I shot more for my graduate work the other day, and once again after finishing the “serious” work I played around a bit with the light and my glass collection. I am always so fascinated by how light shines and refracts through glass objects. The glass can look perfect, and then once you see the shadows cast all the imperfections become visible, and the light seems to bounce every which way. Each object, despite looking the same or at least very similar, casts a unique shadow. I don’t think it is something I will ever get bored with.
Time for another dump of images from my phone of the light around me. These first images are from my apartment, work, and of course Scott’s house.
This week I was especially mesmerized by the light in Scott’s living room. The other evening we were sitting on the couch together and all of a sudden he said, “you should shoot that.” Just ten minutes earlier I had photographed the light on the same wall, but looking up then I noticed it had completely changed since I last looked. We sat and watched it for a bit, partly while I was shooting, and partly just enjoying it. I am so glad my boyfriend is understanding of (and even appreciates) my love of light. We decided a time-lapse of that light would be amazing, so expect that soon as well. For now, here are the images of that evening playing out on one wall.
Besides the glass images, I also shot a round of white objects. The end result for these will be similar to my Remembering The Everydayseries, but for now I want to share just the single images because they are interesting me as well.
The composites are finished, but I need to live with them a little longer before I decide to share them. I may however share more of the glass still life scenes in the mean time. And, as a bonus for this post, here are two images I took with my phone while wrapping things up and playing with the light.
My graduate work had been in a bit of a drought for most of this summer; in part because of being sick for so much of it, and in part just because I was feeling very stuck. Yesterday I finally decided to be proactive and shoot, so I tore apart my bedroom to create a makeshift studio of sorts (behind the scene image below, with the fabric backdrop already torn down). I haven’t edited them most of them yet, and haven’t pieced them together, but this was the first one I got to and was pretty excited about the image on its own, so I wanted to share.
While I was wrapping things up with the more “serious” images, I decided to play with the light a little, since I love the way light works its way through glass.
And as mentioned, the behind-the-scenes image. The sheet was held up over the window using blue painter’s tape. When the light is right and motivation strikes you make things work!
I have had the self-portrait itch for some time now, and since the light in my apartment was beautiful the other day I rushed about to take advantage of it. I also kind of rely on self-portraits to express certain things, and so it felt good to finally get those feelings out as well.