Saturday, 23 October 2010

Let's Sleep On It.

Let’s Sleep On It.

“The bed comprehends our whole life; for we were born in it, we live in it, and we shall die in it.”

- Guy de Maupassant.

A bed can mean numerous things to someone. Whether it’s a sanctuary to sleep, somewhere to hide, a place for intimacy or the main feature of a room.

In reference to my last body of work, not only the beds but the environments of the people I know and love have been photographed. These beds have been captured in a way that I see them almost every time I am around them.

Present within these images are the surrounding environments the beds are central to. The way in which the room and bed are kept reflects a signature of the owner, as they leave a piece of themselves within their belongings.

This project revolves around the comfort and familiar that is present in peoples living quarters.

[1] De Maupassant, G. 2005, The Complete Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant, p 681, Kessinger Publishing, United States.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Bed Series; Progression (Final Review)

Within this series, I wanted to portray the space in which people live. As we are most familiar with our bedrooms/beds, I wanted to document how intimate spaces are left once used.

These photos are a further progression from my last body of work based on the same concept. Except within these images, I decided to introduce small areas of the surrounding environments, as a further portrait of the individual I was photographing.

I originally planned to photograph in a landscape format, however, due to the different layouts of peoples bedrooms, I just decided to choose the best images captured.

I still have a lot of work to do though, and not enough time!

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Various forms of inspiration.