Part of the reason I picked this word besides the festival that is happening currently in Perth is the potential openness of the word. Seeing its definitions has sparked new ideas on how to approach this theme. I could potentially go off the beaten path and photograph alleys, BOH, corners etc. Targeting the periphery.… Continue reading Fringe defined
Theme this week is Fringe. To be more specific there is a fringe festival happening in Perth. I like the openness of this theme but it does make it difficult to narrow down the shots (as I found last week). I have a feeling Friday and Saturday will be the days to shoot the festival,… Continue reading Week 06 – “Fringe”
Week 05 – Chinese New Year theme selection and B sides below. This was a hard one as I enjoy shooting this day and the images I managed to catch. To tell you the truth, i could see two to three images for number one, but alas only one can win. I enjoyed shooting this week, and I am happy I ended up with a short series that I can continue for next year.
The photo selected I felt epitomized what I view as “Chinese” as well as the new year. The randomness of the scene, the camo clothing, the women and child holding mobile phones, the colours. Its chaos is somehow held by its coherent absurdity.
Would love to hear your thoughts 🙂
The year of the rooster. Another theme I have picked personally for the project. I thought I missed out on the celebrations on Sunday (had to catch up on chores and general house things) The weather has been pretty gloomy too. Hoping some umbrella images might make for a good photo.
Week 04 is now finished. Man its going pretty damn quick! Shots were all taken from the Australia Day Skyworks celebrations in Perth. The usual fireworks were cancelled due to a plane crashing into the Swan River whilst doing tricks. A sudden sad turn of events,It will not be rescheduled this year.
B sides below which were mostly portraits. I think I may start an ongoing series on Australia Day.
I thought I’d mix it up this week. Instead of randomly generating a theme, I decided to pick Australia Day as it is tomorrow. Now that is a public holiday for us and it has landed on a Thursday this year. Imagine having to come in to work on Friday after all the revelry. It is predicted there will be about 200,000 sickies (Australian term for calling in sick but really you just wanted a day off to recover from your hang over and do not want to use your leave)
They also have events during the weekend. Hopefully some great photos come about. Oh and in case you are wondering, I did not take friday off and no I will not take a sickie…
Pick for this week above. Although I explored “insertion” as engaging and interacting with the subject and making their portrait, I did not like this approach as it wasn’t evident at first glance without the justification/spiel.
Alternatively, I went and searched for people in the process of inserting something. A straight to the point approach.
In the end, I went with inserting my self/shadow into the image. At least this way I was physically inserting my presence in the image, not just by the approach to create a portrait.
The image I chose for the week was the juxtaposition of the mannequin and lady’s arms to portray the insertion. I also like that my shadow is visible in this image.