Some initial brainstorms:
After being given the new brief for the 'My Space' project, I did a few brainstorms relating to the key words within the brief, which have helped me generate some ideas for images i could use and what material to start collecting.
From my brainstorms, I decided that my bedroom would be a good starting point for this project, as it is the one place that is mine and reflects who I am, and houses my personal belongings. Also, as i don't live at home anymore I find that when I visit home my bedroom has become more of a sentimental place that i miss...A LOT.
|'The Room with a View' - my bedroom window|
|The view out of my window|
After looking around my room, it became clear to me that a huge area of wall and shelf space was took up with photos/photo frames. I then became interested in not what is in the frame, but the frames themselves. I think that frames say a lot about the photo that is inside them, and I think for most people, but myself definately, put a lot of thought into the type of frame the use for a particular photograph. I also like the decorative element of the frames in my room. Here are some photos i took of frames that i have around my bedroom:
Personally, i have a lot of objects and ornaments that are really sentimental to me...and when i look at them they remind me of a particular person or place, even times in my life...memories. Also, i am not one for throwing things away and now own quite a large collection of things that mean a lot to me. These are some starting points i have made:
|My dreamcatcher...so far 18 years no nightmares :)|
|Icelandic Lava Rock....Not pretty, but how many people can say they've been to Iceland? (the country!!!)|
|'Freshly Caught Fairy Folk' - basically a fairy in a jar. My gran had one when i was little exactly the same...reminds me of her.|
|Personalised Pen Topper...although its too fragile to serve its purpose. One of the last things my gran ever bought me herself.|
|Turkish 'Evil Eye' bracelet...as you can see from the 'wear and tear', i never take it off.|
|'Non-musical Elephant' - a present from my boyfriend....the first thing he ever bought me....and it was broken.|
|Uni ID card....now i feel like a 'proper' student!|
As this is where i was born and brought up for 18 years, i decided to explore areas of Birmingham that I don't visit regularly, but are places i know makes Birmingham a more special place for me. The following photos are from the canals that run through Birmingham City Centre, and i find them a fascinating place to visit and walk along, as sometimes you can't believe you are right in the heart of the second-city. I also tried to capture some of the transient objects from my brainstorm - mainly light and reflections, which created some unusual effects...especially as all the photos were took on a camera phone:
The following photos are ones that i have took in places i have visited at least once and have sentimental memories attached to them. Also some images have again captured light and reflections effectively: