I’m Ready For My Closeup
For this assignment, I was instructed to take a dramatic closeup of anyone’s face – an actor’s, a friend’s, my own – and superimpose a landscape or scene over said face. The goal was to take two completely unrelated images and put them together, then try to make a story out of it. Below is my final product and my thoughts and steps I took to create it:
This creation is the proudest I’ve ever been in this course. I am insanely proud of it and I have absolutely no idea why. It actually caused for a laughing fest to begin between my boyfriend and I. As I finished up the product, I calmly turned to him and said “mmm tators.” He had no idea what I was working on or what I was talking about, but when he looked at my computer screen – he lost it. We laughed for a good twenty minutes or so. But anyways, here is how I made this beautiful art:
- I had to decide what face I was going to utilize in the photo. I knew that I wanted it to be a humorous photo, thus when I saw this photo of myself – I knew it was the one. Oddly enough, I was actually at my best friend’s wedding when this was taken.
- Next, I needed to decide on a photo that would further add some humor to use as my background. I was thinking to myself, “Hmm, Thanksgiving is right around the corner…” and boom, I thought mashed potatoes.
- I then took to google to find a mashed potato-filled background to use and when I came across this picture of a turtle eating mashed potatoes – honestly, it was fate. I saved it so fast.
- I call this piece, Turtlesgiving. Happy holidays folks!