Monday, March 2, 2015

Create > A Gross Album

Create > A Gross Album

Goal:  Evoke a disturbing and repulsive response to your image’s subject matter.

Studio Activity:
  • Set-up or locate a scene or subject inspired by the idea of grotesque..
  • Emphasize good composition (use the rule of thirds and simplified background)
  • Use grunge filters or color effects that amplify a gross tone or mood to the image
  • Get close up details and textures of cuts, scabs, rotting fruit, road kill etc...

Trigger Mechanisms:  Gross, Repulsive, “I just threw up in my mouth,” Details

Visual Examples:
The Grotesque in Photography >
The Macabre and Grotesque >

Instructional Strategy
  • Providing Feedback
Learning Activity

Critique > Give positive feedback > +1 every image that deserves it
Critique > Give peer feedback > VTS Visual Thinking Strategies >
Self-assess > Digital Photo Critqiue Scoring Guidelines >

Grunge Filters: