My first impressions on reading the brief for Assignment two was great, we have three choices. After rereading the brief a few times and pondering I settled on the idea of “Crowds”. I then drew in a long breath and wondered how I would approach this. I have been reading a book called ‘Basics creative photography 03: Behind the image: Research in photography‘ (Caruana and Fox, 2012), recommended by my tutor. The first chapter covers aspects of basic research proposal planning and I found elements of this a helpful starting point.
Inspiration for project working name
At the weekend I was watching a Star Trek original series episode called “The Mark of Gideon“. The premise of this episode was based around a planet that was so vastly overpopulated that its citizens had no space or privacy. The inhabitants are healthy and no one seems to ever die in the totally germ-free environment. All they every want is the freedom to move or to have space of their own. I started to think that this might be the basis for a good Crowds storyline and also a suitable working title.
(3×16 – the mark of Gideon – TrekCore Star Trek original series Screencaps, no date)
What do crowds symbolise
I tried now to In thought about the words that the phrase “Crowds” evoked. I came up with a list of 60 words and decided to make these into a word cloud, as shown below:
Where to find crowds
I thought on where I could find crowds:
- Railway Stations
- Bus Queue
- Sports Venue
However many of the above would be dependent of various factors including; time of day, size of the event; location etc.
As I commute into London every day I feel that Waterloo railway station would be a good location. It has many places for crowds to be found:
- Upper mezzanine floor
- Tube station
Who will this collection be for
I then thought about who this collection was for and to be viewed by. This assignment will be for my tutor to be viewed and act as a guide to my progress and development through this part of the course. Also potentially to be viewed and evaluated by my assessors towards my degree. But ultimately for me as a platform to practice, develop my skills and demonstrate my creative progress.
Caruana, N. and Fox, A. (2012) Basics creative photography 03: Behind the image: Research in photography. Lausanne: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC.
3×16 – the mark of Gideon – TrekCore Star Trek original series Screencaps (no date) Available at: http://tos.trekcore.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=91&page=6 (Accessed: 5 September 2016).