250mc – Early investigations and Ideas

My mind was already racing through different ideas within seconds of getting the project brief and I was quickly leaning towards some sort of commercial style shoot. I have been eager to experiment with location flash and this could be a great opportunity to do so. The two ideas that ultimately sprang to mind where, create some sports images of people in action or Parkour.

Football, Golf, Badminton, Tennis etc are all major sports and the clothing and equipment industries are often creating some amazing images to sell their products. Coventry University has a number of sports societies that I could approach for help and finding some good locations that complimented the sport could make some interesting images.

Below are some examples of commercial sorts images.

(Eanperkins.com 2014)
(Eanperkins.com 2014)
(Eanperkins.com 2014)
(Eanperkins.com 2014)
(Bradrankin.com 2014)
(Bradrankin.com 2014)

 

Alternatively on a related track I think it would be interesting to employ a similar technique but aimed at Street Runners or Parkour.

This unusual recreational activity defies categorisation, Is it a Sport, Art Form or just a hobby? Seemingly to stem from european militaristic origins (Dan 2010) it has grown in popularity on a global scale but the photography has yet to catch up. Unlike many sports, Parkour has yet to witness a massive commercialisation and as such the large recognised sports brands have not got involved. If this athletic diversion continues to grow then this will certainly change, however there is still an interesting range of images available, some in the style I would like to try, so I have listed a few below.

(Leanandathletic.com 2014)
(Leanandathletic.com 2014)
(Nationalpostnews.files.wordpress.com 2014)
(Nationalpostnews.files.wordpress.com 2014)
(Comunidad.laopinioncoruna.es 2014)
(Comunidad.laopinioncoruna.es 2014)

My final idea is completely different and is far more art based. It stems from the group activities around leisure time where we where each challenged to create a series of images based on this theme. My theme was home life and to make a series of images about our student house at home. I decided to approach this from a ‘fly on the wall’ documentary style of photography and set up my camera on a time-lapse system that takes an image of our lounge every 10 mins. This has the possibility to be expanded to the various types of voyeuristic photography that currently exists and opens up a huge range of possibilities.

 

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