Wednesday, 3 April 2013
My Body of Work... That you don't get to see yet
Working on my HSC (Higher School Certificate) has been a roller coaster of... yes, emotions. On the onset I was enthusiastic and ready for anything. Except I didn't have an idea yet. Now I'm one of those people that doesn't really have a clue until their certain. So needless to say, the flesh and detail of the idea, adolescence in transition, formed within 10 minutes post deciding it. The idea for the tank (which is symbolic of restraints on growing children in todays society, and how, what was once a protective bubble, is now a shell too small, needing to be shed in order to find a bigger one) occurred so rapidly that I cannot even tell you what inspired me.
Finally I had a concept. Although it had the black cloud of 'annoying things I need to find and then have enough money to buy' looming menacingly overhead. Thankfully my dad works in the advertising industry, and by talking to the right people, my concept seemed doable after all.
While I don't know if I want to post my 'final' images on this blog (I'm very proud and don't want anyone stealing them), but here are the initial test shoots, where it is evident the fact of reflections had not yet occurred to me. My biggest struggle, along with my photography teacher saying my sister looks "too pretty" in many of the images. Great. Didn't see that coming either.