MA - University of the Arts London, Chelsea College of Art & Design - 2013
A photograph provides initial perspective of what we can learn about a structure at a glance; structures that form cities, countries and cultures. Our general understanding of an unknown place is shaped by images we have in our minds, our preconceptions. Perception, the interpretation of sensory information, generates an understanding of our surrounding environment. It is a process that involves all our senses but when it comes to processing photographs, vision becomes the most important sense of all. Past experiences, education and learning underlay and shape our perceptions. This research was a reflection of my personal experiences with regard to one's perception. It involved the study of spatial and emotional effects of negative images. This research was an attempt to determine if negative images used in an aesthetic context, have the ability to present sensory-emotional values that retell the stories of horror, fear and trauma. My paper was presented in two chapters. Chapter one was to learn about the artists who worked with monochromatic images and their art making techniques. Chapter two - a collection of projects - took a deeper look at the concept of imagery and iconography in the relevant historical context through my research. This research was part of my MA studies at Chelsea college of art and Design in London.
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