Magazine Layout

Friday 25th November

Here are many different layout to a magazine which I research in order to give me ideas for my layout. I wanted to see how they used the double page spread with the text and the image and how I could pay around with the layout depending on the image and text I am given to work with.

I have to design the entire layout including the front cover for my book and I would like mine to maybe include a contents page. I would like it to have a simple flowing layout with a constant theme flowing throughout.


The first one I like because of the numbers and the way they have used negative space to make it simple but effective.


I like this one because of the use of black and negative space and how the image look very effective on a black background. I also like the way they used the I for the contents as well as in THIS.

screen-shot-2016-11-27-at-18-33-07I like this one because of the colour and how they have used the double page well by filling one page with an image but keeping the other page simple but with enough detail.


I like the use of colour but I really like the layout using the text in the middle as the main place you look at and the the image behind that doesn’t over power the page.


I like this layout as it has a lot of of text but it is displayed in a way where it doesn’t look like a boring amount of text. I also love the colour with a little bit of yellow.

I think for my layout I would use the double page by having one page for the image and the other for that artist information. I will see what this look like when I play around with layout.

Front Cover 

I like these front cover because they are simple but effective giving a clear image and clear title.  I like the simpleness of the image and title. I like the way they have all got a different filter on them .



Narrative Workshop

Tuesday 22nd November 

So for this narrative workshop we look at images and how images can tell a narrative through what we don’t see in the frame. We were told to choose a image but weren’t told what we were doing with it. We were then told to split our page into 12 and then she told us that we can look at the image and imagine what going on around the image.

Using the 12 square I used the image and imagine what was going on around the frame and drew this in the square thinking about looking through the clock what was the other side of the image and who was the man behind the shadow.


This was my image I looked at so my main focus was who was the person who made the shadow. I looked at him from many angles and also looked at it through the clock and from behind the wheel . I wanted to capture what the man looked like from my imagination.


Here are my sketches I feel by just doing this exercise I realised there is more to a photo than meets the eye it was also interesting when I found another person in my class who did the same image and how we had intuprated  it in different ways. We then had to look at our own image and look at how we could create a sense of a story and easily I could see a pattern from the original image to the ones I interrupted from the image.

We then used these and made a ruff book out of it to get the full idea of narrative and how we can get a story from just one image.

Series 2 – Photography and Beauty

For our new task we had to do the same as last time with two new topics and using more precise measurements. I decided I wanted to do it in something I was interested in and used a lot, also something that could be easily accessible to me.


For my first subject I decided to choose beauty as using makeup and hair products is part of my everyday life. When I think about beauty I think about how I always use a product and a brush to cover my face to make it look better. My series or image would be things i used with a brush that links it together.

These are the image I took for beauty I then had to use the measurement and think about what image would work best in the space given. My first set of measurements were 1400 x 200mm portrait which I chose to use the image of the eyeshadows. The second is 280 x 40 mm landscape which I used the image of foundation and brushes. The third is 100 x 55 mm portraits and used the image of the power brush. The fourth was 55 x 40mm landscape I used the image of all the brushes.

For image image i wanted them to work in there measurement but also link to now another with the colours I used so I chose to keep a constant colour theme of green and blue. I used the quick selection tool and hue/saturation to change the colour put still keep the image quality.

100 x 55 mm
55 x 40 mm
140 x 200 mm
280 x 40 mm


For my second subject I chose to do photography as it was I have been doing photography for the last two years and I really enjoy it. I use my camera mainly for my A-levels but it has now become something I take with me incase I see anything interesting I take snap shots.

These image I took had to link so i choose to link them with colour of black and white and purple. I wanted to show the links with the lens in the camera. I also edited them so they all had the same filter of a photocopy look. I also looked at the dimensions I had to work with and from there decided which image would work best.

100 x 55 mm
140 x 200 mm
55 x 40 mm

For this project the two subject I chose I wanted them visually to look different but the image within each subject to link and look the same my graphic stratergies  was to keep the colour the same throughout each image and for keep the filter the same. With the beauty images I wanted to make sure they all looked similar by flipping some of the images.

Hockney Images

Tuesday 15th November 

We were set a task to create a image in groups using the David Hockney style for out image module. For this we had to create a image that represented a journey or collaboration. We were meant to work in pairs so we worked in a group of five and create two image as we needed more people in the photo than just one so we came together. We brain stormed ideas and thought about journey on stairs, through a door a leacture . We then thought about a collaboration people talking, dressing the same and discussing.

We then as a group went out and tried our stairs idea first which didn’t work it wasn’t effective enough. We also tried the journey of walking though a door that also wants effective enough. We then chose to go into a lecture theatre and take a series of photo showing the change in action throughout the lecture.  We took a lot of photo to show the change in movement throughout so we had a lot to play with when it came to editing overall.

