I have uploaded some new videos, which have inspired my work. These are all just from my walks home and I was wondering whether it may be a good idea to take stills from the images and keep soundtracks of the sounds featured, or whether it may be better to redo the videos and have accompanying imagery.
I am still rather confused on the format of my work and how to make it better.
I notice the sound more than the imagery in these clips.
I started researching the definition of ephemeral and what it could mean to other people. For a lot of people, it was events like weddings, but I realised that others had similar interests in light, such as myself.
The images are moments of solace found in simple day to day things and I found that I love “amateur” photos. I love the simple act of making a memory, yet seeing something so ordinary as beautiful.
I feel like utilising a snapshot aesthetic and using photography as a documentation for my own memories and allowing myself to relive simple moments which I find solace in too.
I have been struggling to conjure up an idea for this project, so I started out by mapping out where I left off.
My last official project featured plants in people’s homes, and though I would love to continue this style of project, I do not currently have the time or people willing to assist with the project, so I brought myself back to the drawing board.
What is something that my work regularly features? What interests me?
Something simple which is incorporated into the meaning of photography itself… LIGHT.
I have been recording various videos on my phone for personal reasons recently, and this felt like something I could relate to my photographic work. I love light and I find that the sounds and visions in front of me are soothing for my mental health, as well as stimulating to look back on. All of these moments are ephemeral and I think that the theme of “ephemeral” is something I would like to focus a project on.
This feeling of being immersed and at one with what’s around me is something that I feel speaks through my photography, so I hope to incorporate moments like this into my photography.