Just applied to HND Illustration at Edinburgh and Glasgow College… fingers crossed my backups work!
Underwater Photobraphy by Zena Holloway, Swan Song.
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Self Portrait Painting
Here using washes of acrylic paints I tried to paint from my earlier pictures, however I came to conclusion that I cannot paint water because its too difficult especially with acrylics! After realising this, I decided to just go about it a different way and make the painting more messy and expressive. What I can do next with this painting, is scan it through and see all the different images and filters I can add in photoshop to make it visually more graphic.
Self portraits (very personal post)
After scanning through images of Gregor using the photocopier and distorting the image outcome by dragging them along reminded me a lot of liquid and ripples in the water. I wanted a way to distort photographs in a similar way and the only way to do so was underwater. Since I’m too poor to afford an underwater camera or water proof kit for my nikon d3000 I decided to take pictures above the water looking in. I needed to develop more photographs that I could work from and paint from that I found interesting as I was getting bored of what I was doing before!
I’m beginning to use myself more in my photography, purely because I feel I have withheld at some point in my life an aspect of sin, like many other people. A self portrait not only shows yourself but it can show aspects of personality too, which is what I love about these photos…
The distorted faces show a different part of me that I have just newly discovered and been diagnosed with, they show multiple personalities. The reason they are underwater is because it shows that I’m trying to drown them, to distort them and push them away. These things I’m trying to drown are my sins, the envy I feel towards other people, the lust I feel when I’m manic, the wrath I feel when I thought everything was fine and it crashes, the sloth I feel when I struggle to find motivation, the gluttony I feel when I despise my body, the greed I feel when Im manic and can’t handle my spending, my pride gets too much for me when someone’s else’s pride bothers me…
Maybe I am my theme after all?
Tonight I NEED to take self portraits of my face underwater, I HAVE to express each sin in each photo.
I want to recreate in a different way what the scanned images looked like when I dragged them along the photocopier. Because I felt the images had a rippled and liquid feel, that I could capture similar images underwater