Just thought I should post some photos from the waterfront session for those who couldn't make it (you know who you are, here's looking at you kid!). These shots focus on the function of light ( i.e: one placed above the tap solely for the purpose of such.) and the placement of shades and shadows.
Meet outside the entrance to Te Papa @ 8:30pm tomorrow (Tuesday) night. Please pass this information around the class so that everyone knows. Bring your cameras (and tripods if anyone has them) and other tools you think may be helpful.
These are a couple of examples of 1st years taking 2-d graphic images and simply modelling them into real space with simple materials. There are of course many different ways you can do this so don't just limit yourself to these techniques.
Otl Aicher, a German graphic designer and typographer, was responsible for the iconic Munich '72 Olympic designs - most notably his pictograms which depicted the various sporting events. Using only veritcals, horizontals and 45 degree diagonals, he arranged positive form in negative space to generate the array of forms. His set of pictograms went on to inspire signage (particularly in the likes of airports and highly trafficed spaces) that utilised the universal language of imagery, rather than relying on writing to communicate. Simple, yet playfully arranged, forms are characteristic of his style.
Thanks to Oscar, Lachie and Nick for braving the wintery conditions last night around the waterfront. I will try and organise another night light viewing/ experiencing session soon when the weather behaves itself better. Here are a selection of images I took, utilising the camera's frame as a way of selecting, identifying, concentrating, and intensifying light in dark space.