For our first task with Jon Levy we had to create our dream portfolio, it would consist of work by practising photographers and had to be between 12-18 images. The portfolio had to be of images/photographers that first inspired us to be a photographer, and then the type of work i hope to be creating after i leave university. In my portfolio i used Tony Oursler, Christian Boltanksi as the people that first inspired me and Annie Leibovitz and David Hill to reference the work i want to produce.
I chose these two artists as the people that inspired me because i didn’t feel like they where constricted to being just photographers, they worked on installations and sculptures using photography as a tool. And i loved it, it was this type of work that attracted me to photography. Even though they are both pretty different with their working style and focus i always group them together because their installations are always so grand and epic in some ways that you have no choice but to be drawn to them.
I love the idea of doing big production pieces, and i really love these photographers work. HDR has always been something i’ve wanted to try and do sense first year and i think that now in my final year its the perfect time to try. I love the surreal world in which these photographers have created here and i think its a great form of escapism to be able to create these worlds for the viewers. I always feel lost in the photo when i look at this work and its something i want to create for my own viewers.