I used the the symbols of the PSP and the size
and brightness of the screen as inspiration. The size of all
the images and the entire lightbox itself were constrained
by the proportions of the screen of the psp. I also used the
symbols of the PSP to mark up the contact sheet. I discovered
that the PSP symbols, outside of the square, are commonly
used in Japanese culture like our four star rating symbols.
The circle with in a dot in the centre is four stars, the
circle on its own is three stars, triangle is two, and the
X is one. Another meaning for the triangle in
short hand and in physics is change.
these as a template I marked up the contact sheet with the symbols
opting for the following meanings: X meant discard;
triangle meant change with a description of the element that
was to be changed; circle meant a good element to blow up; and
finally a square meant a final decision of the area to print.
Finally the reason why I chose a contact sheet was to show the
convergence of my ideas as well as keeping the creative process