Scarlet Matthews GCSE Photography

Scarlet Mathews

Scarlet Matthews produced a triptych of these images for her photography exam piece based on 'hands'.  On first glance the images infer self-harm, but below the surface is a deeper message, the text outlining the synopsis of hit 70’s BBC series 'Mr Benn'.  Having shot and post produced the arms, Scarlet experimented with paper textures, which were shot and introduced into the background layers.  The torn edges of the paper was used as a guide to make a selection on the arms which could be removed, and a drop shadow effect was introduced to create depth.  Having introduced text based in a downloaded font, Scarlet experimented with pinching effects to reduce the formulaic format of the lettering, and to better describe the form of the arms.