"Art transforms the ordinary to the extraordinary"


How do we use our own images to transform what is real and to make others wonder and think?


Culture Clash:

What are the differences we have noticed between Shunyi, Bai Xin Zhuang Village and Yarmouth? Is it possible to juxtapose them and transform them? In this assignment students using a surreal approach, photoshop and their photographs will reflect upon what they noticed as cultural differences between their reality and the villagers'.


The assignment:


Previous Student Responses:

Yarmouth's Culture Clash

Culture Clash 2011




Fall 2010


Spring 2010




Photoshop reality maker:





All you will need to begin using photoshop
http://psdtuts.com/articles/techniques/10-steps-to-improving-your-photoshop-skills/
http://elitebydesign.com/how-to-master-photoshop-in-just-one-week/

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An inspiring blog from New Zealand on transformational techniques
http://www.amiria.co.nz/artist/a-level-photography-examples-ideas/

Photoshop History:

http://www.storyphoto.com/multimedia/multimedia_photoshop.html

And a visual history of this platform that has changed the way we view our world