I think the reason why I sparked this idea was because one of my sisters was due to have her baby and I had also found out that a man named Eric Walton at a Eothen Homes (a care home I used to volunteer at) had just turned 100 years old. I then found out that my sister had a baby boy (Figure 1) and thought that the idea fits. I instantly thought of capturing photographs of both, the 100 year old man, and the baby to create an over all narrative. Furthermore, my idea had grown and to create the narrative I was going to show the story in reverse. Showing the story in reverse of the man being old and then becoming younger I then thought of the film, 'Benjamin Button' and was going to used the sound track from this movie in the background.
|Figure 1: First photograph for narrative old idea. |
- Portrait photographs of the residents.
- Personal Items - Old photographs, jewellery, books, shoes, clothing, hairbrush, combs etc.
- Talking to the residents about their lives to find out more about the older generation.
- Documentary style photographs that will be presented to my photography class at CCAD.
My new fresh idea is to capture photographs that create a narrative from a road trip. I will be traveling in the car and capturing photographs while I'm on a day out. For the photographic narrative I will show different places on stop offs at petrol stations, café/restaurants and whatever I see while I'm on the stop off as well as on the road, before I reach my destination. The destination will conclude the overall narrative, but throughout will show the journey of travelling somewhere and things you see that reflect your mood while arriving at the desired destination.