Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Narrative and constructed scene

In theory every photograph is constructed, the photographer constructs the scene how he wants it to appear. The photographer chooses whats is included in the photograph, the composition of the image, the angle its taken from etc. I am particularly interested in the very constructed images, that create a narrative, i am also really interested in using post production to create interesting images. I intend to do some more research on photographers that use this style of working in order to learn more about this type of work.

These images are by David LaChapelle and feature very elaborate constructed sets, and carry a very strong narrative within them. These images are created using a large budget and very careful planning, lighting and positioning. The photographer works alongside a large team of people including: Assistants, stylists, makeup artists and postproduction assistants. There is alot of work done in post production for these sorts of images, they are flawless and polished with vibrant colours and an almost 'plastic' look to them, they dont look real although they are images of real people/models. This sort of postproduction created image is becoming more and more common today, the majority of images, particularly those that appear in the media are edited to perfection.

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