My first final triptych is focused on the town park and Harlow bandstand, which is now for the most part in disuse. This location has been a large part of my life, due to it being one of the largest open spaces within the town. Throughout my childhood, it hosted the most frequented playground, and from then onwards became a route to secondary school. Since then, it has been a place for social interactions and photography, as well as fitness and recreation.
First Mock Up
For my second mock up, I focused on light. I decided I wanted to capture a variety of themes, including community, nature and travel. In order to create a successful triptych following these themes, it was important to find a commonality among the three, which I concluded to be light. These concepts are valued to me as throughout my life I have been encouraged to embrace or celebrate them, and have therefore grown up with them.
Second Mock Up
For these shoots, I experimented with the concept of having my models facing the camera with obscured faces.
For the ‘Seventy’ project, I have been asked to create a commemorative triptych celebrating the history of Harlow. A minimum of three photographs (or three visual effects) must be used to achieve this result, and at least one individual must be facing the camera in the final outcome.
My own outcome is going to be heavily based on my own history within the town, and places of interest to myself growing up. With this in mind, I will also be using this project as an opportunity to further explore self portraiture, using my own presence as the individual facing the camera in at least one of my shots. I would like to explore concepts including education and recreation.
- Education: Little Parndon Primary, Burnt Mill Academy, Harlow College
- Recreation: Harlow Town Park, Bandstand, Redwings Ada Cole
As an alternative form, I will be creating my triptych manually, printing my outcomes and cutting them before presenting them and photographing them upon a relative backdrop. This photograph will become my final piece.
Using three images to complete a ‘realistic’ outcome.
Using one image, with two edited variations defined using saturation, as a triptych to create a stripe in greyscale.
Using three images with a commonality, however not attempting to create an overall realism.