Our project for the last few weeks was that we had to make a converging culture photoshop picture/ photo. It should be based on our experiences in our world, like feelings and emotions. The message of my project should have been “My mind when it’s drifting into a state of uncertainty”, instead I felt it sounded like I had a state of peril. Every single time when I was working on it, I was stressed like there was no tomorrow. Even if it was not showing, I felt it in my brain. There were a few surreal devices that I used, scale, levitation, transformation and more… I think at least. Jerry Uelsmann was the artist that Inspired me to make this is most of the project is in black and white.
The creative process of the project was like this, first, we had to learn how to use photoshop. Since we had little to no experience with a program like this, we had to do it step by step. Next was planning the project, I had a few ideas but I felt they were useless in total. The third was presenting the project to people, this was one of my first problems because I was not a good public speaker. If I were to talk to people, I would feel trapped by their onlooking stares of intent. Repeat this a few more times then we got to work on getting the project done. My actual project looked very different from what was planned. A few of the challenges that we came across was that one, I didn’t know how to use photoshop in the first place. The second was that I had limited time to make it and third was that when I add something, I add more, so much stuff until I had too much in my project. I did really challenge myself so much that I felt like this would take forever to complete it, but now it has ended. I did take advantage as much time as I needed for this project.
The photo above was one of the process photos that I had, this was engaging and persisting. Even though using photoshop was challenging, I try to remain as calm and collective as possible. However, the only thing that nearly brought me down was that I saw a lot of people works were greater than mine. I have to admit, it nearly broke me, as I felt that they would be praised and mine would be scorned and forgotten. It was tough.
I used my observations from my past to make these pictures, I felt they were nothing much but rubbish. The way that I said that is because I had at the time, saw from the corner of my eye, one of my classmates’ pictures. It was astounding compared to mine (which was trash). When we had to present them, I saw each and every one of them that was in my group and felt terrible.
Another of my process photos, this was for understanding the art world. I have to admit, I couldn’t understand a single thing that is happening to the art world. A Banksy is better compared to mine, and yet his/ her works are being destroyed because they are deemed as disruptive and an offense.