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Antti Viitala’s photography, which is used here I believe is successful. The fish tank overlaid on top of the young boy who seems to be lost in a “adventure at sea” creates a unclear message of why the boy is sad. Antti’s use of texture for the background where it converts to being smooth from left to right into being a rough darker texture this adds variation to the image. The angle of the light at the top of the tank contrasts with the texture I mentioned before. The young boy s face seems very blank however you can immediately gather thereto me as if he may have “lost a friend” maybe that’s why the fish is cut in two to represent the separation of them.
Antti photography is done to the finest detail to when the boys left arm is cut or a harsh graze this would reach to the “mothers” audience as a target market, this also creates sympathy makes the audience feel sorry for the boy. I believe overall this was a successful photography design. The photographers use of water and reflection is also very effective giving the idea of emptiness through the clarity of the water giving the impression the young boy seems empty, lost and alone .

Deborah Parkin really interested me with this specific design. The use of “black and white” colour for the photo makes it seem more historic as if it was taken to suit the more olden age of times such as the early 1900’s, also make it seem as if considering she is dreaming reality becomes lifeless and the dream is what become reality during the time. The positioning of the girl and the way she is sleeping suggest that she is in a “pleasant state of mind” and does not need to be disturbed she is very comfortable and as if she is in her comfort zone “her bed”. The teddy bear used as a prop is every much like the little girls “best friend” when they are growing up which is a main accet of a little girls young days like a dummy for a baby . Deborah uses it to full advantage. Its more in focus as the girls face is which takes into account the different angles used to produce the final image.

This portrait made by Eolo Perfido of a teenagers face is straightforward and uncomplicated. At first look it appears to just look like a “lonely teenager” who's “lost for hope” or “sense of belonging”. The slight angle in the way the position of the head is placed makes the image more “child-like” almost as if she is seeking for help , love and attention . Eolo uses clear depth in his photography making one focal point to the audience. Being at her face also using depth of field in order to blur in certain sections and focus on others this worked very effectively with this image. The colours are plain simple black and which create simplicity to the image how ever the skilled use of make up using the deep dark colours to deepen the eyes and the shape of the lips amongst the pail facial colour of the skin, angle and the focus emphases parts of the image increasing quality immediately. but Eolo does add a hint of “brown texture” towards the back of the photo in relation to the girls hair colour. But all is not as it seems it could be a case whereby this teenager is surviving of a waitress job hence the uniform she is wearing .the image seems ambiguous .

The first time I saw this photography by Sally Mann it immediately caught my eye with the imagination put into it. A “sisters bond is more stronger than a concrete wall” here I see what it looks like two young girls sisters maybe, Where the older girl is “taking care of a younger sibling, adding make up or even could be wiping a tear”. The message Sally is trying to send I believe is that “no matter the situation a older sister will take care of those who matter most” also the imagery of the older sister always liking to be in control and acts as a “mother figure”. A photo like this I can relate to with me and my sister doing the same at one point. The innovation of Sally is really clever as she doesn't imply any bright colours just manipulates the outdoor use to suit her piece. It is strong and bold with a pre set title of “family” and I think I can gain inspiration from Sally’s piece here.

Stacey Anderson photography piece is visually appealing to the audience. “The innocent young girl” seems so adorable and cute just gazing into the camera lens. Stacey tends to lend to the use of bright primary colours, the eyes of the girl seem to be the central point of view the deep blue cloudless /ocean color fluctuates within the top of the image where the girls hair hints a touch of it but not so much. I believe I can take encouragement from the positioning and depth of colour Stacey Anderson has used and use it to suit my images. I like the way in which it is a standard portrait also using depth of field to credit a blurred back ground effect and focal point being the eyes and the fine hairs . This image almost seems as if it is looming out of the image like she is touchable this also allows her eyes to come across as very powerful and vibrant compared to the rest of the image where it is out of focus. This is a form of photography I will like to incorporate into one of my images to choose selective features or objects which I want to be main focus to my audience .

