Originally an unfinished artwork consisting wholly of paint
Currently a mixed medium artwork I plan to leave unrefined
Excited to share this with my American friends soon!
For the record, I'd just preface this post by saying - yes, I am still a photographer, no I will not limit my creative pursuits to a single medium. I think this would be a great opportunity to shed some light on my artworks and the processes involved creating them.
All of my artworks originate from my still photographs. I still go out and take photos with a camera; I do not enjoy putting my subjects through the pain of sitting motionless for hours on end like a traditional painter will.
My objective for each of my artworks has is to enhance the emotions of the subject and add further depth to my work, something that is hard to achieve with photography alone. I have been experimenting the correct use of this concept for a while now. The processes involved behind my artworks are quite different; some would say silly and unconventional. I have experimented with many mediums, both digital and traditional and I have a strong respect for artists who practise either discipline, however, I do not believe in strictly adhering to a single medium.
I start each artwork off by defining the project parameters - the medium, color palette and subject. This process often takes weeks and I find that the less I stress about it, the easier it comes to me. Once I have set parameters, I will proceed to explaining my vision to my model, in this case, the beautiful Alexandra (go book the fuck out of her). Once we are on the same page, we will plan to go somewhere cool and take a bunch of photos, just like a photographer would; A persons body language can be highly reflective of their surroundings, which is why I chose to shoot on a rooftop in Sydney CBD.
Post shoot work involves film dev and scanning, after which I get the opportunity to select a group of key images to base of my artwork off. Creating the actual artwork can take anywhere from a day to a month depending on how much I like the project. I envisioned this artwork to reflect the feeling of travelling to a foreign city, but whatever artistic explanation filled with long adjectives you can conjure up yourself will work just as well for me too.