Thursday, March 15, 2012
Two weeks ago, Fanshawe College hosted The London level of the Skills Ontario competition. The competition is comprised of about a dozen categories in the digital and physical trades where high school students compete so they can move on to the Provincial level (there are also prizes when one gets to higher levels). So the students take a day off of school and spend all day competing their respective competitions. This year, I was asked to go represent L.S.C.I. and so a good friend of mine Alexandra Eppel (the subject of the second photograph) and I hopped on a bus before the sun rose March 29th headed for Fanshawe. We spent the day editing a photo for a "client", making a thumbnail contact sheet and above all shooting photos. The criteria for the photos were: they had to be made that day, they had to incorporate the theme "point-of-view" and they all needed to include one of three household objects. The object choices were 1) a feather, 2) a piece of tubing or 3) a water bottle. I chose the latter and had to incorporate it into all of my photos. At the end of the day we needed to have a contact sheet of 24-28 of our photos from the day, one portrait and one 'everyday life' photo utilising the theme and object. At the end of the day, I had these two photos.
Archipelago Photography- islands of thought and image, connected with a name