Through my art, I want to depict my beliefs on how interpersonal relations affect our self-knowledge and ultimately our personal story. My aim for my viewers is to see while all individuals are different; there exists a commonality in all of us that links us together. This summer I realized how powerful words can be when placed internationally with a photograph. I would generate a stream of consciousness captions through thinking of the people I have met in my own life. I would think about events in their everyday lives that had altered their worlds, considering the magnitude of the events and the emotions it produced, and then recreate these stories. I plan on producing series’ of dialogues between brutally honest insights on relations and the experiences and feelings it produces while photographing the mundane of our everyday existence. I will toy between fiction and non-fiction in the subtitles. Sophie Calle and Gillian Wearing are both performance photographers who have deeply inspired me through their exploration of their subjects’ personal story. Kelli Connell, Alex Stoddard, and Gregory Crewdson, some artist who have inspired me in becoming a more successful storyteller while creating more innovative ways to tell stories.
It is my belief that the relationships we form and foster throughout our individual lives ultimately defines us, determining our character and directing our future. I aim to create personal insights on interpersonal relationships from the perspective of three different character’s viewpoints for Project One. Through each individual’s perception, I will depict through my photographs and captions the thoughts and emotions of each being, illustrating their impact on each other. This is a part of the magic of a “personal story”, my conceptual idea for the semester.
The photographs I will take will consist of no human models, but of different locations and inanimate, mundane objects. By photographing the mundane, I aim to make my project more relatable to observers, providing them with the sense that they themselves are witnessing the conversations and imagery.
These captions will be handwritten differently on three different ordinary objects. Each object will be different in subject matter and texture. The object where the caption will be will a represent the character as a person. For a person who is stressed, the caption may be written on an object that has busyness while someone who is loyal would be illustrated on an object that is sturdy that could handle a lot of weight.Through the everyday in my photography, texture of my objects, and honesty in my captions, I will achieve emotional appeals for my viewer emerge themselves into as they analyze each character’s role within each other.