Friday, October 12, 2012

MAS110 Photo Essay: 'Doors' by Alice

The introduction of new media forms, particularly digital photography, have given the average consumer a new sense of immediacy within photography; with participants now possessing the ability to incorporate photo-taking into their everyday lives rather than just at certain events. Both a cultural and technological compound of contemporary life, the ever-growing focus on urbanisation, realism and the mundane aspects of living, is a key trend in photography - one in which my Photo Essay ‘Doors’ reflects. 

Creating a barrier between the outside world and the individual home, doors provide a sense of protection to home-owners which is often overlooked. Their function vastly unacknowledged, doors in spite of their potential as abstract artworks, remain continuously open and shut without notice. A forgotten yet integral part of our daily lives, doors are merely considered an ordinary tool for owners. Coinciding with this notion, the images in my photo essay are placed in a certain pattern to reflect this relationship with the owner - with the best doors beginning  my piece and the worst concluding it. Documenting this deterioration of the everyday object proved key in reflecting how much doors are disregarded as simply part of the everyday. 
 Through my collection of images and the use of key iPhoto and iMovie effects, my piece aims to portray doors as integral to the everyday aesthetic. The use of music with a historic impression represents the timelessness of doors, serving a key purpose within society for hundreds of years. 

Attribution of Creative Commons Music: 

Red Hook Ramblers (2011)
'Apple Pie' 
CC BY -NC -ND 3.0

<div xmlns:cc="" xmlns:dct="" about=""><span property="dct:title">Apple Pie</span> (<a rel="cc:attributionURL" property="cc:attributionName" href="">Red Hook Ramblers</a>) / <a rel="license" href="">CC BY-NC-ND 3.0</a></div>

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