I have begun to consider at my photomicrography from a different perspective - the idea that the crystal surfaces could be landscapes. With this in mind and following my print design practice and the process of manipulating textures and structures using digital collage, I have come across tutorials on YouTube for manipulating and creating your own crystal surfaces and landscapes digitally using a programme called Blender. Sourced From: Screen Grab from Youtube Video by Blende
Since the group Design Crit, I have started to listen to a particular episode of 'In Our Time', on BBC Radio 4's archive about Crystallography. The episode discusses the discovery of the particles and atoms within crystals through X-Ray’s. There is a lot of discussion of diffraction of light to produce scientific imagery to understand crystallography further, they discuss lengths of waves of X-Rays and peaks and troughs within the crystals atoms, to determine and identify the
After playing around with producing imagery using a microscope, I didn't get very clear images, they were pixelated and difficult to read. I have played around with these images on Photoshop and mostly looked at exaggerating the pixelated look, I have intensified the hue and saturation and the levels to get a sharper more graphic design. Sourced From: Own Archive, Imagery Captured with Microscope, Edited in Photoshop. I decided that I would attempt it again to see if I could
Since looking at my subject under the microscope, I have been feeling a little bit lost, my ideas hadn't worked as well as I imagined they would. Following todays lecture about Sam Illingworths poetry, I took a step back from my own work and listened to Sams ideas, first of all we analysed some of his work then he gave us brief structures for writing poetry about our own work. Sourced From: Own Archive, Images from under the microscope. The first task was to create a acrostic
I have organised a meeting with science technicians from the John Dalton building and met with them today to learn how to use the software to photograph imagery underneath the microscope. Sourced From: Own Archive I realised that using the microscopes to capture imagery is quite difficult and rather technical, it is nearly impossible to create photographs of the crystals due to the fact that they weren't flat, the three dimensional objects pose an issue due to depth of feild.
I haven't spend much time considering a context for my designs although, I have started to think about my imagery for print on a square scarf. I have condensed my designs down to a collection of eight. I have completely changed my colour pallet since the start of the unit and I think that I am quite happy with the colours for this collection, there is a clear distinction between my BA collections and my MA collection. I have taken colours from each design and created boarders
Rather than looking at a similar market level to contextualise my practice, I turned my attention to a microphotographer who places designs into a fashion accessories context. Richard Weston is a name I came across over summer in London. I saw some amazing coloured and textured scarves in Liberty, and when researching the designer I found that he was actually a scientist who was looking at crystal formations underneath a microscope. The imagery that has been produced is beaut
I have started to consider using the abstract drawings that I have created within my digitial collages along with my documentary photography. I think that this has worked well although I don't really like the outcomes, they appear to be very childish and simple compared to the layers of photographs of textures that I created initially. Sourced From: Own Archive I wanted to introduce my drawings just to experiement with my textural pieces further, I haven't enjoyed creating ab