So I thought about this project a little more. I wondered if a ‘furtive’ approach might be more appropriate.
I’m trying to create a slightly guilty look here, leaving the scene of the crime…
…but this is still too ‘pretty’. I should have at least included a half eaten chocolate. At university, as I’m sure I’ve said before, they’re not really interested in seeing pretty pictures, they want to see ‘conceptual’ work.
This looks a little more furtive, but I was still making it look pretty by concentrating on the reflections… I can’t seem to stop myself!
I think this is getting closer to what I want to achieve. I’ve still used the shadows, but in a less pretty and more furtive way. I think I have a lot to learn from Laura Letinsky, a photographer from Chicago whose work I love. In fact this next image pays homage to her work.
Quite a learning curve I think, but I’ve also got another idea I’m working on… still enough for today!