Project #1 - Meaning Through Camera Functions
The project aim is about communicating through shallow depth of field and long exposure.
The first photograph is about a mother's love to her child. The shallow depth of field is to emphasize how the other things were insignificant to a mother when she's taking care of her child.
The second photograph is a self-expression of a emotionally low girl. The blurriness of her face is created by long exposure. It represents her lost and frustration.
PROJECT #2 - INTERVENTION
The project aim is about creating photograph by intervention to the object.
The first photograph is about the trail of existence. I used my iPad to display an old photo taken by me, went to the same spot and took this photo. What I'm trying to express in this photo is that we never know what happened there even if it's just an ordinary tree.
The second photograph is a work inspired by Andy Goldsworthy. I picked up the tree branches nearby and built an irregular hemisphere shape on a plain ground. The focus of the photo is the aesthetic value within waste material. An ordinary place and waste material can also make art.
The third photograph is a work inspired by Junji Ito, a Japanese horror manga artist. I used bizarre colour, twirls and melts to make the slot machines look surreal. The slot machines are like portals to another world. Those who are addicted to gambling will be pull into the machines and they can never escape.
PROJECT #3 - STILL LIFE
This project aim is to challenge people's belief on what is real. It is done with geometric models to demonstrate the optic illusion created by camera. In the project, I used studio lights and black backdrop to create a plain and spacious background to match with the clean lines of the geometric models. The amount of light is evenly projected on the geometric models to create the flatness of the image. I also used Adobe Photoshop to edit the photo, making the image looks real but it has actually been altered.
FINAL PROJECT - 'ONLY IF YOU LOVE ME...'
This project is about documenting family time in form of black & white street photography. The theme is inspired by a song that is about a person who wish his parents love him more when he was small. The black & white effect is used to emphasize the lack of love in childhood.