To start off, this Final Major Project had no starting point menaing that we were allowed to do pretty much anything we wanted. I decided to start off with the theme of 'fear and trauma'. As the project went on, I decided to scrap the trauma part, as it wasn't linking into my project at all, so it became just a project about fears. I think at the beginning the subject was a little bit limiting, purely because of the fact that I have never done something like this before, however once I got going and did my research, I felt quite happy that it wasn't limiting me anymore because I was constantly getting inspired by the research I had done. I think I gave myself enough of a focus area to draw inspiration and ideas from, I didnt limit myself to what I researched and was inspired by.
During this project and the past two years overall, I have learnt so much through all my research and practical work, I have evolved and grown in my practical work. I got the chance to learn about different materials, techniques and processes, how to used the darkroom, I never used a studio before this course so that is one thing that I am grateful I got the opportunity to work in because now at least I have some sort of experience. I learnt how to research, use image analysis, and hot to reflect and evaluate my work using the GIBBS reflective system which has proven to be very helpful. After two years, I have learnt how to use multiple cameras such as large format, digital and film.
In this project, I have been inspired by multiple people, and based my shoots of their work. At the beginning of this project, I conducted a survey where people could anonymously submit and write about their biggest fears, and that is what my whole project is about. The shoots and practical work that I have done throughout this project have been based on the fears that people h...