Saturday, 12 February 2011

Reflective statement

Throughout this project I have been able to see where I need to improve or what I have overlooked. The blog has been a great tool for this but I still feel I could have used it better, I did not take many photographs during the processes of my work which would have been great to upload to the blog to chart my progress, I did upload some but more could have been done in that area. It has not come naturally to me to record all my ideas and anything I have found on the blog yet. I believe this will improve of the course of the essay research and the transition project as I feel its a useful tool and one that I am more comfortable with as it allows me to say exactly what I feel in a casual and diary like format. It has definitely taught me more on how to handle my time and prioritise which is essential when carrying out each project which is a benefit but I can take further with the help of the blog.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Project Proposal

I would like to explore the link between photography and textiles and how vital it is to the practice of textile design as it is an area that greatly interests me. The designed object, the camera is an essential tool that equips us for an exact representation of reality; it allows us to capture moments and moods that are only a small fragment of our lives. We only have to look among peers when creating sketchbooks and research that photographs are an integral part of our drawing process they allow us to see the object in its truest form, but can also conceive and deceive us from its truest form. As we are in an age where we all view and take photographs due to the increasing accessibility to software and equipment, I would like to investigate the change and progression within textile design with the photographic process. Contemporary designers such as Alexander McQueen and Christopher Kane use photography vividly in many of their ready to wear collections. Photography is a worldwide common and visual language and is vital in helping to create the next generation of designs and so much more.