This is the second photography piece from Sally Mann, which still influences the title of “family’ but this photo is more ambiguous than the other, Its more hard to see what Sally's main focal point is here compared to the last photo I researched. Here it seems as if these “twins” have been maybe “abused” or for the left boy “beaten up”. Its not pleasing to the eye but it creates a story within a story a “inception”. In relation to colour Sally again keeps it consistence using a vivid dark green contrast like a settled sepia colour throughout the image which intended to give it a “humble” but “unsettling” allowing the blood on the boys nose to be empathized towards the final piece. The contrasting colours and the olden time effect gives a dull quite upsetting atmosphere which corresponds with the expression on their face’s seeming quite helpless and calling for help .

Camilla Akrans or “Kate” photography is more obscured than any other artist I have researched for this topic. She tells a story of a typical teenage girl who's “happy”, “vibrant” and “just living life at a young age”. But what Camilla Akrans does is that she doesn't state the obvious as would some, Why is the girl hiding behind her hands? Is she scared to let her true self out? Or behind the smile is a girl full of secrets , as if she is 2 different people maybe and the one on the outside isn't as confident and happy as in reality the real her not the cover up. The simple use of colours doesn't need to be bold and extravagant here she uses just plain black and white, the dark background may introduce a sense of “security” behind her life. Although the image is vague it is still a vigorous photography piece of a “teenager”
The background being black and plain makes her more instantly visible to the viewers ill like to use this techniques in some of my photographs during my project.

Jens Lucking image used here optimizes a teenagers school life and the friendship between three girls. Jens Luckman use of positioning is intriguing, I particularly favour the angle by which the three girls are standing almost as if its three photographs which were combined together to achieve this final piece. The use of lighting on the background doesn't overhaul the girls but it makes them more visible to the eye. The colours are keep constant from left to right meaning no variation. Overall I think Jens Lucking design is alright if there's one thing I can take from this design is the positioning of the girls maybe I can manipulate and position my teenager’s in a similar style. I also like the way in which Jen has dressed the girls in matching shirts to show equality maybe and the colour purple really stands out against the light beige\brown background .

Eugeni Recueno use of colour in this image, I feel it is really effective as it creates “life” within the image. The white and pink complement each other really well distinguishing no difference between a “teenage life” and the “daddy’s little girl” that some may live. The photography picture portrays a “leading life” of “happiness” as the girl on the phone seems to be living a life that ones prays to live. The “flower” in the background to the right maybe could imply that there is a “young bundle of love” in this instance being the cause of her “happiness” and maybe just maybe she could be talking to the “lover” over the phone. The perfume nail vanishes phone doll on the car and other props identify the essentials to a teenage girls life style as if it’s a must have at this generation of age for girls .

Jess Bonham uses a range of vibrant colours in her work to emphases the shape and body position in this image. The colours being so dynamic instantly catches the viewers attention acting as a main focus where jess mainly wanted the image to be enhanced and noticed. The plain black background animates the figure so that the colours take shape to complement the lady’s body position. The woman being placed in the central position of the photograph shows good composition and allows the model to become centre of spotlight. Although Jess Bonham uses a variety of colours she doesn't tend to lend away in using one fixed colour within her image, In this image the line of pink just adds touch to the actual figure’s colours reiterating the range of colours. I want to use Jess Bonham's method in my work using enhanced colours and focus points in my images.

Mei Tao style will relate to my second idea in which I think I can gain inspiration from her. Here she aims to show the lifestyle of a typical teenager and there attitude. By this image you can see the mindset reflects on the state of her room showing no care for her possessions leaving them laying around her room in such a messy state, like wise other teenagers. Mei Tao uses a good consistency throughout her photograph, The white painted room boost’s the cluster of clothes piled upon inside the room. I feel the girl wearing the contrasting white and blue creates comparison to a teenagers mood swing, Where one instance they are happy and bubbly, However in such a short fuse they can become moody and grumpy.

