Possibly one of my favourite photographs captured so far. The scenery and dancer are caught in a static moment, both at their aesthetic peak, working well together. The black and white adds more drama to the image on the whole.
I believe this image captures the dancer in her most glorious moment. This is what i found to love about taking photographs, the idea of capturing a moment which can only be seen for a few split second or cannot be seen at all excites me and inspires me to experiment more with photography.
Apart from working on my thesis work, we were assigned an assignment project titled ‘Inconsistent’; inconsistency in one’s work. Therefore i chose to work with the theme of ‘Fat” due to the fact that i always sought to depict the moving body in my work, so this time, i tackled the opposite of this; the fat and the static.
I believe that in our society nowadays fat and overweight has become a big issue which is ignored and not acted upon. People seem to be taking they’re health for-granted. On this note, I aim to bring awareness to the viewer with this project.
The video below is a documentation of the process which took place in order to produce an interactive installation. i produced a drawing and projected it onto the viewer, each individual would enter the area, covered in a white sheet and stand in front of the projection. Opposite the viewer stood a mirror for the viewer to see himself/herself in. The reactions of several viewers were all recorded and it was interesting to see the shock present. It was a good experience overall and intend on working with projection and video for future projects.
In this piece I was inspired by the work of Eadweard Muybridge and Etienne Jules-Marey. Due to the lack of technical equipment i have available i thought of reproducing this work to have similar results as obtained by the artists mentioned above. By shooting in continious mode, i took a series of photographs which captured each step the dancer produced. Later i transferred these images onto Adobe Photoshop and placed each frame into one whole image. I experimented with different opacities as to create a sense of depth in the image.