We then for the second image went into the heart space and chose to all discuss a piece of work showing a collaboration of people and work. We chose to all discuss one piece of work and all look like we were collaboratively thinking about the piece.

Once we had our photo me and two partners went away and edited out lecture images to show it overtime using the style of Hockney images I have three edited version i made it more distorted and showed each stage.

1st attempt
2nd attempt
Final Version

I did three each time adding more parts of different images to make the people in the image look like they were moving. I finally decided that I needed to move the chairs around as well so thats what I did in the finally image I got a lot of image of the chair up and picked bits of each photo to crop in.

SERIES: Images

Tuesday 8th November 

Today our brief was to design a set of images that will be used to promote summer courses for 18/19 year olds. The courses can be in academic subjects (physics, history, economics, etc) or vocational subjects (hair dressing, bicycle maintenance, carpentry etc).

With this brief I chose to look into art and design as my chosen subject as this was my favourite subject when I was 18/19. I came up with a few idea that were linked to art materials. I sketched some idea of chalk breaking off , pencil and sharpening and decided to go home and use my art supplies and camera to get some images to play around with.

These were the three idea I went away and edited them in photoshop to change the colour and contrast. We also went in and cropped the images to bring attention to the material and what has broken from the materials.

These were the three final image of our series showing all materials that have pieces that have broken off or come from to show a link to each image. I change the colour of the image so they all used the same three colours red, blue and yellow and tried to keep the colours in a similar order.

Frame for a Photographic Portrait

Friday 4th November

I was asked to design a plinth to support a photographic portrait for a frame. This should be constructed from from detail of an object that relates to that person. This will be done in photoshop by simply cropping and copy and pasting the image in to create a pattern.

For this task i took a image of my sister and used a Olly Murs Cd because my sister is a massive fan and this is her favourite album.  I cropped the image of the cd so you couldn’t really make out what the object was. I then brung in guides so they clicked to each edge of the section.  I then copied the image to then edit, transform and flip the image to create a simple pattern.I repeated this so it was big enough to be a frame for my portrait.

My thoughts:

Initially when I used the grid system the photo didn’t line up properly and left gaps in between and also the background in the image distracted away from the portrait.

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I decided to change this and this time went back in and zoomed in so it was more precise and I then went back in to blacken the background on the portrait. I added the photo to the frame I then used the quick selection tool to select the background on the image I then used the brush to, to make the background darker. Screen Shot 2016-11-07 at 17.35.34.png

Here this shows how I am taking parts of the background and darken it to take the distraction away to make the frame the main focus.



This is my final image where I have used my grid system more precise and got rid go the spaces in between the image. I also wanted to change the background in the portrait but i’m not sure if I prefer then left or right image more.

Once I did the frame I went and done another one with the vaseline pot which I would then layer the two frames together. With this one i really zoomed in on the image to just capture the colour of the vaseline pot. vaseline Hannah 3.jpg

I made the frame using the same process as last time here some screen shots:

With this I then wanted to copy the Olly Murs frame in as a border from the portrait image to see what the frames looked like layered up together.

Using both frames

Idea of body in consumer culture

Thursday 3rd November 

When we look at people in the media they are objects

Turner (2001)

  1. Growth in industrialisation in 1700’s early capitalism

Healthy workforce and war force

  1. Rich food preserve healthy
  2. Bodie subject to discipline through diet and temperance

Old paintings would show the better version of them self like airbrushing now

20th and 21st century characterised by ‘consume culture’ and consumption

We tend to as humans by things for a need or a want for example

I need food I want more clothes

Consumption:buying goods and services not just for use value, but because of desirability and statements they make about owner and buyer

Use value-the utility of goods i.e car


People amass socially valued goods to portray identity and achieve social status

  1. Way in which media emphasis cosmetic benefits of body maintenance

In advertisements for hair and perfume and they always say youth is a good thing by using younger model for any product even anti ageing cream.

2. Relationship between health and appearance

More healthy enhanced appearance. Way you look is how we see healthy but a person be healthier than someone

  • Inner body-health,welliness and functioning of the body, ability to fight disease and appear youthful looking
  • Outer body appearance and movement of body surveillance and aesthetics

Pierre Bourdieu (1979)

Consumer goods: presenting food, home furnishing, interior design used as way for people to differentiate

Carving out distant way of living create distinction

Bourdieu  on capitol

  • Capital is defined as assets available for use in the production of the further assets
  • Means of generating ‘income’
  • Habitus-where we learn behaviour, tastes,social preference- come from place you learn’t your behaviour
  • The way we learn about social taste and

Cultural capital reading 

  • Habitus- collective culture
  • Habitus shapes taste- not individual choice part of collective ideas
  • Related to the body in terms of body maintenance i.e food and exercise people are likely to exercise if they are well educated ( understand the positive benefits)