Displaying Images on a Website for submission
Last module worked well online but I have really struggled the last few days with how to present these work in progress images online. They are Prints on white paper but when the files are uploaded they look like they are floating in the window as my website background is white to work with other galleries. Unfortunately Squarespace doesn't allow different colours for different pages on a site. I have decided I think to apply a subtle colour to the pages for this work in progress submission. I have chosen a very pale creamy yellow colour as I thought it actually gave it a reference to something that may appear in a magazine layout although without text that doesn't really come across. Below are three examples and the various possibilities I toyed with.
After going with the pale yellow background the frame eventually arrived which I had planned to use for some of the images. I like the idea of each set of images from each collaborator to be shown in al slightly different way to comment on the fact these images are not all from the same source. Here are some of the final images from my grandmother which I have rephotographed within a frame as they would have been displayed in the gallery setting. For me, this contrasts with the images above on the yellow background which are aimed at more of the magazine type environment. I think the mixture shows where I am sitting in terms of contextualising my practise as I feel my work will sit in a gallery but equally in a journal or art photography publication. I'm not sure the images I have made to go along side the collaborator family album images are quite ready for the standard needed for an editorial piece but I think I am getting nearer to having developed my style for that market.