Do you ever finish a creation and it really pleases you? I confess this doesn’t happen to me very often as I’m my own worst critic but every so often all the stars align and I produce something that just captures what I set out to achieve. This image is one of those times.
The challenge was to create 3 photo-montage images, in black and white using only images by a handful of early and late 20th century photographers. The key to our images was they had to make a statement, which could have been a cause or an ideology, serious or humorous. We were only allowed to use text if absolutely necessary. This is one of my 3 and I set out to make a statement about the ‘haves’ vs the ‘have nots’. I purposefully added the text so the viewer was left to decide who was the have and who was the have not.
I got my grade yesterday for the assignment (a distinction) and then our lecturer posted 17 examples from the class that ‘worked particularly well’ and this one was included in the line-up. So I’m a little bit chuffed with that.
What have you done lately that has really worked well for you?
The images I used were (left) Richard Avendon: Verushka dress by Kimberly, New York, January 1967 Image source: http://silvervelvetsky.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/veruschka-dress-by-kimberly-new-york-january-1967-jpeg.jpg and (right) Walker Evans, [Woman on the Street, Havana], 1933 Image source: http://www.cubanartnews.org/artwork/Walker_Evans_gm_05200301.jpg