During this project my intention is to take a selection of photographs in which I aim to show the culture, art and personality of children of a young age. I will begin by taking a variety of images and selecting the best few to take further to edit and develop showing the stages of my final photographs. I will show personality and art through the texture, line, shape, colour and definition of my images emphasizing the main focus points and to make my images of better quality. I aim to show family bonding throughout these images by the actions and positioning of the children and the family relation of love. For example an image of two sisters showing sisterly love which I want the viewers to be able to read through the imagery I intend to create between them. By analyzing different family bonds throughout my family in different households I understand not all family's are similar and personality's and mindset of younger children vary massively compared to teenagers and adults. I would also take into consideration the hair style and makeup of the young children as the makeup will have to be very limited and settled to create the natural look, as at that age makeup aint an essential but whereas teenage girls for example are very fond and feel they are “in need” of make up to enhance facial features. I want to capture the fun and careless thought of the young children with there striking lift of excitement. Bringing joy and laughter to an environment. However in some cases children can come as stress, mischief and cause trouble resulting in mess, and not to always get lost in there sweet faces and innocence.
My photography intention idea 1

What makes this photograph so successful?
Monika Zborowska is a photographer from Ireland. She loves taking portraits photographs of children close up. Her portfolio of work consists of high quality images with a range of baby-friendly photos. Each photo has its own texture and is exciting in its own way. She uses a variation of techniques within her image.

The photograph I have chosen to talk about is very compelling to the eye it relates to the idea I have have in mind. The use of photography in this image is really effect in the way Monika expresses her photograph. The way the baby’s eyes is more in focus than the rest of the image gives the photograph more depth when first looked at. What Monika does well is she captures part of the baby's features to emphasis the effect more without stating the obvious to the audience. Most of Monika’s work tend to be a sole figure of a child who's facial expressions come across as “sweet or innocent” or just generally “cute”. I feel by using younger children as a base of my photographs it will be easier to express.

How does it inspire my work?
The way in which Monika’s work influences me is that she is able to manipulate baby’s and young children alone and together to express bond and character within a family tree. The constant use of depth of field ensuring that there is more focus on parts of the girls face than others such as her eyes and blurs gradually the rest of the image. This inspires me to do the same within my images to make more features stand out than others. She doesn't generally bring out the colour inside her images as much as I would like to but nonetheless she doesn't’t use a pale black and white background for her qualities, but then I can add my own touch and individuality to the images to make them mine.

What makes this photograph so successful?
The above photograph was taking by the photographer Nikolay Dimitrov. Who expresses in teenager photography using girls to express imagery within he's photographs. His portfolio consists of highly produced photos all neatly detailed and well taken, Each optimizing a different teenage story to tell.

The photograph I have chosen above is of a young girl who seems to be my age, whereby she seems to have no emotions but looks fixed into the camera lens creating a sense of insecurity of her self image. Nikolay positions the girl in a way in which she is almost hiding behind her own shadow “arm” using it as a pigment of shield which has a effect on how young girls are seen in society today. Nikolay Dimitrov isn't a photographer who tends to lend on using bold and brave colours, He sticks to a normal dull grey and black background using up as much space as possible to the audience eyes. The quality of the photo is really detailed how one shade of the girl is white contrasting her shadow on the other side making the photo ambiguous and hard to tell.

How does it inspire my work?
I feel Nikolay photographs inspire and encourage me in a number of ways. Not only do I think he expresses he photos in a managitive way. He’s use of clear depth throughout the image is a focus point I can I do in my work. The way in which he positions he’s model in such a way that it tells multiple story’s is a clever way to advertise he photographs to he's target audience. I believe I can replicate taking pieces of ideas from him. So that I can put myself in the girls shoes and show how I perceive a teenage life to be or how I currently am as a teenager myself.


These are the initial images which I have taken using my Nikon Camera altering the focus, ISO and apleture insuring that the setting is correct for lighting in the environment. Here I have not used Photoshop to develop the colour or enhance any of my images but just the simple image I have taken at the beginning of my project. I then have selected the ten I feel were most effective and I would like to edit further showing the aims of my idea and expressing the character of the young children through there facial expression and the body positioning. I have used my little cousins as models for this project as they were the right age to show the meaning of which I was trying to tell. I have considered their personality and the way in which they interact with each other and displayed this within these images I will show this further within the same selected images which I will edit.


