WEEK 6: SUPERVISOR SESSION
More pictures (that I took).
All images are unedited, straight out of the camera, as I actually don’t know what to do with them.
· robe needs more light
· dog under table without door frame
· Saul Leiter's image with the headband is incredible but so difficult to do something similar. It lives from its background.
· weird pictures are good
· rather classic with the wet hair
· rather the umbrella with colors
· flower in puddle: subversive commentary about isolation/loneliness and how we connect (spiritually, emotionally, physically, metaphysically) with things (META NARRATIVE OF WORK)
· rather the pic where the palm leaf touches the door handle
· a picture to shift the mood (melancholic, poetic, melodramatic); in a book like a punctuation, between images, not as a single image)
· not so much as a typology (which the mirrors remind of)
· voluming: sequencing, not single shots, maybe 12 shots and the aim is to shift perception around (like in DARK, stepping in and out of stories)
· one after the other (no grid)
· strength comes with numbers (every image individually doesn’t have the power)
· psychological/visual sensitivity (human connection)
· META NARRATIVE: longing and desire to connect (to world, objects, each other, places) > broader way of dealing with that
· NEW RULE: EVERYTHING I SHOOT GOES IN (SHOW EVERYTHING). See things as a whole, every picture has a purpose.
· I have to change my project. The project with Jas can run on the side but give it maybe 1 1/2 years to develop.
… cool. A week before handing in the project. Easy.
Further reflections after the Supervision
· human condition of the 21st century
· isolation emphasizes the situation
· deep disconnection
· take away food, no restaurants, forced to physical separate (removed) > no physical interaction
> no face-to-face communication
> needs emotional/psychological aren't met
· online doesn't satisfy that (social media, porn, attachment to characters in tv shows)
· presence of human but anonymity
· Which needs can be met?
> food – yes
> luxury and comfort – yes
> but we are longing for something else
· Pierre Bourdieur: loss of social connectedness (there have been a lot of attempts to measure this but it's hard to do that)
· Robert Putnam »Bowling alone« (no churches, no bowling clubs etc): decline of social capitalism
>> how does that come down to the individual?