After that first round of photo taking and discussing with Prof Vladimir, I realised that the photos didnt resound to me. They did not portray the emotions that i wanted and it didn’t show “self portrait”.
I still wanted pooh as my main object that will represent me. Hence this time i took a darker approach and played around with the natural lighting and silhouette. I realised that it was still the loneliness of being a only child that resounded more and i wanted to portray that.
acting with pooh
I loved the evening lighting that shone through the windows and how the light falls onto the pooh.
viewing in Pooh’s POV? at the same time, showing his scars.
What are we always looking at?
me/pooh. looking at the source of light, the end of the dark tunnel?
i like how the unfocused effects came out. staring at something too bright will cause us to lose sight of our goals.
Finally seeing whats behind that source of light.
This set of photos told(?) a story much better than the first time. however, they were all similar and only looking at one direction. even though i like the lighting, it is considered boring and it would make it as a set of photos.
After another consultation session with Prof, I realised that being stuck at home isnt the way to do this. TIME TO GO OUT AND GET SOME PICTURES!
Self portraits, it was something that I didnt really like exploring. Self portraits feels like exposing yourself to the whole world. Vulnerable.
After some brainstorming, i decided to go with the object that was closest to me. It was my first pooh stuff toy which my mum gave me as a present during kindergarten. It has been together with me since and hence i thought it would very well represent who i am.
brainstorm on how to frame the picture. realises that doing the actual positioning is really difficult
How pooh and I are always connected, sleeping together
being left alone. when the party is over
I really love this photo. showing the young me vs the pooh now
The scars accumulated over the years. Showing how pooh(me)has been through rough times
These are the first set of photos that I took. I wanted the theme of past vs present and it as my only friend as I am a only child.
I wanted my photos to give that sense of nostalgia and loneliness (as what i am feeling). The feeling of being left behind, and also, pooh represents me too.
After consulting, Prof Vladimir, we realised that pooh can portray emotions even though technically it is a inanimate object. Time to explore this in the next attempt!