Thursday, June 23, 2011
Photography possibilities for the Gods and Monsters zine
Hi guys. Here are somo possibles for the new zine, wanted your opinion. I found it a bit difficult to come up with something that would be related to the subject by taking a photograph but I hope I achieved it a bit with these. The third photo 'Upside down world' is an old one and my other version of it that I posted here before is in black and white. I've tried adding colour to it to give it a kind nuclear doom type of feel but I've just started using Photoshop Elements, don't know much about how to use it and it could probably be improved. What do you think? The other three photos I took during a walk into town last week and I had the Gods and Monsters theme in mind. The first one might be a bit silly actually. I was in a Butlers cafe having my latte and I spotted this stain on a light on the floor that looked like a kind of cutish monster (at least to me) so I took a photo of it. I got some funny looks, ha, ha, people must have thought I was a bit potty (and they wouldn't be far off...) The second one is manhole cover with the symbols that indicate that's been sealed so that nobody can get out of it from below. I've noticed a lot of these around the time of Obama and the Queen's visit and they fascinate me. I had a better photo than this but it was portrait format so I took this one and brought up the colours to make it more interesting (hopefully) for the zine. The 'tortured wood' one I took in the Iveagh gardens. There's some dead wood there with great shapes. I changed the colours to bring out some red and I think it looks pretty shocking!
Well, give me your opinions. May be two or three could be selected for the zine, although I could still try to do something better... Would each image take up a page with some text underneath, or would the writers you were talking about write a text about it on the page next to the image?
About the funding, thanks for that sheet Elida! I've printed it out and will try to do something with it. I was actually thinking of offering to take portraits of my friends in exchange for whatever money they want to give towards it. I've just emailed Blackrock Market and hopefully I'll get a spot on Saturday the 16th of July. I could bring some of the old zines there. And finally, remember I have a little cash from the last market available...