Had a fun little mini shoot with this beaut after shooting her part of a series I’m working on! We’ve been friends since way back and she’s just as beautiful as ever. She even had a lightstand fall on her head about twenty minutes before this, so she’s a trooper on top of it all!
Needed to get back out and shoot.
Plus I had a new outfit and I liked it.
I finally got around to documenting my thesis project from my Advanced Photo class last spring semester. Busted this baby out through a nasty case of Mono. This is actually a complete 180 from my initial thesis plan due to that very fact. I’ll dig up my official artist statement about this piece and post it soon, but I do believe a brief description in in order.
This was shot on Ilford Delta, and PanF Plus 35mm black and white film and printed on a combination of Ilford warmtone glossy fibre paper and Ilford warmtone pearl resin coated paper.
Shooting involved 14 different people, so big shout out to all of them! Once printed, all body parts were pieced together to create one cohesive human being. Measuring around four feet it’s nearly life-sized!
The concept behind this piece was to highlight the fact that even though we all appear differently, we all live different lives and act different ways, we are all 99.9% the same. We are all human.
(The somewhat creepy undertone was unintentional, but I like how it turned out.)
This baby is held together in about 100 different ways. Tape, and hot glue, two types of modge podge and matting paper were all involved to get it to stick together. At one point the beast was in shambles and I had to reconstruct it. Buuuuut it’s finally all in one piece, sturdy and not falling apart!
I’d say all together, involving the numerous hours spent in the darkroom (some of these pieces were 7 minute exposures!) I spent around three weeks, shooting, printing and constructing the beast.
The reaction I got from the class and my professor during our last critique made it all worth it!
I hope you enjoy it as well, and feel free to shoot me a message if you have any questions about it!