Max Casamento

The focus for my 2021 Studio Process was Beach life/Seascape photography. I expressed this theme through digital photography to create calming and relaxing compositions in two separate artworks.
For artwork 1, I intended on communicating a sense of erosion through the power of the natural environments such as saltwater which envelop man-made objects such as piers, and how they have decayed over time. My chosen subject matter for artwork 1 was a decrepit pier located in Docklands, Melbourne. I chose this subject matter due to the wide range of focal points such as the rotted timber, rusted bolts, and high exposure to rough bodies of water. Fortunately, I was able to use images taken at the start of Unit 4 in this artwork, prior to the Victorian lockdown to create this artwork.
For artwork 2, I aimed at communicating a sense of implied time, depicting unique moments frozen in time in photographs, these being the only images that will ever capture such ephemeral moments. I mainly focused this artwork on the incorporation and mixture of both macro photography, and the emphasis on contrasting shorelines. To suit my 5km restriction radius for artwork 2, I had to change my location of this artwork’s subject matter from South Melbourne beaches, to a rivers edge in Westerfolds park which was in close proximity to my home. The changes that I made to this artwork were miniscule, more to do with aesthetics such as peacefulness from different subject matters rather than they were to do with the concept. I was shooting a river’s edge that was rough brown water with less sand, compared to the intended clear water at the beach. Nonetheless, I am very satisfied and proud with the aesthetics and communication of my final artworks.

Decay
digital image
2339 x 1654 pixels
For artwork 1, I intended on communicating a sense of erosion through the power of the natural environments such as saltwater which envelop man-made objects such as piers, and how they have decayed over time. I chose this subject matter due to the wide range of focal points such as the rotted timber, rusted bolts, and high exposure to rough bodies of water.
Shorelines
Digital image
2339 x 1654 pixels
For artwork 2, I aimed at communicating a sense of implied time, depicting unique moments frozen in time in photographs, these being the only images that will ever capture such ephemeral moments. I mainly focused this artwork on the incorporation and mixture of both macro photography, and the emphasis on contrasting shorelines.
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