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This was a class activity where we had to go out to find “alien transmissions”. I decided to look at and study patterns in leaves and tree trunks.


This was a class activity where we had to go out to find “alien transmissions”. I decided to look at and study patterns in leaves and tree trunks.


This was a class activity where we had to go out to find “alien transmissions”. I decided to look at, study and take photos of patterns and marks in leaves and tree trunks. I thought of them like a language or pattern. I might have been too desperate for ideas or thinking too hard or not hard enough.


Conceptual Process 

Documentation 10

This is the third idea. These are the final photos I have selected for its series of 10.


Conceptual Process    


Documentation 9  

I’ve decided to go with the third idea because it contains the greatest coherency in images yet evokes a variety of visual moods. There is a strong connection between colour, the elements and the land, combining to generate a myriad of images each conveying a different mood. It illustrates my personal experience of the city, especially the Rocks, which is the area depicted in the photos. I came to this realisation after seeing a lack in connection between my images, which didn’t have any uniformity. This also diminished their contribution to a common concept, as can be seen by my latest images taken on 26/09/13.


Conceptual Process 

Documentation 8

All of these three ideas seemed quite powerful to me, but I had quite a hard time deciding, as shown by the variety of different images I took while out in the Rocks. I was taking photos for three different but similar concepts, making it quite hard to focus and decide.


Conceptual Process


Documentation 7

The third idea of taking photos of sublime scenery had great visual coherency yet showed diverse emotions and aesthetics as well. It felt a bit too conventional to me however, and I feared that it would have the same effect when seen by other people. What hindered it was that it could be discredited as your standard scenic cityscape photograph. I had more faith in the idea however when I saw the whole series of photos together as they worked together to create a visual portrayal of transcendent weather patterns determining and defining the emotion and atmosphere of a place. I quite liked this.


Conceptual Process

Documentation 6

I liked the concept of the second idea of creating a visual map to direct to a place but it looked too detached visually and lacked in a style or consistency. I decided to abandon this idea.


Conceptual Process

Documentation 5

Idea one was straightforward and effective though it didn’t replicate the same mood and atmosphere of the classical paintings in Europe. After a while of thought and study however, I decided that it was a good factor, because this was Sydney, and Sydney had its own visual atmosphere. Especially in a clustered location like the Rocks, the photos needed to show elements of the Rocks which displayed how I perceived its fantastical visual elements. 

What I noticed about many of the classical paintings was that they displayed a range of distances and visual perspectives. Many contained foregrounds and backgrounds. I decided to focus on specific features of the Rocks, in order to place ascribe an iconic status to them.