Mini Project: Winter Neverland

During the recent snowmageddons that embattled the UK I decided to shoot a mini project to try out some different techniques and visual style. 

The essay explores fictional place of Neverland combined with the concept of a Winter Wonderland, the existence of both may be questioned.  Both Neverland and a winter wonderland have aspects grounded in reality, but also occupy the dream world. They are both subjective places with their perfections based solely on the individual that occupies those realms. 

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For this essay I broke away from my usual practice to produce something that was a bit more conceptual and dream like. I have been researching work by Rinko Kawauchi and was inspired by her latest work Halo. It lead me to explore ideas of fictional and semi-fictional narratives. Despite being aesthetically different I found Jack Latham's "Sugar Paper Theories", 2016 an interesting way to explore a narrative that is boarders on both real and fictional. Whilst the lenscratch section on narrative photography has given me some ideas to explore with my practice.  I was particularly interested in Amani Willett's "The Disappearance of Joseph Plummer", which like Latham's project explores a story with its narrative firmly split between fiction and non fiction.  Willet is described as creating a "visual screenplay", this concept interests me as I have a background in film production.  

With Winter Neverland, 2018, I was exploring how dreamscapes shift into reality. 

References

Jack Latham. (2018). Sugar Paper Theories. [online] Available at: http://www.jacklatham.com/project/sugar-paper-theories/ [Accessed 20 Mar. 2018].

LENSCRATCH. (2018). Narrative Photography. [online] Available at: http://lenscratch.com/narrative-photography/ [Accessed 20 Mar. 2018].

Rinko Kawauchi – 川内倫子. (2018). Rinko Kawauchi – 川内倫子. [online] Available at: http://rinkokawauchi.com [Accessed 20 Mar. 2018].

Smithson, A. (2018). Amani Willett: The Disappearance of Joseph Plummer. [online] LENSCRATCH. Available at: http://lenscratch.com/2017/11/amani-willett-the-disappearance-of-joseph-plummer/ [Accessed 20 Mar. 2018].