Human Presence Still lives

Revisit your chosen location again devoid of human presence. This time you should look for the evidence of it’s erstwhile inhabitants and produce a series of photographic still-lives of this subject matter. 

You can document the artifacts in situ or away from the site (whichever you prefer), naturally/ artificially lit or a combination thereof, the crucial thing is that when we look at these items they should appear as something entirely new to us and drenched in the magic of your location and redolent of the way that you see the world. 

You should again apply the knowledge garnered throughout Level One, drawing on inspiration from the range of artists and practitioners so far covered as well as your own research and investigations. You should continue to develop your own practice within the module and strive to communicate your unique vision of the world. 

Inspiration from Edyta Wypierowska.

Edyta Wypierowska was born in Poland and studied photography Multimedia Communication Faculty at Academy of Fine Art in Poznan, In the very beginning she had built a pinhole camera and her first work done by pinhole was a still life.

‘The Fruits’ would be one of her best series under pinhole camera,her idea was to show a in between ripeness and rottenness although after the exposures the fruits seemed to be fresh and juicy. Using pinhole camera for this project was intentional and liked it being unpredictable of what may be in the frame,the technique she had used was photographing in the light and had used a mirror to catch the sunlight and highlight certain elements of the composition.

This series was pretty interesting to me because I had liked the idea of living the subject unpredictable to what may happen in the frame, in this case you might be making more creative piece of work from no where. The good part is,her work is clear and understandable, I liked the contrast in these photographs.

Well, after I had looked at Edyta Wypierowska’s work, I was inspired and felt to do some thing similar but may be in a different technique and style. I was still interested in the allotments and what I had planed was to photograph different farming tools for my still life task, I started by telling the helpers to leave the farming tools where they are after using. And then  made my room as dark as possible for changing the photographic paper. Before that, I had made a new pinhole camera where by I was not used to too it but also had to predict the sun light available,this time I was doing the task in Uganda,remembering the sunlight was more than the one in England.

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2 thoughts on “Human Presence Still lives

  1. Your pinhole photographs are fantastic. You’re much better than me when it comes to outdoor pinhole. What was the average exposure time? Did you make rough guesses?

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