My inspiration for this final was the work of an artist named Idris Khan. His work includes a series of photographs of industrial structures that exemplify modernist engineering, such as gas reservoirs and water towers. The photographs are often presented in a similar format, in a collection of layered photographs to create a single blurred image.
I didn’t just want to take images of continuous actions. I wanted to educate my viewers on a topic that affects so many worldwide. Addiction is a condition that results when a person ingests a substance or engages in an activity that can be pleasurable but the continuous act or use becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary life. Fighting addiction can feel like a horrible unstoppable cycle. I want my images to portray the struggle of living with an addiction. The layered images reflect on the uncontrollable repition when living with an addiction. My final can be based on both Non Linear and Linear. From a Non Linear stand point, the images portray a unlogical form being broken down into moments. While as a Linear, we are able to see the start point and work are way from there to the end.
This project was an incredible learning experience, not only was I pushed out of my comfort zone, I learned to love it. I always have trouble locking down one idea. I change my mind constantly, and if I really don’t love the idea, I won’t do it. The process for this idea was based on research, alot of it. It took a while but as soon as I found something I thought was amazing, I stuck with it. This project was an excellent example of time managment. If I were to change anything it would be to add more, to make a whole series out of this idea and then finalize it into a book.