Ao1 – understanding photography   surreal potato
Ao1 – understanding photography   surreal potato
Ao1 – understanding photography   surreal potato

Ao1 – understanding photography surreal potato

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  1. 1. Ryan Banks AO1 Understanding Photography The genre of images Ill be looking at is surreal, theyre photographs that have usually been edited in a way to present what the photographer or artist is Soralta Ban. This photographer, Soralta Ban, is famous because she is one of the only surreal photographers that ensure there is some kind of story behind each of her photos. Photographic Category: The photographic category for this image is surreal. Purpose: The main purpose for the image is to sell like every other photographer. Photographer is a job and they make money by selling their images to other magazines, websites etc. The other purpose is for the photographer to create the image that he creates in his head so other people can see it. Image Analysis: Framing The picture is framed in this way so both the teddy bear and the bear is positioned in the middle. They are positioned here because they are the main focus of the image. Lighting The lighting for this image is from behind them, very high up. This leaves a shadow on the front of them and makes the image look a lot darker. Narrative This image was taken or created because it is a very ironic image; this is because there is a big, grizzly bear with an innocent teddy bear. It shows that the small, innocent childrens toy is actually based off a big, murderous animal.
  2. 2. Ryan Banks Miss-en-Scene The colours used highlight the bears and make them stand out from the back, as there are much lighter colours behind them. The image is also very ironic as the small cuddly bear is based on the big grizzly bear and theyre next to each other in this image. Meaning The meaning for this image is to show the loveable teddy next to the animal it was actually based on, which is a big, scary animal. It is also to show irony that the grizzly bear is lying with it smaller, cute version. Purpose: The main purpose for the image is to sell like every other photographer. Photographer is a job and they make money by selling their images to other magazines, websites etc. The other purpose is for the photographer to create the image that he creates in his head so other people can see it. Image Analysis: Framing For this image you could say there are 2 subjects, one being the red umbrella and the other being the never-ending pathway. The subject for this image is not framed in any particular way but it doesnt need to be because the colours are used so that particular umbrella stands out. However, the image is framed so that the leading lines lead us to the vanishing point which is framed in the centre. Lighting Dim lighting, grey colours in the sky makes the image a gloomy, more depressing image.
  3. 3. Ryan Banks Narrative The narrative for this image would be standing out. Everyone in the crowd has a black umbrella except for one person has a red one. The pathway that everyone is walking down could suggest the path of life, go school, college, and get a job. The umbrellas are meant to symbolise people and that although everyone follows the same path, you can still stand out from the crowd. Miss-en-Scene The use of black and grey colours put a very gloomy feel on the on the image, the dull colours set a sad tone to the image. The amount of black umbrellas used to show that everyone is the same. Meaning The meaning for this image is individuality, showing that people can stand out from a crowd.