Week 7 Project development 16.07.2020
This week I reshot Abii’s and her girls photoshoot from this week 3 photoshoot that I wrote up in my CRJ here I wanted to go back to shoot at a better time of day, with better light. So we hung on for a good day with good light. I went and did a test run the week before two times to the field to find out when the best time of day to shoot their was, as although it is open the sun goes down behind the trees (behind the girls head in fig 4) so the light goes quite quickly. The first evening I went at 8pm as I thought the sun set further around the field than it did, but this was no good, so I went back again a few days later and tried at 5pm instead which was much better. In the end we went for 4 pm to be in the same side, just so the light didn’t go quite quickly. This time worked really well. It was still quite a hard shoot to do in that it didn’t make the same dramatic pools of light like in the woods or in the homes, so I do feel that these images stand somewhat separately to the others in the module. This is why in my exhibition I chose to have four of these images all together in a collection, rather than just one standalone image like for the other families. By having more of them in the set it created continuity in the exhibition.
Originally at this photoshoot I had 400 images that I had to shortlist down. The reason there was so many is because it was a reshoot I wanted to make sure I definitely had what I needed as I was coming towards the end of the time I had to do all the shooting in.
The below images are my favourite ones from the photoshoot as a whole. That show the light I wanted too, the play and connection between the girls, that speak about their lives together, and about their desire to learn through nature.
I loved the wild abandonment that was captured in this image. The freedom is infectious and speaks volumes about education, alternative education, schools, home-ed , educational philosophies and all of everything my project encompasses really.
FIG 1, CONTACT SHEET OF ORIGINAL 400 IMAGES. GRAHAM, BEKKIE. 2020
FIG 2, shortlisted CONTACT SHEET GRAHAM, BEKKIE. 2020
FIG 3 ,Final shortlisted CONTACT SHEET GRAHAM, BEKKIE. 2020
FIG 4 GRAHAM, BEKKIE. 2020
FIG 5 GRAHAM, BEKKIE. 2020
FIG 6 GRAHAM, BEKKIE. 2020
FIG 7 GRAHAM, BEKKIE. 2020