I have been working on the basis I might submit my Informing Contexts Work in Progress Portfolio (WIPP) in colour but when I started printing my images I have some significant misgivings that this is the right path to take. My concerns lie around the fact that, for me, colour makes my images picturesque and also shifts the focus to a sense of place, whereas the monochrome images allow the viewer to focus on mood. Black and white also emphasises shape, texture and form which is particularly important in relation to the metaphors in my images of the tree. For example, from some angles the trunk takes on the shape of a female form (see Critique 1) – me. In the colour version this is less pronounced and the colour detracts from this message.
I have been encouraged by my tutor to experiment and so this was one of the ways I was doing this. Here are the images I have chosen to take to Falmouth – very much in the spirit that these are experimental and I have four more weeks in Skye in early April to put my WIPP together.
It would be really helpful to have your feedback.