I have decided the best way of presenting Assignment 5 – Landscape in its final form would be a photo book. I have had this idea of producing a photo book in my head for quite long while and I felt Assignment 5 with its relatively large number of photographs (compared to previous assignments for Landscape) and strong concept behind the project had potential to present well as a photo book.
An accompaniment to the photo book would be the overlay on a map I’d traced to show visually the concept of my walking around the perimeter of a circle on a map of my local area and photographing from various spots along the way. I felt this overlay with red markers for the spots I’d photographed from and line indicating the perimeter of the circle over the black lines I’d traced from the map would make a good cover page for my photo book for Assignment 5 and my tutor’s comments reflected this. The fact this map appeared on my blog in the blog post: ‘My Walk Along the Perimeter of A Circle on a Map of My Local Area and the Spots Where I Photographed From (Daytime)’ also added consistency to the project in my eyes.
In terms of the rest of the photo book, I initially rushed into creating the other pages which contained the photographs, my rationale being that it was supposed to be a photo book and therefore just full of the relevant photographs for the project in order. When I received the photo book – I used a photo book publishing website called Blurb – I realised that perhaps it would be better to include information about each photograph including a title. This I realised would give context to each photograph and an insight into how I felt about the project which was after all a major reason for starting the project.
Therefore I got another version of the photo book printed after adding a title and context for each photograph. This revised version of the photo book – also printed at Blurb – was much more balanced and held the viewer’s attention for longer in my opinion. Also I personally was more pleased with the results compared to the previous version; I found out a bit more about myself in relation to the photographs because of writing the context for each photograph.
Blurb. (2017). Blurb. [online] Available at: http://www.blurb.co.uk/ [Accessed 12 Jan. 2017].