The Body image project was really where I found out I could take images that I really liked. Using a model I focussed on the idea of how women’s bodies are photographed in the media and magazines. Sophie, my wonderful model was very gracious in her poses and trooped through two shoots where I played Mary Lamberts ‘Body Love’ song over and over again to create an atmosphere of self-love yet self awareness in the space we were in.
The Roseate Respective improved on the Body Image project. Introducing lighting and gels I was able to create a seedy atmosphere where viewers peered into a cupboard to these very intimate images. Printed on aluminium, these images were wonderful and beautiful. I really appreciated the atmosphere that they produced. I learnt how to crop my images to a 16x9 preface that I now use religiously in my work.
2AM creates a narrative that is important between the images. I made the difficult transfer from being behind the camera to being in front of it, yet still being in control of the camera. Learning how to still capture a perfect image whilst being the model was an adjustment and I refined how I captured them with an infrared remote. Bringing in lighting and gels to create and control the situations that differ from each other in an atmosphere and lighting. This work is more thought through than any other project that I’ve worked on.
Next term I’d like to concentrate on my images more. Making them more surreal and creating most unbelievable situations that may or may not be noticed in the image. For instance the arms in ‘2AM’ aren’t exactly noticed. I’ve asked numerous people if they can spot anything interesting or strange about the image, in both large prints and smaller, and they still don’t seem to notice anything different in the image, which is an essence that I’d like to draw on more next term. Similar to Angela Buron and Alva Bernadines work they alter women’s bodies to create surreal forms and scary looking creatures.
The bath seems to be an important feature in my work at the moment. I plan to still use it next term, but maybe the work will venture out of the bath. Wider shots of the bathroom, with taller angles. I’d quite like the idea of using a steel bath tub. Maybe using different bathtubs would be interesting. I’d also like to experiment with the Dutch Tilt in my angles.
Id like to create a series of images with Paige's interacting with each other. So instead of just two there might be a series of like 5 or 6 Images, similar to a storyboard, that might follow around a room.