So basically its 5 weeks till deadline day and the panic is starting to creep in... so I thought i'd do a blogo on how my works shaping up and hopefully figure out some truths. I've been thinking about how the women in my photos need to be in control of the images they take to truly portray what I want. The imagery I'm interested in taking depicts a sense of aware voyeurism. The subjects are completely aware they're being viewed and encouraging it, you can tell they're doing this because they are in control of the image, they are taking it. Now if you've been a Padge fan since I got my hands on some milky milk then you'll know that a remote can be seen in most of the images. However I've come to realise that the viewer may not always be aware that I'm taking the images. Without this realisation I think the images become troubling and follow a trope that surrounds the male gaze. What I've been thinking about is if the girls take on more demanding personas. If they themselves are characters completely, and not an extension of myself. It becomes almost a performance, the girls get into a character, they dress up in wigs and makeup and create these provocative images together. I think that it speaks more powerfully this way. Obviously this ain't no easy task, so I've been considering how this could be done. I've tinkled in some video werk before, and I'm dipping a toe in again, because I think that it might be easier to portray these secret moments between the girls using film rather than photo.
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What I'm hoping will happen with these videos is that it will drastically change the way you see the imagery in the end. I feel that it would be better if you saw the images first and then were to see the video, so you would have a perspective and thoughts about the imagery and then seeing the video, it would completely change. Were gonna break that 4th wall so hard. Cheers my lovelies, wish me luuuuuuck. xoxo the gurls.