Tori Bartlett CSA – Part 3

October 9, 2017by toribartlettCanterbury School of Architecture (17/18)

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To develop my project and look at different ways, of editing my images on Photoshop, I set about researching different artists to see other ways of changing the outlook of Architecture.

I came across Victor Enrich, who is a photographer who adapts architectural buildings such as skyscrapers into virtually different buildings, by changing the roof, turning the building upside down or just transforming the building completely.

” City Portraits is a series of architectural photographs manipulated to create impossible structures, including a skyscraper split vertically in half, a house turned upside down and a motorway running vertically. Locations include Tel Aviv, Riga and Munich. Enrich said the photographs were not intended as commentary on architecture or urbanism but rather were “simply chosen to become a channel to express myself”

This is inspired me to look at other ways of editing my images of UCA Canterbury, and if a different method of editing can represent the transition of inside and outside in a stronger, more powerful way.

Therefore I started layering images on photoshop to see what different outcomes this could give me…

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From the first two images, I layered both on top of each other to see how this could improve my manipulation of ‘inside’ and ‘outside’. For me this was a much more powerful source of the meaning I am trying to portray. It visually changes the image, and you are able to identify the changes from the ‘inside’ and outside’. I wasn’t 100% happy with the outcome of my first experiments and I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to continue with it. From that point I thought that layering the images on top of each other would display a better transcription of the manipulation of inside and outside.

From this I looked at another artist James Welling.

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“James Welling pushes the limits of photography with his continued exploration of the medium. Since the mid 1970’s he has explored photographic representation using an exhaustive range of photographic technologies and processes. Welling has created traditional gelatin silver prints, chromogenic prints, Polaroids, and digital pigment prints using cameras ranging from an 8 x 10 view camera to a digital point and shoot. In his recent photograms, he has used no camera at all”

Although I have digitally edited my series of work, our outcomes are similar, and personally, my transcription of the changes of ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ are more powerful in this type of editing in these outcomes.