This is the first photomontage that I created, I intended to create it so it is visually inspiring with the use of calm and neutral colours and imagery to emulate the beauty of nature.
The vibrant and positive colours used in the montage assist in illustrating a joyful stage in a human being’s (particularly a woman’s) life. The pregnant woman appears to be elevatad, relaxed and in harmony with her surroundings. In addition, the glowing butterflies and flowers add energy to the illustration.
This is the second photomontage I created, it is again an illustration of the beauty of nature and represents the fact that all forms of nature work together and are dependant on one another. A statement one may form when noticing the dolphin to be carrying a pregnant woman across the sea.
The birds appear to be flying back towards the tree where their nest may be located. Again, this illustrates one life form relying on another.
The polaroid version of the same montage is merely to emphasize on the dolphin and the woman and bring the user’s attention towards that, especially with the hand holding the polaroid.
Here is the third montage that I created, it is a stark contrast of nature and the effect that man’s lifestyle and often preventable disasters is having on it.
The dead lion that is about to be collected by the tractor reflects the reckless attitude and lifestyle that man has adopted towards nature. The lifeless tree is about to be stood on which also adds to support this statement. Also, the ground and the tree is still colourful whereas the sky is not, this is to illustrate that the pollution from our daily activities is having a devastating effect on nature. Also, the airplane and the nuclear reactors represent the lack of ethical responsibilities held by corporations who only seem to care about their profit margins. Furthermore, the tornadoes and the lightning add to the gloomy effect and were placed to represent the natural consequences of our modern yet destructive way of life.
The fourth and final photomontage again represents the destruction of nature.
This time it focuses on the marine life being affected, the oil rigs are leaking and dead sharks are being drifted onto the shore. The waste dump is also affecting the marine life and polluting the environment.
This montage could have had a better layout as the images appear too crowded and unlike the other montages, the images here don’t seem to fit with one another.