- This project was an exploration of time. At first, I took 36 pictures that represented different ways to perceive time. Next, I had to arrange those photos in a grid that organized my interpretations to how I perceive time. My primary focus was aesthetics. The last step was to create a book using 12 images. I decided to change my approach and decided to focus on making a clear and concise story out of images. I realized quickly that the combination of equal focus on aesthetics and clarity of subject was the best way to complete the project effectively.
- This project matters because it is important to have an understanding of time in life. Exploring all kinds of different views on time teaches us that time relates to everything in our world. Also, it is important as designers to have an understanding of how to represent time in our work in order to enhance our subjects. For example, I tried to incorporate Gestalt principles that we learned about into my photos and book. For example, I used continuity (lines) in the aisle of the valentines day picture to show that the aisle kept going on outside the shot.
- Going forward, I see this project becoming a video. I feel that these images can be enhanced by being flashed at a viewer, perhaps with sound effects. Making a frame by frame book is the first step into making a video
For my final images, I displayed continuity by creating a clear story of a horrible valentines day through my own perspective. I also showed continuity by using a black/white/pink color scheme on every page. On the page with the tears, I combined proximity and continuity, to convey emotion. I tried to avoid text overall, because I felt the images were strong in emotion without need for explanation. Overall, I am very satisfied with how my images flow together and I think the book is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also very clear. If i could change anything, I would go back and layer images more, perhaps adding transparency to highlight time in every single individual image. More shape in the structure of the images could’ve added elements of closure, for example. I would’ve liked to have a little more Gestalt in my book.