Telly Baby

In our modern society we are attached to technologies and we rely too much on them. We are like this Telly Baby, attached with umbilical cord to it’s mother, where is comfort and happiness.

 

 

“Telly Baby”
model: Michelle Coyne-Taylor
props: made by me and found on the street
location: Inverness College
Big thanks to my sister, without her I wouldn’t have so much motivation! She is my inspiration!

I’ve been working quite hard last few months and I had planned new pictures. I wanted to share you the first, hopefully not last staged image. It looks simple but there is put a lot of work. I am trying to create setup in real life, rather than create a drawing in Photoshop. I hope I will get better at this.

Beauty Warriors

 

The series “Beauty Warriors” is collection of photographs featuring strange and unusual-looking beauty products. All the products were bought on Ebay, and most items were made in China. These products promise instant cures to almost all beauty problems; they fight “problem zones” and promise to cure problems without surgical intervention. Each item visually appeals to me and I tried to show the relationship between beauty product and model.

To be successful, you must be perfect and look perfect—these are our society’s rules, which we all follow without even realizing how ridiculous the standards are. We often forget about the importance of inner beauty.

The project is ongoing, as I just can’t stop buying these wonderful pieces!

I am very lucky for having such lovely models who allowed to take pictures of them! Thank you so much! 

 

 

 

Somnambulism (Dictionary Series)

In the project ‘Dictionary Series’ I explore words that interested me and I show my view and interpretation of it visually.
When we don’t know the answers, we are usually ‘googling’. In the project I do the search on internet and Google is my best friend if I need quick answers. The most interesting for me is medical terminology.

‘Sleepwalking, formally known as somnambulism, is a behaviour disorder that originates during deep sleep and results in walking or performing other complex behaviors while asleep. It is much more common in children than adults and is more likely to occur if a person is sleep deprived. Because a sleepwalker typically remains in deep sleep throughout the episode, he or she may be difficult to awaken and will probably not remember the sleepwalking incident.

Sleepwalking usually involves more than just walking during sleep; it is a series of complex behaviours that are carried out while sleeping, the most obvious of which is walking. Symptoms of sleepwalking disorder range from simply sitting up in bed and looking around, to walking around the room or house, to leaving the house and even driving long distances. It is a common misconception that a sleepwalker should not be awakened. In fact, it can be quite dangerous not to wake a sleepwalker.’

text from sleepfoundation.org

 

”Keep Your Dreams Alive…”

I am very lucky to have such wonderful people in my life and now I can achieve my dreams and do what I really wanted to do. Finally there is a nice space available where  I can visualise my ideas and thoughts.

I have tried many different experiments while studying Contemporary Art and I went trough a really hard and interesting journey so far: builded up experience, tried to understand who I am and what is that what I want to do. Tried painting, sculpture making, also many different things but I never felt fulfilled. There has been a strange feeling that something is wrong, I kept searching and searching for missing pieces of puzzle. Until one day my digital media teacher saw my photographs. She inspired me to keep doing what I love most and I think, this time I finally feel I am on the right way. 

Now I have many plans and loads of dreams. I need to keep pushing myself harder, never stop doing what I like. I remember when I discovered photography, it was eight years ago, I had butterflies in my belly, I fell in love physically and I am still in love. It’s a passion, it’s more than just a work or a hobby. In photography I can use so many things, I can paint, I can make sculptures, I can create installations. Photography for me is the best medium as it allows to be free. 

Today I had wonderful, experimental and fun photo session with my friend Sharon and my daughter Anna. I had one flash and umbrella, and a reflector. The room where we worked is spacious. There is a small stage and white walls which is very good. Hopefully I will be allowed to work here again. 

Reminding myself, “Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.”
Gail Devers

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Anna on the stage.

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