Update on the wearing inspired scanned prints I feel it is working well although I don’t think it would be suitable for my exhibition and or book but it would be great pr material ( for social media to raise awareness to the project) . The interaction with the punk audience has been positive with them so I think I’ll keep using them on my social accounts with the hashtag #habitsandmindsets ( the project name ) to keep the thread of it together online.
I love the brutal honest that Wearings image shows above its humbling and find it a really sincere portrait, ethically its a tricky situation as a photographer as this gentleman is in a bit of distress and possible crisis. It would be easy to sensationalize the portrait to gain attention and with it possible work or exposure to portfolio but wearing has delicately shot it and captured it in a way that makes me empathise with the man. I think it’s important to say that I don’t pity him and feel that by holding the sign and choosing what to write and coming forth with it that it gives him a power to be in control balancing the relationship with the image maker and subject a little more than if he hadn’t.
The above picture was originally taken in 2016 on a USA trip. I was in a car crash and could have easily died. I remember what i was listening to the playlist in the car, for a short while after I would feel a bit triggered and jumpy from being in a car and hearing the same songs. The songs didn’t effect me as much. I couldn’t ever stop listening to them after a while they would make me feel better. I think it’s incredible that music art can move you to an emotional place so fast so I wanted to experiment more with images like the one above that mean a lot to me personally to carry on the idea and share them with the wider community.