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
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
- Tutor Report Form
- Two A4 contact sheets – shortlist for original Assignment submission
- A4 contact sheet of the original six images selected
- Seven A4 prints of my Final Submission
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.