Affected

Self-portraiture project exploring the effect of elements on facial expressions.

"Affected" is a self-portraiture project exploring the effect of elements on facial expressions. I decided to focus only on the effects air and water as I felt that these elements created the most impact without causing harm.
 
Artists Bill Viola and Tadao Cern strongly influenced my choices for the development of my idea and my aesthetic choices in photoshoots. Like them, I focused on photographing facial expressions that occurred completely naturally.
 
The main two outcomes of this project show the impact of water on facial expressions with an A1 cyanotype and an animated GIF. The cyanotype was used to capture the grit and texture which enhances the natural element of the shoot. The animated GIF was used to really portray the movement lost in the still image.
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