Using the library and internet as resources, explore how photographs use perspective to create meaning. Look at the distinctions between these 4 types of perspective.
- Aerial perspective
- Perspective of receding planes
- Perspective of scale
- Linear perspective
Aerial – Looking from above. By Alex Maclean
A perspective of receding planes – many focal planes receding into the distance. By David Clapp.
A perspective of scale – using 3 dimensional to effect on a 2-dimensional image.
Linear perspective – vanishing point scale. By Al Michael Genabe
Groups will report back to classroom in 45 minutes with the following: • brief discussion of the below photographers biographic details • image analysis • discussion on how the image is constructed / recorded • identify which of the above 4 categories the image fall within Group A Barbara Kasten – Construct XV, 1982, Polaroid, 8×10 in
Kasten cleverly manipulates light and shape to question the perspective of what we are looking at. We can not determine what is up, down, light or reflection.
A set from the movie Labyrinth. Light is used to question perspective and which way is up.