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Name: Lottie Hampson
School: Camden School for Girls
Year: Year 12
Inspiration: Lottie Hampson I am currently studying As Level Art and Photography at Camden School for Girls. Before this academic year, I had never studied photography as a subject, but just enjoyed taking photographs- especially on film as I enjoy the excitement and anticipation of developing photos. I am interested in the idea of creating new images to look old and aged. This image is for my AS Level coursework, on the theme of animal photography and image manipulation. My inspiration for this body of work was the photographer Sarah Moon. My aim was to replicate the distressed surface shown on the majority of her photos; to do this with my own images, I chose to bury the negatives in the earth overnight, so as to create a scratched ruined surface. I managed to take this photo in the snow. The weather suited my images as another of my aims was to create a melancholy atmosphere in the photos. This was inspired by Britta Jaschinski’s protest photos of animals at the zoo.
Description: This photo was shot at Alexandra Palace pond on a partly frozen lake earlier this year. The four swans make up the main composition of this photo. They are all almost in the same position, with their necks curved over, each at a separate distance from the camera. It is quite a soft photo due to the ripples in the water and gracefulness of the swans. The ducks in the top right corner fill up the remaining space.
Width: 28.5cm Height: 19cm