Project Proposal Final

Coventry University  BA (Hons) Photography Independent Practice: Realisation 367MC                                              PROJECT PROPOSAL Student: Kat Korwaser Ullman                             Date: 15.05.16 Working title: Mixed Histories 1.TOPIC / TREATMENT & AUDIENCE A brief description of the project you will be carrying out including the methodology you will undertake, the presentation strategy you aim to employ, and the context for which you intend to create the work. Mixed Histories explores the origins of six classic cocktails and the stories of their creation. After working in the hospitality industry during my year out, for the company DrinkUp.London, my love for the industry was founded. After I graduate … Continue reading Project Proposal Final

Final Presentation

I printed the photos on two types of paper one on matt and the other semi gloss. I thought it would be good if they were all on the same paper and because I preferred the Black Velvet and Bloody Mary on matt and there was little difference once in the frames. The only problem was with the Bramble, I wasn’t aware there would be a mount so my print didn’t fill the frame but when I got another print that was larger I actually didn’t like it without so I have left it in.   I wanted to think … Continue reading Final Presentation

Cocktail Menu

I decided to get my cocktail menu printed in two locations this way I can choose the better one of the two or mix and match. I really wanted a piece of card that had texture to it. This was for two reasons to mirror some of the cocktail menus I have had and to make it more interesting as there isn’t much in terms of decoration. I went to the Mailbox and John E Wright. I first went to John E Wright, I completely forgot that I would need a multiple of four pages for a booklet. To start … Continue reading Cocktail Menu

Art and Alcohol

As part of the BP spotlight exhibitions at the Tate Britain, London Art and Alcohol is one of the latest in the series. It shows how over centuries artists have depicted people and alcohol. The earliest piece was William Hogarth’s Gin Lane, 1751 which shows the drunkenness that ensued after the uncontrolled production of gin. The most recent piece by Richard Billingham in 1994 called Untitled from the series Ray’s a Laugh. The series depicts the life of Billingham’s parents and their relationship between them with his fathers chronic alcoholism. The two main pieces in the exhibition are The Worship of Bacchus 1860-2 by George Cruikshank. This … Continue reading Art and Alcohol

100 Word Synopsis

I wrote a 100 word synopsis on my project:   This project depicts the moment that created some well-known (or maybe not so well known) classic cocktails. Ranging from 1861 to 1985 each photograph has hints to suggest the era of the cocktail was created in. Additionally how cocktails have changed over one hundred years from having very minimal ingredients to being more complex. The aim is to give the viewer a better understanding of what they drink and to see it not just as a way to get drunk.   Anthony then made some ammendents, one of them being … Continue reading 100 Word Synopsis

Individual Tutorial

Today I had a tutorial with Matt, although it was a strange one as most of my project is near completion I wanted to check I wasn’t missing out on anything. I showed him the menu, I felt it needed to be a little neater as some of the alignments were off. He also suggested to go to other printers to get a feel for the card they print on. I still think John E Wright is a good idea as they print on the card I am looking for as well as professionally bind. He felt I needed to … Continue reading Individual Tutorial

Cocktail Menu

As discussed in the formative feedback I started on my cocktail menu, I did try to get help from a first or second year designer but none of them responded to my request. To start with I looked at templates for cocktail and bar menus on line. Many were long and thing menus, like what the group discussed during the feedback session. The average was around 10-12inches tall and 3.5-5 inches wide. So I went for 10x5inches. I then went back to my post about cocktail menus, I really like Basement Sate and Cocktail Trading Co‘s menu. I liked the clashing … Continue reading Cocktail Menu

Objects for Each Photograph: Update

As my project has gone on the objects in it have changed or removed and I have added some new objects too.   Black Velvet: Black satin background: as this was created in response to Prince Alberts Death I felt this would be appropriate, as it will mirror the dresses Victoria wore post Albert’s death. Black lace: to add texture to the background and to reference a veil, like the Guinness was used to place a veil over the Champagne Champagne flute: how you serve the drink Orange blossom: this was part of the first gift Albert gave to Victoria. Also to … Continue reading Objects for Each Photograph: Update