Complete all CW for MOCK EXAM

Mon 11 Feb Class 13C
Tue 12 Feb Class 13D
Wed 13 Feb Class 13A

Interim deadline: Essay Draft Tue 5 Feb


  1. You want to aim for a draft layout of your photobook before your Mock Exam day and use that day to fine tune design with teacher
  2. Complete and proof read essay by end of week so it is ready to be incorporated into book design. 
  3. Make sure you monitor and track your progress by Fri 2 Feb here  Personal-Study-Planner-Tracker-2018-19

Publish tracking sheet on the blog


Final book design checked and signed off by teacher.

Include essay in the back of your book. Work in text columns and make sure to include illustrations of your own images and that of artists, as well as a bibliography

Upload book design to BLURB, log onto your account on their website, pay and order the book.

Consider spending a few extra pounds on choosing better paper, such as Premium Lustre in check-out, change colour on end paper or choose different cloth/ linen

All blog posts in relation to the above must be published, including any other posts missing from previous work modules since the beginning of A2 academic year.

Select your final prints from book project. They may need to be added to prints from exhibition.

Save each image in your name as a high-res image (4000 pixels) into shared PRINTING folder here M:\Departments\Photography\Students\Image Transfer\PRINTING

If you complete all the above and has extra time in Mock exam begin to mount and present final prints from Zine project.

Collect AS folder from Mr Cole’s room and add mounted images to your CW folder. Make sure each print is labelled with your name and candidate number.



Final Prints

Below I have shown the different layouts that I experimented with when attempting to find the most aesthetically pleasing way to present prints from my Political Landscape project. I first decided that I would be mounting the photographs on white mount board as the white of the board would contrast very well with the black and white photographs to create a clean and neat outcome. I then explored different ways of grouping the collection of photographs, such as the larger photographs together or grouping the archival photographs together and then the modern photographs together. Through this experimentation I came to the conclusion that the best way to present the photographs was in three columns in order to keep the presentation need and clear so that the photographs did not look crammed together or out of place. I believe that the way in which I have chosen to present the photographs makes use of the space available to place the photographs on the board whilst allowing enough space between the photographs for it to look good and for the viewer to be able to look at each photograph individually due to an organised structure.

Final Outcome

Final print layouts

My final layout

I have chosen the following images, as I have previously spoken about their quality that they hold and the amount of narrative which is found within the pieces. I wanted to create a final presentation that both showed element of landscape, portraiture, surrealism which all fits into my end title of my political landscape model was named ‘How do people react, control and effect the environment by creating man-made structures that cause a sense of isolation?’. I wanted to experiment within the orientation of my piece and more interesting ways which they could be positioned, as I think this would only further develop the narrative of my work altogether. Furthermore, I wanted to experiment with size also as I feel a variation of sizes allows for a more interesting layout. I tried to choose images which have a similar colour theme throughout.I wanted to included all my images but found it looked too crowded when all al the board which resulted in me removing two images. Due to some images having bold colours and also having dark images it created strong contrast and also variation. I do not feel a black background would be the best background have, as it might remove some of the tones, and create a background which you cannot properly see and won’t be as affective.  I believe this project overall has really allowed for me to expand on the ways in which I am capable to take images and develop them further and create a true theme to my progression of work.

Final Prints

For my final presentation of the images I wanted to display them all on a white background in a collage format. I got my photos printed in a range of portrait and landscapes in size A4 and A5. I stuck two sheets of A2 foam board together to make a big canvas and background. I knew I wanted the key portrait of my Grandma in the centre because it is the boldest of all the images and draws your eyes in. I played around with different layout trying to spread them out evenly and make them all fit together without any big gaps.

When I had decided on the placing of the images I spray mounted them and stuck them in place. First measuring the centre image and the aligning the rest up with it to make sure they were all straight. The image layout had a rough edge and were not all perfectly lined up, this was intentional to create a more natural look and to give it more interest.

Final Prints

I chose to lay my images out in a grid, taking inspiration from Typologies that showcase variations of the same thing; in this case, rubbish. The layout is also inspired by methods of classification, commonly used in scientific processes. This is why I chose to use only images with a black background to serve as a standardised feature amongst all images.

  • All images are A5 to fit on one board.
  • I placed both images of balls in the centre row on either side as a way of balancing out the visual aesthetic.


For Political Landscapes I struggled to reach a final idea for final pieces and a project. My initial ideas were leaning towards the meat industry and its effects on the landscape and the climate, but I had limited resources to produce photographs, so I started to explore other ideas. I then moved onto studying feminism and the role women have played in art throughout history as artists and subjects. This lead me to explore influential female artists that emerged around the beginning of new technology and consequently new art – video art. I then explored Yoko Ono and Marina Abramovic, radical female artists. However, their intentions weren’t always in favour for the feminist movement but more for the sake of art. I then started to look at more contemporary artists like Izumi Miyazaki and Iiu Susiraja. I realised that the use of art for political messages was more common today than it was in past, with almost every current female artists creating art for themselves as women and for other inspiring other females around the world. This lead me to think of the idea of creating art for individual females and making my concepts behind my photographs more personal rather than for a larger cause or movement. I think the simplicity of producing photos that reflect an individual is powerful, as the population on our planet rises and the need for individuality increases. -I think I succeeded in my intentions as my essay explains the context behind my book, and the book itself creates a visual display of two strangers, communicating to the audience who they are without the use if words and all through photos.

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