After consultation, I retake my photos to include myself in the pictures. This time round was emphasizing on the fragments of the polaroid.
These fragments shows about what I like or what I own or anything about me related to the place etc. For example: my room, my garden-that-I-walk-pass-everyday, my friend, my favourite past time, my view from my window, my #OOTD, and my view from the roof.
At the end of the day, after setting up the films on the wall, I felt rather accomplished that I managed to complete this assignment. I mean, don’t you feel great looking at your photos nicely set on the wall, imagining it to be in the museum gallery or exhibition?
*self pat on my back*
At first, it was more of my friend being in the picture when I realised that I should have been the one in it.
I wanted to make the assignment “Self Portrait with Polaroid”, which emphasizes on experience on using the polaroid — how exciting first timers would get when they use the camera, how the camera prints the film, how we could play with different exposures because sometimes we are just uncertain if this aperture is the right one following the weather.
I also experimented on the instant collage I could make by researching the day before so that I could have a few ideas how to go about doing it. The first try did not work, but the consecutive ones I captured was pretty interesting I might say. *first timer alert doing such thing*
Research was found that one can actually add in their own manual photo effect — “destroying” the instax film by poking(?), drawing(?) on the plastic while the image is developing. There are a few more of these but I wasn’t confident that it’ll work well if I ever tried it.
An artist in the making, Dzaki Safaruan, who loves printmaking.
I am always mesmerised with his detailed drawings with his comic and traditional art.