Progress

I went into Uni two days ago, to start editing my photos I took. I realised that they were all really out of focus, so I had to retake all of them again. This has taken a huge step back in my project as I thought that I would be well into editing by now. So my progress today is retaking all my photos. I will hopefully start editing either tomorrow or have a late night editing on Tuesday! Screen Shot 2015-04-19 at 4.47.45 pm Screen Shot 2015-04-19 at 4.47.26 pm

Source Photos

These are some of my source photos. I have taken heaps of photos of the same item in different angles I am not exactly sure yet how I will put it together and I may take other photos after I have finalised my idea. I have also taken photos of an empty cupboard.

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Concept Thumbnails

After researching concepts and ideas, I took those images I found and created new ideas. The sketches to me are not gripping enough. They all seemed to be just surface ideas, nothing that I really want to pursue. So I am trying to pick out an idea and play around with it a bit more.

Does anyone have any feedback or an idea that you think could be quite good?

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This is my favourite sketch out of all of them. I like the idea of having a woman surrounded by food and trying to make an everyday decision. I could put all the healthy food on one side and having unhealthy food of the other. Or change the colours of the food depending on how healthy it is.
This sketch is about a woman wanting to grab unhealthy food. This sketch is probably my least favourite. It does not having any power or punch to it and it does not really convey my communication objectives.
This sketch is about a woman wanting to grab unhealthy food. This sketch is probably my least favourite. It does not having any power or punch to it and it does not really convey my communication objectives.
This sketch is showing how someone wants to break free from this illness but her hands are tied up with a measuring tape. I like the idea behind this image. It gives the feeling of being trapped.
This sketch is showing how someone wants to break free from this illness but her hands are tied up with a measuring tape. I like the idea behind this image. It gives the feeling of being trapped.
 This sketch is someone’s lip being sewn together while she is trying to eat food. Again, I like this idea because it gives the feeling of being trapped but looking at it, this is more suited to the subject of anorexia not bulimia.

This sketch is someone’s lip being sewn together while she is trying to eat food. Again, I like this idea because it gives the feeling of being trapped but looking at it, this is more suited to the subject of anorexia not bulimia.

Communication Objectives

In my creation I will be using photography to create an article illustration. In order to evoke an emotion from the audience, my message will have to be clear and well structured.

The topic of my image will be a female having an eating disorder.

My current idea that I am working on is having a woman standing in front of food, trying to make the decision to eat or not to eat. This will show the struggle that people with this disorder, face everyday and at least three times a day.

Through my image, I want to capture the following objectives:

  • Eating disorders are not a glamorous illness
  • Showing the vulgar and raw side
  • Something that should not be envied
  • The struggle of having an eating disorder
  • Showing an everyday struggle that people with eating disorders face
  • Expose the secret that people with eating disorders keep

If you have any feedback for me, please feel free to comment below.

Article

http://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/adult-eating-disorders

I have chosen this article about Bulimia in women because it is a common illness but it is not openly spoken about. A lot of people are aware of eating disorders in teenage girls but it is actually becoming more common in middle aged women. I want to make my image raw so that the message of Bulimia is easily shown. So many ideas are already jumping at me. I cannot wait to start producing my own concepts.