Archive | May 2012

Progression Project

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My final Photostory images were based on the theme of Purity. Purity often reminds me of clear water, things that are white, flowers, clean things and unspoilt or untainted things. I decided to look at purity within nature as I think that there is quite a lot of purity within nature, through birth of animals, rebirth of flowers, clear water and things that are white. I also found that I could create images that could perhaps be seen as ironic within purity and show that not all things natural have impurities also.

Photo 1, Photo 2, Photo 3 and Photo 8 are all of lambs, 2 of the photographs the lambs are with their mothers which I think shows the purity of newly born animals, as often babies are seen to be pure, innocent and untainted. I also think it shows the pure love that is shared between mother and baby. Photo 2 could be seen as impure because of the surrounding fence, showing entrapment and perhaps that nature isn’t completely pure. The barbed wire shows a hostile environment where the animals are trapped and will eventually be killed and eaten, which shows the impure side of nature.

Photo 4 is of blossom, I often associate purity with things that are white and blossoming flowers and think that blossom shows purity perfectly. I also think that the blue sky in the background with no clouds in shows purity as well because the sky is clear.
Photo 5, Photo 6 and Photo 7 are all of swans. The swans are roaming free in a field and unlike the lambs they aren’t trapped in by barbed wire or fences. I think that this shows pure nature as the swans are free. Also the whiteness of the swans can be connected to purity too. Especially Photo 6, the grass is much greener in this photo which makes the white of the swan stand out more.

Photo 9 and Photo 10 are both photographs of Cheddar Reservoir where I live at home. When doing research in this project I found that water came up heavily when I searched for purity so I thought that I would take pictures of Cheddar reservoir. I think that the water is so clear that it is pure, the reflection from the sky makes the water look clearer and nicer too. I think that this could also be seen as impure in nature because the reservoir is manmade and is used to clean water and send out again, I think this is kind of similar to the lambs as it is pure but manmade things trap them both in and use them for themselves. In Photograph 9 I managed to capture 2 people hugging, I think that this shows the purity of emotion between two people.