Final Piece

Polarised Black and White Panoramic

These are the two images that I have created using Photoshop that will be my final pieces for my Unit 2 work. The images are inspired by Will Pearson’s Alternative Perspective images that he has created, mostly focusing around London. In order to make it fit my brief, I made my original restaurant fronts panoramics into the globe inspired circular images. My images show a table top spinning idea of different foods and there cultures. I believe that it can be interpreted as showing how Britain is now so multicultural that there is no longer a clear indication of British cuisine, and so, everything is now spinning with the choices that we have on offer.

I decided to create one black and white image as well as a colour image in order to emphasie the different techniques used in photograpy and each individual image gives off a different feeling and meaning. The colour image portrays how different cultures focus on colour to advertise their cuisine whilst the black and white image show a more sophisticated side towards modern dining in Britain.

Overall, I am very pleased with how these two final images have come out.

Polarised Colour Panoramic

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Final Piece Inspiration

I have decided after researching panoramic photography, that I wanted to create a final piece that reflected this. After researching more into Will Pearson, I discovered a portfolio in which he experiments with ‘Alternative Perspective’ panoramics.

These images are panoramic photographs that have then been further edited on Photoshop, in which the images are ‘Polarised.’ I wanted to experiment with this alternative panoramic image using my panoramic image that I had already collected from my restaurent fronts and then polarise them to create a rounded image like the ones seen in Will Pearson’s work.

This is one of Will Pearson’s Alternative Perspective images –
Borough Market, London.

Final Panoramics

After capturing numerous restaurant fronts in the town centre, all of different colours, textures and sizes, I then decided to create a panoramic on Photoshop. I wanted to experiment with both a black and white version, as well as a colour one. I wanted to do this to furthur prove my point of colour being a major factor in the advertising of restaurants.

This is the black and white version of my panoramic shot of my abstract street view. I am very pleased with how it has come out, with the purpose of the final image being clear and the linking of the images together looking believable.

This is the colour version of my panoramic shot. This image proves the point that I have made that certain colours and styles are vital in the advertising of food. For example, the Italian outlets tend to show shades of green and are quite subtle whilst Asian outlets – such as sushi tended to show bolder textures and colours, for example the wooden boarded enterance of Tampopo and the neon colours of Yo!Sushi.

Restaurant Fronts

These are all of the images that I have collected from my photoshoot of restaurant fronts. As you can see from the contact sheet, the images range in depth and positioning, with some of the images showing the full restaurant front whilst others focus on the logo or sign. I wanted to capture a range of different aspects in order to make the panoramic more abstract and surreal. I tried to focus on getting images of full shop fronts when there was outside seating avaliable. Due to the time of day that I took my images, some people were sitting outside eating the restaurants food which also added some personality to the otherwise generic image.

Panoramic Photography – Will Pearson

I wanted to experiment with different foods within different cultures. To do this, I decided that I wanted to capture lots of shop fronts or restaurents that represented different foods and cultures. After I had captured lots of different shop fronts, I then wanted to experiment trying to merge/link them together to create a panoramic viewer of a non-existent highstreet. All of the shop fronts would be of different sizes which could be an issue but it would also add a sense of surrealism to the final piece.

After deciding on continuing this project using panoramics, I decided that I would investigate the panoramic photographer Will Pearson.

Will Pearson is a professional panoramic photographer who lives inLondon and works worldwide. His panoramic photography has been exhibited in lots of galleries in both the UK and in China. His panoramic photographs are often produced large-scale. A recent image was produced at 32m (105 foot) long.

After experimenting with panoramics in Unit 1, I have decided that I want to create two images using Pearson as inspiration and create a series of panoramics.