At the moment I am currently finalising my images, I have taken so many that I am unable to make my decision. I really want to select images that portray my concept.
I’ve only ever used photoshop since during GCSE’s and have watched many online tutorials about how to use it! Here is the most recent one I have used:
Here are the latest images that I have photographed so far. I have taken my images mostly in the iconic ‘Brighton Lanes’ as I feel that this is an extremely vibrant and interesting area in Brighton (also very well known) to portray my images. The lanes in Brighton are constantly buzzing, full of street music and many people so it is very interesting to view individuals on their technology and how they are taken away from the beauty around them.
“people are completely unaware of their surroundings struck me in a very real way. I too am guilty of a lot of the behaviors she discusses in her article. I have a definite smart phone addiction and I hate it. I check my phone sometimes in the middle of the night when I get up to go to the bathroom. What could have possibly happened between 11pm and 2am? Nothing, but I still have to compulsively check.”
– this is an interesting article as it comments upon an original article from Huffington post, about our obsession with phones. Whats interesting about this article is that the women writing it is not a young teenager, she is 39 years old. This really allows me to be able to think that it is not only a young generation that are obsessed with their technology, but also an older too. I feel that I would like to explore this concept in the photographs, and show a contrast of ages who rely on their technology.
This week we learnt the art of ‘text editing’, this is a very interesting concept as every time you apply it to your photographs, it comes out completely differently. I tried many attempts of this and often images came out completely bizarre and unusual however, some of the images i created I felt came out great! This could be a great concept to use on my photos as it creates supports the idea of a disconnection of reality.
This article has highly inspired my photography and has allowed me to represented the style of photography I will be portraying:
“Before mobile phones were invented, people would have had no choice but to interact. However, that is no longer necessary as we can all now “pretend” we are doing something “important” on our devices rather than think of something to say. This is killing conversation. I believe it’s increasing social pain.”
– This quote from Romero’s article really supports my concept that I am attempting to portray.
-The style of photography also is one that I felt I wanted to portray too.