I am making slow but steady progress with assignment 5. This week I finally managed to write myself a brief that I am happy with:
One day while looking at old photographs I came across one of myself taken when I was in my twenties. It made me reflect on how much my life, and as a result myself had changed since this image was taken. It’s not that I did not recognise that person in the photograph but I realise that I am no longer the same person. I want to use this assignment to explore this feeling. To try to see who I was, who I am and who I will be? To look back and look forward. I want this to be an exploration, a journey.
This is a minor victory but a significant one. I have been writing and re-writing this for a while now and this week, after shooting some photos and some correspondence with my tutor back and forth by e-mail I finally managed to crystallize and distill my ideas down to one short, simple paragraph that accurately reflects what I am attempting to express with this set of images.
Also I realized that I need to break the whole into smaller and smaller components. So the entire assignment asks for 12 images. If I break this down into beginning middle and end, that is 4 images per section. I also need to section down image by image and intend to do this next. However I have 4 images that I feel fit together as an introduction or the beginning of the narrative. I am happy that 3 of the 4 are finished and complete, the fourth, an image reproduced earlier that I will call unmasking may change before the set is completed.
Here are the four images, not necessarily in the right order but you will get the idea!