Level 3 Photography Student


Unit 16

Angelica Dass

Angelica Dass came from a mixed family where colour was never important. through out her life she has expressed her thoughts and pain through photography. At the age of 11 she began to questioned her race. Her new project “Humanae” means “to highlight our true colours”. She took images of 3,000 people from 19 countries, with different religion, gender, heights, age, weights, colour and opinions, Angelica was able to create a basic, yet striking and meaningful project. She had her work displayed on buildings, build boards, undergrounds. This brought the communities together which was Angelica’s aim, to kill discrimination. In my opinion, Angelica’s work has given me a wider and greater impact on caring less about beauty. How young teens are given an specific “image” on how to look and how to feel. Angelica Dass has tried to communicate on how you should love who you are and people for who they are to. This is targeting everyone all around the world and how everyone can be involved. The background on her images are the colour of the people’s skin. She’s used a white background drop originally, dragged the images into photoshop. Used the droplet tool (point sample) she used 16 point to change this (this means it detects the overall colour that is there). I thought this was extremely creative instead of using a white or black background. Even though my project is based on teens in royston, i will be focusing on different styles. This will bring the community together as it’s focusing on the new generation


Milton Glaser

Milton Glaser was born in June 26, 1929 and is one of America’s most celebrated grapScreen Shot 2016-10-12 at 13.40.55.pnghic designers. he is best known for the I ❤ NY logo and the psychedelic Bob Dylan poster. His artwork has been featured in exhibits, and placed in permanent collections in many museums worldwide. In 2009 Glaser achieved the National Medal of the Arts award from President Barack Obama, Milton Glaser was the first graphic designer to receive this award. Throughout his career, he has designed many posters, publications and even architectural designs. The link posted below is a 15 minute TED talk filmed own 1998. Milton Glaser talks about how he was inspired to make old designs new.

Michael Beirut

Development of an Idea in Graphic Design


Pitching a design Idea.

Michael Beirut is a graphic designer, design critic and educator, who was born in Cleveland, Ohio. I was shown a video talk where Beirut was showing a google team a project he was working on. Designing a logo for the MIT Media Lab, Michael Beirut explained the process in detail, showing a previously rejected design.  screen-shot-2016-09-21-at-13-57-20screen-shot-2016-09-21-at-13-57-03

 These are the first rejected designs proposed by Michael Beirut and his team. On the left is the very First proposed idea then they refined it to the one on the right. However Beirut felt the designs where unfinished. MIT Media Lab then came back a year later and asked for an new logo but told Beirut to forget about the past logos. This did not happen as Beirut immediately started looking at previous logos and found one designed by Muriel Cooper;

Screen Shot 2016-09-21 at 14.38.08.pngMichael Beirut took this abstract image and covered it into multiple different designs all with the simplified black and white colour tones.

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Michael Beirut’s re-designed logo for the MIT Media Lab is a take on the original in-keeping with the straight lines. Then Michael Beirut was able to create 24 other logos to support the other 24 departments within the MIT Media Lab. Personally I think this  works really well;Screen Shot 2016-09-21 at 14.56.25.png

Michael Beirut had various ways of advertising there new logo. All adverts contain simple designs and using everything from the logo, such as the same font or black and white colour. For example the bag ad has a the woman wearing a black and white striped top with a black wall for the back ground. This makes for a simple ad and makes it obvious to the audience what the ad is selling.

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Lisa Anne Auerbach

This video was show to us during a lecture. Auerbach’s work is closed related to to our project. she went to 40-50 megachurches and took photos in which she tries to portray these churches in different ways. This project is made especially difficult due to the designs of some of the megachurches, some of which are just converted Walmart’s. Screen Shot 2016-09-14 at 14.15.03.png


For example this image has a very typical American contrast with a McDonald’s in the foreground and an unfinished Megachurch in the background and then the dark sky which adds to the unknown within the photo. This was all explained in the video by Lisa Anne Auerbach herself. Screen Shot 2016-09-14 at 14.28.50.pngHowever in another section of the clip she explains how some of the megachurches have this artsy domelike shape which Auerbach really enjoyed photographing. She also explained how many of her photos where unbalanced, with many having too much sky. She explained this to be because of the landscape nature off the buildings, with low ceiling and very large nature. I think i can incorporate Lisa Anne Auerbach’s way of thinking into my project with the ‘one square mile’

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Here I have one of Lisa Anne Auerbach’s megachurch images, the photo is clearly separated into 3 parts, sky, building and grass. This creates an excellent contrast and really boosts the content of the photo which would otherwise be dull. Lisa Anne Auerbach presents her work in an innovative way, using a 60inch zine with the title Megazine which was a play on words. This 60inch publication was home made with Auerbach’s own 67inch printer. In the video she said that displaying 50 photos famed all with the same content would be boring. I would agree with this statement. In addition to the images Lisa Anne Auerbach would write a small paragraph next to each photo explaining her individual experience with that specific Megachurch.Screen Shot 2016-09-14 at 15.58.07.png


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