Teagan - And Three Became...

Here is the latest contribution to And Three Became...  The first image below is entitled, "Regret" and the second one is "Hope".

What I love most about Teagan's work is her narrative.   Well, wait, I love her graphic style which instantly pulls me in and then I love the subtle touches she uses to convey her stories.  I have learned through following her blog that she puts an incredible amount of thought into her creations well before the work is actually created.  There is almost always a narrative to her photography and artworks.  I suppose that her passion for writing allows her to create a story and characters for everything she makes. 

At first glance, her work is visually appealing and intriguing- nice graphic lines, clean and interesting compositions.  But look back at the three images she used to create these two pieces and you will understand what I mean when I say she has a subtle complexity.  {Yes, I did just say "a subtle complexity", sorry...but those really are the words I need to use!}  Her alterations to these photos may seem like simple ones but the more you look at the images, the more you can see a thoughtful, precise technique.

I stared at these two pieces and her words for awhile... How did she create a sadder looking woman in "Regret"?  What did she do that created the contrast she needed for her story?  Teagan's work makes you look deeper, something seemingly simple becomes complex.  Again, look back at the three images and notice the subtle changes she has made to her character, to the backgrounds, and you too will be able to realize her complete story as she intended.

If you would like to contribute to this Inspiration or any others listed please do so.  And please be sure to check out the other submissions for this theme, And Three Became...

You can see more of Teagan's work for the ACoLab here and check out her own blog here.

And Three Became...

I have been thinking some more about how we all interpret the same thing in our own unique way.  That got me to thinking about how our own interpretations can also change from day to day, mood to mood.  So for this challenge I propose you try the challenge in at least two different ways.

The Challenge:
I am providing three images to use as your inspiration, your catalyst to create.  These three images can be used however you would like or not at all...do you want to cut them up, collage them, use the idea of them to create a story, write a song??  Use these images however you feel inspired to do so and then send me the result.  I will be posting the finished pieces as I receive them.  Again, I challenge you to try creating at least two different things.  Yes, we all see things in unique ways but independently we can also have different ideas based on the same inspiration. 

About the images:
I don't think of these images as an easy inspiration.  What I mean is that it's hard  a huge challenge, for me at least, to extract a different idea from one that already has a clear theme.  I also chose an image that I was going to delete off my camera. {It was taken by accident and isn't really "pretty" by any means...it's an inconsequential image.}  I like the idea of challenging myself to make something out of nothing, you know?  It's interesting to think about how everything matters, everything can be anything based on perspective.  So if I don't feel inspired by the images perhaps I just need to change my perspective.  Using these not-so-perfect images to create something I never would have thought of if it weren't for them can feel rewarding and inspiring.  But remember, you can use the entire image, part of an image, some of two images, or just get an idea from the images and create your own work {in any medium}.

You can save these images off this post, download them here, here, and here, or contact me and I can email them to you.  This may sound confusing...don't feel shy to contact me if you have any questions.  I hope you're up to the challenge!

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"We Come in Peace"
by Anika
{First Version}
{Used images 1 and 3}

by Joanna
{Versions 1}
 {Version 2}

"Regret" and "Hope" 
by Teagan