This last year has been a difficult time; within lockdown we often wonder why we feel so low and vulnerable. We have become so use to the feeling of isolation that we cannot comprehend why we feel so lonely sometimes. We have now adapted to accepting this feeling.
We find it hard to use our creative platforms in the same ways that we use to. Exploring the feeling of physically and mentally being imprisoned, I revisited places that hold positive memories for me, as a way of remembering how life once was.
I used my shadows to demonstrate how much life has changed now, casting shadows on all my memories and exploring ways of portraying loneliness within my mind. We feel trapped within our own thoughts, and we can be our own worst enemy.
When taking these pictures I wanted to capture the banality of everyday life. Something very boring and very simple to create quiet and minimal images. As you can see there is my partner’s butt , some water under my plant , laundry and a coffee stain on my mug.
Think about banality , something that isn’t amazing to start with. How can you frame it to bring poetry to your image.
Try to separate your objects from the background . Place a card behind it or hang a cloth.
If shooting with a DSLR try to use wider aperture to soften the background.
Experiment with exposure time.
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