Analysis of Greenfield’s work

The work of Greenfile is all still images. Still images are little bit different with comics. As McCould stated that comics is sequential art, it is juxtaposed pictorial and other images in deliberate sequence, intended to convey information and to produce an aesthetic response in the viewer. On the other hand, image is a physical likeness or representation of a person, animal, or thing, photographed, painted, sculptured, or otherwise made visible which is highly realistic unlike comics.

In general, photographs of Greenfield have few descriptions which help readers to get the idea where and why the picture is taken. Borrowing McCloud’s concept, every work of Greenfield is picture specific that free words to explore a wider area. Unlike word specific, picture specific work implies meaning and feeling that maybe different for every each readers.

Interesting fact is that most of Greenfield’s work starts with video that explains and introduces the topic of each works. For example, the video of  Kid + Money from Luaren Greenfield shows how kids think of money as essential material for their daily lives. Greenfield tried to relate video to her pictures to enhance the meaning behind pictures. The combination of video and picture with some text gives clear understanding to readers.

Greenfield delivers meaning by photo essay that is similar principle of McCould of comics. Phto essay is a group of photographs, usally with text, that conveys a unified story.

In conclusion, the work of Greenfield is similar to the principle of McCloud’s comics. It delivers meaning in viusal, and implies meaning that could be freely extended by readers.

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  1. Jin Kim says:

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