More work in progress for my final major university BA Photography project that’s due for submission in May of next year.
I didn’t give you a lot of information about the project in the last post and, truth be told, I’m not going to buck that trend now either. I will say I’m shooting ALL of it on Fomapan 400 monochrome film stock, using a very basic, fixed lens, 35mm point and shoot kinda camera, and that, very loosely, it’s autobiographical. But that’s your lot!
If I were one of those photographers who refer to themselves as an ‘Artist’, I would probably produce an absolutely scintillating ‘Artist Statement’, (a great way of passing the time given that photos take but a fraction of a second while whole days can be spent waffling about them), and come up with all sorts of incredibly interesting stuff about my motivations and the ‘Why’s and Wherefore’s’ of the work, some of which I’m sure you would find almost dangerously stimulating, but sadly for you Dear Reader, I’m one of those old fashioned photographers who is perfectly content to refer to myself as just a photographer, and I’d rather lick the toilet floor than foist another artist statement on the world..
Elliot Erwitt said: “My ‘work’ is about seeing not about idea’s”….
He also said: “A picture should be looked at – not talked about.”
And, (not one for failing to make a point), that: “The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.”
So, a quick, probably seemingly random, selection of images that go some way in fulfilling what I’m aiming for. They ‘work’ for me, and indeed, mean something to me, but what they’re about, and why I’m shooting what I’m shooting, shouldn’t matter if they’re any good at all… , I’m much more interested in whether they work for you? Whether they mean anything to you? Why they do? Or of course, why they don’t?….
Humbly dedicated to Mr Erwitt…..