In past projects, I feel as though my concepts and ideas were fairly straightforward. I took photographs of bookshelves in order to show a specific aspect of a person. I took portraits focusing on the use of negative space, expression, and color. I would like to branch out of straightforward ideas and move toward something more complex. I consider myself a storyteller and thus, for my final project, I would like to tell a story.
Ideally, this project would be a collaboration with a friend of mine who created a fairytale background for the St. John’s Arboretum. I would like to take her stories and bring them to life in photographs. Using handmade and found props, I plan on taking advantage of the Arboretum as a setting, which would differ from the indoor settings of past projects. I would take photos with a digital camera, using Photoshop to in order to create a harmonious color palette throughout the series.
I would begin by scouting and photographing possible locations on April 6-7. The week following would involve prop-construction, storyboarding, and whatever else is necessary. April 13, 14, 20, and 21 would be used for shooting. April 22-30 would be used for retouching and printing.
If this project is, as I suspect it might be, too ambitious for the limited time-frame, I am willing to pare it down to the bare minimum. Without the use of people or props, I would instead try to photograph the Arboretum in a way that still evokes the idea of a fairytale.
I mean, I’ve been on tumblr since my senior year of high school.
Sitting on tumblr and reblogging quotes about feminism and gif sets of my favorite movies is not the same as blogging about photo projects.
Clearly, Tumblr for school is a thing I will never get used to. I think Tumblr and my mind automatically goes to fangirls and hipsters.
But anyways. After realizing that they were sitting in my drafts for the past week or so, I have a few inspiration posts all queued up for tomorrow.
In terms of what I have left to do for the project, I think I have two of my final three photos, but I’m still figuring out the third. And then it’s cementing the editing style, sharpening, and printing.
So that’s cool.