"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever...it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything."

Aaron Siskind

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Friday, 26 February 2010

second week people!

OK first shoot done and I was really happy with it and I captured what I wanted to capture, the only thing I would change is I would have liked more time to do more complex makeup and take more photographs so I may come back to this set of photogrpahs in the future. From this shoot I have learnt that I need to make sure I have enough time to prepare any make up or costume and also that I have set up the set before the model arrives to save time. I also need to take from this the aspect of not being trigger happy and think about my images before I take them.
Now enough of the past and to the future.
Soo...this idea sounds a little odd but the picture it was inspired by gives it more sense. My idea is suicide, or rather the idea of suicide. I would like to take pictures of a female in a filled bathtub. I am hoping to first take a picture of the bath on its own, then with only a leg hanging out then a leg and arm and then getting closer to the bathtub. The last two images will be the girl underwater seeming unconcious (or dead) and then the last will be with her eyes wide open under the water.
It is influenced by floria sigismondi's photogrpah of a girl in an empty bath in a tatterd dress. (see link)
The camera I would like to use is a 400D or possible a medium format camera.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

I think of all the photos I have put up this is my least favirote but I have put it up because of the intense look in the eye and the closeup of the makeup. I wish that like the Rankin image I have posted the make up was perfect to every detail. But I had to work with the products I had and did not have the time or resorces to use air brushing.

By the time I had taken this picture I realised that I really liked the strange camera angles which gave me he idea to do more of my images in this way.

Again I really like this angle. This image is also lighter then the others and so is the look the model is giving. I think they work really work well together. Ok after reading redemption (Floria Sigismondi) I found a quote by her that summed up what I wanted to show
"Abnormality is in the eye of the beholder"

I like this close up and the angle of the photo. I like the almost "carelessness" of the photo which is the combination of the angle and the models look. The contact sheet of this shoot is here.

My inspiration for this shoot was Rankin's beauty work (which you can find here along with anotation) in which make up was a huge part of the image. It was done in studio. I love this image, the look in his eyes is quite dark and turns the make up that could be delicate and light to a darker look.

Wiped Clean

Ok so over the last few days I have scraped all of my original ideas to follow a new one which to me feels more intresting. The basis of it is extreame make up and extreame beauty shots.

Friday, 12 February 2010

oooo new project

Basic Ideas?? (The bold text is the ideas I would like to devolp upon)

-six different cameras over six weeks

-photos of friends at differnt events

-photos of the deadly sins

-photos of differnt stages of relationships (friends > boyfriend/girlfriend > engaged > married >family > gravestones)

-photos of a rose in the stages of dying

-sunrises and sunsets over the six weeks

-photos of differnt emotions/feelings (love, joy, depression, anger, guilt, hate)

-photos of differnt types of dress (goth, punk, indie, sport, emo, alternative)

-photos of differnt cultures

-photos of differnt buildings (from old to new)

-photos of differnt myths/legeands (mermaids, beast of bodmin, vampires, spirits, imps, pixies)