FMP: Idea Notes (29/03/19)

A Childs imagination is the most powerful of them all

Childs imagination

Imagination is more important than knowledge. – Albert Einstein

Every child is born blessed with a vivid imagination. – Walt Disney

  • Astronaut
  • Bonnie and Clyde, 1933
  • James Bond

Julia Fullerton Batten

Yanki Shonibare

Thomas Zanon-Archer

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Extended Ideas

After listing key words that I found of interest, I decided to research into some of them more and come up with possible ideas that would include them within my project.

Narrative/Storytelling
I will be focusing on showing a narrative within my work. All of my projects have a meaning and narrative as I enjoy telling a story. I will continue to do this in my FMP.

Staged
No matter the concept of my final idea I will be staging my work. I have always enjoyed the freedom of staging a scene and will be applying this to my final major project.

Fine Art
Fine art photography provides just as much freedom as staged photography but is usually used to express an idea, message, or an emotion. It is not about capturing the subject that the camera sees, it is about capturing what the artist sees. I have many ideas of possible shoots and believe fine art photography will help make them a reality.

Conceptual
This type of photography that illustrates an idea. As mentioned previously I focus on telling a story within my work. I also have structured many photographs in my imagination that I would love to bring to life.

Imagination

Cinematic/Film

Adventure

Science Fiction

Action

Rough Ideas List

At the beginning of the project I did not have one single solid idea. To begin with this really agitated me as I usually have a few ideas to work with and adapt. I didn’t want to force myself to come up with ideas and get myself too worked up so I decided to list some key words that I am interested in possibly including within my final major project.

  • Staged
  • Fine Art
  • Conceptual
  • Narrative
  • Storytelling
  • Imagination
  • Cinematic
  • Film
  • Static TV
  • Vintage
  • Editorial
  • Portraits
  • Photo Series
  • Short Film
  • Adventure
  • Science Fiction
  • Action

Below are further thoughts and ideas of some of the key words listed above.

Narrative/Storytelling
I will be focusing on showing a narrative within my work. All of my projects have a meaning and narrative as I enjoy telling a story. I will continue to do this in my FMP.

Staged
No matter the concept of my final idea I will be staging my work. I have always enjoyed the freedom of staging a scene and will be applying this to my final major project.

Fine Art
Fine art photography provides just as much freedom as staged photography but is usually used to express an idea, message, or an emotion. It is not about capturing the subject that the camera sees, it is about capturing what the artist sees. I have many ideas of possible shoots and believe fine art photography will help make them a reality.

Conceptual
This type of photography that illustrates an idea. As mentioned previously I focus on telling a story within my work. I also have structured many photographs in my imagination that I would love to bring to life.

Cinematic/Film
Movies have played a great part in my life and I would love to work within that industry as a stills photographer. I feel that because of this I will most likely include cinema within my FMP. I will either take still photographs of a short film, photographs in a cinematic/movie style or create a short film.

Kate Villevoye: Guest Lecturer (23/01/19)

Kate Villevoye – Fashion Filmmaker (i-D Magazine) 

 

  • Interned at Dazed after University
  • Moved onto i-D

 

Favourite things about the job

  • Creative storytelling
  • Adding fun and lightness to serious stories
  • The team and travel

 

What stories spark my interest the most?

  • Global Street Style: Kiev
  • i-D meets Rina Sawayama

Fashion film: A rapidly evolving landscape

 

How has it changed?

  • Moving from straightforward advertorial to selling a brand through emotive content
  • Brands are keen to tell stories, in various ways
  • Poetic ways
  • Real ways

Potential downwards to new developments

  • Brands inserting themselves into discussions around politics, sexuality, race etc.- but with different intentions

i-D collaboration with Chanel for Chanel no5 fragrance. Made ‘The Fifth Sense’ – a webpage featuring young female artists