WEEK 6.2: GROUND FOR THOUGHTS (W/ ADAM HARDING)
Portfolio reviews as part of the Ballarat Foto Biennale.
- Overall series: Maybe print them on fabric. It would have embedded movement, it would have the body within it.
- Overall series: What about scale? Right now I feel that the two parts are drifting far apart and I have to pull them back together. Which I had planned with the material. But generally, I'm happy that they are far apart and different, just like the people they represent. But by pulling them together would be finding a common ground a conversation could happen. – Adam: It makes sense to have Michelle's photographs bigger and Matt's smaller, as they are more intimate, intense, and close.
- Overall series: Good to not show the clothes in the exhibit. You don't need them.
- Michelle's photographs: Her within the landscape, almost as if the landscape has equal power. Beautiful photographs.
- Matt's photographs: What is it about the color photo: the color bleeds out to the other pictures and makes them seem in color even though they are monochrome, at the same time it contrasts the black and white of the other images. It gives warmth to the series. – Adam: The closeness and confined nature of the setting, internalizing his thoughts and the presence and his thinking. A psychological portrait of the sitter, the space. About zen, thinking, engagement, and personal action.
- Nikola's stand-ins: Would not advise me to do a FaceTime shoot: The other photographs are about the subject in the environment, the environmental portraiture component is just as important and my response to the space and me capturing the space is just as important.
- Nikola's stand-ins: Statement of the absence of the model.
- B Side: Interesting that the photograph is at the beach. It would actually make sense to have it at the same location as Michelle's shoot if I just want to take a picture without the model. That would be more about the absence of Michelle. But the idea is nothingness, which is easier achievable at the beach.
- B Side: The clothes are doing their job: They are producing a three-dimensional form, volume in the skirt, even though they are on a flat mirror. Very aspirational setting.