I went back to review where I have got to in my work and am very pleased with the way project three turned out but feeling a little lost as to where next?
Rather than continue with exploring my subject matter in relation to place I thought I might try isolating aspects of it and seeing what that led to. The idea I had in mind was to highlight and emphasise the little insignificant but important things that barely receive any notice regarding the management of my impairment. However when I applied this approach to items it didn’t really work. See below to get an idea of what I mean. Here are some test shots and then some single images that I spent some time working on.
I am sure I could create a set of images in this style. Indeed it would be relatively easy to do so. But somehow the photos are not expressive enough. I am not sure that the images work for me but am not sure why. Maybe it is the isolation from context and staged background that imbue the subject with a gravitas beyond its relevance and so creates a credibility gap between how the subject matter is presented and the viewer? Or maybe its because the images fall somewhere in between a fully front lit sharp forensic approach and a more expressive one and so are unclear in their articulation? I am not sure.
I want to offer viewers both interesting pictures by using form and images that say something of my experience and I don’t think these really achieve that aim.