Photographers can show their work in various ways, such as:
WordPress ( Such as me and my classmates )
Their own websites ( E.G http://www.jkphotography.co.uk/about.php )
Group websites ( E.G http://www.magnumphotos.com )
Books ( E.G http://www.amazon.co.uk/Robert-Frank-The-Americans/dp/386521584X )
To witness how photographers show their work, we took a trip to various buildings during the Format Festival to also see the various methods and styles photographers use to present their work, and we came across some very interesting and creative presentation styles.
Firsty, there’s basic methods which are just simple print outs on a wall, wether they be large or small.
Even basic framed images arranged into a scattered pattern.
Here’s a more creative style of printing out your images and placing them in / on / around furniture for a more unique approach.
Even placing your image in a glass case is unique to your style.
In this image there is an object behind the image , giving the image a more 3D feel.
This was probably my favourite rooms, a room full of selfies.Not framed, not hanged, just scattered across the floor.
This piece wasn’t for the images, but more for what was done using the images.They’re scattered across the floor, not framed, not pinned to the wall, just piles on the floor.And a lot of them. This shows how many selfies was taken in this short time of this machine being running, and shows what little importance they have on the art industry.
And scattered across the windowsills and piano, i felt this was such a unique method and i loved it.
Although this wasn’t done using the creators images, it was instead done using images posted on sites such and Instagram, and it printed out every image captioned with #selfie or #selfieprinter . It did this using a Mac PC connected to receipt paper, from there they just fell onto the floor and got pushed around.
Me and Chloe Turnbull even tried this out for ourselves, we were not disappointed.
Here is a clean, neat, organised and efficient use of space to present work.
Here is also another interesting method, here is a collection of evidence bags.One side of the bag contained information on the image and the other side contained the image. This definitely ties in with the evidence theme very strongly!
Here we see use of both print outs and screens showing an X-ray , very different but they work well.
Here, yet again quite obviously going along with the evidence theme we see somebodies work laid out in sort of a mind map style.
Some images were hidden behind small curtains, not only as a presenting method but mostly due to the images being unsafe for certain audiences.
This one was very interesting, it seems somebody has printed negatives onto some sort of tissue/tracing paper and used these to decorate a greenhouse.
I love the style of this one, old negative prints hung on the wall with the actual original negative below up on a mini light table with a switch to turn it on and off.
Here is a basic yet almost forgotten method of efficiently showing all images on a simple contraption with a magnifying glass and a handle you turn to cycle through the images.
Here is a very interesting style where images are taken on sheets of metal.
Here is the setup and camera used to take this image.
And here is the image being taken.
After the image is taken it needs to be quickly taken into a dark room and processed before it begins to fade and the chemicals on the metal dry quickly
Even your hand can do the trick, and make way for some groovy patterns
I found this peeve very interesting and fun, i enjoyed the interactivity in this one.
Here’ a simple TV showing a video of many images of pieces of wood falling, combined with sound. I didn’t take much interest in this one, if looked good but it just didn’t catch my ye nor intrigue me very much. i didn’t find it very creative although i know it was.
Overall our trip to these buildings during Format Festival opened my eyes and showed me that there’s so many more ways beyond what i thought that images can be presented, from simple and neat to crazy and creative.I found it a good experience.