Online Degree Show

I have submitted 5 of my current images into the Graduate Showcase. This goes live on 25th of May, the same day as the Degree Show private viewing.

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Competition 3 – Lensculture, Magnum Photography Awards

The third competition I have chosen to enter is the Magnum Photography Awards through Lensculture. Working with their official partner BBC Culture photographers selected could potentially gain exposure to 3.5 million viewers. Winners will get a digital display at The Photographers Gallery in London and access to Magnum Photography Workshops.

The cost was $20 to enter 1 image.  As a student I got 30% off this taking the price down to $14.

I have entered the same image as I have entered into the BJP Breakthrough Awards.

Screenshots of entry and confirmation email.

Competition 4 – Lenscratch

The fourth competition I am looking at is a student competition with Lenscratch, an online photography blog .

The prize is in $ and allows for the free upload of 15 images, I need to write a third person biography to enter this one and the deadline is 28th of may so this will be completed in the next week after the hand in deadline. I also need to confirm that this is open to international students and not just those based in USA.

I will either enter my bod of work from my most recent project or I will use the series I had created for last years Final Major Project.

Saal Digital Book Review

Saal Digital Book Review, £25 towards book from Sale Digital to be completed in 2 weeks and provide a review.

This was an advert I had spotted on Facebook, and one I have decided to take up. I am in the process of completing my book to compliment my exhibition.

Using Images from Final major project with a bit of background and information on the development of the project.

This is a screenshot of the started layout, I got a little stuck after I started as I was looking for a function that this company doesn’t seem to have. I would like to be able to make the image on page 3/4 more opaque so that I could add smaller images on top of this. I have used this function with another book provider and am a little disappointed there doesn’t appear to be that function. I will continue to produce the book though and provide my review, this is just another opportunity for my work to reach a wider audience. The review will be public through the companies website and social media, they have a huge number of followers.

 

References:

GmbH, S. (2017). Download. [online] Saal-digital.co.uk. Available at: https://www.saal-digital.co.uk/service/software-download/download/ [Accessed 6 May 2017].

Competition 2 – BJP Breakthrough Awards

The second competition I decided to enter was the BJP Breakthrough Awards, This is open to Undergrads and Recent Graduates studying BA or MA courses. The prize is a chance to feature in an exhibition at Free Range in Londons Truman Brewery. From my understanding Judging starts from 23rd May, and successful entrants will be notified sometime after that and before Free Range.

For this competition I decided to enter work from my Degree Major Project, I have chosen what I felt was the strongest image containing both healthy and junk food.

 

Screen shot to confirm my entry.

 

Screenshot of my email confirmation.

 

BJP Breakthrough Awards

Exhibition Layout Test

Once my wallpaper had arrived I took it to a fellow students place to test my layout in a large enough space and also get feedback.

My first disappointment came when I realised I had made a mistake in ordering my wallpaper. When looking at the mock up images on the web site I had not take in to consideration they were based on more than one roll per wall, what this meant is that I have ordered the print too large, so I have lost a little of the desired kaleidoscope effect, I do still have the mirrored effect repeated does each sheet and the abstract nature is still very present.

Then on to my table mats, I am really pleased with the print quality of these, they have a lovely glossy finish and the images are still as vibrant as they would appear on my screen. I did order two more from the company after I had received them because I wasn’t completely happy with the frozen junk food images. I felt these were not as strong as perhaps just the cropped images were. Also because the kiwi wasn’t frozen it became the odd one out in the set. With the unfrozen junk food images the set becomes much stronger.

After some discussion and suggestion from Sam, we rearranged the layout into two sets of five images, Five Healthy and Five Junk, This strengthened both sets and gives the layout a more coherent flow. Before we had come to this conclusion I was feeling happy with the junk food images, in comparison to the colourful healthy images they are bland and less exciting. However as a set in their own right they become much stronger and interesting.

 

This layout is the one I am likely to use for the exhibition.

A close up of the mats on the wallpaper, I am really pleased with the vibrance and contrast of the wallpaper and mats together.

Artist Statement

This is my Artists Statement and variations of it for the different purposes it was required for.

This is possible the hardest piece of writing I have ever done, I find it really difficult to write about myself in a way that isn’t full of useless information and waffle. I did opt for perhaps a little bit of a cliche opening artist quote, however after looking at lots of other artists statements I wouldn’t be the first to have chosen to do this. I felt it relevant as it brings my background and love of the surrealist movement into my statement. I feel the note strongly relates to who I am as an artist, and reflects the work I have chosen to produce throughout my time spent studying.

Title/Summary

Healthy V’s Junk our warped view of food

Artist Statement 

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up” Pablo Picasso

As an artist, I strive to maintain that childhood innocence, imagination and enthusiasm. By challenging the views and truths of the adult world around us, using abstract photography techniques and distortion I leave the viewer questioning what they are seeing. With food images, there is an expectation to see beautifully created, perfect and tasty looking food even that which is bad for us. By creating abstract distorted images, I hope to leave the viewer with an alternative perspective on the food we eat.

Artist Statement – Project Related

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up” Pablo Picasso

As an artist, I strive to maintain that childhood innocence, imagination and enthusiasm. By challenging the views and truths of the adult world around us, using abstract photography techniques and distortion I leave the viewer questioning what they are seeing. With food photography, there is an expectation to see beautifully created, perfect and tasty looking images, even that which is bad for us. By creating fine art abstract distorted images, I hope to leave the viewer with an alternative perspective of the world around us and the food we eat.

 

The food we eat has never been under more scrutiny than it is today, with the power of social media the ever-changing rules and recommendations are easily at hand. This information can be both confusing and misleading it is no wonder societies views on food have become warped. This project has been created using foods in frozen and liquid water or small detailed areas with the aim of leaving the viewer questioning what they see. The impact of this is emphasised using a non-traditional display. What are your thoughts?

 

30 Word Project Description

Healthy V’s Junk a warped view of food

 

An abstract view of the foods we eat, what is healthy? What is junk? With much conflicting information, I want to challenge the views of society. What do you think?

 

 

Links to my information

Website – http://www.emmaedes.wix.com/emmaedesphotography

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/emflectionsphotography/

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/emflections/?hl=en