Top Art Exhibition - Photography » NZQA 2015 Danella Palmer, Southland Girls' High School My first few photo-shoots were general pictures of still life, focusing on objects closely related to chores. This progressed to the concept of a woman who feels pressured to pursue the typical housewife image. Bernard Blume and David Hilliard became inspirations to my work, as I was able to use techniques in a similar way to portray a chaotic/repetitive lifestyle.
Top Art Exhibition - Photography » NZQA 2015 Cory Beale, Inglewood High School The Power of the Elements on Us' First I introduced the elements of water, earth and fire. Then used artist model Michiko Kon to create shapes out of them. I used artist model David Levinthal when I introduced the figurines. Slowly the boards took on a more significant approach, investigating DNA and chromosomes using the elements and figurines.
t I initially put her in places where children would actually spend their time, and later moved her to a more grown up area, along with distorting her face. This was to show how modern society has influenced this young girl with the glitz and glamour of today’s culture. In the end it is clear, through the use of bright colour, that the girl is now living a synthetic lifestyle. This emphasises her transformation from young and innocent to obnoxious and superficial.
My teacher suggested I focus on flowers because I could not think of a subject. I knew that if I were to do flowers I would want to make it different from anything that would typically be done when photographing flowers. Top Art Exhibition - Photography » NZQA