My homage to Polixeni Papapetrou
The players, 2009 by Polixeni Papapetrou
Fake it ‘til you make it - Project 5: Australian photographer
I chose the Melbourne-based photographer Polixeni Papapetrou. I saw her series ‘Between Worlds’ in Paris last year. It was quite amazing to see the actual large-sized colour prints. I was drawn to the element of staged performance with the animal masks set against Australian landscapes. For my project, I used myself as the subject. It turned out I used the wrong lens for this project; it was too wide. I cropped the image so the figure appears bigger. I used Portra 400 NC film whereas Papapetrou works with Portra 160 NC.
5 elements used:
- colour 120mm film
- local flora backdrop
- square final print