These are my final images in which I want to use in my projection, and could possibly mix in with previous photos of the initial object – the brooch. What I like most about these is the movement or flow of the object and how this could reflect onto the body effectively. Some images are subtle, with little design in them which will contrast against the ones with more involved – really triggering for the eye in my magazine. They are also quite contemporary pieces of jewellery anyway, so it will help analyse the modern feel i want to portray so it can be based around a younger target audience. The shadows and colours in these images are really interesting too, although some may see black and white, I like the effect this gives you against the flash as you can determine various other tones if looking carefully.
Just a quick illustration of how I would like to set my projection out. I want a naked body (or clear, with underwear), simply showing the naked skin to allow any aspect of the projection to be shown. By using the skin, it will also allow any cracks / imperfections / shadows to be shown upon the projection, really making the object come to life on the body. I want to use to the face, back and stomach – where the flattest areas are so the image is easily noticeable, but also, these are parts of the body which are flat, yet have subtle creaks that will let the image flow nicely across.
- My deconstructed object adapted with ink and pen, placed under a projector to enhance the patterns.
I quite liked this outcome, but think I would actually prefer it to be much simpler with black and white. I think this looks quite unprofessional and as a black and white picture – it reflects the contemporary feel and modern age of my wanted magazine.
This is Delpozo’s F/W 2016 collection. I was so happy to come across the designer – Delpozo’s work. Although the embroidery on the designs aren’t brooches, you can simply use your imagination to think likewise as they do really reflect the concept. It also reminded me of the previous deconstruction images I have taken, with the vivid colours, really drawing out the lines and shapes within the designs. Although they may not be deconstructed, or the object in general, the images take upon the concept really giving the effect of a piece of statement jewellery.
This gave me the idea to progress and research into a wider range of statement jewellery; I could take links from necklaces, bracelets, earrings – and the elements within them, possibly giving me a broader range of examples to use for my final outcome.
These are just simple examples of how I actually decided to deconstruct my found objects. I absolutely love how this example has turned out especially in the photograph as you can see the various colours and individual, unique shapes that the smashing has made. I think that this technique could work really well, as long as I find more brooches which aren’t valuable/meaningful so I can create the same effect. The technique would look great on acetate and then projected, really outlining the colours involved.
HOW CAN I DECONSTRUCT MY OBJECT?
It has been hard to think of ideas of how to deconstruct a pin or brooch, especially as the ones we have found or got our hands on are sentimental and have a lot of value to a wearer. What could work well for my outcome though; is carefully taking apart pieces of the pin/brooch to reform another example.
As a group, we also thought of re-designing the pin, for example – painting over it or dipping in wax? This is a much more creative idea and there are some downfalls, so I will need to test this design before.
I also like my idea of imagination. Somehow, I could make my outcome my own version by re-drawing/painting the brooch as my own, how I wish it would be or how I know it could be made more contemporary.
I have always found my more academic work to be based around some form of art. From having quite an artistic upbringing from both sides of my family, art has always been pursued and motivated me into hobbies and a lifestyle which is unique and imaginative. Because of this outlook on life, I now put this to use in my own work, aiming to express this originality and show the public personal feelings or issues that the media aren’t typically fond of. I am a massive feminist and believe I put this to show in all elements of fashion, with styling, photography and illustration – I want to show viewers that it’s ok to express your own views.
We knew it would be easier and much more efficient to browse the high streets Brighton for images and possible knowledge on our chosen object. I decided to ask the wearers we found or even random people their opinions on brooches / pins and the history, or significance to them. The answers we got were pretty much the same;
- themes from yourself
I personally think these answers were really basic and set such a boring light upon the object, which is obviously not what I am trying to achieve. The interviews have set a clear idea for what I want my outcome to say or look; to set a contemporary approach to the object, allowing them to become more fashionable and updated for the younger generation.
These are the most appropriate styling outfits I achieved to reflect the contemporary fashion of a white shirt. Thus workshop taught me to be creative and that to become noticed and successful in this hard working industry, the more unusual the better. The denim added to the outfits added a deeper dimension to the image, reflecting designers and brands like my previously mentioned ‘Commes Des Garcons’ or ‘Ashish Gupta’. By deconstructing each item, it allowed us to manipulate the norm and express what we, personally think should be seen in the modern day.