The mission I have given myself for these images is to edit the photographs which I had selected from my initials in order to make them more vibrant with colour bringing out facial features and smoothness of the skin as of those models in a magazine or photo-shoot. Within these images I want to express character and bold personality however a sense of innocence of the children and cuteness enhancing specific sections of the photograph. The direction I was going in during this project was the genetics and jeans of families and family bonds also younger children in society. To explore how no body has the exact same genetics however a family is no matter what colour shade skin they are still family. I showed this through the skin colours of the three children I used in my photographs with the young baby being white, however the older sister being mixed race skin colour but the middle child having a slightly darker skin colour to the rest, but through there actions you can instantly see the family bond and the family unit and the love and bond between them together and smiling as in a Childs nature, always having fun if there not on the verge of crying, or making trouble. I am personally pleased with the quality of my photographs and they are edited to a good standard, I have used a variety of images to show not only the bond of families but also individuality and how each person is special and different in their own way. I created a range of focus during this images depending on how I was planning my developments to be like for example texture, colour, shape, line, and focus points on each image. Alteration on the ISO for the light sensitivity had to be changed occurring the change in aperture and stutter speed as depending on the surrounding of the environment and images where I wanted sections of light to be brought out. When editing it became was quite hard as I had to alter it often to get the specific look I wanted because the image will come out either too bright and the features were lost in the lightness, but I wanted the features to be visible in majority of my images so had to edit in order to create the look I wanted. Some shadows in my images where also too dark or too little, using Photoshop working with the exposure highlights and shadows and altering the contrast I managed to gain the right shadows for the images I wanted. I insured to take the back ground and the angles into consideration to what worked best with the young girls. The most difficult was really working with the young kids as they have short attention span so need to try and take images fast and snappy in order to get what I wanted, however the positives of that is that I got them being naturally happy and laughing with 1 another insuring it expressed the complex issues in the image and how although they re different colour skin and the younger baby doesn't’t have the exact jeans there still a family and with them in certain positions together expressed the equality and love between them all for example in 1 of my images they are in-between each others legs from oldest to youngest hugging and smiling. The facial expression and positioning I feel was a demanding feature of these images using a variety of space of them being close together and some facial shots of each of them for individual photographs of them. Most of my images are quite zoomed I liked this effect as I cropped out the unnecessary parts of the image I felt they were not needed and took focus off the parts of the image that was important. Overall I feel these images where successful and that through editing them you can see the difference between the quality of the images instantly making them look more valuable and much more worth and time applied also makes the individuals look much more model like with the skin looking much more smooth and flawless like wise a models images for a magazine or photo-shoot I achieved this by using photo shop again the tools available in this case the spot heeling tool and to create smoothness of the skin and remove any un needed scars or marks.


EVALUATION developmental
photographs Idea 1
When viewing the out come of my developmental photographs I was pleased to see the development progress was a success and felt my images were of a high standard and good quality. I felt that they all were aimed in the idea I was trying to portray and expressed it well in their own way. I was able to create this through idea’s and creativity by thinking of meanings behind the images I was trying to produce and how the pictures are still going to be effective and have a good visual appeal to them. In order to create my developments I used a variety of techniques for example Photoshop the images further using images I have taken of texture and using them layered on top of the images and changing the opacity to blend them as one almost. I also used acetate in theses images I feel this was very successful as they created mystery within my photographs a sense of thought and wonder making the viewers have to look deeply into the images and find what else there maybe be in the image like hidden faces it creates the effect of images within images I feel this gives the photographs more quality and more interest making it much more then just a standard image. The acetate also has meaning behind it for example where they are place on to another showing the jean connection between the three and how they are all still a family unit. Technique I used was the copydex putting my images on material this created a textured look and quite I vintage edge to them I enjoyed using this as I could play around with the material and take images in different positions I then edited them further again to bring out colour and contrast. I feel all these are way of making an image more adequate. The colours which I used I feel played an important role through to the images as it conveys more then just a colour it effects the mood of the image and could be used to represent there characteristics or there tempers there mind set and generally what kind of person and image the picture is trying to embody. In this case for 1 of my images of the oldest child I have used the colours yellow and orange I have chosen to display these colours as I feel they are able to personify the young girl and her personality being bubble chatty and constantly happy. Using these approaches to my photographs I believe it was very useful and helped to make my images gain much more affect. Using materials and different media helped to progress these photographs dramatically visually and meaningfully. I feel I could of used maybe more images of different younger children showing a variety of family bonds instead of just one how ever I did want to express the different individuals between the one family unit. In all taking into account all my development photographs for my idea two I feel they involve my aim of creating the family bond showing the share of jeans and how not everybody has to be they same colour in order to be family and to love equally also that not every family member is exactly the same and that they have differences through personality and character looks features and figure of speech even although they may share the same if not similar parents however love is what makes a family unit strong. Also I wanted the images to be natural so able to view them in there natural space and expression for e.g. their home and their facial expression on how they are really feeling not a smile that has been put on or pretend. Using children helped my photography skills as they do have a short attention span and I needed to try and capture them in the moment most related or that was the look I was the going for in my project.


