Fun Photography Project

By The Arty Teacher - June 8, 2022

I first spotted this fun photography project on Twitter. Head of Art Louise Clazey posted the images below which show the examples she made herself to inspire her students.

She told me “I think eyebombing has been around for many many years, and nothing to do with me, I just pinched the idea. I am however addicted and always have some in my bag, purse, pocket…just in case.

I think this is an excellent way to engage your students with their environment and to get them to look at the world around them in different ways. I’m certain that you could include lots of conversations about focus, composition and lighting as students worked.

You can see below how giant googly eyes have been used on larger objects below, also by art teacher Louise Clazey. Googly eyes are easy to find either using a google search or on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. You can also find the giant googly eyes on Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Art teacher Kim Adams also commented that she does this photography task as part of a Year 9 project and makes connections to artist Jon Burgerman. Burgerman is a UK born, NYC based artist, famed for his instantly recognizable drawings, doodles, characters and murals and for his hilarious and witty Instagram stories. I got in touch with Jon and he was happy for me to post his artworks below which, you can see, make an ideal artist connection for this fun photography project.

By Jon Burgerman

The artwork above and below both include round cartoon eyes that can easily be interpreted as ‘googly eyes’. The photographs below have had the eyes added digitally.

Digitally manipulated photographs by Jon Burgerman.

I don’t think you need a photography lesson plan for this task! Just show your students the examples above and I’m sure their creativity will do the rest.

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Sarah Crowther is The Arty Teacher. She is a high school art teacher in the North West of England. She strives to share her enthusiasm for art by providing art teachers around the globe with high-quality resources and by sharing her expertise through this blog.

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2 responses to “Fun Photography Project”

  1. Donna says:

    Love this idea

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