The Cost of Forgetting (part 4)

I recently gathered and painted enough objects to shoot a new color. It was a pretty quick shoot resulting in only a few images, and I’m still wanting a bit more variety in objects, but overall I really enjoy how these turned out.

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I also just finished spraying objects with the next color this evening (as you can see below), so I should have some multiple exposure images to share this week!

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I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

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The Cost of Forgetting (part 3)

Time for the third set of images from my current series. The glass objects are some of my favorite in this series of multiple exposures. I love the distortion that happens, and they have a bit more of an ethereal feel to them in my opinion.

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White Still Life

Besides the glass images, I also shot a round of white objects. The end result for these will be similar to my Remembering The Everyday series, but for now I want to share just the single images because they are interesting me as well.

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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.

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Happy Tuesday everyone!

Blue Giraffe

This semester I moved to a new studio, one that has windows. I was so excited to finally have natural light in my studio, so I brought in some plants to decorate my windowsill. I still felt like I needed more color, and was inspired by all the gold-leafed or painted animals I had seen on Pinterest. So, meet Gerald the blue giraffe!

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Also, I have noticed many new followers in the past few weeks, and I would love to meet you all and hear how you found my blog! Welcome to the blog and I hope you enjoy!

Remembering The Everyday Part 3.

I am proud to say that I have passed through my mid-program review, and am now an official MFA candidate! It was a huge relief to get past that point. My committee had lots of great comments for me and gave me lots of things to consider as I continue moving forward with this work. Since I feel confident with how the meeting went I thought I would share a few more images with you all.

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Remembering the Everyday Part 2.

My big meeting is quickly approaching, which means I have all of my images decided on at this point. Right now I am sitting in our digital lab printing all of my images and trying to get everything else ready. While I wait for my next print to finish, I thought I would share another image here. This one feels the most like me, and is closer to my typical style of shooting for some reason, and because of that it is one of my favorites so far.

myrabedsideI will be sharing more images in the coming days I am sure, so make sure to check back soon! I also may have images of delicious desserts up this weekend, if that is an incentive to come back 🙂

Remembering The Everyday.

I normally don’t share work from the early stages of my projects anywhere online. They tend to be private pieces for me (and professors/classmates). But, I am excited about this image, and am excited about where my work is going, so I have decided to share (though just this one for now).

As some of you may recall, my work deals with memory. I am investigating how the things we interact with every day impact memory, and how they become memories themselves. Maurice Halbwachs’ “Space and The Collective Memory” has had a big influence on me, as well as an essay by Ollivier Dyens. Halbwachs talks about the need for the stability of the every day in order to form memories. Yet, as Dyens points out, memories themselves are unstable and constantly changing. The juxtaposition of these things fascinates me.

In terms of technical aspects, this image consists of around 10 different photographs stacked together to form one final piece.

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With my big mid-program review (the meeting that decides if I’m an official MFA candidate or not) coming up, I will be busy creating many more images in the next few weeks. Hopefully after that meeting is done I will feel comfortable enough with the work to share more with you.

Happy Monday everyone!