starfirepilgrim asked: Are you gonna finally use this as a normal tumblr now that design's over?
Fuck yes I am. Right after I know that they’ve finished marking the last project on my blog.
In this project I wanted to show a person though the rhythm of their walk.
I did this my using a long exposure shot to capture the movements of lights which begin to tell the viewer about the person, like a negative self-portrait. This brings in the idea of the light patterns looking like a person’s signature, further showing the individuality of these images and telling us more about the person.
I think that light is almost always imagined as something that is straight and unchanging. It’s always in our world and without it we would be alone in darkness unable to see our surroundings. If long exposure shots are used then I can attempt to change how people perceive light and even use light trails and patterns to depict someone’s activities or even hints of their personality. I also thought that a double exposure would help to give a sense of intimacy and distinguishable difference between the photos of people’s rhythms.
The purpose of this project is to show that like two different images, no two people are the same. This is reflected in my work as for the first four images I was using my camera and then for the last four I gave them to someone else and had them photograph the same walking route that I did. Another minor purpose behind this project is to facilitate a different opinion about light and to allow people to observe and appreciate this simple phenomenon that is so commonplace and in all of our lives. It also allows for the viewer to infer what the journey is about in this perspective photograph.
By incorporating the earlier proposed idea of showing the rhythm of a person’s walk in the patterns made by the light streaks due to the long exposure, you’re able to tell a lot about someone just by their walk. If it is hurried and quick then perhaps the person in question is late for work or school, or even just nervous.
For this project (unlike the others) I have decided to leave all the photos that I upload in their unedited state. I feel that if I show them as they were shot then they could be seen as more genuine and possibly prevent people from thinking that I’ve photo shopped the images or just layered two different photos to produce them.
Most of the images I have taken also look as if the light patterns are a signature that someone would sign on a legal document. This could relate to the images because a different person holding the camera will produce a different ‘signature’. No two signatures are alike, just how no two long exposure light signatures are.
In Shoot 3, which is the most recent, I began to incorporate the earlier proposed idea of showing the rhythm of a persons walk in the patterns made by the light streaks due to the long exposure. This idea is quite effective because you can tell a lot about someone just by their walk. If it is hurried and quick then perhaps the person in question is late for work or school, or even just nervous.
I then thought that a double exposure would be interesting to show the persons feet and then also the patterns made by the light to show their walk. This gave a sense of intimacy and distinguishable difference between the photos of peoples rhythms.