If you have been following along lately, you have seen that I am photographing monotone still lifes. Besides the glass and white objects, I also shot some blue objects. I don’t have as many objects painted blue at this point as I would like, so hopefully after building up some selection I will re-shoot and have more images to share.
I hope everyone has had a wonderful start to their week!
I hadn’t done a double exposure for a while, and it is a series I want to continue so I figured I should shoot something for it. Plus, I think a new mini series may result from this image. I am still trying to think of a title for the series, so far the only thing I have thought of is the title of a Dr. Seuss book, “Oh the Places You Will Go,” which I am not happy with.
All semester I have been working on a body of work that was wrapped up last week in an installation for final critique. I had been posting about it on google + for those of you who follow me there, but for some reason never posted here. So I will finally update you all on what I have been working on.
First of all an explanation of the physical images. They are all digital double exposures done in camera. Part of the trick about digital double exposures is that they have to be pretty instant. Once you set the camera to do a double exposure you only have a few minutes before it goes back to a single exposure. So all of the images were pretty spontaneous. I printed the images in various sizes on transparencies. The images were then suspended using red string in a space that I created using white sheets.
The entire body of work focuses on the idea of how we process things that we see every day. It touches on how memories begin to form essentially, and how things of our daily lives begin to blend and blur together. It all stemmed from the fact that I can’t remember anything. It was my way of representing a terrible memory, but has evolved into something more that I can’t yet phrase quite yet.
So, here are the images of the installation. This is the outside of the installation. The space around it is not ideal, but I used a space that was available to me so it worked.
And the inside of the Installation. Unfortunately the images really don’t do it justice. In part because it is designed to be interactive, forcing the viewer to walk through the space to see the images. It may just be because it was my creation, but for me walking into the installation was almost surreal. I can’t even really explain it but it created a feeling and experience completely unique.
This has been the one bright spot of my week, my book arrived! I ordered just one to make sure it all looked alright, and I must say, I love it. I am so happy with how it turned out. So, books are officially now on sale! I am doing a limited edition of 15, and 5 are gone already, so act fast! Just comment on this (or if you have any other means of contacting me) to let me know if you are interested. Softcover books are $35 (which is what this one is).
If you would like to see a few of the images, I can post the links for the few I uploaded as well.
Thank you so much to everyone who helped me on this project. And thank you to everyone who supports me. I have some amazing people in my life.
This summer I did a series of self-portraits that many of you probably saw. Well, I finally got around to completing the book for the images. It is for sale, but only as a limited edition, so if you would like one be sure to let me know soon! Head over to see the Book Preview to check out the full version.
Well I decided to post one more from my project, which I will finally go ahead and describe a little.
My project for my studio this summer was a self-portrait project (for those who did not know). The project was focusing on growing up and gaining independence and such. It is a series of self-portraits, that go in a progression from essentially childhood to after college (this image posted here is actually the final image in the series). I am currently in the process of laying out a book for the project, and plan on selling this book once I get it all finished. If interested in purchasing be sure to let me know, it will be a limited edition type of thing so there won’t be many copies available. Or if you would like more information feel free to ask!
This was from my studio project that I recently wrapped up. I decided I will not be using most of them for my 52 week shots, just this one and one of my other favorites. Then I have one more that I took since I have been in MN and I will be all caught up on my 52 week pictures!