Frame 3 – Work in Progress
We did the fourth shooting. This time we managed to finish the third frame. It was quite improvising. We brought quite a few props, and tried different set-ups out. Photography is a visual way to express. Sometimes you can visualise in mind but you better shoot and see the image to decide if you like or not. On top of this, you could try different setups by just combining different props when shooting, and sometimes there might be something different than you have expected. Anyway, we tried to create a signifier for colonisation. I became one of the models. Standing or kneeling for even just one hour will be quite tiresome. When I had to freeze myself for the final film shooting after digital trials, it was not easy after long time of modelling, I could feel myself move a little, which I knew it is so bad for shooting, as a tiny movement will cause some inaccuracy of composition. Constructive shooting needs everything to be precise as planned, prop position, model posture, lighting, exposure, focus, everything… It has to be a combination of perfection to achieve a good constructed photo. Anyway, it was quite tiresome maybe because my knee problem etc. As we run out of Polaroid we were not quite sure of the final result. Look forward to seeing the transparency to be developed next week. It should be ok.