Word 5 – Isolation – Development

ALL photos in this post are my own.

Previously I published my ideas and research for “Isolation” – before I begin my development I would like to show a few previously shot photographs I have taken that perfectly match Isolation in my opinion, I was tempted to use them but I thought it would be a little lazy… (MY PHOTOS, STYLING ECT)

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On the other hand I have decided to do a piece based on the after effects of isolation, eg the effects it has on people’s mental health. I have personal knowledge of how isolation can effect people, particularly those who are venerable and kind in nature. I decided to take some photographs of myself as well as a rather skinny friend of mine, exaggerating her bones with makeup and using photoshop to make her even more slender, these are all photos I took with the intention of making them smaller  and ‘drowning’ them in a black background, much like the feeling of isolation swallows people.

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Even though I am fond of most of these photos, I’ve decided to go with another photograph I took instead. I then developed the image further in Photoshop by erasing the background and making it larger & darker. You can see the entire process below –

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As you can see above, I made the girl in the photograph look slimmer, also I photoshopped out her underwear (challenge much…) but forgot to screenshot this, I used the clone brush and the healing brush. Below you can see the final outcome of this development for the word Isolation –

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