If you haven’t already, you need to take a look at this blog post.
Jim Kazanjian is a professional photographer and has put together some amazing imagery. The end result is actually a compilation of other various images, done in black and white. The results are spectacular. Visit his website for even more.
Now, I would not presume to be able to create anything even close to what he’s able to do.
However, looking at his work has lead me to think that I need to play around with the concept. As my friend Dave used to say, there’s got to be a workshop in there somewhere.
I think of the various things that I’ve done with Photoshop workshops in the past – colourizing black and white photos, editing out street signs, placing myself in wild and exotic locations…
The whole point of doing these sort of activities in workshops is to encourage teachers to try the same activities with their students to become better image creators. As I look at Kazanjian’s art, I would absolutely bring it to students’ attention and then perhaps try to replicate his artistry.
- Create fantasy buildings;
- Create a visual summary of holiday pictures;
- Create a one picture image that tells the world all about their school and what’s inside;
- Create a celebration of student achievements into a visual portfolio…
The ideas come so easily. Students can be so creative and innovative given the chance.
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