Just got done with final presentations in Digital Photography II (Advanced Photography). as I mentioned previously, this is a mixed class combining Digital and traditional Photography. Most of the finals consisted of sets of 5 prints on a theme. I, as usual, had to be different. My approach was to incorporate everything I learned in this class. I did not take any new photos, but utilized the principles of “Found Objects” we were given in assignment four.
I “Found” 1 pic from the “Light Series” and 1 unused pic from the “Point, Line and Plane” scavenger hunt. These were combined with my Gunman drawing and incorporated into a poster. The entire concept was “Staged” in my mind and additional found objects were used in the presentation.
I mounted the source photos in black and white mattes. The drawing was modified and mounted on an old drawing tablet to symbolize the digitization and transfer of the illustration to the computer. The missing piece of the drawing appears in the left half of a screenshot that represents the poster in development.
The right half of the screenshot, inside another “dead” Flatscreen Monitor “frame” shows the finished poster in Photoshop complete with guide lines and all layers and effects. The coup de grace was, of course, the finished Print Rocks Poster, printed on high quality 13″ x 19″ Epson photo paper. The whole thing must have totally impressed my instructor, Senseney Stokes, as it left her mumbling “Oh, Leif, Leif…”