7 Oct 2011

Exercise: Juxtaposition

This exercise only requires a single image and from the brief I have chosen to create a photograph that would be suitable for a book cover.  I have chosen 'The birdman of Alcatraz'.  In order to satisfy the brief we are asked to use symbols or juxtaposition in our choice of subject.  I hope that I have managed to achieve both requirements by using the symbols of feathers and a cage to indicate the birds, the cage also acting as a reminder that this bird keeper was incarcerated in the notorious Alcatraz prison.  The metal cup reinforces the status of the inmate and his location.  Juxtaposition also occurs in the story as well... a prisoner lets his mind run free with his birds but he keeps them caged just as he is.  

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