CSA project proposal: Emma Lelittka and Beth Hitchen

September 27, 2017by bethhitchenCanterbury School of Architecture (17/18)

For this project we are really interested in looking at the history of the building of the Canterbury school or architecture, and local sister buildings near by. Throughout this project we plan on comparing the buildings to one another, and combining the two buildings using different formats for example, collage. Collage is something that we are both very interested in, especially black and white. We enjoy seeing work that has added texture to it, however for out final series of images if we use a collage method of some sort we plan on then photographing the original image and printing that in a high quality, just to eliminate the factors of the collage becoming loose or being damaged while being transported or while being shown.

To begin our project we want to do some research on the history of the building and also the client so that we are sure we are fitting the brief and all of the assessment criteria’s. Then developing our project by exploring more and looking at relevant photographers, that work in the style of black and white and collage. When we began our research we actually stumbled across Gabor Stark’s word press and were really inspired by it before actually realising he was the client for this project. Which is amazing!

We think by working as a team for this project we will be able to reach a new depth of experimentation and also have some very valid research to support our work, when working together on previous occasions we know that we bounce off each other very well when it comes to ideas and production of work, we also like to think that we as a couple will take care and pride in the quality of work we will provide for the client in order to meet his expectations. Exceeding the qualities and expectations of the project and client.

A rough plan for the upcoming weeks on this project is as follows:

week 1:

discuss project with client tester shoots and research of local building to work with artist research/ inspiration history of CSA building weekly

blog post friday 29th- shoot day in canterbury

week 2:

experimentation of collage (elements of collage)

photoshoots of building

editing of final 5 pictures using photoshop and lightroom

begin to overlay with collage on chosen images printing of final images

upload everything to blog

weekly blog post 5/6th tutorial with Heike