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.
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.
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!
I don’t normally crop my images to strange sizes, but I like how this one looked. This is one of my many “experiments” for my grad work. Any guesses as to what you are looking at? I’m curious to see what you all think. And, this image (of an image) has actually sparked some further ideas that I plan on playing around with.
The next two days are going to be insane again, so I may hold off on finishing this project until the end of the week.
Not the image that I wanted for this week, but plan after plan fell through and I thought of this very last-minute (clearly). However, this one is fairly fitting with my life at the moment. My shots have been getting a lot more personal and meaningful as of late.
I sat and edited this shot in countless ways for hour and hours today. I am still not completely happy with it, but I decided I just needed to let it be.
Hopefully next week I will be able to do the image that I have had in my head for a bit.