I have had two photo projects brewing in my head all summer, and it’s time they are born.
This first one is a self-portrait project (albeit with the help of a lovely assistant). These are our first two preliminary shots from last week, taken with my Polaroid 220 land camera. This way we could get an instant idea of what we in general like and don’t like about this set-up, along with realizing a number of detail-decisions we will need to make: layout of the cameras; how far away/close up the shot should be and what that distance does to the effect I’m going for; and what the hell I should be doing with my face.
Despite the fact that we only got two shots this first time around, we were at the park nearly 45 minutes in what turned out to be something like 90 degree weather. I was hot, and the grass was itchy, and I couldn’t really do anything about it because the intricate web of camera straps around my neck and shoulders would have had a domino effect on the positioning of every camera. So I laid there and waited. And two timed, developed and peeled shots later, this is what we have to show for it.
The “finale” shot, should it come out the way I see it in my head, won’t look like these. But we’ll see how far I get, and I’ll update the steps along the way