Thursday, October 1, 2009

Project so far...

Here are a few images from my first shoot for this project and my project description...

Project Name:

Grey Room

Project Description:

This is the the core outline or abstract of what you are doing. What kind of work will it be, what type of shape and generally what thematic underpinning will it contain.

Conceptual Concerns:

I want to create a presence or energy in an empty space. I have been struggling with the idea of a person or persons being physically gone from my life but still they have a presence in it. I want to charge this space with these people that are no longer a part of my everyday, but are still a large part of me. Their energy is still all around. I want to find a way for this space and the items that I place in the room to convey that energy.

Technical Skills Covered

This is the first time I have attempted a photographic project with a digital camera and digital printing. It is important for me to learn how to properly photograph in RAW format and become comfortable with the technical aspects of digital shooting. I also want to find a way to use photoshop to emphasize or assist my visual delivery so that it accurately represents my conceptual idea of a charged space/room; possibly helping my light situation or compositing other images into the original photograph. Finally, I would like to learn how to use the printers in our lab in order to fully understand how to make a quality image when printing digitally. The transfer of what I see on the screen to what prints out is something that seems difficult and I would like to become more knowledgeable in that process.

Formal Guidelines:

The medium is going to be a digital print made from a digital photograph. I think the size will be dependent on how many I decide to print. I am currently deciding how many I will need in order for this project to be complete. Due date will be towards the end of October.

Artistic References

Damien Rice – Grey Room – musical reference


I haven’t found a lot of readings that have been an source of inspiration or a reference yet, but in general I have been reading Invisable Man, Trainspotting, and for my seminar class, Regarding The Pain Of Others.


Unsure about the grade for this project for now.

Goals List

- Shooting successful digital images

- Using photoshop to assist with enhances the photos

- Printing in the digital lab

- Conveying the energy that I want to create within the grey room

1 comment:

  1. Hey girl, I like where you're going with this, I think your idea is solid and I can relate to it completely.