Natural Bundle Dyeing
By Rebecca Barton
Capture one image each day following the tasks outlined below.
Rather than just taking photos without thought, consider what you want to convey to the viewer. Consider setting up images, poses, object placement, lighting, close-ups, filter etc – you are welcome to edit imagery afterwards to improve it.
Once you have finished the week take the time to look at the images together – what do you learn about your life/week/choices?
If you would like to use video instead of image then keep them to 30 seconds per day.
A portrait of you or someone else in your family, it could be all of you together.
It can be a posed photo, or you might try to capture someone’s personality by taking photos whilst they are doing tasks or relaxing.
Consider how you can convey more about them through the lighting, location and format.
Capture the mood of one moment during the day, perhaps a specific event or a time.
Look out of your windows and doors, or indeed into your home from the outside – what can you see?
This shot can be about landscape – be that roads, buildings, fields or kitchens. Or, it could capture a political stance, a view about the current circumstances – you decide.
Perhaps bookshelves, cutlery drawers, toothbrushes, pencils, toys, or maybe it relates to people or words.
Consider lighting, filters and what you want to say through the image.
Close-ups – this might be of faces, garments, floors, forgotten corners, drawer contents etc.
Interpretation is key, is this about reflections in mirrors or water or is it more conceptual than that, this could be fun or serious.
What does home mean to you, try to sum it up through image – is home your house or is it your room, a person, a country?
Thank you for taking part in the Ravensbourne University London Saturday Club Workshop.
Contributed by Rebecca Barton, Ravensbourne University London Art&Design Saturday Club
Rebecca has worked as for several companies as a freelance womenswear designer, specialising in womenswear tailoring, but also more recently resort wear. Clients have included Mulberry, River Island, Kookai, Albeni.
“It’s been great to work with such a friendly and enthusiastic group of young people who have shown their genuine love, talent and commitment to learning about the fashion industry.”