Dreamlings

  • Photography Final | Wintersession 2013
     
    The slow sink one feels as darkness descends, the feeling of release upon falling asleep...
     
    To delve into this unconscious world, I had to let the assignment take its own form. While I was prompted by an interest in the overall unsettling sense of dreaming, the settings and mood eventually dictated what I would capture. In addition, I found the “reality” that exists within the photographic frame a fitting platform for the investigation of dream logic. Why is it that we don’t realize just how oddly set our dreams are until we wake up? How can things we dream about feel right and wrong at the same time? I hoped to explore this intersection of belief and disbelief through these photographs, functioning as brief glimpses of dreams just before they silently disintegrate.
  • Playing with long exposures to create isolated blurring. The above photographs were practice for the final.
     
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