The research point for this project involves going back to my own visual diary and considering how I look at images. I’m asked to consider three things:
1. How do your eyes travel around the items you have collected?
2. What do you look at first?
3. Where is the contrast in what you are looking at?
I want to consider these question by commenting on a few pages from my visual diary…
I was very excited at the prospect of doing this exercise because it feels like I’ve been doing it in some form for a few years now. I started collecting packaging, clothing labels, magazines, articles, cutting out bits of text I liked the look of in 2008/2009.
But I’d never put these objects into a scrap book or something collective so they’ve sat in boxes for years and I’ve just continued to accumulate more. So I’ve now started to compile a folder (a physical not digital one), where I can stick done objects on pages and insert the pages in.
Here’s a few
Page 1 of Scrap book – various packaging
Pages from scrap book – coffee packaging & fashion images
Page from scrap book – text from magazines
More pages from scrap book – labels