With a few ideas floating around my head for the self portrait I might end up with a few different pictures. One of the ideas was to try to portray an idea of wandering and being mindless. This is a major thought because I was never sure of what to do with my life , so most of it was wandering around trying to see what would stick. A different idea that’s remained prominent was utilizing the use of a slow shutter speed and show different emotions throughout one picture.
The first thing that came to mind was the idea of taking photos of my friends in their rooms. This would show most of what and who they are in a comfortable environment for them. The other idea I had for this was possibly going to one of their workspaces and see what they are like at those location compared to how they are in their rooms.
This I had trouble really thinking of something to do about it. I had ideas of having people/friends in their work attire in front of a blank wall or make use of a shallow depth of field with a background outside somewhere. The meaning of this would be about backing up the idea of what they do to make a living. I was also thinking about possibly using shadows being cast on the subject to represent different ideas as well.
When we were viewing the examples in class the examples with the use of a mirror really resonated with me. A use of a mirror in different lighting and different types of mirrors could have different meanings. Other ideas were showing off physical ability or musical ability. The idea with musical ability I was thinking of having the subject stand in front of a wall that would be decorated to make it look like the subject was performing.