TEXTURES/ABSTRACTIONS FROM THE NATURAL OR URBAN WORLD
ABSTRACT – of or pertaining to the formal aspect of art, emphasizing lines, colors, generalized or geometrical forms, etc., especially with reference to their relationship to one another.
You will be looking for textures and/or abstractions that are found in the natural world along with an urban environment. Remember your Elements of Art (line, texture, color, shape) and Principles of Design (contrast, pattern, rhythm, balance).
Flower/nature macros – abstract composition : color, value form/pattern
Linear – landscapes – simplicity, abstract
Abstract compositions – Shadows
Macro abstract – organic vs. geometric shapes
Shape or pattern – diptychs and tritychs
Be especially aware of: Balance - create asymmetrical balance as much as possible - stay away from symmetrical balance as much as possible. It can be very boring.
Always be aware of:
edge of your frame
sense of mystery***
***You should be striving for a sense of mystery so there should be something about your shadow that cannot be figured out, is composed beautifully and is mysterious -NOT literal!
You will create 2 pages of planning and reflection for the assignment. You will select two images and answer the following questions for each image:
Idea(s) visually evident (100 characters maximum, including spaces)
Materials used (100 characters maximum, including spaces)
Processes used (100 characters maximum, including spaces)
You will turn in a darkroom contact to receive credit. We will have a class critique on the prints to help you determine which compositions work best in regard to the elements and design principles and how to photograph your subject with more interesting view points to attract viewers to your compositions. Print one 8" x 10" of each of your best FOUR photos for your portfolio.