Monday, March 28, 2011

Rock Heart

This is a continuation of an idea I have been playing around with that involves skin and surroundings. I did a post earlier like this that involved mainly dirt and creek debris. In this set I used a rock and Nick as my model. I tried to recreate the strong and heavy aspect of rocks by having Nick lay on the ground what I would call a strong posture with his elbows out. I really like the way his fingers laced over the rock so I had to take a close up of that.
In the picture below Nick is actually laying upside down on a rock which is giving him a strange posture. Rocks have a lot of shape and depth and they roll over and lay awkwardly on each other. I think this would have worked better if I was father away and the rock underneath him could be seen, however we were sort of in a small cliff-like area.
More to come.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Usually when I take photos, it is of something I see and not something that I create or stage. With this set of three it isn't as obvious, however I was trying to actively find things that I could group together into a subject rather than stumbling upon things. I was trying to aim for something mystical, magical, colorful and feminine. Moths, crystals, and cats seem to somehow fall into this category by accident but I think they really do work together. The moth photo looks to me like a spell/soup that has just been cast with green, reds, and yellows. The crystals by their selves are pretty yes, but they are definitely more magical and mysterious when formed into shapes. And cats can be associated with femininity and witchyness.
I've wanted to be a witch when I was a little Christian girl, a witch like the ones I read about in fairytales and books. Sometimes they were bad and persecuted, but most of the time they were strong, intelligent, clever, beautiful, and whimsical women. This is probably why Jesus didn't interest me as much.
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