I set a personal project, to capture some painting with light images within the home. Although the weather in Hull has been nice, the rainy nights have put me off having to walk 5 miles out of town to capture some light painting images. I Don’t normally shoot in my house, but finding the right subject was important, making sure its interesting and that there is enough room to capture the image.
I was influenced by Crewdson’s work, his portraits of people in these bizarre and creepy locations, but i focused more so on the lighting of Crewdson, adapting this idea of this supernatural lighting that appears from unknown sources. I wanted to create images that turned Crewdon’s images into some psychedelic trip!
After purchasing some El Wire i was eager to create some sci-fi looking images, the El wire is recorded as this mist, which can look great when used with the right subject. Here i have tried to create a scene of menace, as if a hot flame had began within the wardrobe, which relates back to children’s nightmares of the monster in the closet.
To accomplish this image, I had to put the torch inside each draw and move horizontally to allow the light to be pushed out, and then recorded by the camera. The idea was to create an image that looked at how light can be captured inside containers, a theme which is recurring in these four images.
The idea was to show travel, and photography and their relationship, the subject location is a corner, relating to my desire to travel and photograph the world, while the colours are neon, and bright reflecting upon my appreciation for light, colour and how it behaves at night.
This image, was influenced heavily by Crewdon’s work, i imagined the fridge as being a portal, or creature that is living, and comes alive at night while everyone is asleep. I believe the colours, blue and green work well to create a horror/sci-fi appeal to the photograph.