My teacher suggested I focus on flowers because I could not think of a subject. I knew that if I were to do flowers I would want to make it different from anything that would typically be done when photographing flowers.
Top Art Exhibition - Photography » NZQA 2015 Isabel Shore, Western Springs College The Shore Line When developing ideas I had a large archive of different photographs of my grandfather that I wanted to use in contrast with my brother and father, to show similarities and differences between three generations of men. I liked the work of artist John Stezaker, who juxtaposes old photographs to create new imbalanced but strangely aligned images, and I used this technique as a starting point.
Top Art Exhibition - Photography » NZQA 2015 Joshua Ropate Kurene, Hagley Community College Board 1 ...shedding light on their continually evolving culture. I soon realised that I may have bitten off more than I could chew and decided to narrow my range in terms of cultural representation, settling on how various forms of Cultural Assimilation affect traditions and customs within Indigenous Polynesia.
Top Art Exhibition - Photography » NZQA 2015 Meg Rutherford, St Hilda's Collegiate Ideas / Concepts / Themes Initial ideas for my portfolio were split into two. Visually, I was interested in using a strong contrasting colour scheme, with which I experimented in early stages of shooting and, conceptually speaking, the idea of breaking traditional boundaries of still life interested me.
Top Art Exhibition - Photography » NZQA 2015 Danella Palmer, Southland Girls' High School My first few photo-shoots were general pictures of still life, focusing on objects closely related to chores. This progressed to the concept of a woman who feels pressured to pursue the typical housewife image. Bernard Blume and David Hilliard became inspirations to my work, as I was able to use techniques in a similar way to portray a chaotic/repetitive lifestyle.