Monday, 23 May 2011

Presentation Of Scrapbook

This idea stemmed from the visit to The Minories, and viewing Laura Jackson-Willis exhibition. The work that she was showing was really helpful for the scrapbook theme I have been working on for some weeks now, yet it wasn't the idea within the journals that produced this idea for my work. It was more of the presentation of Laura's journal pages, I have scanned the pages in and produced a slicker journal however it has slightly lost the scarpbook/journal feel to it, however it still links back to the way I have been working. (scans of scrapbook will be uploaded at a later date). The way Laura has presented her work (image on the left) really gives a sense of what the pages look like together - whereas my scanned pages didn't look right in a single format and not in the company of the other page spread. 


This idea would include double page spreads and zoomed in parts of  the scrapbook taken from the sketchbook I had crated.   


What I have noticed that the first couple of pages crated were in a landscape format which will make it difficult to mount with other landscape page
layouts. However I am not cancelling these pages out as they are still part of the scrapbook. Its all well and good taking photographs of all the pages from the sketchbook and mount on the wall, But I do not think it will do the pages justice and how the audience would perceive it.

By taking small samples of the collages on the page would create unpredictable graphics as its not supposed to be seen in this view finder approach. By going in close to the work it creates different types of work, pretty developing upon the work that has already been created.


 Photographing pages like this gives a small glimpse of what the road trip was about, not only that it changes the perception of the scrapbook. If these were mounted on the wall and the sketchbook or made road trip journal, was in front of the photographs. The audience would get an idea of what was in the scrapbook before even looking in the book.




 The Mount Rushmore page. The visit there felt rather surgical, this meaning the sort of aura there, no rubbish laying about, flowers cut and well looked after, I know its a national monument however it didn't drop it standard where ever i went, the toilets were even nice and I must admit the car park was nicely laid out. So placing the photographs in this organised manner suggests how it felt and looked in the park, no so much how the opposite page looked like but I felt at the time, this is page should look how it felt being there. 

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