School Project: The Staged Portrait

Staged Portraits may sound a little mainstream for a project, and my first thought was “Yes, yes it is mainstream” However the guest teacher who gave us this assignment, made it into something entirely different. Showing us works by Todd Hido (whom i never had heard of), Greg Crewdson, Rineke Dijkstra, and a couple more. And yes, if one works with them as inspiration you’ll end up someplace very weird spooky and magical. 

Morten Nilsson (click his name to visit his page and check out his work) is very much into creating a different universe within the pictures and has encouraged us to do just that. It’ll be exciting to see where it all takes us. 

My Idea so far. Using a darkroom safelight as light and getting a red haired person to model for me. We’ll see how it turns out. I’m pretty excited about it so far. 

Will of course post the final result.

Until next time!



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