2D Design Portfolio - PHOTOGRAPHY
A variety of works demonstrating your understanding of the principles of design. The principles of design (unity/variety, balance, emphasis, contrast, rhythm, repetition, proportion/scale, and figure/ground relationship) can be articulated through the visual elements (line, shape, color, value, texture, space). Any 2D process may be submitted, including graphic design, digital imaging, photography, collage, fabric design, weaving, fashion design, illustration, painting, printmaking, etc.
1.Manipulating the Face
Create a series of at least 10 portraits that are not your typical portrait. Look at examples of manipulating the face.
2. Living Painting
Paint or draw on an object, place or person to give it the illusion of being a painting rather than a photograph.
3.Clever Prop Ideas
Select one prop and use it in a series of photographs, 3-5.
Take a photograph of a silhouette and place it on different backgrounds. This should be a series of three.
Combine a drawing in with a photograph. This should be created as a series, at least 5 photographs. The photographs can work individually or be assembled together into a series.
Take a photograph inspired the idea of grotesque. This could be a detail focusing on a texture, objects that are gross, multiple objects, people (be nice though), etc.
You will be working with studio lighting and composition for this series. You will turn in two AMAZING photographs for each theme (1.flowers or produce, 2.art supplies and 3.ink). Remember it takes a lot more than two pictures to get two incredible pictures. A good rule of thumb is one good photograph usually comes from every 50-100 shots.
Your photographs should emphasize pattern being reflected in objects. Play with using different fabrics & different patterns reflected in different objects.
Take a series of photographs illustrating a narrative. The photographs should then be put to together into one composite image as in the examples below. The series should take place in one setting with something happening or changing. Begin by coming up with ideas for the last image then working backwards in your planning/storyboard.
11.End of the Story
Think of a story that everyone is familiar with (like fairytales) and come up with an ending. Examples by Dina Goldstein are below.
12.A Different Perspective
Take a series of photographs of objects or people from either a worm's eye view or a bird's eye view.
13.Inside and Out
Create a work of art that illustrates the idea of inside and outside being equally important.
14.Text in Art
Experiment with using text in a composition using any medium or a combination of mediums that we have used in class. You can create contour drawings on top of a surface (text, maps, etc.), experiment with combining painting and drawing together, draw or paint back into a watercolor,etc. Use the Art Idea Generator for a theme if you do not have any ideas.
Create at least one drawing, painting or photograph that depicts evidence of your existence on this planet. Think about how the world would be different if you were not here, for instance. Or consider what elements of the world prove that you exist – an unmade bed, for example, or your breakfast dishes, text messages from your BFF, etc. Begin by making a list of things in your sketchbook that provide “evidence” that you exist.