Marks and Traces

For the first stage of this project we had to photograph places, interior or exterior, that showed marks and traces of human activity as though something had been left behind to show that someone had been there.

And so for my own version of this I decided to photograph my local park as this had many marks and traces throughout it that showed that someone had been there. After going out on a photo shoot I came out with these final 8 photographs to work with.

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I chose these as they had the most obvious marks left behind of either footprints, rain, indentations or pathways throughout the shots.

The next stage was to create drawings from the photographs taken above, and this is the result of this part:

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I feel these are rather bold and eye catching and shall look really effective within the final stage and so at this point I was rather happy with the outlook of the project itself.

The final stage was to use Photoshop and edit together drawings and photographs, you can see how these turned out here:

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I created many a combination, using a series of different settings within the editing software Photoshop so as to see all the different ideas I had before I decided on the certain ones as you never know if the next part is going to make the piece better and you don’t want to lose the last edit if it isn’t. I overall feel these all turned out rather well and you can really see how the thought process develops from one version to the next. If I were to do the project again however I would have made more drawings so I had more to combine with the photographs and add to them as I had half the amount of drawings to photographs.


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