Hockney’s ‘Joiners’

Today we were looking at David Hockney’s ‘joiners’. In these images he has taken a lot of photos then cut and pasted them together to make interesting art works.

This image is created from a series of images taken of Laura Hockney, Davids mother, in grave yard. I really like how David has included his feet in this image, it is almost like he is enforcing him and his mothers relationship.
This photo is of Hockney himself. I think this style of image is great. i love the different lights and shades in each image and would like to experiment myself and create a portrait in this style.
To me this image looks like an old couple doing a cross word together. this style creates energy in this image, almost like you can see them work out each word.

We were then asked to create our own in pairs. I was paired with Simeon which was nice as we’ve never worked together and he is a second year so was interesting to hear how the course has changed.

We had to choose from Journey and Collaboration as a concept. We chose journey as we both had an idea to do with stairs. This is what we came up with.

Joining Image BLOG.jpgI was really proud of this piece, but Ray said it still needed some work. He  said that we needed more of the figure, a better sense of journey, and a clearer shot of my hand on the railing. I will get about making these changes tomorrow.

joining-image-complete-for-screenI am pleased that we made these changes at does convey a journey much better. My only issue is that we were using a different camera with different specs. The problem with this is that  you can clearly see the images we have added.

Overall I am pleased with the outcome of this project and hope to do similar projects in the future. One thing I would do differently in the future would be to have a coloured background. This piece would look better with a light blue background to match my coat and the stairs.


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