Imaginarium: The Process Behind the Pictures

Imaginarium: The Process Behind the Pictures

by Claire Rosen

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Overview

Imaginarium: The Process Behind the Pictures by Claire Rosen

Imaginarium: The Process Behind the Pictures is a compendium of practicaladvice and information covering thephotographic process—from ideacultivation through execution. The guidance in this book is written with anunderstanding of the nature of artists at their core and explores thescience of how ideas are born, the conditionsthat facilitate the productivecreation of art, and the elements necessary to make creative work. Thiscompendium isapplicable across genres, for individual artists and forthose working in a commercial capacity. It brings togetherstrategies andtools to help readers generate compelling ideas and create unique images.From the simplest idea tothe most fantastical, you will learn brainstorming,concept development, pre-visualization, pre-production, problemsolving,and execution steps in the creative process, including practical tools andideas for overcoming obstacles andachieving success along the way.

Contributors:

Beth Taubner Mercurylab

Alessia Glaviano Vogue Italia

Rebecca Manson The Post Office

Interviews with:

Maggie Steber, Roger Ballen, Sara Lando,Gabriela Iancu, Robin Schwartz, and Eleanor Macnair

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Imaginarium: The Process Behind the Pictures

Table of Contents

1: ON ART

The Purpose of Art

Strong Images

Development of an Artist

Goals for Making Work

Chapter Wrap-Up

2: ARTISTIC LIFESTYLE

The Foundation

Curation of Experiences

Tapping into the Unconscious

Creative Psychology

Health

Nurturing Creativity

Community of Artists

Chapter Wrap-Up

3: TIME MANAGEMENT

Motion Versus Progress

Productivity

Motivation

Work That Fits into Your Life

Chapter Wrap-Up

4: PREVISUALIZATION

Concept Generation Triggers

Divergent Thinking

Free Association

Brainstorming

Mind Mapping

Mood Boards

Previsualization

Concept Development

Chapter Wrap-Up

5: PRODUCTION

Pre-Production

Resources and Research

Building a Team

Plan B, C, and D

On Set Checklist

Best Practices

Editing

Post-Production

Chapter Wrap-Up

6: THE VIEWER EXPERIENCE

The Viewer Experience

Presentation Considerations

Critique and Feedback

Series and Long-Term Projects

Assignments/Commissions

Body of Work: What We Leave Behind

Chapter Wrap-Up

Conclusion

Artist Interviews

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681981987
Publisher: Rocky Nook
Publication date: 03/24/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,208,377
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Claire Rosen is an award-winning artist whose transportive imagery uses universal themes of dreams, fairy tales, and mythology to visually symbolize the many facets of the human condition.Her elaborate tableaux constructions often feature anthropomorphic animals or solitary heroines, evoking the aesthetics and ideals of classical painting from the Pre-Raphaelite, Romantic, and Gothic periods.

In 2012 and 2013, Claire earned a place on the Forbes “30 Brightest under 30” list for Art & Design. Her work has also received recognition fromAesthetica Art Prize, Communication Arts Photography Annual , International Photography Awards, Graphis, PDN Photo Annual , Photoville Fence, Photolucida Critical Mass, Prix de la Photographie, and Sony World Awards. Her work has been featured in Beautiful/Decay , Communication Arts , Complex Art+Design , Creative Quarterly Journal , Der Greif , DirectArt , Faded + Blurred , Fast Company , Feature Shoot , The Guardian UK , Hi Fructose Magazine , Juxtapoz Magazine , PDN's Emerging Photographer , Refinery29 , The Rumpus, Slate Magazine ,and The World Photography Organization.

Claire has been exhibited from New York to Los Angeles and London to Seoul, and her work can be found in a number of public and private collections. In 2013, Claire had her first solo museum show at the the SCAD Savannah Museum of Art in Georgia. Her fine art work has been included in a number of juried group shows at Aperture Gallery, Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA), Consensus, MOPLA, PhotoPlace Gallery, with four consecutive years on the public art installation Photoville Fence in Atlanta, Boston, Brooklyn, Houston, and Santa Fe.

The vivid storytelling throughout Claire’s work has enabled her to construct unique creative campaigns and installations for a wide range of commercial brands. From fashion labels to luxury hotels, book publishers to restaurants, Claire’s portfolio of commissioned images bridges the gap between fine art and commercial work.

In addition, Claire has taught workshops and lectured about the creative process and photography around the world. Claire is a brand ambassador for Dynalite, Hahnemühle USA, and liveBooks.

Claire graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2006 with a BFA in photography.She received an AA degree from Bard College at Simon's Rock in 2003.

Visit author’s website: www.claire-rosen.com

Visit author’s Instagram: @clairerosenphoto

Table of Contents

Imaginarium: The Process Behind the Pictures

Table of Contents

1: ON ART

The Purpose of Art

Strong Images

Development of an Artist

Goals for Making Work

Chapter Wrap-Up

2: ARTISTIC LIFESTYLE

The Foundation

Curation of Experiences

Tapping into the Unconscious

Creative Psychology

Health

Nurturing Creativity

Community of Artists

Chapter Wrap-Up

3: TIME MANAGEMENT

Motion Versus Progress

Productivity

Motivation

Work That Fits into Your Life

Chapter Wrap-Up

4: PREVISUALIZATION

Concept Generation Triggers

Divergent Thinking

Free Association

Brainstorming

Mind Mapping

Mood Boards

Previsualization

Concept Development

Chapter Wrap-Up

5: PRODUCTION

Pre-Production

Resources and Research

Building a Team

Plan B, C, and D

On Set Checklist

Best Practices

Editing

Post-Production

Chapter Wrap-Up

6: THE VIEWER EXPERIENCE

The Viewer Experience

Presentation Considerations

Critique and Feedback

Series and Long-Term Projects

Assignments/Commissions

Body of Work: What We Leave Behind

Chapter Wrap-Up

Conclusion

Artist Interviews

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