End of year project

Digital print, 42 x 59 cm

Gelatin silver prints, satin finish, 43x53 cm

I presented this body of work along with 2 video projections for my end of semester assessment. The work was one of my several attempts at reflecting on societal expectations of what it means to be a woman. It is a difficult idea to convey visually without being too literal.

I used analogue and digital photography for this project. The black and white prints were the largest I’ve ever printed in the darkroom so far. It took me half a day to get the exposure right. If I wasn’t so pressed for time due to the looming end of semester assessment I would have tried to print even bigger.

For the colour print, I shot with studio lighting and my Nikon D5000. It’s probably my favorite piece in the whole project because of the vibrant colour and whimsical look. I would like to reshoot it again, perhaps with a medium format camera or a higher end digital body to compare the final results.