My idea for the FMP is a mix of biographical portraiture and moving image. By mixing photos, videos and biographical insight I want to build a narrative around protagonist. It all will be done on a stylised canvas.
The inspiration for this project comes widely from the very first project we had in the first year of university which was a selfless portrait. I wanted to create something similar as I like the idea of giving a deeper meaning for photos. Upon my research I came across a photographic style called Biographical Portraiture. I liked work of Louise Read and her approach for this style.
The project aims at a target audience of 20+ as they’re very likely to be interested in adding extra meaning to their photos. This unique technique of mixing photos and videos on a canvas produces a versatile format that can then be shared over social networks or can be used as a live wallpaper on the phones or can be put on digital frames. As well as it can be projected in the gallery as it is a very artistic approach for portraiture.
-musician, was in a band called X-Ell that toured in the UK, Ireland and New York
-now works on his own project build from his two names – MAVMAC
-donated all the profit from his single to the flood victims
-his songs were on local radio stations
-He has many sides to his character, very eccentric and totally not shy of the camera which will make him interesting to film and watch.
As this is a personal portrait project I need to create a canvas that expresses the character. I immediately got inspiration from bright and vivid colours of Pop art. Eccentric lines and Objects should be able to easily express the subject.
The original idea was to create a stylised canvas and fill it in with moving images, however later it changed to a 3D representation of subject’s dream house. The dream house was discussed in extreme detail to reflect the future of the client as well as his past
The client gave me a few basic outlines how he wanted the 3D flat to look like. He wanted a 2 floored flat with living room on the bottom floor. Living room should have a huge window, preferably stretching through entire wall. Outside is city skyline at night. Some basic furnishing (flat should be spacious, not crowded with bookcases). Furniture should be minimalistic and modern.
I started sketching the flat: