I thought it would also be beneficial to gain a national qualification in Photography whilst doing my degree, and combine the skills that I learn with the degree studies. The first lesson was on shutter speeds which produced some ghostly affects which Im sure I will be able to use in my work.
Two pieces from a set I am currently working on entitled ‘The Crowd’.
Experiment using slow shutter speeds, to create photographs in the dark.
With this set of photographs I have been looking at myself and the way in which the camera intrudes into personal space. I have explored the use of light when photographing myself and the way in which lighting can instantly change the mood of a photograph.
The mirror photograph in particular indicates that I am separating myself from the world I live in and occupying a different world, a sense of estrangement.
The veil indicates that I wish to remain hidden, a sense of mystery and maybe hiding a multitude of stories.
My exploration of using light within photography from different directions. Photographs produced by lighting from the side of the object and from underneath.