Second 1-to-1 meeting with Laura Hynd.

Essentially this meeting was the first response from Laura to my FMP Proposal.

Laura began by examining the onus upon myself to create the work, and I mentioned that I had reached out to 14 peers and contemporaries to ask them “How they would take my Portrait”.

This initial outreach added a sense of:

  • Collaboration.;
  • Response;
  • Creation;
  • An outside aspect of work to the project.;
  • The work is about perceptions of you;
  • Explore this in-depth.

Laura also commented on the fact that there now existed two products: the images to be created and the text that has been submitted (i.e. the emails received from peers and contemporaries). It would be interesting to explore this in more detail and how you can explore them in relation to each other, and how the viewer can then move between each of these different forms, the text and the image, and how each can influence, change, or impact on the other and the final reading of the work by the viewer.

Laura also mentioned that I should research into the photograph being about death, and examine this in relation to self-portraiture.

Work to explore:

  • Performing for the Camera (Jonah Western)
  • Hans Elijelkoon
  • Andy Kassier (conceptual artist)

Final thoughts of the meeting focused on asking what the aesthetic for the project is, and considering such things as bringing sound into it; finding a different structure for the presentation; how you want to use the tool (camera) within the project; will the final images have the same feel/look or be individual?

Essentially, they are going to be you that is creating them but is there another way to think about this?