Meeting 4 – August 11, 2020

Joanna Kurowski, 2020, Jacob

Today we reviewed the images produced up to date and had a discussion about the final outcome of the project. The following topics were discussed:

  • We had a discussion about images; flagged few stand alone images and discussed content how they would work together, player leaning on a log could be an opening image
  • We talked about about landscape vs horizontal layout, crop consistency, using the same frame
  • We had a discussion about the choice of background – youth against the woodland; try taking portraits at the same location with the same background; try using reflector especially when shooting in deep shade
  • We decided to continue my focus on repetition of backgrounds/poses with idea of isolating the player
  • I tried different backgrounds but decided for  green/woodland/outdoors for best context of “strange season” for football players
  • I advised my project leader that football season is officially cancelled for this year; I will continue taking portraits of football players in green environment
  • Shoot with solid green background; try if can gather a group of players shoot individual portraits but at the same location (might not be feasible due to pandemic)
  • We started a discussion about dissemination; explore ways to create  sports cards (it was suggested looking at Mike Mandell baseball cards for concept) or other ways to present the project to wider audience; possibility of an expo at football club’s events later in the fall
  • I need to start writing how to contextualize the work
Joanna Kurowski, 2020, Mikaela

Having done few sessions and seeing the collection taking shape, I am looking forward to take it in this direction.

Reference to look up:

Typology

https://www.photopedagogy.com/typologies.html

Mike Mandell baseball cards

https://www.wbur.org/onlyagame/2019/01/11/mike-mandel-photographer-cards

Isabella Campbell

https://www.isabellacampbell.co.uk/

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