For this exercise, I decided to base it off me as a photographer as I feel that it is what most of my friends and people I know remember me most vividly for. Also, I really like photographing as I feel that it is the only way memories can be captured in it rawest form and there is no better way to remember a certain moment than to snap it down in a camera.
For this part of the exercise, I decided to to play around with the letters in my name “G A R Y”. After a few tries to compose it, I realised that it is possible for me to compose it in such a way where by I can create a camera’s outline out of the letters and hence, coming up with a name tag which consists of both my name and also, the device that I can relate myself best with.
For the abstract section of this activity. I really had no clue as to what I could do. I just started drawing shapes and doodling. While I was drawing squares of different shapes, Nathalie peered over and commented that they actually looked like pixels. Her comment made me realise that i could draw the squares to be like the thousands of pixels that make up a digital picture. And hence, coming up with my abstract name tag. I purposely added a “dead pixel” as I feel that us as humans are never perfect and the dead pixel can represent that part of me.
Last but not least, for the conceptual name tag, I decided to play around with different material. What I chose to use is a reflective paper that I have bought for last semester’s final 2D project. Reflective paper as it will reflect anything that my name tag is facing. Very much like my camera which captures everything that I face it to. Hence, representing the object that i feel relates to me best and representing me.