12 June 2018

FINAL QUESTIONS & SELF-PORTRAIT POST

DIRECTIONS.

FIRST, THE POST ON YOUR BLOG
A. Title the post "GUARANTOR POWERS - SELF PORTRAIT TRIPTYCH" (copy/paste this into your title - all caps)
B. Put the photos in the post in the following order:
Top of post: the triptych
Underneath the triptych: the three individual images.


THEN, IN THE SAME POST as your final triptych and individual photos, add the following underneath THE TRIPTYCH:



1. YOUR GUARANTOR POWERS
A. Explain your guarantor powers, and why you chose them/it.
B. Explain the power that these guarantors have over/about you.
C. List it like this:

Guarantor Power #1: __________________
Guarantor Power #2: __________________

Possible sentences to begin:
"GP#1 is a power that..."
"GP#1 controls my life in a way that..."

2. SYMBOLISM & MEANING
List all the subject matter in your photographs. 

Next to each symbol, explain the symbolism - AND HOW IT RELATES TO YOUR GUARANTOR POWER

Remember: focus, lighting, spacing, composition can all be symbolic. 

INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING IN YOUR WRITING:
A. Explain WHY you made your choices for symbolism for that guarantor power. 
B. Write what you INTEND for the viewer to 'see' in the symbol(s).

Example of how to write this on your blog post:
Make-up on my face = This symbolizes...
Broken bicycle = I included this in the photograph to symbolize...
Apple = The apple is used in this way to represent ________ about my life/self...
The bubble = this represents fragility, and is meant to convey a feeling of...
Me, Out of focus = this represents the times I'm feeling unsure about myself and...


3. ARTIST STATEMENT
From the 40 questions below, choose TWO questions from each category to answer.

Your answers should be thorough, and leave nothing to the imagination. Assume you are explaining your GUARANTOR self-portraits to someone who cannot see them. What would you say? How would you describe them, and their meaning? Your responses can be straight-forward answering of the questions, but...you can also compose/write your answers into paragraphs that, when read as a whole, include the spirit and response to each question you choose.

18 May 2018

FINAL DIGITAL: GUARANTOR POWERS SELF-PORTRAIT, Parts 1 & 2

DIRECTIONS, PART 1.
1. By Thursday, May 24, make a self-portrait that is a representation of how you see yourself.

PART 2 will be comprised of two additional self-portraits.
Each of those two additional self portraits will be a representation of how you think two guarantor powers view you.

What does this mean?
1. Identify two guarantor powers in your life.
2. Identify ways that each of those guarantor powers have influenced/affected/enhanced/restricted/controlled/etc. your life.
3. Identify ways that each of those guarantor powers interact with you.
4. How do those powers view you?
5. What do those guarantor powers expect of you?
6. What do those guarantor powers not expect of you?
7. Once you have specified these points - for yourself, and without talking about this to your guarantor powers - make TWO additional self portraits that represent how your two guarantor powers view you.

*Look back at the symbolism from your Photo 1 final self-portrait project.
**This 'guarantor power' project is different, in that you are now to make images that are not about how YOU feel think you, but rather how THEY think of you.
**This should take some idea generation time, and in the end, be three well thought-out and executed self portraits that will be assembled into a triptych.

16 May 2018

PROJECT #14: Abstract Geomety

DIRECTIONS.
1. On campus, spend 30+min in a wander while looking and seeing.
2. Observe the angles of geometry, and photograph them as stated.
3. Make 24+ images.

NOTE: 24 is minimum, and will receive an average "C" grade. By increments of 6 additional photos, your score will increase one letter grade.

HOMEWORK.
1. Make 24+ additional photos OFF campus (home, public, etc.)
2. You will earn extra credit if your photos are of downtown/urban Portland.

NOTE: 24 is minimum, and will receive an average "C" grade. By increments of 6 additional photos, your score will increase one letter grade.

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