For Interpretations we have to take 10 photographs that relate to the following 10 words or statements listed below:
- Red Ball
- Do a Slinkachu
- A Dangerous Place
- Picture of a boat with a shallow depth of field
- Beautiful bokeh
- Rush Hour
- Timeless Beauty
- Things in a pile
- Into the light
The only two words I knew nothing about were, ‘Slinkachu’ and ‘Bokeh’ which I decided to look up in a dictionary for their definitions so here are the definitions of these two words.
What is Bokeh?
Bokeh, also known as “Boke” is a popular style of photography, you may ask why it is so popular, well that’s because Bokeh turns ordinary photographs into a very visually interesting image.
What Bokeh allows you to do is create a short depth of field when taking the image so that the main focus of the photography is very crisp and clear, but the surrounding area is left blurred this allows us to focus our attention on that particular part of the image.
The word “Bokeh” , derives from the Japanese language and it literally translates as ‘blur’ or ‘haze’.
Examples of Bokeh:
What is Slinkachu?
Well, to start with there is no definition for the word ‘Slinkachu’ because it is the name of a British artist born in Devon in 1979. He was influenced by city-living as an artist his/her work frequently represents the themes and feelings of anonymity, alienation and loneliness and it was these factors that inspired him or her to create the small-scale art installations.
Slinkachu uses miniature railway model figures and places them in real world areas he then photographs them and leaves them on the street.
So a definition of what Slinkachu is, it would be “the remodelling and painting of miniature model train set characters, which are then placed, photographed, and left on the street.” (Slinkachu, 2006)
Examples of Slinkachu:
Here are some of my ideas for the Interpretation assignment these cover dangerous place, rush hour, timeless beauty and picture of a boat with shallow depth of field still plenty to do and some better ideas.