12 The AP 2-D portfolio consists of 3 sections: Breadth (12 works showing your range of skill and creativity using the principles of design) Concentration (12 works with a theme) Quality (5 works from the above 2 sections; these are mailed in)
Leah Eder’s Concentration Statement: Words are cumbersome; their stubborn refusal to move the way I want them to frustrates me. By the time any of my feelings are on paper or are spoken, they have lost their momentum, richness and excitement. My concentration is an attempt to bypass these heavy, unmovable words by visually portraying feelings, instead of explaining them. My non-objective photography explores a progression from excitement to dread using color, repetition and space to portray a true experience of these emotions. Overall, the abstract photography is a suitable medium to express ideas, such a feelings, that have no exact object.
Tori Miller’s concentration statement: I want to portray how dreams can provide an unconscious form of self- exploration. As dreams progress, your mind introduces unusual, illogical, and often impossible elements in order to seek out something meaningful. Most of the time, dreams that provide meaning confound us with their non- cohesiveness while illuminating new concepts. My concentration begins with some scanner-created photographs that illustrate the beginning stage of dreams when you realize yourself as who you are. As dreams progress, who you are in your dream becomes a fragmented reflection of who you currently are. Later, the apparent relation between who you are in real life and who you are in your dream becomes increasingly weaker as you wander further from reality. However, the fragments of yourself are echoes, as shown later in the concetration, especially in images 10, 11, and 12.
Cory Quigley’s concentration statement: I wanted to explore the visual spaces in the urban setting of Philadelphia. I've always loved being in the city and I found it was the most exciting place to take photos, with varying and often fleeting images everywhere. When I'm in the city I feel excited but calm, surrounded and isolated, big and small, all at the same time. I wanted to convey some of these feelings, if not all at once, through my photos.
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For your concentration think in terms of creating a series or body of work. Consider lighting, composition and technical aspects of photograph. Your careful use of the art elements and principles of design is paramount. Experiment. Brainstorm. Write thoughts and ideas in visual journal. Collect images that inspire you and glue them in your journal. Considerations: