Personal Experimentation – Text and collage

As previously mentioned, I have used the combination of text and images before in my work and is something I am looking to use again. The idea of use spoken word in my videos is something that I am going to explore further. To combine this with photos – and continuing my interest in collage – I have decided to combine the two to see what kind of results I achieve.

I am looking to write my own poetry to go with the videos I produce, however for the moment and using ‘Broken in not beautiful’ which is a video I found on you tube that I wrote about before. This is similar to the type of audio that I am looking to produce myself.

I have overplayed the poem onto a self portrait image that I have been continuously experimenting with whilst looking into collage. Below are the results. I am really pleased with the outcome, as I feel that overlaying the text onto the image itself is a more creative way to display text than how I did in my previous module. It also represents the idea of consumption, literally consuming the image as well as looking like it is on my mind. Once again the covering of the eyes adds a vulnerability to the work as well as a lack of connection which perfectly demonstrates how I feel suffering from social anxiety.

Published by kirstypowellphotography

Photographer based in the South West

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