In a world where everything has gone dark, the animals start to attack. Even the cute little rabbits and squirrels are bound to rip your face off. What caused the world to end up this way?
For this assignment I had to create a before and after of an apocalyptic scene. My mom has a backyard full of plastic animals so I immediately knew that I wanted to work with them somehow. I first had to decide which of the many creatures that I was going to choose. I decided on the rabbit with the squirrel in the background because they are both fairly docile and innocent creatures so making them evil and dangerous would be interesting,
I then went into my photo editor and only made two changes that made a huge difference. I reddened the eyes and darkened the photo. It is crazy how those two things changed the scene entirely. I then went into Juxtapose and put the two photos together. The Juxtapose site is made by Knightlab which I have used before for other tools. I had never heard of this one before so I will definitely try to use it again.
For the second half of this assignment I chose to do the blackmail assignment. I had a hard time deciding what exactly to take the photo of. I then thought about my story line. I already made this apocalyptic world that has gotten darker and wanted to play with the mystery aspect of it. What if nobody knew what had happened? I thought about the difference between dark and light so I decided to take a blurry photo of a set of light switches. I brightened the photo a whole lot and played with contrast. Something I enjoy about this photo is that from certain angles it looks like it is pure white, but depending how you look at it you can see the switches.
I enjoy how these images look like they have nothing in common but because I have created a story they make sense, at least to me. This was a really fun assignment that allowed me to think outside the box and tell a story of my own.