Photography: Holiday Snaps
First day of taking some shots on holiday in Center Parcs. Successul I think!
Forgot about these!
Project: Act On CO2
After researching into the possibilities of using facts about the advantages of buying second hand cars over new ones to save emissions, I came to realise the possibilities of portraying this theme were very limited and the majority of my initial concepts were not getting the points across clearly.
I cleared my head of all the deep ideas I had already looked into, and started on a simpler picture this time, looking at facts of different countries electrical grids which I was led to from seeing one of my CU images of cars paint looks like a map/grid system of a city at night. This led me to find out the majority of the worlds carbon emissions through electric grid are from small every day electrical appliances. So from this I thought there was a great contrast in size between these electrical grid and electrical appliances. I was happy that there was plenty of potential from this and decided to follow it up and develop some visual content. I looked into different mapping graphics of electricity flowing across our planet, which were made of extremely fine, fluent lines which all interconnected. Here I am seeing if I can create a similar visual through smoke photography… The fluidity is there, however there is no control over the form, it is smoke after all….!
Project: Act on CO2
Looking into typography on classic cars and textures of weathered/deteriorated surfaces…hmmm
When you have a hole in your thumb filled with chalk and concrete, its time to call it quits…POST PRODUCTION TIME!
Location/Set is pretty much ready now, just testing for possible interesting CU shots in the room. Definitely thinking that the meter gauge for the oil tank can be manipulated to make the hand look it like its moving from full to empty (to signifiy either time running out, or the prisoners sanity running out!)
After looking into various phobias, I have decided to take the route of looking into Chronophobia (The fear of Time). When researching this subject, I found out this phobia was very common amongst prisoners. It is also known as Prison Neurosis. This gave me the idea of a narrative in which a prisoner in a cell tries to keep his sanity by keeping track of time, marking the amount of days he’s been in there on the walls. It inevitably gets to the point where he looses track of time/day/year etc and it drives him insane.
Something like that anyway!
Here are initial test photos to show the set and potential angles I can work with.