Project 12: Public landscapes – suburbia

In these two images which are very similar to the first in this set – see here. But there are a couple of differences: in these two images I have experimented with colour and repetition as a way of injecting rather mundane images with some form.

I have shown the original photo in this first example but will just show the completed images from then on. This is because I want to get these images to work in a different way from the signs and so don’t want the viewer to compare and contrast between the two.

Original photo
image

Completed image
Landscape Motif-21

Landscape Motif-22

Thoughts
These digital montages of public landscapes are not as nearly good as the first one. In that the original image had a picturely quality I could build on whereas these are just too mundane and uninteresting.

However the suburban landscape has given me a way in to the project as I plan to look at different types of landscapes – suburban, monumental, countryside, seascapes for example – and inject them with a sense of disability through digital montage. However I think I will work with images that have an interesting innate form  to begin with as that will help draw the viewers interest.

The second issue I will experiment with is in the level of obviousness of the symbolism. So with some images it will be very obvious and in others much more subtle. 

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About anomiepete

South Londoner struggling with life, art and photography.
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