My Ideas.

Portrait:

❝noun: portrait; plural noun: portraits; modifier noun: portrait
A painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person, especially one depicting only the face or head and shoulders.❞

Capture Movement: I’d love to do some portraits that look at everyday movements, but I would like to show the movement in my work; like a long exposed image were you can see a ghostly figure move across the image. Examples of movements: walking, running, arms moving, covering eyes, dancing. I’m not too sure whether to do this in the studio or outside (maybe I should try out both).

– Theme, Alice in Wonderland: I could follow in the footsteps of Alice and recreate some of the memorial scene in the book (like the tea party).

– Double exposed images / Two images in one: I’d like to see what would happen if I take more than one image of the same subject but overlay them, in Photoshop.

– Owners and their pets: Show them bonding together, and try to focus on pet (with owner in the background), or owner (with pet in background/out of focus) or together, both in focus.

Tableaux:

❝plural noun: tableaux

A group of models or motionless figures representing a scene from a story or from history; a tableau vivant.❞

– Mirrors: I could make a series of images like Duane Michals’ work, where the model or objects in the image changes each time, looks and interact with a mirror/s (narrates a story).

– Masks: Have faces covered; either with a ballroom mask (Masquerade), or animal mask. Covering something up/hiding something.

– Shadows and Silhouettes: I’d like to try having my main light source behind the model, so you can’t see any detail of the model – only the silhouette/outline of them. I’d also like to try taking photos of the shadows, again it takes away the detail of the subject.

– Lace Patterns projected onto model: Draws attention to shapes on face/body.

Based off books: I would like to look to Stephen King’s Carrie  and have a shoot based of the story.

Still Life:

❝noun: still life; plural noun: still lifes; modifier noun: still-life

A painting or drawing of an arrangement of objects, typically including fruit and flowers and objects contrasting with these in texture, such as bowls and glassware.❞

– Meaningful objects: Objects that have a story behind them, maybe objects that belong to one person (hold different shoots with different objects off a different person).

– Flowers/Plants or fruit: Close-up of them, experiment with angels and unusual shots.

Fruit in Water: Close ups of them falling into water, shots of the air bubbles that form around them.

– Painted flowers on glass: I’d like to take photos of glass – but with a difference! I’d like to see what would happen if I painted onto pieces of glass (like flowers) and have light shining though it, I’d like to see the effect the refection might make.

– Old and New: New/modern objects in old urban places or old objects in new/modern places.

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