As a result of the Sustainable Prospects module I have really started to think about the business side of a photography career. With this in mind the main focus for me over the coming months is to progress in terms of style development so I can build my portfolio to show prospective clients/agents and commissioners.
I'm trying to find a way of combining my research into the family album and the way that people keep memories alive whilst also developing a commercially viable portfolio. This is a first attempt in something a little more Portrait/Fashion inspired but still influenced by talking to Hannah about the poses her family did in her family album photographs which I will display alongside the new images of her.
This is still not at the level I want to be at and I already have ideas of how this aesthetic is going to be developed. I feel this shoot went too far away from my love for the snapshot which is where the early family album photographs sat aesthetically. The harsh flash and out of filter framing are the things I love about that kind of image and it isn't necessarily what I produced here.
I need to think about my display of these images. I'm not entirely sure how they will fit together with my photographs of Hannah. One idea was to print out and then rephotograph the prints to give the images the feel of object rather than image. The object is what for me is the important factor with the family album. The physical printed image rather than a hard drive with files on it.