I approached this assignment with some trepidation. How do I photograph something that you cannot see? There were several options, do I show things that are there but out of sight and therefore out of mind? Do I show things which are purely concepts? Continue reading Reflections on Assignment 2
Start by doing some reflecting in your learning log. What kinds of subjects might be seen as un-photographable? How might you go about portraying them using photography? List a few examples of things you’re experiencing now or have recently been thinking about. This doesn’t have to be too in-depth or revealing, but it can be if you want. Equally, it might be something as apparently trivial as how you’re going to fit everything into your busy day. At first you may come up with literal examples, but the more you think about them the more those ideas will develop into specific and more original ones.
Make a list of at least seven ideas. Try and keep to things you have a personal interest in or curiosity about. Keep a notebook with you at all times and make notes when ideas strike you as interesting. (This is good practice for all stages of the degree and beyond. Ideas books are something to be revisited time and again for ideas and hints for the photographer you’re becoming.)
Now implement one of your ideas. Aim for a tightly edited and visually consistent series of 7–10 images. Continue reading Assignment 2 – Photographing the unseen
I think the most difficult thing to photograph is probably other peoples perceptions of the world.
We think that when we look at an item we all see the same thing, but this is by no means true. Firstly our colour perception may be totally different, different people like different colours, so do they look completely different? What if one person is colour blind?
We can try and create images which confuse the colours to simulate the effect, but the differences in what people see may be far greater. Some people have hallucinations, and see things which are not there, or cannot see things that are there. Continue reading Introduction to Assignment 2