to train the eye to see subject matter where it might not have looked for it in the past
to allow the students to use their photographic skills
to design a larger space that will allow their photography it’s maximum potential.
(There’s also a subversive intent; to intimidate the student with polysyllabic words! But we don’t admit that up front.)
The outline of the assignment has the student choose an object. They then must photograph at least nine different examples of that object and arrange the nine photographs in a grid. Some leeway is granted in the interpretation of the assignment as the examples will attest. After all, design has a way of taking charge.
The following examples show the diversity and range of the human imagination even when tethered to a set of conditions. They are imaginative, creative and humourous.
Instructor, Photographic Technology