Final Major Project – Project Development & 2nd Development Shoot – 4th October 2018

I found some original photographs, or postcards that could be used as the base for my transformations.

This was such a fruitful experience it shows me just how much things have changed in just my lifetime.

I’ve also been rereading about the methods of Jung and Lowy and it has really re-inspired my work and whilst I think that my imagery may be much darker than their work it is certainly something that I want to try out further.

I had 3 locations in mind when leaving to go and do my second development shoot. I was able to achieve these 3 locations  – Initial editing did not quite go to plan but subsequent attempts have been more successful. I have started to wonder whether it is appropriate to bring back the fingerprint.

These are places that all mean something to me and have played a part in the development of my identity. I want to put my stamp on them and the way I find to do this is to wrap the memories in the whorls of my fingerprint entwining the love of my community and embracing it in a single image.

Final Major Project – Project Development – 29th September 2018 – 1st Development Shoot

I researched the shooting techniques of both Stephanie Jung and Ben Lowy and tried to make a similar technique. I then carried out a test shoot and what I plan to do. It worked quite well and it has left me quite excited to the point of planning the time in to go and do some actual shots.

Test Shot 1 29.09.2018

The movement of the pots and items around the garden I think is almost like a time-lapse I have lived in this house since I was brought home from hospital. My Dad has lived in this house from when he was 2 with his family so the archival image shows my family from around 1981/2 but the surroundings of today. I also think it is more effective in the blank and white.

I have layered around 28 images together.