The assignment this week was to undertake a micro project commissioned by another student. For this week I decided to team up with Jo Sutherst as I have not worked closely with Jo yet but she has produced some interesting work to date on the course. I was really curious as to what she would set as the assignment because I knew I had a busy week ahead and therefore limited time to complete the assignment.
The assignment was:
“Hope this brief works for you. It is a quote from Terry Pratchett.
“Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove”
Really curious to see what you do with this :)”
A really short brief but sometimes these are the hardest challenges to pull of especially whe you don’t really know the client. How to in the space of a few days create a couple of images that would tell the story.
My starting point was to think the difference between glass and diamond. The easy points are glass is a liquid and diamond is a crystal structure so I started to explore how could I make glass have more of a crystal structure but still be different.
I happened to have a few glass crystal from a candelabra so I shot a few images with those to explore options.
I added some motion blur for creative effect.
On my walk to work there are lots of glass walls because modern architects seem to love them so I shot a few images to explore the concept of the glass wall revealing something of the world it in habits as a reference to Terry Pratchett’s world.
Then I looked a a couple of windows that only allow the viewer to see part of the scene.
Read my next post for the story of the final images.