Intense and stretching period. Work in progress is coming together although every new input gets images out, changes the sequence and keeps me looking. I am becoming very clear now that everything is a decision that needs to be made intentionally. Cropping, colour or black and white, tone, intensity and focus all change the effect. Also learning there are no correct answers. It is important to understand what I am seeking to achieve but also to listen to what people say when they look at my work. Then believe in myself.
The exhibition Forlorn is in the process of going up on the walls. Jose the owner of the gallery space is really excited about the work and has asked if I can leave it up for a month after Landings. I am happy to do that. The printer Katie loves the images. Even though called Forlorn she thinks the images are beautiful and would work well as a theme in a local bar or restaurant. She is going to get to work on that and going to try to sell some of the images.
I have produced a youtube video link of the exhibition photos with a voiceover and also a web page for facebook and advertising. Posters are being posted around the local area.
Big effort on the Oral presentation this week. I am putting effort in to learning how to use Adobe Rush to make more professional videos. This is proving quite time consuming but will be worth the effort in the long run. The current draft version of the oral is here
Once the assignments are completed on August 19th I am itching to get on with the next chapter in my project. This phase was about exploring the truth and beauty of me and focussed very much on my body and ways of conveying my inner state. The next chapter continues with the main theme but now concentrates on ‘relationships.’ This will say something about me by producing photographs of everything that is around and related to me. This could be lying on the grass, the food I eat, shops I shop at and most importantly I have no idea of what else. It will be exciting to find where my boundaries are and what I am willing to do to cross them.