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 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.
I began with the idea of how someone's identity is built just by what they look like in a school, ID or passport photo. How, although this photo may not change, identity can develop and be influenced by others. Throughout the folio the idea of masks and hiding behind this pre-conceived facade that these photos create, has been used. Throughout I have tried to embrace the quirkiness and cheesy aspect that these photos and environments hold.