Collage Experments.  

 I used a selection of “found” images to create a series of collages. I found that I like how you could get a lot of images done quite quickly. Some of these ranged from having one or two images to more of them. 


 The collage above I found that I could create quite an amusing, at first, image of  a man’s head. The more you look at it the more it seams to fit in with the pose of the dancers body, the pose is a jump which can be quite a joyful pose and the added in face has the expersion of someone who is so happy. So even though the head doesn’t quite fit physically with the body it does emotionally.  


The face collage above where me trying to create males faces from a number of different faces. The one on the right is quite sinister as the eyes are looking to at you and also the character has many faces which means he’s hiding something or there’s something not quite there. I think the different elements would of worked if they where closer together to same it seam like there was more of a togetherness about them.


 The colours in the one above gibes it a vintage feel to it. The face is placebehide a hole that is cut out of the forground, meaning the head it the right size for the body but the face is too big for the head so it’s like it’s blotted. It is almost like Jeremy Corbin is sat making plans to blow up the Labour Party but the money is there to tempt him. I find it powerful when one image tells a narrative (even if it’s just to small number of people). 


This collage (above) happened when I just picked up two random images and put them together to create one image. It’s bizarre but it seams like it could be taken as a joke or a mockery of what the placard is trying to get at as apes are thought to be these massive animals with no real skill sets. But it could also be taken the other way and that it’s such an obvious statement that even a monkey knows it. 


 In the collage above there is a stark contrast between the photo of an early motor vehicle and the new car door. The differences between the two separate images are apparent, the photo of the car door is in colour and the other photo is black and white, the car door is streamline in shape where the other photo it is almost like a square box and also the uses for the vehicles are different (old image is an army vehicle and the car is advitised as a family car).  

 Just the little added on to the photo as part of a collage gives the image a whole lot more meaning. That’s what I like about this type of collage that it brings to smaller things together to create a whole lot more meaning to it then before. The whole is greater than the elements. 

Not all of my experiments worked/had the desired effect, this is to be expected and some I took in to consideration for my next experments.  For example the experment below. I thought it had too much going on and it wasn’t entirely needed so it defiantly made me learn that sometimes less is more as I then did the experment with the car door. 

  Another example of a collage that I didn’t think worked was the one below as the scale was just too different in size to actually work together.  


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