Detail, the Beauty

Absolutely stunning photographs. It is always the details which make the piece of work (whatever that might be) more interesting and enlightening.

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A ‘detail’ is defined as a small part of a picture or work of art reproduced separately for close study.

It was the famous architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, that said “God is in the details”. In other words, whatever you do, you should do it thoroughly. All of these images are details of a greater whole. The details are mesmerizing… Don’t you want to see the rest?

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So Far So Good!!

I’ve just had my first lesson at school with my Fine Art teacher (who also happens to be Head of Art), and he has looked over all of my photographs for both this subject and Textiles.

At first he didn’t look terribly pleased with the Textiles photographs as he didn’t see the message I was trying to put across. This was okay as we then had a lengthy discussion as to where this project could go with them – possibe pathways.

We have now discussed that it would be great to take elements from all of my photographs I have taken and combine the different buildings to make another photograph which I can work with.

We also spoke about the various methods and techniques which I could use to express my ideas further. I have decided that I should use traditional methods, yet use recycled materials – so we have two different types of ideas running parallel with each other in one project.

I also presented my ideas for Fine Art through my photographs, and my teacher loved the relationship/combination of metal with the organic and natural qualities of the teeth/mouths. I have decided that I am now going to explore the alliance between medical cures (casts, metal rods and nails etc) and how this can actually help cure different problems.

I am really happy with this feedback and I think I am off to a great start in this project already. All I need now is a sketchbook and flip file which I can now present my ideas.

Capturing My Initial Ideas …

Today has been a very productive and inspirational day for taking my first set of photographs for my exam project, “Combinations and Alliances”. I have focussed purely on Textiles to start with.

The photographs I have taken are purely of regency style buildings which take up the majority of the town I live in.

Here are a few a few to tickle your taste-buds:

I also walked around a lake which is home to hundreds of ducks, so I took advantage of this great opportunity to photograph them.

I am looking forward to taking more photographs this afternoon of teeth/mouths and how they can decay (or not, in some cases).

Have a good day everyone!