For someone who suffers with depression feeling lonely and empty is a prominent feeling that can pull people down. However, in that time it gives the sufferer chance to reflect, take long walks and sit thinking about who and what actually matters.
Single images-Alicia Savage and Katerina Plotnikova
Alicia Savage created the silent image of the girl sat on the chair in the water, and the other two by Katerina Plotnikova. These landscape fantasies show narrative through sound. Just like many of the images I choose the elements are all natural. The colours are what we would naturally see in every day life, however this is very important because it plays a big part in keeping the fantasies as realistic as possible. The colours of the sunset and the water is soft and peaceful, however we may see the world as evil and a place of sadness, these are contrasted with a white dress representing purity. The shapes are again all natural, even the way the subjects are sat or lied. As much as these images look so real I think there is a possibility that they are split up and put together in photoshop. I think this because of where the lighting is. In Savage's image there is light on her right shoulder, which looks as if it comes from the sun, but realistically it wouldn't hit that sharp, therefore I think the girl was taken in a studio with artificial lighting , I think the sections are very cleverly put together despite and edited in a way they look so realistic and you don't second guess them till you realise there is a floating boat and people sat on a chair in a tree.
This shoot did take a long time because they are self portraits, and needed to have a wide angle but also keeping in focus. I had to work closely with nature to find the best lighting and shapes to help represent emptiness.
I am happy with the overall outcome of these images. The bright vibrant nature contrasts heavily with the bright white dress and the bold red dress.