Reflection on Assignment 3

I feel Assignment 3 and the work leading up to it has been a useful process. By introducing a Work in Progress tab on my blog, I was able to incrementally update my ideas for the experimentation with people in the scene. This not only gave the viewers of the blog a better notion of how the project was developing but also myself.

Assignment 3 – Experimentation with the Arrrangement of People Making up the Composites

Grid of 4 Composites for 1 Location

For this assignment, instead of working on the body of work as a whole, I’ve concentrated on experimenting with one aspect of the project. The aspect is the way I arrange people in the composites, focusing on two locations specifically. It draws on the factor of chance in photography and plays upon it, with my arrangement of people staging the scene and creating potential narrative for the viewer.

WIP #5

Horizontal Diptych of Composites in the Same Location

This was an experiment I had been meaning to try out for some time but just hadn’t got around to. It again comprises of arranging people within the scene but this time relies on the relationship with another composite from the same location. My aim when making this composite is to have the people moving through the scene frozen at the same points other people were photographed in the other composite.

WIP #4

WIP - 51º28'45.334"N 0º1'22.217"W, November 2019 - Attention Paid to Central Grouping of People in the Composition

I went out on this occasion to experiment some more with the placement of people in the scene, making up each composite. I have had some inspiration for this topic when I was reading up on an artist who has inspired me to make composites called Chris Dorley-Brown.

Chance

© Gillian Wearing (1992-3) 'I'm desperate' - Signs That Say What You Want Them to Say and Not Signs That Say What Someone Else Wants You to Say

Since developing a strategy for photographing change (specifically regeneration and everyday change in Deptford) in a documentary style, I have been aware of one way that chance is affecting my images. Therefore I am interested to address the factor of chance in photography and to see whether chance can or is affecting my work in any other way.