Personal Experimentation

I wanted to continue with the idea of producing self portraiture images, yet my face not actually featuring within the shot. The anomonity creates a feeling of unease, especially within these images. Although I am not completely happy with these images, the concept works well for me. I wanted to focus on the idea of […]

Potenital Shoot Locations – Cannop’s Valley

Forest of Dean is the one of the areas that I am looking into to produce my photos. Not only would the area make idyllic backdrops for my images, but I would be able to find a location that was more private than that I previously wrote about in my last post. This would enable […]

Potential Shoot Locations – Local

Having recently moved house, I explore the local area to see if there was anywhere local that I could potentially shoot. I was looking for open space that I could incorporate into my ideas. I found the above locations a few minutes from my house. Although I do want to photograph somewhere a lot more […]

Personal Experimentation

After looking to the work of Zaklina Anderson, I wanted to experiment with the idea of using double exposure within my work. I have previously paired landscapes with my self portraiture work before, but by simply pairing them next to each on page, so overlapping them seemed the perfect way to convey what I wanted […]

Research – Francesca Woodman

Francesca Woodman creates haunting self portraits, which become more poignant when knowing she suffered from depression and took her own life at the age of 22. Her work was arguably not noticed while she was alive, but after her tragic death the work took on a whole new meaning and gave importance to it. Using […]

Research – Laura Zalenga

Laura Zalenga’s work is predominantly self portraiture, using epic landscapes as a backdrop for her images. She often appears without clothes in her work which for me creates a vulnerability and rawness. This is something I often do within my own work for the same reason, vulnerabilityShe often appears without clothes in her work which […]

Personal Experimentation

Over the last few months I experienced symptoms of depersonalisation – feeling disconnected from myself and everything around me. I experience this when my anxiety is heightened, and wanted to photograph this experience. I have previously experimented with self portraits being out of focus, yet I feel this is more appropriate now than before. It […]

Personal Experimentation

Continuing with the experimentation of photographing the body, I wanted to focus on the concept of how anxiety makes you hate yourself. Although the marks left on my body within these images are physical, it represents the scars that mental illnesses leave as well as the struggle in having confidence within yourself. Technically I am […]

Personal Experimentation

After looking into the work of Ashvini Ray, I wanted to experiment myself with photographing the body close up, rather than the tradition ‘full body’ portraits I usually produce. Unlike Ray I chose to photograph in colour, as I felt it gave the work more of an uncomfortable feel, which is the aim of my […]

Research – Kev Hawken

‘Kev’s work highlights his frustration, despair and sense of isolation from living with anxiety for the past twelve years, using his student accommodation as the site for Disorder.’ – Fragmentary.org. I relate straight away to the work of Kev Hawken, which highlights the feelings that come with suffering from anxiety. The fact it was shot […]

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