for you are God my Savior,
and my hope is in you all day long.(v5)
Guard my life and rescue me;
let me not be put to shame,
for I take refuge in you.(v20)”
God is good.
For a warm-up round, we were given 3 quick projects: The Internal Landscape (photographically communicating a narrative/ studio set-up), The First Sight (documentary relating to the ‘new chapter of our lives’), The Brief Encounters (street photography/ creating a typological portrait).
If I was given more time, none of these projects would look as they do in their final state. Nevertheless, I think I can say I am quite happy with the results. For the amount of time, its not bad.
Quickly about all 3 projects.
.internal landscape Based on Ephesians5:13-14. But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for it is light that makes everything visible. The light filling the vessel (bottle) makes its impurities visible, brings them up/ the closer to God you are, the more you realize how much you need Him. I confused this clear idea slightly using wrong colours and an unnecessary element in my final image, blaaah. Anyways, I think I will go back to that theme one day.
.the first sight Key words: documentary, subjective, not-detached, story-telling, words, text, commenting, metaphorical, sarcastic, double meanings. Using an old good-night poem (Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite…) I am making a comment/ I point towards the issue of homelessness and violence in this area. Yep yep.
.brief encounters For this I worked with Trev. His idea was to photographs interesting characters which was fair enough, I wanted to take photos of people eating in caffes. We sort of went with both ideas at once, got some nice images but I wouldn’t say they work great together. Still, great experience. We shot on Mamiya (6×7).
I wanted to scan the negatives but it just didn’t happen, no time! But no complaining either. It’s just a busy season of life.