Just out of another tutorial, where I was pointed to a fantastic series of works. I've found it so difficult to find anything remotely similar to what i'm doing, so I am relishing this!
The first series by photographer Filip Dujarden - a series of photographs constructed out of various sections of buildings, windows, doors, walls and angles. Fascinating to view, as well as baffling in the construction process!
Here are some examples and his website:
Really bold and frankly I think these images are beautiful. Something which did come up in the tutorial was the question of the extent of the boldness/uncanny - ness of my own images, and whether they needed further thought and developement, I believe there is always room for developement. Something I need to look further into, starting with the images I have already shot.
Another photographer that came up - Anne Laure Maison and her series 'Tableaux d'intimates' http://www.annelauremaison.com/Tableaux-d-intimites?lang=en
An equally fascinating series, but another level to my own - a new and exciting developement into night time, something which I have thought of doing but as complicating the project more.
Here are some examples of the works:
In Anne-Laure’s "house"
"House". "Houses" of others.
It ‘s an old obsession.
A physic space, concrete. With walls and a roof.
"Please, draw me a house…" (in « Le petit prince » from Saint Exupéry) : We get a cube, a unified cube.
That which we put inside is quite singular.
"House" is a space of life.
Both ordinary and strange.
A close space too.
Often a space about the invisible.
A space with a lot of stories, memories, whose door you need to push.
The first thing I do when I’m invited in is to visit.
I ‘ve been everywhere in the "house".
I appropriate spaces.
Crossing rooms, I become immersed in their ways of living.
I like to discover the "house" of others. The way they occupy space, the way they appropriate place.
I photograph the interior of their houses when they invite me in.
It’s like a window into people’s routines.
The mystery of the ordinary.
Sometimes, I must stay outside.
Then, I photograph windows, doors, openings…
The banality of mystery.
"House" is also my name.
A name that I need to fill.
Filling my father’s absence.