Inspired by a Game-of-Thrones-esque look, this series is merely a deeper look into the details of the larger, feature image, Old Jewels.
Upon noticing that the different process images for my still life flowed together like a stop-motion video, I decided to make one. This ends up as a making-of video for the final image, showing my process while capturing the photograph. Finally, the stark difference from the last process image, to the final image shows the work that happens behind the scenes, in post-production.
This tiny series offers a closer look into its parent image, “Souvenirs from Home.” The still life presents my collection of trinkets and keepsakes from my visits home to Cuba and speaks to the yearning of immigrants to keep pieces of their faraway home close by. It also offers an interesting look at the things we believe represent our countries.
This still life, made for my advanced studio lighting class, features photos of my father, at different stages throughout his life, as well as a love letter he wrote my mom.