Inside Kimmy's Mind » Assignment 2~ Constructed Realities

Assignment 2~ Constructed Realities

I have no idea if I did this project correctly, it was complicated, difficult and exhausting. But it was also really fun and I’m really proud of these photos.

The assignment called for creating a scene for the camera, using props, “actors”, costumes. ect. And then using line, texture, balance, light. ect. To capture a single scene and create a narrative in that single shot. I sort of did this last minute, but I started off by writing down ideas.  Now, we were doing things on a smaller scale so using toys or action figures as our “actors” was encouraged. I had trouble with my ideas in the beginning but after watching Amélie, I was brimming with them. However, I just couldn’t figure out how to bring them to life. Long story short, I decided to go with recreating fairy tales. As my actor, I decided to use a ball joint doll that artists use when sketching. I chose Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Rapunzel as my inspiration for transforming the ball joint doll. It was tedious and I crafted each outfit and yarn wig myself. I’m very pleased with the finished images and hope my teacher will be too.  So without further ado, here are my four constructed realities….

scene 1
scene 2

I may have let my passion for Disney affect my photos, especially since I used Disney’s interpretation as inspiration for mine. Again, I’m quite pleased with them. I wracked my brain trying to figure out the props and placement for the dolls, and with the help from my sister Kat, the photos came out fantastic. Belle is my favorite princess, but I think Rapunzel was my favorite to photograph, her wig came out the best too, and she was, along with Alice, easy to photograph. I’m hoping my teacher recognizes how much work I put into these. I bought two dolls, and they remain as Belle and Rapunzel at the moment and might keep them as such for awhile, they were just too pretty to destroy.

My critique is tomorrow, and I have work in the morning before that so I should get some rest. Wish me luck!!! I hope your week has been great. Until next time…

Thanks for reading

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