Friday, 3 December 2010

Object to Subject: moving direction

Ok, as much as you, and I, loved the experimentation with Surrealism I'm going to have to put it on hold with this project and concentrate on the side of 'Object to Subject' which looks at human emotion.

I'd lost my way a bit by going down the path of visual techniques as a way of subverting a sexual reading of my nude. There was nothing wrong with this per-say but it was too far removed from my initial goal which was to get the viewer to stop engaging with my model as a sexual object and start engaging with her as a person.

Now i'm using emotion on its own to create this affect. I'm taking my model through a journey of emotions with the hope that people will empathise with her and what she is feeling rather than just looking at her as a nude and a sexual being.

Here are some images from yesterday's shoot that i won't be using but convey where I'm heading:

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Object to Subject:

Outtakes from todays shoot that I won't be using for a number of reasons, some because of the dimensions and others because they don't fulfil my criteria. But I like these images.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Object to Subject (in different approaches)

More from the same series. I've refrained so far from putting the more graphic images from the project on here.

Mainly because I'm still shooting and constantly in the process of making decisions about images that work and don't work....also I wanted to preserve my model's modesty- The only nudity I want to show here is nudity necessary to the meaning of my project.

Comments welcome.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Current project rejects: Object to Subject

Object to Subject is a project based on deflecting a sexual reading of the nude.

The idea is rooted in the theory of 'the gaze' as coined my Laura Mulvey.

In the project I use visual devices and mechanisms which I project onto my nude to subvert a sexual reading of her.

I began with using light and shadow which I will post later but my second shoot involved distortion of the body using mirrors or reflective material. Here are some images I won't be using but that I liked:


Thursday, 21 October 2010

Blackpool People


Finally I'm uploading some images from the latest brief, which was to create images which would fit seamlessly into a book of our choice.
The book I chose was an Aperture Monograph by Diane Arbus. Arbus's subjects were usually odd, strange, on the fringe of society. Freaks if you will.
Here are some images I took including the final shots I picked:

This lady used to work as a medium- but she doesn't actually look that freaky - the rest of the images are self explanatory!