This assignment was a simulation of true cross processing. MPI wouldn't throw our film into slide chemicals and so we had to make believe in photoshop with our film, to try and visually get the same result. Whether I did it right or not, I'm not sure. We will find out tomorrow. It's been a long day.
Currently I am playing around with idea of taking the image myself completely out of context and putting myself into another environment. This is done by making cutouts of myself and then photographing these characters instead of simply shooting myself in reality. This process takes a bit longer then my previous undertakings, but after I began doing this, I have finally found excitement in photography again! I want to use the image of myself the same way that a painter uses water and pigments. I want to put the creation back into my art.
This series is starting to try and address the disconnect of my generation and the addiction to self-entertainment. There is nothing wrong with music, but I have noticed in in my own life and in the life of my brother, that it’s an odd compulsion that needs to be addressed more. Why do we feel so lonely all the time? And does this have anything to do with our need to always be diverted into some physiological place?