This week I'm using my Favourite Photo Friday to try and drive myself forward with my masters project.
My next portrait awaiting completion for the project is of beautiful, characterful May.
The idea is exactly the same as with Tom (see my previous blog postings here and here). So whichever of the following still images I choose will be combined with a moving image to create a portrait that gives a fuller view of the subject.
May is very animated so it seemed logical that the moving image would show that side and I have filmed her simply talking to the camera. So the still needs to show a contrasting side. May's dad runs pottery classes in schools and privately, and she loves to take part, so this seemed like something interesting, and unique to her.
Here's my final four.
I like this one because of the expression obviously, although the plan wasn't to have May looking at the camera as that's what she does in the film. Remember the film will be going in a box (upright this time) in the bottom left corner, hence the framing. The main problem with this image for me is her hands, the pot isn't formed yet and you can't tell what she's doing.
This one has the right feel but Dad's hands can't be removed!
I love this, but again it doesn't really show what's being done. Nor is it particularly an expression that leaves you understanding or wanting to know more I think, so probably not!
This image doesn't leave a lot of room for the film bottom left but it certainly has the concentration.
As you can see, I've not decided! All suggestions welcome. Which would you put on your wall if May was your daughter I guess is the question?
Leave me some comments please!!