It’s time for me to kind of go back to all of my briefs and see what I can improve when it comes to my final pieces. While doing project 2 we were given a little booklet with examples of collages:
We have also been shown what can be achieved using only a photocopier. This reminds me of the days at work when I would scan my face on the photocopier while the manager wasn’t watching.
I have come across David Hockney and very much got inspired by his photomontage. That has given me an idea to use the dark room where I can process already taken images or even take new photos and create a photomontage.
Even though I have tried to be up to date with all the briefs it’s good to go back having a lot more knowledge about the processes that can be used. Most probably when I see my previously work I will laugh at it. Now that I have seen many more examples of collage I can see that my idea of collage was quite limited. It’s tricky to explain but even though I have done collages before and photomontage too, when it comes to creating my work I kind of suffer from amnesia and all my knowledge disappears. That is why practicing is important as it not just refreshes your knowledge but also develops it.
This may look simple but I assume that It involves planning rather than just selecting random images. I will find out when I give it a go by myself.
I have always had a faith in my tutors but now I can see everything piecing together. Each module relates to one another and having all the modules completed now I keep it in mind when approaching a new project or going through the briefs again. Having an access to all the facilities is a huge benefit.