Intention idea 2
For my idea 2 my intention was to do a similar angle as the first idea however in a different way this is by using teenagers instead of younger children. Here I will model teenagers exploring there attitude there lifestyle and there past times, hobby’s and simple portrait images showing them on a normal day to day basis. I feel this idea connects well with the first as it always shows the growth of children and age development and the difference between through images like a sequence almost as if it is telling us a story. I aim to display the distinctive moods teenagers can go through down to teenage love and heartbreaks to there success and ambitions in this case I'm going to use sport as an example, also how they live what most typical most teenagers tend to go through and feel are their stresses or good times during that stage of their life. I am going to use the same model in a few of my images in order to show the stages and that some individuals although do one thing in this case their sport they are still a teenager and human and do as a teenage would when they get home e.g. sleep in their messy bedrooms. I aspire to create a selection of good quality images. I will to take into account the surroundings and make-up which I will apply on my models making sure it is the right colours and effects in order to match the environment or the clothes being worn.

Evaluation. initial photographs idea 2
These are my initial photographs which I have updated straight form my camera involving no editation or change in the image quality I feel these are a good strong images to work with they aim and represent my intention for idea two really well. I have taken a variety of images in order to show exactly the meaning behind the picture and I feel the make-up and environment of these images were taken in, they were a good choice and express the individual well, here I had to model for my self in several images so I had used my tripod in order to get the right angles which I wanted the picture to be taken in. I found this a challenge as I have never self taken photographs before and it took many attempts in order to create the ideal image I aimed to achieve. In order for me to be able to get into the position of the camera lens I had to set my camera on a timer and got my self ready for the picture before the timer set alert. As they are not edited they seem as if they are of bad quality and there is a lot that is needed to be considered and altered. I have taken this into account for when I am going to edit these images further and bring out the attributes of the photographs out in the open. I feel the variety of landscape and portrait is a successful factor to these images as they are able to see the individual in the images in different aspects. I particularly like the still portrait images as I feel they have a calm elegant feel to them where they are generally friendly and pleasing to look at. I feel this is is a great contrast to the other images in idea 2 where they are like action photographs of me throwing a javelin. I feel this is a good aspect to the images almost pulling in the viewers as if they are watching the javelin being thrown in real life. I had to alter the shutter speed in order to catch the fast movement of the javelin and also I had to be able to focus my camera when doing the still portrait images therefore I used a tripod and I avoided any camera shake. I had to use a good range of depth of field and change the focus depending how I wanted my images to be in the end. I feel the most successful element of idea two is that the use of space colour and the change of environment, also bringing out the saturation and brightening the images which I had taken on raw so that I am able to edit my photographs more then just a jpeg image. Overall I feel I have explored the teenage life quite well through these selection of images.

