This is our second interim exhibition where we get to hang up as many photographs we would like to, in any style to practice how we would like it to be for our final exhibition in June. This is the first time i’m showing fresh work since I changed my idea at beginning of month, I also broadened my initial idea to make it a lot more to photograph. So, instead of just taking photos of commuters I am photographing people themselves, waiting for something whether it still be for transport or just outside of a shop waiting for someone.
At the morning of the Interim show, me and my friends went into university to where the photos would be hung up to gather all of the equipment to put it up together. We did it fairly fast and were done within an hour or two after getting all of our photos put up. I chose two of my favourite photos and they both show someone waiting for something different which is what I want my work to show. I printed my photos A2 on semi-gloss, I chose this layout as the bigger prints are more eye-catching and show the full quality, for the first interim I did the matte print and just wanted to experiment more on what print quality I prefer.
Next to our photographs, we had to write a short analogue on what our work was about with a title, I named it ‘Press Pause’ but I might still change it if I think of something better. My work layout seemed professional in my opinion, but for the end of year exhibition I am looking more towards a book and two or three prints hung up.
‘This project is based around street documentary. I want to look at how many people stand around waiting for things, whether it be for transport or just waiting outside for someone. The project is quite broad and I want to show that it’s not all around one certain theme of waiting but a number of ways that people can be seen waiting for something. I want to show shallow depth of field within my images where the background of my images is to be out of focus, whilst the person to be fully in focus. This shows how everything going on around them is still happening, but they’re paused within their present moment. I would also like to feature some portraits within my work as well, and speak to that person about what it is they’re waiting for and write about it next to their portrait.’