Describe- This is a photograph of my friend Sammy where she has her hood up and her body shifted slightly to the side. I added a city, the women’s march and her favorite flower as a way to describe Sammy through the multi-exposure. I made Sammy black and white and had the multi-exposure be a pop of color. The background is a rough and white look and has a signature written on it.
Analyze- I think the element of color is very prevalent throughout the work, just because she is black and white so the photo shopped pictures in color really pop. The shape of Sammy and how she posed made it possible to fit the flower “in her” hood, because it actually looked like it was coming out of her hood. The principle of design element that I think is really shown through the work is contrast. The black and white and then the color contrast. The movement of the multi-exposure is fluent and smooth, it flows nicely and isn’t harsh when the pictures change. I think the overall composition works well and compliments everything nicely.
Interpret- My meaning to this piece was to show through Photoshop a hint of Sammy’s personality and what her morals are. She goes to New York every summer and wants to live up there when she is older, that is why I included Manhattan on the top of the image. She had just participated in the Women’s March on January 21st and is a passionate feminist, that is why I included the picture of the March. The flower I put in her hood is her favorite type of flower and her favorite color so I thought that has some meaning, also made the composition pop and lead the eye to the flower.
Evaluate- I believe the photo itself was well positioned so the Photoshop was more possible. Not all elements were used but the ones that were like shape and color were very powerful and prevalent throughout the piece. I believe there is a lot of emotion connected to this picture because the multi-exposure shows who Sammy is and what she believes in and where she wants to be. The contrast in black and white then the color I think makes the photo stand out.