Idea 2
Edited photographs

These were the edited photographs from the initial ones I have taken previously. I intended to enhance the images in which I had taken from the beginning where they were blunt and lifeless giving off a depressing atmosphere. Where as now with editations on Photoshop the photographs are no longer negative because they have been enhanced in a number of ways to achieve an improvement in order for this to work I changed the contrast darkening shadows and bringing out highlights defining the out line of the image. Another editation I had done was applying a stronger hue and saturation to bring out colours making them more visible to the eye, allowing a richer photograph being much more visually appealing then the photographs before. I then found that my original photographs were not as clear as I would of wanted without editation before hand. The negative aspect about these edits is that there could have been more of a variety as they all seem to be quite similar in colour. Not only this but would of liked to take more images of others doing another sport or hobby to widen the idea of teenagers and there pastimes but nonetheless on the contrary a positive component of these set of photographs is that the fact of using the same person does show variety in itself through how a teenager is perceived and what they get up to within their free time and how a teenager can have different mindsets in different situations there is a good variety close and far images and vary in the focus used where it creates some sharp immediate effects however on the other hand some photographs involve a bit of a blur. All in all I feel that the images I have produced through the edits on Photoshop where successful

Evaluation edited images

Evaluation idea 2
Development photographs
I am extremely impressed with the out comes of all my developmental photographs for my idea 2. Each of my images produced are effective and convey the teenage lifestyle or moments teenagers all go through during times in their life. After editation some of the images seemed a little similar however on the other hand after these images had been developed you can see the strong factors of each images and the development enhanced the individuality of each one using a range of methods to create creative, artistic but professional looking images. The colours used now vary and the designs of the images have developed a sense of originality in all my photographs. During these developments I used Photoshop allot more then the previous idea I got to grips with many tools played about with it and found designs and effects I believed worked well with my photographs. I also explored with textures when doing some of these images I used copydex again however instead of just using the texture of the material I used I also scrunched the material to create a crimpled effect developing defined shapes and lines within the image and around the image almost like a frame another development I have used paint and taken an image of it and then joined it on to the other image of my self being a young teenager listening to music laying in a messy room environment expressing the laziness of teenagers how they love there music and the brush strokes of art to show the artistic side of my self where I enjoy art and I study in college currently. I also used my camera to re-photograph images I did this with the copydex and with paper scrunched up to produce a textured affect were it almost seems like it can be felt once touched but you cannot I've also used a repeat and stretch of the same image and used them together to create another imagery I particularly liked this effect as it gave the image something some of the others never had. I also used a technique by taking pictures of sections of an image and print them then going them together as separate images to create the original image again producing a joiner. Then editing further brought out colours and enhance the image. I really enjoyed developing these photographs and seeing my end product of each image makes me pleased with the effort put in as it resulted with an end of twenty different exciting and interesting outcomes expressing the intention of my idea 2 from the beginning. Overall the images for me I feel were rewarding.

Evaluation final 3
These are the three final photographs produced that I feel were the strongest and most successful and all three demonstrate in great detail the techniques and meaning behind the images. Expressing a high quality professional final product. My initial intention is clearly demonstrated in these images however continue to give off a sense of an ambiguous meaning where the viewers can get more from the images and different output of my intention. I feel they are very original and generate more and more meanings of what I maybe expressing through the photographs. Which is to convey family and family bonds brother and sister relationships and jeans they share. To express that colour no effect and that you do not have to be the same colour to be family. Also to share the life of young ones and act out their sweetness and innocence with their sparks of trouble and mischief through images. Not only this but for my idea two I wanted to express the lifestyle of a teenager and the thoughts and the hobbies and past times that typical teenagers experience and capture the character in the photographs also I feel it links really well with the intention of my first idea as it could be seen as the progress of younger children to teenagers and how things change. The first image I have chosen I felt was one of the best images as I feel the use of acetate is used really well showing the levels of age between the children from youngest to oldest it also demonstrates the genetics which they all share it also is a every abstract image and the layering gives it a duplicated effect and produces an image within and image. The second image I have selected of my final developments is an image which I have used copydex I feel this shows a good use of texture what I like most about this image is the effect of 2d and 3d within the image were I have placed the material in a format and re photographed it I also particularly like the fact the image is still strong and a rich colour on the material rather then watched out I feel this creates quality within this photograph. The last image I have chosen is an image of my sport where I am throwing a javelin I find this image quite spectacular as it has something the other images don’t I like the slight zoom effect almost as if it is a zoom lense you are photographing through I also stretched and doubled on top of the image giving it a moving effect almost as if you seeing the javelin being thrown the image create a form of life. Over all this project I really enjoyed and was able to express throw the images in different way creating different out comes which I am more then happy with.