About this album
Here, as small jpegs, are the ten images which comprised my successful 'L' panel in November 2011.
The pictures were not originally taken with a panel in mind since they were selected from a mixed bag of pre-existing photographs taken in JPEG and RAW formats over previous years with various Canon digital cameras.
The careful selection, refinement and production process took around nine months. Whilst each individual print needed to be technically excellent and the subject compelling, the whole panel had to make a greater impact than the sum of its prints.
Accordingly, I devised a harmony or pattern across the ten images by mixing and matching colours, ideas and forms. In the Hanging Plan, the four corner images involve beige or brownish elements with the action or forms motioning towards the centre. The next four inner images involve reds and whites and, diagonally, either two or three main shapes. The two centre shapes resemble a 'V' above an 'A' and, by contrast, are almost monochrome. Somewhat contrived, but it worked!
Nevertheless, each subject was simple and unequivocal and therefore strong in its own right. The RPS did not require titles for the prints in the panel, but I've added them here.
Many applicants for the Licentiateship distinction match landscape, letterbox, portrait or square formatted images in, for example, an interlocking pattern of mounts. However, I decided that more uniform formats (4:3 and 1:1) suited my panel, and it wasn't an issue with the judges. The prints were c.10" x 8" mounted in white textured boards 50cm x 40cm.
I thank friends at the Richmond & Twickenham Photographic Society for their support and encouragement during the process.