am not even sure what to say about these last ones. I just saw it on tube and thought it looked really cool. They are called “double exposures.” A lot harder to do than than it looks. What I have learned is that the technique to put it all together is not as hard as finding the right pictures to pair together. I suspect that once you start doing more of these you can shoot with the right perspective and shapes in mind. So here are my plays. These all had a base image of a person + some type of plant. I guess I had spring on my mind. Don’t forget to check out Melissa Deakin | Williamsville, NY