Doha College Students Awarded by BSME Art and Photography Competition
Two Doha College students recently secured 3rd place in their respective categories of the BSME Art and Photography competition. The theme this year was 'My city, my view'. In the year 10-11 category, Alessia Castellanos in year 10 Photography for her 'Camel' and in year 12-13 category, Matias Gutierrez Hernandez in year 12 Photography for his artwork, 'Ali'.
I decided to use different views of Qatar such as the old, ancient part of Qatar and then the modern parts of Qatar. I tried to include people in my images to tell a story and to show how they see the city from their view. In this particular image I tried to focus on the brown camel, as it is different to the other camels, and I wanted it to be the main focus. I was inspired by photographer Luke Gram, who uses the double exposure technique. I combined my images from the souk with my camel to create this outcome.
I want to portray the stark contrast between the old and new Doha, going to places such as souq waqif where I can show lots of examples of the old Doha. I photographed Ali as a Qatari national and combined his portrait with the picture from the souk. I was inspired by Francesco Paleari double exposure shots, I used this technique to blend two photos together in Photoshop giving it an interesting effect. Merging both photos together helps me create a more intricate story giving some more context to my outcome.