Hello! It’s my second ever blog post, hooray. Last weekend I created this conceptual photo I posted on my Instagram, so I thought I would write a little bit about how I made it and also a few of my thoughts about it when it was all done and uploaded.
Fire of all – aesthetically it was something totally out of my comfort zone. I knew I wanted to create something without falling back on a shallow depth of field – I’ve been looking at photographers such as Gregory Crewdson recently, and I’m falling in love with how much detail and depth can be shown when the whole image is in focus as opposed to a small point. As well as the depth of field change, I usually go for bright and contrasty colours and tones – here I wanted to tone it down a lot.
Location & Conceptual Photo Theme
I rarely ever shoot my photos in a home environment, unless they are a documentary that requires it. As I move forward I want to focus more of subjects that the viewer can relate to, so setting the image in a recognisable home environment was the start of that. I also want to start to create images with more of an implied story that the viewer can work out or come to their own conclusions. I don’t think I quite got there with this image, but I hope that the ‘mood’ has been transferred as I would have liked.
I’m going to roll with this new aesthetic and theming and see what comes from it. I’m really enjoying creating little stories to base my image around and to express them visually.
If you’re interesting in seeing any more of my conceptual work, click here to see that gallery.
How are you this week? We’ve had a night of the most amazing thunderstorms. I know some people (and animals 😕) don’t like them, but I’m definitely one of those people hanging out the window in the rain at 2:00am to watch the lightning.