FMP Production October 20th - Landscapes LO3 LO5 LO7 / by Chris Chucas

FMP Production October 20th - Landscapes

Still constantly shooting and busy with the podcast i felt the urge to just pick up my camera and go, so I took the dog with me and watched the sun come up whilst listening to some music that means a lot to me. In all honesty the stress of running 2 businesses and doing the Ma spending a lot of money on equipment to develop the work and my deadline looming I felt a little overwhelmed. Then I remembered why I started the project in the beginning and it’s who I am as an artist. I also say that a good creative strategy is to jolt ones self out of a rhythm, be weird get out side when you normally wouldn’t. I took a tripod and an 8 stop ND filter with the hopes of slowing down the water for a misty seascape. It didn’t work as dramatically as I thought but I think that was for the better another happy accident. This is the scene that I looked at whilst going through a rough time with my own mental health. I took up running with an addictive nature and it did fix me for the time being, I’m drawn to the water and I feel there’s some poetic peace that we all expire at some point and the oceans kind of represent this everlasting cycle of life like rain falls rivers flow into the sea, I guess it’s a very nihilistic view on it but , everything will end and that ocean just goes on forever constantly fed by the life around it. It’s depressing at one point in time and not at another, it’s all about how you frame it I guess. I included a song that seems to fit perfectly with the notion I’m probably failing to articulate with words here.

 Untitled. Chucas.2018

Untitled. Chucas.2018

 Untitled. Chucas.2018

Untitled. Chucas.2018

 Untitled. Chucas.2018

Untitled. Chucas.2018

I started to experiment with the dymo label maker I had and putting words together for it. I’m really happy with the way that it’s working out. I have a few choices to make about whether I print hen attach them digitally or scan and digital make the file then print. Either way i feel it’s fitting as it has that low fi style that is homage to the punk movement which is very relevant and I like the way that the words are not to big and can be interpreted with a lot of room for the viewer.