Final Triptic

Contemplating keeping the energy lines for the final print A2 format or take them off. It works in a small format, however not sure it would in a print based large format.

Injury leading to Yoga

Half way through my Masters, I had a life changing injury on my knee which required surgery. Yoga helped me go through the recovery period, both physically and psychologically. This event influenced my masters greatly, leading me to turn into yoga and photography for the final piece.  The topic had always evolved around women and strength and the social status of women in sports.

Bibliography

Books:

Bibliography:Watts, A. (2000) Still the Mind: An Introduction to Meditation. Edited by Alan Watts. Novato, California: Publishers group west.In-line Citation:(Watts, 2000)

Bibliography:Hebdige, D. (1979) Subculture, the meaning of style. London: Methuen young books.In-line Citation:(Hebdige, 1979)

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Bibliography:Sinclair, J.M. (1994) Collins English Dictionnary. 3rd edn. Glasgow: HarperCollins Publishers.In-line Citation:(Sinclair, 1994)

Bibliography:Bevere, L. (2010) Lioness arising: Wake up and change your world. New York, NY, United States: Waterbrook Press (A Division of Random House Inc).In-line Citation:(Bevere, 2010)

Websites:

Bibliography:MatsMatsMats (2000) The different types of yoga explained. Available at: https://www.matsmatsmats.com/yoga/yoga-disciplines.html (Accessed: 9 August 2016).In-line Citation:(MatsMatsMats, 2000)

Bibliography:KiteSista (2016) KiteSista magazine. Available at: http://www.kitesista.com (Accessed: 9 August 2016).In-line Citation:(KiteSista, 2016)

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Bibliography:Crain, E. (2014) 6 reasons women should strength train like men. Available at: http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/reasons-women-should-strength-train (Accessed: 9 August 2016).In-line Citation:(Crain, 2014)

Bibliography:Boyd, L. (2016) What I promise to teach my future daughter about her body – cooler. Available at: http://coolerlifestyle.com/features/what-i-promise-to-teach-my-future-daughter-about-her-body.html#EA63BLlmx1dY012I.97 (Accessed: 9 August 2016).In-line Citation:(Boyd, 2016)

Bibliography:Words and Zietman, N. (no date) These are the real female surfers of the UK – cooler. Available at: http://coolerlifestyle.com/longform/surfing-women-cornwall#LwezmkE5xRzhLXeh.97 (Accessed: 9 August 2016).In-line Citation:(Words and Zietman, no date)

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Bibliography:Skateboard NGO for youth in Afghanistan (no date) Available at: http://skateistan.org/ (Accessed: 9 August 2016).In-line Citation:(Skateboard NGO for youth in Afghanistan, no date)

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Bibliography:BOARD OF MEDIA (2015) Available at: http://www.boardofmedia.com/ (Accessed: 9 August 2016).In-line Citation:(BOARD OF MEDIA, 2015)

Bibliography:Krueger, C. (2016) Female athletes are judged more on their looks than their Talent… and here’s the proof. Available at: http://mpora.com/articles/women-underrepresented-in-sport#fICrgh5VTj3tAXQ2.99 (Accessed: 9 August 2016).In-line Citation:(Krueger, 2016)

Bibliography:Landau, E. (2012) Beholding beauty: How it’s been studied. Available at: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/03/02/health/mental-health/beauty-brain-research/ (Accessed: 9 August 2016).In-line Citation:(Landau, 2012)

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Videos :

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Bibliography:PRO, S.I. (2016) Women in sport | belong. Available at: https://vimeo.com/114778245 (Accessed: 9 August 2016).In-line Citation:(PRO, 2016)

Bibliography:Always (2014) Always #LikeAGirl. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=XjJQBjWYDTs (Accessed: 9 August 2016).In-line Citation:(Always, 2014)

 

Vertical and Horizontals..

The following question is verticals versus horizontals. Which pose embraces the architectural characteristics while showing contrast but symmetry.

In the first two visuals, we can observe the difference of mood/setting between a horizontal and a vertical replica of the architecture. The columns hold a harsh straight and a straight body would enhance that harshness which is not what I am trying to portray. The second option of a horizontal pose assists the columns while showing contrast in setting.

In the third and the fourth visuals, one yoga pose attempts to follow the V of the bridge while the second yoga pose mirrors it. Are we representing replication or harmony? Can contrast and harmony subsist? After more research, I came to the conclusion that harmony and contrast do coexist which is the true representation of this final piece. We are yoga, yoga is amongst us, it is everywhere because it is inside us. Our surroundings will adapt to our mental and physical state during yoga.

“We could say that meditation doesn’t have a reason or doesn’t have a purpose. In this respect it’s unlike almost all other things we do except perhaps making music and dancing. When we make music we don’t do it in order to reach a certain point, such as the end of the composition. If that were the purpose of music then obviously the fastest players would be the best. Also, when we are dancing we are not aiming to arrive at a particular place on the floor as in a journey. When we dance, the journey itself is the point, as when we play music the playing itself is the point. And exactly the same thing is true in meditation. Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment.” –Alan Watts

Editing…

When it comes to editing, is less more or is more less! It would depend on the mood or which particular section of the photograph needing focus. It can also set the mood, on the left side the light is more prominent, showing more details of the architecture. However is the focus merely on the architecture and not the yoga pose?

On the right side, the mood has changed, the architecture/environment is perceived as rough, darker, more brutal. The vertical lines are enhanced which give more focus on the contrast between the elegance of yoga and the roughness of the surroundings.

The question I am now asking myself is the following: which edit is more adequate for what I would like to express?

Yoga poses versus Architecture

Slight tweak in the pose, trying to figure out which pose reflects the architecture in the best way. Are we focusing on the exact replication of lines or on the contrary, would it not be preferential to create contrast in symmetry.