Conceptualization For a Series vs. a Single Image
How do we conceptualize a Siri's versus a single image? There's a difference. There has to be a difference when you focus on a single image, then you really focus on theme and visual theme is the idea of the image, and visuals are the visuals of the image. So you have an idea, and you represent that visually. And then that tends to be how we work with a single image idea. Visual done. A Siri's, though, requires you to focus on theme and visual. Of course, yes, but then toe add a through line. What is going to be the story that takes place through all of the images in the Siri's? You have an idea. You have a visual now. How do you stretch that across multiple images? Theme is just the overarching idea behind an image. So it's really just I have an idea. This is it, blah. Whatever you want to say. One word. Two words a sentence. That's your theme visual, You know, photographic elements. How do they come together to tell the story of that theme? But then the through line is making sure th...
at each image builds depth and diversity into the story while knitting together clues that point to a theme. So when you're talking about through line, you're saying, Okay, I've got this really cool image. Maybe, like I'm just thinking of one of mine. Maybe it's me standing in a field covered in butterflies. The theme is transformation. The visual is butterflies all over me. But then how do I extend that through a whole entire Siri's? Well, maybe I come up with ideas like, Okay, I'm going to have I'm gonna be covered in fewer and fewer butterflies until they're all flown away. Maybe that's one wayto represent a through line of a story of transformation. So think about the through line is a really important tool here. When it comes to a Siri's. This Siri's that I'm showing you is begin again. My most recently finished Siri's, and this is all about identity. So this whole Siri's there's a single theme. The theme is identity, and they're all visually represented. Pretty similar. They all take place in a field. They're all foggy. They all have this yellow tone over them, and they're all self portrait with this antique dress. Now the props differ, and that's how the through line continues through this story. You have this theme of identity represented visually in all those ways that I just mentioned. But the through line is examining how we deal with the theme of identity in our lives, by wearing a mask by looking in the mirror and by wearing a veil. And that's why you see all of these images here. So theme is identity. The visual is monochromatic, antique, foggy, but the through line is different ways of hiding ourselves from ourselves behind a mask in a mirror and behind a veil. This is the Siri's fourth wall, which I already showed you, and there's a lot of consistency within this Siri's. It all takes place in this one room with no windows or doors. There's a single subject in the center of the frame, and then all these different elements that I brought in. So the theme of Fourth Wall is secrets, things that you feel you can't tell anybody else, but that your thinking in your mind, something about you that makes you feel trapped. The visual is that they all take place in a square room shot from above. There are all trapped, all the subjects air trapped in some way, and I use abstract materials in every room the through line, then combining the theme and visual across all of them is that there are different representations of the things that we don't tell others, so there's always always a through line.