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GCSE Photography

Project 2

You are to carry out preparation work including visual work and notes to explain your ideas and prove your knowledge and understanding and produce a personal and informed final image.

Your work will be marked on how well you:

Record observations and ideas (AO3)

Analyse and evaluate images/artists work (AO1)

Develop & explore ideas (AO1)

Use a range of materials & techniques (AO2)

Review modify and refine (AO2)

Produce a personal finished final piece (AO4)

Make connections with the work of your chosen artist(s) (AO4)

Kaleidoscope

Power & Politics

Kal eidoscope Power & Politics
Kal eidoscope Power & Politics
Kal eidoscope Power & Politics

GCSE Photography Kaleidoscope: Power and Politics

Zofia Kulik has produced composite photographs that use repeated images to make patterns. Alvin Langdon Coburn produced images with repeated patterns, which he called ‘Vortographs’, by directing the camera down onto angled mirrors.

After studying the work of these and other relevant photographers, use any appropriate technology to produce your own photographs which explore kaleidoscopic effects.

Preparation work:

Research and Exploration (AO1, AO2 and AO3)

Researching and exploring the nature of ‘kaleidoscope’.

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

 

One

page

visually

mind-mapping

examples

of

Part

kaleidoscopic imagery. Add a definition and keywords to describe the main features of the imagery.

Takeaway

Homework

 

task

Using the available mirrors, lenses and kaleidoscopes conduct an experimental photo shoot- take at least twenty different kaleidoscopic images. Printout the contact sheet for your journal- select 2-4 of your best images to edit print out bigger.

 

Make

your

own

kaleidoscope

recording

some

of

the

Take away

images

made

through

the

changing

shapes

of

the

Homework

kaleidoscope.

 

task

Experiment with a variety other of ways to make an image appear kaleidoscopic: collage, device apps, Photoshop. Record these in your journal adding screen shots where appropriate.

Part

Takeaway

Homework

task

Artist Research and Recreations (AO1 and AO2) Research and analyse the work of Zofia Kulik, Alvin Langdon Coburn and your own chosen kaleidoscope artist looking in detail at how they use kaleidoscopic effects in their work and identifying any other issues addressed through their photography.

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

One research sheet on Zofia Kulik and her work. To include images, information and keywords along with analysis of a chosen image.

 

One research sheet on Alvin Langdon Coburn and his work. To include images, information and keywords along with analysis of a chosen image

 

Two recreation pages exploring Kulik’s and Coburn’s work using a range of photographic techniques. Add screenshots if appropriate to show your process.

 

One sheet on your chosen kaleidoscope artist. To include images, information and keywords along with analysis of a chosen image

Take away

Homework

task

One page or more exploring your chosen kaleidoscope artists work using a range of photographic techniques:

Take away

Homework

digital/photo collage. Add screenshots if appropriate to show your process.

task

Researching and Exploration (AO1 and AO3) Researching and exploring the theme of ‘Power and Politics’.

 
 

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

One page visually mind-mapping the theme of ‘power and

 

politics’.

Add a definition and keywords to describe all of

your ideas.

Create a potential list of ideas of objects, places/people for a photoshoot thinking about things that you can source to photograph that relate to the theme of power and politics

 

Plan and conduct a photoshoot of images relating to power and politics. Add a photoshoot plan to your journal and your contact sheet/s.

Part

Takeaway

Homework

 

task

Development (AO1 and AO3) Explore chosen themes through photography techniques.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

Experiment digitally with at least six different ideas and objects exploring both Kulik’s, Coburn’s and your chosen artists style, you may use collage and/or digital manipulation

Part Take

away

Homework

task

Annotate all of your experiments describing what you have done and how the imagery relates to both the photographer and the themes of ‘kaleidoscope’ and ‘power and politics’.

Based on your work so far produce at least three initial ideas for your final piece, sketch and annotate.

WEEK FOUR: Final Idea (AO1 and AO4) Finalise ideas making clear reference to your chosen theme.

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

 

Produce a detailed final composition: exactly what your piece will look like. Don’t forget notes to explain what you’re doing step by step and in particular explain how your work connects with both Kulik and Coburn and your chosen artist and the themes of ‘power and politics’.

Take

any

additional

photographs

and

develop

in

preparation for use/development during the final image

creation process. Add contact sheet to your journal.

 

Plan for the creation of the final image, what you will need, how long parts will take etc (you have 2 weeks to make your image)

Final Image Creation (AO4)

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

Create final piece. Remember to record your process using screenshots and explain any changes you make along the way and give reasons why- record this in your journal.

Evaluation of final image/s.

Sketchbook/Photo-journal Plan

This plan is just a guide to the order in which your work should be created and added to your journal. You can add in extra pages as needed dependant upon how much work you generate. These pages are essential and must make up part of your journal- we will develop them in the lessons and as part of your takeaway homework.

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

Kulik Research Page

mind-map

photoshoot

experiments

Image analysis

Coburn Research page

Image analysis

Own chosen artist research page

Image analysis

Kulik recreation

Coburn

Own chosen artist recreation

recreation

Power and politics mind- map

Power and politics photoshoot plan & contact sheet

Image

Initial Ideas X 3

development

experimentation

Final

Making/image

Final Image/s

Evaluation

Composition

development