Week 2 engagement journal

This week we had the chance to brainstorm our initial ideas for our photo projects.

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My first thoughts after the lecture were focused on multi-media methods. When I researched this further, I came across bleached photographs and polaroid’s of portraits. This to me conveyed different messages and gave me the idea of mental health awareness.  

We can have one portrait of a mentally healthy person and then distort the image to show the underlying layers and illustrate mental disorders, eating disorders and learning disabilities etc… and how the subject of the photo imagines them to look like.  

I wanted to present these in an array of profiles on a 4-page magazine format. Surrounding an ongoing news story of mental health awareness. Interviewing each photo subject on how they envision their mental ‘disorder’ on paper and what that would look like and how it affects them personally.