Idea 1… Trees Time Story Peeling Fruit Season Eggs Clock circle Strong rock David Hockney, Bradford born artist, who developed an interest in photography at am early age. He explored time and the human eye and how we see things through his work. I could explore this when developing my ideas ‘Hockney explored the use of the camera, making composite images of Polaroid photographs arranged in a rectangular grid. Later he used regular 35-millimetre prints to create photo collages, compiling a ‘complete’ picture from a series of individually photographed details. Because the photographs were taken from different perspectives and at slightly different times, the result is work that has an affinity with Cubism, which was one of Hockney’s major aim – discussing the way human vision works. These collages, he used to call “joiners”, have different subject from portraits to still life, and from representational to abstract styles.’ http://5magazine.wordpress.com/2010/09/05/david-hockneys- joiners/ Anthony Weller has been photographing architecture for the past 25 years. I love his attention to detail. But prefer his work on architectural detail. The layers of history and materials, when focused in on, make you realise and notice the detail in the building. The composition is amazing. ‘My first job in photography was at the Building Research Station and that's what got me started in architecture and construction. Following that, I was the staff photographer on Building Magazine. While there I photographed just about every type of building imaginable by most of the leading British and American architects. Commissions included site work as well as finished buildings and I picked up seven photojournalism awards along the way.‘ http://www.archimage.co.uk/anthony_weller.htm Images taken from ‘Google images’ ‘layers’ ‘time’ ‘books’ cabbage’ ‘seasons’ rock layers’ peeling paint’ History Architecture
Idea 2… Materials Structure History Grids Patterns Windows Looking through Doors Stories ‘Ted VanCleave’s abstract, architectural photographs of Los Angeles depict a fantastical, futuristic vision of urban landscape. Forceful lines and curves of cement soar across skies saturated with expressionistic colors. The vertiginous angles, blocks of solid color, and disorienting geometry create a picture space wherein solid forms become pure abstraction. Only an occasional reference to the surrounding environment or the colors of the natural world remind us that this is Los Angeles, a real place, as reinterpreted by VanCleave’s painterly vision.’ Eyemazing Magazine http://tedvancleave.com/artist.htmEyemazing Magazine Ted VanCleaves work is a mixture of images ranging from clean cut altered images to ones that show construction and the everyday. His use of shapes and silhouettes interests me but I think I am more interested in older architecture and buildings that tell a story of have a history.