One Reader’s Photography Project
This post is from Marisol Farda, a photographer who took my post on photography projects to heart. She started her own photography project and was kind enough to send it for me to look at. I thought it was a creative photography project. Sometimes taking on a little photography project like this can really help you learn new skills. Here’s Marisol….
I have been working on multiple photography projects for sometime now. By working on a project and creating a series, I am able to express myself by bringing ideas to life and telling a story. The idea to photograph objects from my childhood came to me while eating lunch at a local diner. The idea was to find everyday technologies that were eventually replaced with newer technologies (ex. floppy disc replaced by CD-R, VHS tape replaced by DVD, etc.) I have had a number of these items in my possession for years and have always wanted to find a way to record them. Photography gives me a way to document these objects so they are not forgotten, essentially creating a visual history. For me, this gives new life to possessions that would otherwise have little to no functionin their present state.
In doing this project, I learned that creating a series does not necessarily happen overnight and to remain patient with the process. This project started with an idea; then, I had to work to bring the idea to life, which takes time. Of course, I was able to photograph the belongings that I owned right away; however, there were other objects that lived only in my memory, and those things were not as easy to find. To find these items, I had to rummage through thrift stores and search on Ebay. As I write, I am still gathering objects to complete this series.
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