The following photos express how I interpret the brief – “Little Things“. I will use these as secondary research which will inspire me to capture my own photographs using my mobile phone.

The artist I have chosen to research is Slinkachu who is a street artist. Below is some of his work which I have analyzed.

The black and white filter on this photograph makes it seem more powerful and symbolic. The photograph shows two people using the fire of a cigarette to warm their hands. The cigarette shows the depth of field and highlights all areas around it including the mini figures. The lighting seems man made as it reflects a little too unnaturally off of the wall.

I like the way they have used the lace of a shoe to portray a lake monster. The depth of field makes the water and sky almost sync together as it blurs nicely. The depth of field also helps to express the balance and that the subject is very close to the camera. I can’t tell if the lighting is natural or not as it looks like it is outside, however, it seems as if has had added effects as it seems a lot brighter – the water looks almost fake.

This photograph also captures depth of field and once again, the subject is clear giving the sense that the subject is close to the camera. The use of natural resources is really well done in this photo – using the dead bee in a suitable away to the photographers advantage. The lighting is in day light and seems natural as the photographer is outside. The bee also helps to balance the photograph as lets the viewer know the figures aren’t life size.

In conclusion, Slinkachu’s photography is incredible with its likeliness to real life, however, compared to other photographers I have analyzed, he uses more filters and editing tools to make the photos seem more realistic. I don’t want to use a lot of editing with mine and try and make it look realistic as possible without the need for over editing. Slinkachu’s photography is a lot more dramatic and bold than Gilliver’s and I want to implement some of that into my own.

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