Building My Narrative

First Image – Light Source – The Sun.  I don’t really want this image to be a landscape or city scape, I think to get my messages across I need to keep this image as clear as possible, however I do feel that this may be too obvious but when I think about having more than just the Sun within my image I’m worried that the Sun will no longer be the focal point therefore taking away it’s importance and possibly clouding the rest of the narrative. So I am going to stay safe, to have a image of the Sun where it is undoubtedly the main focus of the image and allowing that impression of the light travelling through the lenses.

Second Image – Brownie Camera – Close up on view finder containing the first image. This is to be the first image which contains the previous, this will carry on until we reach the light source again. Also the first impression that there is more going on here than meets the eye, using my inspiration from Duane Michals this is the first step into travelling through the ages of the camera. I want this shot to be a close up of the viewfinder.

Third Image – Brownie Camera – Full Shot.  This is to contain the full body of the Brownie camera, probably the first strong sense of retracting distance through the first few images. This is the image which will be carried on into the next camera. Showing the full body of the camera allows the viewer to see the type of camera, specular on a era and get a sense of old technology.

Forth Image – Folding camera – Close up on view finder containing second image. Moving forward with the technology of cameras and into a folding cameras, the first jump between cameras with a clear advancement in technology. This once again is to be the establishing shot which concentrates on the previous image within the view finder and the first jump along the light beam.

Fifth Image – Folding Camera – Full Shot.  Full shot of the folding camera, the action of zooming out in this fashion is adding a steady movement to the narrative which will carry on till the end. These full shots describing the cameras don’t have to be from the back of the camera and same physicality that the close up shots are, they can be a descriptive image which shows the body of each camera and how they have developed over time.

Sixth Image – Twin Lens Reflex – Close up on view finder containing fifth image.  Moving on with the technology, this image introduces the Twin Lens Reflex camera, one of my favourite cameras. The Twin Lens has a great view finder to use for this project, a square format viewfinder on top of the camera. Once again this image will contain the previous image helping to create a link between the cameras and hopefully now beginning to show a mini calendar.

Seventh Image – Full Shot of Twin Lens Reflex. Full shot showing the advancement in technology, there is a repetition within the narrative now, the viewer hopefully seeing the pattern and begins to connect the dots about my statement and narrative. The calendar is gathering more body. May involve hands within this shot, somebody holding the camera, I have been thinking about the ways to present my cameras and don’t feel like they need to be alone within the image, I like the idea of them being in use.

Eighth Image – Close up on viewfinder of 35mm Film Camera containing seventh image. Again moving through the lenses of technology to land on the 35mm film camera,  we are now moving closer to the modern day cameras and now clearly see the advancement in camera technology. The only problem I worry about here is that the presence of my light source, I don’t want it to be forgotten about throughout this narrative. But hopefully when landing back on the light source at the end of the narrative will once again bring back the attention and importance of the source and round up the narrative.

Ninth Image – Full Shot of 35mm. A full shot of the 35mm camera in the same fashion as the previous full shots.

Tenth Image – Close up on view finder of DLSR. The last camera which will be used within my narrative, this modern DSLR camera is where we are up to in terms of technology, of course there are a lot more advance cameras then these however those advanced cameras are not easily accessible to the public, I’m concentrating on the technology which we can easily use and get our hands on, this is creating a relationship with the viewer about the technology they have experience in day to day lives.

Eleventh Image – Full shot of DSLR. This full shot is the last image involving a camera, I want this image to involve the final image in some way. Because most modern cameras now have a viewing screen on the back I could load my Light source image onto the camera and have it visible on the screen. Also having the 35mm in the view finder, hopefully rounding up my calendar of cameras and hinting towards the next frame.

Twelfth Image – Back to the Light Source. We are now back at the beginning of the sequence, the light source comes back into the narrative to create a circular motion, going back to this light source through old to new technology gives the light source weight in terms of its dominance and importance in advancing us as a race. Hopefully this reenforces the act of travelling through the cameras through a beam of light and that ‘light’ will constantly drive us forward.

The idea is that this circular narrative and statement can be added to over time to create a never ending calendar of our advancements in capturing light, this could actually end up being a educational and historical library of cameras through the ages.



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