Today we presented our final pieces of work and our research to the mentors that have been following us this module. One of the key issues that came up in my presentation was the size of the final prints. Since I showed the presentation on a full screen projector, the image looked really good this big and could see all the detail within the skin cells and in the eyes. However the mentors thought it would still be good to see the images printed big in the exhibition than the A3 sizes I proposed to them. I stressed that I was not comfortable with printing the images over the A3 size as I felt it would distort the images and they would become blurred and unclear. On the other hand the mentors did not see any problems with blowing the images up bigger, even if they were below the resolution needed to print despite the printers only accepting the resolution of 300. The mentors also felt it would add to the images a little being that these were not straight pictures from a camera in the first place and people would expect some kind of quality loss coming from it. Furthermore our allocated space seemed to shrink every time we were told the size. Therefore I did not think it was possible to have two big prints fitting side by side into the space we were given, so I had to make the images smaller.
My original intention was to print the images around the A1 size and have around 5-6 images showing 2 xrays, 2 skin cell images, one eye image and one either hair or blood cell image. These images would be displayed by how they are related in the human body, so the eyes at the top but above them would be the hair as this is higher on the body and so on. However the general consensus was that there was no clear way of seeing how the images would work in this state without a model, despite being artists they could not visualise this?
As of yet I could not create a model until the images are finalised in their new size format.
My next stages from here are to act upon the mentors thoughts on print sizes and do a test strip of the final images I want to use at different sizes and all at 300 dpi. From this I will be able to check the detail within the images and see if they are suitable to print at the sizes I wanted.