My most recent work has been looking at artists. Drawing on my previous 'look', I wanted to photograph in a similar quiet observatory style, but with those I was not so close to. And I chose artists (as a rough collective group) hoping that they would be sympathetic to my not so efficient working speed. I've been using single and sequence images for this project, to talk about both the person and their environment. I have also written about these people, and the time I spent with them - to give a wider portrait, or narrative even. Here are some sampled images from the finished body of work.
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
I was never much of an avid photoshop user. And I've never wished to apply it as a tool for expressing a creative idea, only for refining them, i.e. the 'magic' happens with the camera, and then photoshop just touches it up. Here's a couple of photos I took recently where photoshop was applied in such a way - akin to typical dodge/burn practice of darkroom printing (which I am quite familiar with). Satisfied with these results.
Friday, 13 November 2009
Thursday, 5 November 2009
I had previously enjoyed working with this presentation of a triptych bordered by black. It had then been a triple portrait, using digital pinhole. I wanted to use the same attractive presentation method, but with a normal camera, and returning to my more 'intimate' style. Obviously I want to talk about people, and what I like about this work is the potential to talk about their environment to. To be able to pick up on particular details about their setting, or to observe the communication of the subjects. Influence from David Hilliard.