This task is easier said than done when you’re figures are 3/4″-1″ tall and the width of your camera lens is 4-5 times larger than that.
So, I popped the figures off of the set and held them, super glued together, in the air.
It’s not like this idea is massively creative, but I think it’s interesting to know what was going on in someone’s head when they take or design an image. I love looking at behind the scenes shots because there is so much story behind the creation of an image that you don’t necessarily get when looking at the final piece.
For the series I am just beginning, I will be taking a lot of behind-the-scenes images for one of my professors from UNF to use in his Fabricated Photography class this spring, but of course, I will also be sharing those behind-the-scene looks with you. Stay tuned!
The Cancer Survivor’s Park in front of the FSCJ downtown campus features walking bridges modeled after the seven bridges of Jacksonville all placed over a replica of the St. John’s river. I’ve visited this little park for a few different photo projects. The miniature bridges are quite fun.
I know you’ve seen images from this series before, but considering the series is called Change, I thought I would take this opportunity to discuss it further. I have lived in Jacksonville since my Freshman year of High school. That makes 8 years now. These past 8 years, more specifically these past 4 have been the most significant years of my life in terms of personal growth. My memories here and the experiences I’ve had have shaped me into who I am. This series, while never fully finished took figures, each representing me/ some aspect of myself (i.e. painters, photographers, readers/workers) and placed them in locations around Jacksonville that have been significant to me in some way (i.e. The Cummer Museum in which I volunteered for a few months and interned for nearly a year). I strove to fully explore Jacksonville’s effect on my life before I moved forward in my endeavors elsewhere.
I took this photo with my iPhone 4s during Jacksonville’s Crowdfunding Festival- One Spark. I had just taken a behind the scenes tour of MOCA with my gallery practices class and quickly shot this panorama from the 4th floor art studio window, looking down on Hemming Park and the giant foam duck UNF sculpture students created. The One Spark weekend was so much fun and I think it was the start of some great things to come in Jacksonville, FL.
I’m playing a bit of catch up with these photo challenges- but I’m also making it a goal, after this post, since I’m done withThe Conception and Sensation of Time, to really concentrate on creating new images specifically inspired by these challenge headings. I thought of something (a video/gif actually) that I really want/wanted to do for The Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense, but I just haven’t had the time to put it in motion yet. Bear with me.