EXPERIMENTATIONS

I had a particular look in ind when planning this project and wanted to experiment with the possibilities of what I could do using this technique. This is to find out which method works best for the purpose of the project.. The examples below show different approaches I have tried to achieve ‘a cut-up effect’.

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1. This is the basic idea of my method. The thickness of the stripes can vary.

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2. Because I discovered having horizontal stripes does in this case not show enough of the cigarette or too much I wanted to ry vertical stripes. This works alot better.

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3. Just as alternative to the above I wanted to see if thickening the stripes improves the overall effect. Even though I like it I feel that the small stripes work a lot better.

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4. Same agin but I think it is nicer that image 3.

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5. A combination between the both horizontal and vertical. I do like the idea of this one. Especially because the stripes make something ‘fence-like’. a prisoner to your identity.

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6. Even though this modifies my original ide of “stripes” this still shows “construction of identity (which is the main goal from my portraits)

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7. Reduced to the max. Interesting…

 

 

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8. Because I felt like all the methods above looked a bit harsh I tried to make the ‘cut-up’ look more “handmade” as if you would actually tear pieces of paper.

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9. The opposite of reduced and simple but I do like this effect. The only downside is that the individual images are barely visable.

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10. The same principle as the “fence” above but hand drawn.

 

 

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11. So far this is my favourite because it is still visibly based n my original idea but is more intreating hand drawn. The “handmade” effect refers more strongly to the production process of media text and looks more appealing aethetically.

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12. Exploring the “hand-made” effect further these three images try to push the boundaries of the effect a bit more than the previous attempt. Of the three I think the first one works best especially in the mouth area. I also like how it merges the two images together.

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