In this photoshoot I was very much inspired by an Italian visual artist and photographer called Giuseppe Lo Schiavo. The following photographs of his work (Ad Vivum) inspired me the most:
The series as Giuseppe Lo Schiavo describe it:
A combination of the classical aesthetic with a modern medium. I wanted to create portraits without explicit time references, chronologically uncertain. In those images, warm and cold colors are diffused and distributed through the subjects – in a similar manner as in the pictorial portraits – creating sculptures, motionless subjects, smooth and stiff like marble. The Latin name ‘ad vivum’ is taken from the engravings that some painters inserted under their paintings in order to specify that the painting was painted live. __ Giuseppe Lo Schiavo
The photographs I took however must have harmony with the previous photographs of the assignment so I went for the bright bold colours to match. Below is the contact sheet of the new photographs I took:
From the contact sheet above I have chosen the ones I felt worked well and edited them on Photoshop to decide what to include in the finals:
Next, I have to decide on the final selections from this contact sheet and the previous one to add to the original series in assignment 4 in place of the ones I had to remove. I will also have to change the title and text of the assignment so the title fully reflect themes of harmony and discord from the original writings by my daughters as advised by my tutor.
Bibliography / References:
Giuseppe Lo Schiavo. Ad Vivum [online]. Giuseppe Lo Schiavo Art. Available from: http://www.giuseppeloschiavo.com/ad-vivum-02/ [Accessed 30 September, 2017].