Today we reviewed two streams of photographs (landscape and portrait format). This was our second last meeting and we spent time on the collection.
The following items were discussed:
- Poignant and touching images showing the profound impact of covid on the younger generation. Feeling of uncertainty is what makes the images strong.
- Recommendation of staying with landscape portraits and also of adding 2-3 portrait images to final submission to create breaks in the edit. For exhibition it is good to stick to the same format, but for a publication you can do a little bit of mixing. As a rule of thumb avoid radical cropping. Landscape portraits are more powerful because of the relationship with the figure.
- Print out the portraits and place them and look and see how they work out. Look at other photo books and see how they are laid out.
- Start writing about work. What the Strange Season is about? Have a clear description what the project is about and how covid forced me to change my project outcome.
- Start working on introduction to work.
- Edit photographs to book form. Experiment with layout.
- Bring final layout to the last meeting.
It is hard to believe that this this module is wrapping up. My project however, making portraits of young football players will continue into 2021. I am also looking into new, different ways to disseminate my work in the future and beginning to plan the expansion of my photographic career into other, practitioner and academic areas of interest.