Final Submission for Assignment 1: Combined Image

Final Submission : Assessment July 2018
Digital Image and Culture – Level 2

Assignment 1 : Combined Image

 

All the work towards this Assignment can be found here https://catherinebanksdiac.wordpress.com/category/assignments/assignment-1-combined-image/

The specific original Assignment submission is here
https://catherinebanksdiac.wordpress.com/category/assignments/assignment-1-combined-image/assignment-1-submission/

 

I originally shortlisted 18 from:

42 digital photographs taken in the poppy field
9 analogue photographs from a Mamiya MF camera
An iPad drawing
2 of the Mamiya prints layered with two of the negatives which had been photographed on a lightbox, then enlarged and composited onto the image they related to
12 photographs layered with poppies, buttercups and daisies from the field and then re-photographed
46 photographs – prints and drawing on iPad returned to the field and re-photographed amongst the poppies, plus one of my hand holding a print against the scene it depicted
A photoshop collage 

Six were then chosen to present to my tutor for the Assignment

In feedback, my tutor had referred to one composite created with a photograph of my great-uncle who died in WWI, with a suggestion to work further on this and experiment ‘perhaps using many flowers to almost obliterate the image/meaning.’ However, I did not feel comfortable in manipulating that particular photograph in such a way even by using copies etc. This might well seem over-sensitive to a detached viewer but it just didn’t seem right to me.  The idea itself appealed to me though and I experimented with the technique later (Assignment 2).

Review and selection for Assessment Submission

Having examined prints of my original six I decided that the background was too blurred because I had focussed on my hand holding the print.

 

I therefore created a new digital composite instead

and added another from my shortlist because this seemed more representative of the project.

Below is a contact sheet of the 7 prints I will be submitting for Assessment.

 

The following printed material is included in my Assessment Portfolio Box

A

  • Tutor Report Form
  • Two A4 contact sheets – shortlist for original Assignment submission
  • A4 contact sheet of the original six images selected

 

B

  • Seven A4 prints of my Final Submission

 

Conclusion

I enjoyed working on this Assignment which enabled me to carry my interest in landscape and embodied practice forward into this Module.  I actually continued to work with the poppy images with personal projects such as videos and cyanotypes  here https://catherinebanksdiac.wordpress.com/category/personal-projects/)  and some of the work is in my Paper Log. Sadly, the poppy field was destroyed last year – mown over, fenced with barbed wire and awaiting planning approval for a new housing development – although the odd poppy did wave its petals.  It’s quite likely I’ll return there during my next Module, Landscape. Maybe to leave a memento print on the barbed wire.

 

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3 comments

    1. I know I was upset to find this and happened especially as there is still no decision on the planning application. I don’t understand why they didn’t just leave the field as it was so that walkers could enjoy the display in the meantime.

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