During my first module for my MA course at Teesside University we were put into groups with students from design and given the title ‘Proximity’ to work with. As a group we were tasked with going on a round trip journey to a shop near by. The idea was to get us out of the classroom and explore different ways of recording inspirations from which to work with.
I took a number of photos along the way, I decided to try and bring the photos together to create an overall impression of what I had seen along the way. The contrast between the cold grey streets and the bright and vibrant colours in the shop.
I did this in two different ways – one was to create HDR’s from different photos, and the other was to take a slice from each of the 90 photos I had took and combine them into one image, which I then multiplied and rotated into a circle shape. This was then animated so the circle rotated 360 degrees in the time it took for the journey.
I also created an abstract painting based on the school children playing in the playground of the school that we passed. Their red jumpers a blur as the ran around in front of a grey backdrop.