Brief: Taking the starting point of person, think about what ideas you would like to explore. Bear in mind that we are complex individuals with many facets to our characters. In this project you should seek to go beyond straight forward portraiture and challenge traditional forms of representation. EXPERIMENT WITH MATERIAL.
As an initial starting point for this project I have decided to use some existing self portrait images and experiment with adding colour to them in various ways.
Initially I just put some relatively thin layers of paint over photocopies. This worked to some extent, but I didn’t find it particularly exciting because it didn’t have a lot of depth to it.
It was then that I thought about putting the paint on acetate versions of the photographs. I had no idea how this was going to turn out but I was pleasantly surprised by the result.