I am working on producing work for an upcoming exhibition as part of the RAW Artists Gold Coast Festival in October (see the contributors here):
My theme is conceptual art. Its something I've always wanted to try with my photography.
This weekend I wanted to produce and image based on the theme 'chasing time'. It was going to feature a levitating model with her leg tied to a rock, and a grandfather clock floating above her head in a dark forest. But certain events changed the course for me; My model wasn't feeling well so I stepped in. Also when I arrived, pre-dawn at my remote specific location, a film crew had firmly been established at the exact location that I had planned to shoot at,.. so I needed to find another spot. By the time I arrived there, the sun had already announced the day's arrival. Plus, in post production the clock just didn't look believable... perhaps a reflection of where my skills need refining.
However, I didn't want to throw away the image just because things didn't go according to plan! I realised that it still had meaning.
I felt that the whole morning's events was a reflection of what it is to be alive. Having unexpected challenges that steer you onto a completely differnet path. Sometimes you want to go in a certain direction, but you're held back by circumstance or fear.
Being alive is a completely different experience for each person, but for me, I am often away in my own little world, daydreaming of adventure,