We say that camerists are often behind the camera. Though we are not camerists yet, this time we are in front of the camera. I feel like the three tasks is not only about task, but a process for us to explore ourself. It is the process of self-realization and reflection. Make us to think about some questions that we might ingore in daily life, but really need to consider. I am really appreciate this chance to share.
In this task, I used to think about use items to represent me. For example, I can play instrument, so I may use instrument to represent me. However, I realized that those are part my experience, but not my all. Then I started to think about other aspect how do I gain my experience? In other words, how do I connect to this world? Since there is saying that “No man is an island, entire itself “John.Donn. I have the inspiration to use my 3 out of my 5 senses as a media to explain the relationship between this world and me.
I used close up in this series of photos because I want to give more details of my senses, to let the audience focus to my sences but not other things. Firstly, I used my eyes to look at this world, my eyes receive imformation then send it to my brain to analyze. This is how I observe this world and my first impression about this world. Secondly, I use my ears to listen to this world, that means how I listen to people, how I gain ideas and suggestions, and different opinions, this is my second impression about this world. Lastly, I use my mouth to speak, to share my ideas and talk to people, and this is how I communicate to this world.
My object is a water bottle. It is important to me because my water bottle stay with me for many years. As a personal belonging, I will always bring it whenever and wherever I go, so it is like a watcher to watch me all the time. My most unforgettable experience was that I went for some marathons with it. Sometimes as volunteer, sometimes as participant. Only at that moments I realize that how important my water bottle is and I much I need it.
For the first and second photos, I used full figure shot to give a overview of my action of doing sports. For the last photo, I use medium shot, so that I can not only show my action, but show my facial expression, capture my emotion and feelings about the water bottle. I arranged my photos in chronological order as: before the sports, during the sports and after the sports. For this series of photos I try to show that how thirsty I felt after doing sports and I was eager to drink water and need my water bottle.
I would like to say that my school is the place that is significant to me. I woud say that I am a indecisive person. I had not even made up my mind to major in art untill high school. To be honest, I used to consider more about how to make a living than how to enjoy myself. Though I changed my mind later on because I do not want to regret when I become old. That’s why school is so important to me. Because choosing course is one of the hardest decision to make in my life, and where I stay now is the result of my decision.
I used long shot in this series of photo to give a overview view of the place. I chose to take series photos of different staircases in my school as a signifier to signify my journey in my life. The view of back walking on the staircase signifies the start of my journey, and the process of my journey, it signifies the process of my self-actualization and how I am going to achieve my dream. For photo 3 and photo 4 the direction of staircase is different, it signifies that in foundation year I am exploring different areas though I am going to choose a major next year. I arranged my photos in chronological order as outside the school building, inside the school building and outside the school building again. In order to signify the process of start of my study journey, in process of my study journey and the end of my study journey in school. The last photo is my figure walking out of school, it signifes that: one day we will graduate, leave our school and step into the society. My figure signifies how our school build me up and makes us different.