Sometimes creating relatable funny characters with food can be one of the best ways to engage an audience especially children.
Kristian Mensa uses his imagination to create minimalistic art work using everyday, overlooked, objects or foods. I love the expression and emotion used in his work. Although they have childlike inspiration throughout them you can tell it needs a clever person with a creative eye in order to see the image in an object. The colours and compositions match the specific art work.
Each image I had to shoot a few times, so it took a long time. This meant I would take an image and I had to look at in depth to see what needed to be changed in terms of the composition.
I enjoy looking at this image because I think I still kept the bright colours of the orange. I did switch between if the focus should be on the drawing or the orange but I'm glad I went with the orange as you can see the details in the segments as well as seeing the detail in the turtle.
The idea for my development was to do what I did for the final piece but bigger and with more objects you would least expect. I also put them together using a lot more objects than I did with the turtle because it mean a reader would look closely and for longer, making them more likely wanting the treat.
The left image is the 'taken' image, I didn't like the sections of negative space on them, so I edited a few other of the sweets into the gaps to fill them. I learnt from this shoot to ensure I put each object closer together when Im doing a composition, or otherwise I will end up with the same problem again. I took what I learnt into my next shoot.