so christmas/new years break happened, and some photography happened as well. lately i have been focused on a single statement that i think will embody the whole idea of my thesis, and that is ‘consider the landscape.’ i am trying to get the viewer to consider what they think of when they hear the word landscape. what is pristine? what is beautiful? what is worth looking at vs. what isn’t? my goal is to show that it is ALL worth looking at, especially the banal and unexceptional spaces. my images have taken shape in four different ways: piles, lights, pathways and spaces – and as i look through all my photographs, old and new, those four things have been focal points in everything i look at.
piles: act as a barrier, a stopping point within the frame that causes the viewer to have to stop, look around, figure out what the pile is obstructing.
lights: illuminate and create importance on one particular space within the image, almost creating a second image within the first.
pathways: lead the way, creating a place for the eye to travel, a visual escape route.
spaces: simply exist, void of any tangible or necessary thing.
i’ve been working on image selection and framing options lately, now that we have a better idea of the gallery space the final exhibition will be in. i’ve been printing out various sizes and setting up different arrangements. next in line is deciding a few things: polaroids, do i use them? i am still hung up on them for some reason, so i need to work out those details if i want to include them. also: the letters i’ve been writing to serial killers about my work, but that’s probably far more random than it sounds.