Relics

I haven’t posted here on my blog in quite a long time. I finally was able to get some of my recent images scanned in though, so I have something to share!

As I mentioned, these are scans of some of my pieces. They consist of two photographs of the same object from different angles, which I wove together to break down the image some. For those of you who have been following me for a while you may remember that I was doing the same thing with houses before, and dealing with the idea of decaying memory. I have started to use objects as a way to make a more personal, intimate reference to failing memories and the attempt to hold on to them. You may recognize the images used here, because all of these except one (the moose) are actually pulled from my 366, as I find the act of pulling those memories back up quite interesting.

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The white, sterile background was an experiment of sorts, and I still plan on playing around with it some.

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Shattered

I had the itch for a self-portrait for quite a few weeks, and finally had a chance yesterday to do one that I had sketched out a while ago.

For the most part it turned out how I had wanted it to. I do wish that there was more glass on my face, but it just kept sliding off. I plan on doing a sequel of sorts, and have figured out a way that should get the glass to stick, so hopefully I can get to that in the near future.

I am really drawn to the one with the eyes closed, but have heard from many that the prefer the opposite. So I am curious to hear, which one do you here on my blog prefer? I would love to hear some feedback!

108/365 – Train Station

In hopes of finding some sort of grand inspiration for my project for the semester I went out driving this morning. I ended up in Paris, Kentucky for a little bit, and found this abandoned train station. At least that is what I assumed it was.

I didn’t really figure out anything in terms of a concept for my project, but I got some good, non-conceptual pictures which is better than nothing I suppose.

91/365 – Shattered

I started shooting for this semester’s project tonight, which brought me to my friend’s storage unit. Her and her husband were reorganizing things and found some broken frames so I grabbed a few pictures after getting my project shots out of the way.

My project (as of now) is focusing on things that hold us back. Things like money, time, possessions, et cetera. So, I would love to hear, what holds you back?