Elina Brotherus - CARPE FUCKING DIEM (2011-2015)

Elina Brotherus - CARPE FUCKING DIEM (2011-2015)

I found Brothers' work very intriguing. On an aesthetic level there are images I like and some images I find not so pleasing to look at. Possibly that is the artists intention. I was really interested in the organisation of the images as a series. This is something I have been thinking about in terms of my own practise. In my series of landscapes I initially intended to have a series of portraits to act as a natural pause in the landscape however my portraits didn't work as part of the series and so it became a landscape only piece of work. My concern however is where images fit int he sequence with other images. There are 2 seascapes for example that reminded me very much of Brotherus' Hurricane image. This image seems to be a response to her emotion at the time. This series responding tot he idea that you don't really know where your going in life. I feel the message makes this image far too obvious. 

  © Elina Brotherus - Dried Lake, Phnom Penh,  2013, 70x105 cm

© Elina Brotherus - Dried Lake, Phnom Penh, 2013, 70x105 cm

 © Elina Brotherus -  Moon , 2012, 70x105 cm

© Elina Brotherus - Moon, 2012, 70x105 cm

Another element I have an interest in is the length of the project. I tend to think of projects or bodies of work being of quite a short amount of time. This work by Brotherus was realised over a 4 year period. I would also be really interested to see the images that didn't make the final edit. 

 © Elina Brotherus,  Godmother and Goddaughter , 2011

© Elina Brotherus, Godmother and Goddaughter, 2011

 © Elina Brotherus,  Science Class 2 , 2014, 60x90 cm

© Elina Brotherus, Science Class 2, 2014, 60x90 cm

I am interested though in her self portrait series. It is something I have never included in my work but may consider for future projects.

 © Elina Brotherus,  Hurricane , 2012, 70x105 cm

© Elina Brotherus, Hurricane, 2012, 70x105 cm

Bibliography

Elina Brotherus. (2018). Photography. [online] Available at: http://www.elinabrotherus.com/photography/#/carpe-fucking-diem/ [Accessed 27 Mar. 2018].

Project Shotlist for next weekend visit to Devon

Project Shotlist for next weekend visit to Devon

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