Thorns – Test Images

After being inspired by the work of Frida Kahlo, I experimented with the idea of blood and thorns. With the first image in the series I unintentionally formed a ‘cross’ shape when places the thorn which although subtle and maybe not noticeable to most people, links with the religious connotations that I spoke about in […]

Frida Kahlo – Self Portrait (Research)

After looking into the idea of experimenting with photographing roses and using self portraiture throughout my work, I looked into the work of Frida Kahlo. One piece of work in particular stood out to me ‘Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird’. I was especially drawn to the thorn necklace which she wears around her neck […]

Creating the book

Above is photo sequencing for the next sections of photos within the book. The dandelion images were all shot this week, while the self-portraits were taken for the first hand in of this module. I wanted both the photos of the dandelion and the self portraits to show deterioration. Although I am currently using the […]

Creating the book

I am hoping to print my book using Blurb, and having looked at the different sizing option they offer, have chosen to produce a large square book (30×30). I chose to produce a square book as I feel this best suits a photo book rather than your traditional reading book, especially with the type of […]

Dandelions – Final Selection

I decided to choose 3 images for my final selection of dandelion photographs. I chose them because they tell the story of the plant loosing its seeds in three different ways. The photo series also links to title ‘I am destroyed’, with the loss of seeds making the plant appear weaker. For the first image […]

Title Change

After choosing ‘We are Merely Here’ for a title, I came up with a quote which I feel sums the project up perfectly – ‘What if we destroy nature the way we destroy ourselves’. It ties together the human and nature link as well as exploring mental health. When suffering with a mental illness we […]

Time-Lapse – Second Attempt

The second attempt at a time lapse went more successfully. I set up my camera so that it automatically took a photo every minute, and waited for the ice to melt which took a total of 10 hours. I then put together the 594 photos to create a time-lapse. The transition throughout the video is […]

Time-lapse – First Attempt

I created a time-lapse showing flowers frozen within ice and the effects of it melting. My first attempt at the time lapse failed for multiple reasons. I took a photograph every 5 minuets until the ice had melted, however this was to much of a gap and the end result looks jumpy. I also shot […]

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