Inspired By Project:
assignment is intended to have you think of yourself as an artist. By
investigating and documenting the work of another recognized artist you
can gain insight to their background and motivations. Everyone has a special
way of looking at the world and using photography is a way to express
and share your vision. This is your opportunity to start exploring your
own artistic vision.
You must choose a recognized photographic artist from the Image
Resource Link Page You should explore additional references from
the library and other publications. You will confirm your choice with
me before you move on with any work for this project. It must be a photographer
that I am familiar with or I have access to information about. More photographers
can be found at the caz/photo
You will start out
with two or more photographers- this may change after your first shoot.
After finding your
photographers- fill in the inspired
by survey for each one listing the photographer, a link to a sample
image and describe how you might shoot the photographs.
1) Original photographs
done in the style of your chosen artist compiled in a slideshow with
will be a PDF presentation that will display the images in a timed sequence.
should start with a title page followed by sample images by your chosen
photographer. The quantity of images depends on the style of the photographer...
a prolific street photographer might inspire more images than a deliberate
studio based formal photographer.
should show continuity of style and content while still exhibiting visual
2) The written report form Link
Using all the skills
you developed this semester, first shoot at least 100 images that emulates
(not imitates) your selected artist. After reviewing your first shoot,
refine your work by shooting more.
Refine your images in photoshop to the best quality and experiment with
sequencing your images in the slideshow.
In addition to the brief artist statement at the end of your slideshow,
Complete this in-depth Artist
Using the Criticizing
Photographs readings found on our web-site use the
following guides to help develop your written project.
You should include reproductions of the work you reference. Include your
sources including any web-site links you used.
1) Artist Background: Artists
personal history: Time period, background, schooling, training, other
2) Criticizing The artists
work: refer to specific examples of work.
(web link to image example(s)
- What do you see, what do you know? subject, medium, form, style...
What choices has the artist made? What is implied beyond the surface
image? Is there a theme or style this work fits into. Does this work
remind you of anything, can you compare it to any other work? Is there
a message in any image or body of work that you can decipher by looking
at the photographs.
- Praise/Judge Does it affect you? Does it evoke an emotional response?
- Does this artist accomplish his or her mission. How is it art? How
does this work reflect the artists world view?
3) Lasting impressions of
the artist and the work.
Your general impressions
of the artist and the work. What remains lingering in your head? What
important points impressed you? What do you agree or disagree with?
4) What important points impressed you? What do you agree or disagree
does what you learned about the artist relate to your personal vision?
How does it relate to your work?
creative Process: Describe how you created
the work you submitted with this project. What did you look for? What
techniques did you use? Did you use special lighting, props, models?