WEEK 13: PROGRESS
Further alterations from Review B
· Made more pictures, incl. one “COVID safe” photo shoot through a window as I wanted to include another person in my images.
· Took the old layout apart and started from scratch: had all 62 images printed and hung them up on different walls to get a different perspective on them.
· Re-edited the pictures, so that they appeared in sRGB the way I wanted them to look and optimized the resolution for the different platforms.
· Selected around 40 images, asked different people for their opinion.
· Build a first presentation in Prezi, which was too long. With more than 40 photographs it is difficult to keep the focus and still have an overview, not get bored.
· Once again reduced the amount of images down to 22.
· Build another presentation in Prezi.
· And build a webpage for a linear presentation, just to make it easier for people to look at the project by themselves.
Sequencing and arranging the photographs creates an analogy for my soliloquy: the thoughts do not follow a linear storyline, but jump between topics, touch one theme, dig deep into another, observe some from different angles and returning to a previous thought.
· As my last statement »didn't say anything« (Shane), I really wanted to try to explain what my intention was when taking the pictures. Which is difficult as most happened intuitively and even though there is no obvious connection, they are still linked. But it is hard to put it in words.
· I had several tries of who/what to connect the project to: Rebecca Solnit (walking/wandering), Richard Sennet (windows and glass as a barrier), George Herbert Mead (soliloquy). But none of these really suited my intention and felt right.
· Lu Hsun's quote I use in the statement explains it best and is evident in most images. Focusing on the “not as important” or overlooked details and keeping the drama/big stories out of the frame.
· Most pictures show nature in the urban context, which is where I find beauty. But as my project is not about nature in an urban environment, it felt right to mention it but not put more emphasis on it.
· Windows, mirrors and any other kind of transparent or reflecting surface are motifs I take pictures of, over and over again. I like the different layers and how it changes my perspective. I'm on the constant search for the deeper layer (meaning?) and complexity of things. Even if they look just beautiful on a first glance.
The final project
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And my oral presentation for Speaking Critically