The final project for my Digital II photography class was to begin building a “body of work.” We were to photograph and print 8 to 10 pieces that were related or connected not only by theme but by style. The pieces were to be newly photographed and taken during the semester. Additionally, we were to select our theme following a writing exercise that was intended to help us think about ourselves as individuals.
After doing some “soul searching,” thinking about my photographic style, and what interested me most or defined my work, I selected “Textured By Time” as my overall theme.
It’s been very fascinating working with Alison in selecting which photographs to print for the final class presentation as well as discussing how pieces work together for “gallery display.” Some of my favorites didn’t “make the cut.”
Learning the steps for print preparation has also been valuable lesson. With Alison’s help, we are learning to make “fine art prints,” not just photographs. The final class project is to display our work as 11 x 14 matted fine art prints in our classroom; the class will join Alison in a critiquing session.
In the next couple of posts I’ll share the images I am preparing for my final class project.
Part One — Abstracts from Rural Life