The following are two sets of self portraits I took while on San Juan Island last month. This was the first time I created a low-budget photography studio, and the first time I ritualized photography concerning the physical human body as the main theme/subject. As explored below in Memory forms, movement accompanied each of the forms (or poses) that I created and worked through. The forms themselves remain secret, a language that was used to inform the project but not define the output to the external viewers.
In the second sequence, Further Forms, I have created various forms of amalgamations of the Memory Forms, using some fairly basic blending techniques. The resulting abstract forms were the result of an inquiry on the forms within photography’s editing process.