You will be sent to a place you have never visited and be given a theme to explore. You should (through research) choose how you might represent and approach your theme or message in the production of a series of 10 images sourced through google earth and/or google street-view.

Your workshop outcomes, along with a short (<300 word) review, should be evidenced on your blog.

My Task: Seattle, WA – Commercialism


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Task Review

I found this incredibly difficult, I was barely able to get 10 images.

I did look up Seattle and commercialism in google search, and discovered that they were banning it from schools to try and stop children from being overexposed. I print-screened a picture of a school but after that I was quite stuck. I looked up advertising agencies and print-screened how many there were, but this felt like I was being misleading as I was really struggling to find any obvious advertising. I did capture how many very large buildings there were, and did eventually find advertising billboards on the side of buildings.

But again this doesn’t seem like an accurate representation of the city. There didn’t even seem to be many buses with adverts on them.

Overall I thought it was very strange trying to represent a city I had never visited on such a specific subject. I was purposely looking for things relating to the subject which I feel means that any images I did capture were disproportionate to the reality as it is skewed but me not knowing much about the city and only knowing I somehow have to link a subject to it.

I possibly wouldn’t of felt this way If I had had the opportunity to do more in depth research of the city, as perhaps then I would of had a more balanced view and opinion, so that could be something to consider if I ever find myself having to do something like this again.