28 April 2010

Einstein's Dreams

For my photographic narrative I had chapter 10 May 1905 of the book Einstein’s dreams. This chapter was touching and effectively conveyed feelings of loneliness and the idea of isolation. There is an extra element of sadness represented by this chapter in the idea of these sensitive people are so effected by an incident or point in their life that they effectively get lost or begin to build their own mental prisons. For my series of photographs I had originally wanted to set my photographs to show people building walls of sorts around them but this didn’t cover enough of the ideas within the chapter for me so instead I carried the chapter in my mind and kept a camera by my side in order to capture single and quite abstract representations of what the chapter meant meant to me.

I have converted all of the images to gray, this was because I find the chapter although starts off quite colourful when describing the town quickly unfolds into a bleak, sad and colourless environment, devoid of much hope. This idea as well as individual messages is what I have also tried to capture through my subject matter and looked at what an abstract situation or object might be able to represent within the idea of solitude and loneliness.

"empty shell"


"lost time"


"last egg"

"inner scream"

"time line/knot"


Examples of photographers i found to hold some of the same ideas and set the same tones/emotions I wanted to convey.

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