How did I create these pictures?
I created montage of photographs using a digital camera. I took the photographs and loaded them into Photoshop. I changed the colour of the photos to black and white (Image>Adjustments>Black&White – Alt+Shift+Ctrl+B) This was to give more impact to the pictures.
What worked well?
I have managed to show my fear of being trapped and imprisoned against my will. The change of photographs from colour to B&W has worked well, it provides more uniformity in the images and removes some of the changes in coloured walled backgrounds and lighting levels. All the photographs look to be part of the same series and theme.
How can I improve the pictures?
I can improve this pentaptick by making the pictures bigger, this would make the pictures easier to see and more impactful on the screen.
How does this fit in with my theme of destroy and fears?
These images are suitable for the theme of destroy and fears, because I have tried to show my fear of being silenced, overlooked, ignored and hidden. The fear of heights with the low perspective behind bars. Is this to protect me from falling down the stairwell, or bars to keep me locked away?
The photographs also are aligned with the theme of destroy because it shows how a person can be destroyed by their mental as well as physical emotions and change their personality.
I have also experimented with the same 5 photographs to change the sequence and background to see if this is more powerful.