MODULE 4: INFORMING CONTEXTS. WEEK 11.

From FEARS OF SUBURBIA sequence.
James Bellorini 2020.

Inevitably, when editing down all the work made across a module into some kind of ‘coherent’ whole of 15 images, some of it will have to be left out even though it may have been a candidate for inclusion. This post is really a place to show that work but also discuss reasons why in the end they didn’t make it, especially those ‘darlings’ that needed to go.

The image above, though striking and somewhat beautiful, was a strong candidate for inclusion but in the end it’s blurred content didn’t sit aesthetically with the work in the final portfolio.

Similarly this portrait, which I really thought would be a part of the portfolio, turned out to be too much like a fashion editorial image and just didn’t have a home in the edit.

MERIAM BEN HAJ.
James Bellorini 2020.

Some of my monochrome conversions, made as part of the exploration of the signified in my work, were also strong contenders. But colour is such a strong part of my visual language that I decided not to mix these styles which I felt would add a layer of visual confusion to the folio.

from FEARS OF SUBURBIA sequence.
Monochrome variation.
James Bellorini 2020.
from OTHER TYPOGRAPHIES OF RACIAL PROFILING sequence.
Monochrome variation.
James Bellorini 2020.

Finally, some images made during the first days of the Covid-19 social distancing and isolation measures were interesting but ultimately were part of a different visual language, perhaps even a different project, so were only considered at the beginning of the folio edit and quickly rejected for obvious reasons.

Image of my immediate neighbourhood shot at dawn 31.3.2020. during Covid-19 lockdown.
James Bellorini 2020.
Image of my immediate neighbourhood shot at dawn 31.3.2020. during Covid-19 lockdown.
James Bellorini 2020.
Image shot on 31.3.2020. during Covid-19 lockdown.
James Bellorini 2020.