I want to talk a bit about why I chose the big final image that I did. I wanted to photograph something visually appealing that the public would easily be able to understand. Nothing with too much hidden meaning and agendas, for example at last years exhibition there was an image of a night time countryside hill with a dimly lit white streak going across it. Talking to the owner of the work didn’t really fill me with much more information and instead he tried to make me guess what I thought the light was. If anything it confused me even more, this is not what I wanted to do at all. I wanted to photograph in a very clearcut, straight forward way which will be easy to understand for everyone but also have enough depth to make people want to look through the rest of the prints. Eye-candy is what I was going for, which is why I chose the following image.
I feel that it also has the most amount of visual communication to say what I want to in the project. I’m trying to comment on British society, how we live, where we live and how we enjoy ourselves and I feel this does it. It also touches on the whole environmental impact too with the telephone wires spanning the top portion of the image, a physical and prominant feature of the landscape which woundn’t have been there if it wasn’t for the development of the town. It’s difficult choosing the right image for showcasing the entire body of work, you want to open up and let people know what your story is about, but dont want to give too much information away.
Out of the not so many images I shot, this stood out as the most eye catching and better of the lot.