1. This interested me because the landscape forms a circle, unlike how photo montages usually predominantly feature rectangles. The vegetal hues of green, yellow and brown in the centre, boardered with the dusty, muted tones of the clouds and sky are complimentary. I especially like how the brown is boardering the cleaner, whiter, brighter clouds. My favourite part is that the greenery circle forms a shape that I think was inspired by the Pythagorean Spiral.
2. I think it has a strong composition mainly due to the element of shape created with the montage forming a circle. The shape of the circle combined with space help create the principle of unity. Your eye is drawn to the person first, then moves counterclockwise around the circle until halfway, where it is drawn to the very center of the composition and is held there. I think the element of colour also gives this image a strong composition. Colour adds a liveliness to the landscape because the strong saturation makes the nature look healthy.
3. This image can inspire me to not restrict myself to just rectangles in my photo montages. I can be inspired to use other shapes as a whole, compiled of the geometric photographs, which would create interest. It can inform me how creative I can be in photography, and experiment with the camera to become more inspired.
1. This grabbed my attention because the colours used are all muted in shade, but still saturated, and compliment each other nicely. My favourite complimentary shades were the bright yellow, organic wood, and dusty navy. I like all the different textures: the smooth, polished, shiny wood of the violin, the corduroy of the navy fabric the violin is on, the clothing and tissues beside the violin. I also liked how the area looked lived in, even if the photographer set it up to appear as such.
2. I think it has a strong composition mainly due to the elements of colour and form creating the principle of balance. This is due to the asymmetry caused by the cluster of objects to the right of the violin. These two elements also create the principle of emphasis, because your eye is drawn to the yellow clothing. This is mostly due to how how bright the yellow is, but also exaggerated by being next to the muted, dusty navy, and organic shade of the wood.
3. This image can inform my artwork to have the freedom of asymmetry, even though most photo montages stay relatively symmetrical. It also inspires me to play with the texture of inanimate objects during the photography process. In general, how much I enjoy the layout and colours of what was photographed, informs me to take more care of what I'm choosing to photograph. I'm more inspired to play with the placement of inanimate objects in the photo's I take.
1. This interested me because the portrait is divided up into triangles, unlike how photo montages usually predominantly feature rectangles. I immediately noticed how one of the corners featured a closed eye, and the adjacent corner featured an open eye. I enjoy the floral images complimented by hues of pink, which are set of by the contrast of opaque black. My favourite part is how the seeming pattern is disconnected by not having another portrait in the lower right triangle.
2. I think it has a strong composition mainly due to the elements of colour and value creating the principle of emphasis. The black and white of the portrait bordering the solid black as well as the floral pink create emphasis on the pink triangles. This is because these triangles feature colours instead of shades. The element of shape and line are a prominent features because of the array of triangles.
3. This image can inspire me to not restrict myself to just rectangles in my photo montages. It can also inspire me to play with shades, opacity, hues, tone and colour. It informs me that the photos can be montaged with clean lines instead of as an overlapping collage. It also informs me how creative one can be with a simple straight on portrait.
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