Framing The World Through My Photographs
Task 2 for #picbod is called “The tribe”. For this task we need to photograph our “tribe” – the people who surround us, whom we usually spend our time with. We have to photograph them from the inside, the images should show intimacy.
Who are the members of my tribe?
Whilst at university I am away from my family, I consider my housemates as my ‘uni family’. I am a lot closer to two of my housemates, Gabi and Becky as we spend most of our free time crashing in front of the tv, we have the nickname the ‘lounge hoggers’. I have photographed Gabi and Becky whilst sitting/laying in front of the tv.
Images – whilst taking the images I didn’t want to be too intrusive, therefore I stayed sitting where I was and photographed from that angle as this way they were less aware of the camera. As a secondary image to go along with the photo i have taken of Gabi or Becky I will take one of their surroundings without them in it, especially as we all have our own spots on the sofas now.
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I found it easier to photograph Gabi as I am very used to being around her totally relaxed as we very often fall asleep in each others beds. Bellow is my final image for the tribe. I have presented it as a diptych as the image on the right sets the scene to the relaxed nature of the photo of Gabi.