Monday, 5 July 2010

10 years ago

As an undergraduate student I produced a series of images for a photography assignment. Working with my girlfriend as my subject I visited her home in Essex and took a number of images within her parents house and garden. Then in the studio I projected those images upon her.

It was only 10 years ago, but it's crazy to think back then I didn't have access to any digital projectors or a digital camera. Everything was shot on slide film, and projected with a slide projector and an OHP.

I got 68% for the work, and that was all that mattered at the time.

I had forgotten all about these images until a few weeks back when looking through a old hard drive I found them. They fit in with my current process of thinking in terms of projection, not only as a technical exercise, but as a theoretical standpoint. I feel the strongest images here are where I've projected an image of myself upon the subject, in this case the subject is my at the time relatively new girlfriend. How dare I have such audacity at the time to do such a thing.


1 comment:

  1. I think this is such an interesting idea that should definitely be explored further. I love the fourth photograph down and the idea of you projecting yourself onto her, but I agree that more flesh on show instead of clothed to project onto would be better. Also looking at different areas of the body could really open up to some interesting work. Do it!!