Early brainstorming – The first two trains of thought..

During the holiday break I came up with two main ideas for semester 2 604 paper.

Idea 1 –

This is branching on from the identity project we did last semester. This would be an extremely fun and emotional project. It is quite exposed and raw which is something Im not entirely sure I want to do yet. It could be very healing or it could be a bit too personal.

Create a series of images which represent anxiety/panic/emotional hurdles.

Some influences for this theme are here:



I was drawn to this image because of its sense of vast abandonment.

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This image can give the viewer and understanding of feeling trapped.. it visually describes the feeling.

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This is a great image demonstrating how it might look like being unable to breath.

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I want to some how visually demonstrate how the emotions of anxiety and panic feel.

There are a series of books called “Living with IT” by Bev Aisbett they talk about what its like living with Panic Phobia. They liken it to having a monster (IT) following you everywhere you go.


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I thought of creating a monster out of paper mache and photograph it with me in my everyday life.

Similar to this music video clip “Another Chance” Roger Sanchez which has a giant heart which a women carries around with her.


Retrieved 21/7/14 Image Link for Another Chance by Roger Sanchez

Link for video here: Another Chance – Roger Sanchez

Idea 2 –

The next idea I had came about by thinking what would be something really useful to work on this semester. What would be something I could use and take away with me afterwards which would teach me some valuable skills. Studying at NMIT I have access to some very skilled and experienced tutors I need to utilize these people as much as possible.

I thought about creating a website for myself. Promoting my photography and eventually other design skills.

I already have a logo I created here:
watermark black logo (2)

There are some websites here that really inspire me:

Laura Makabresku although this is a blog it is simple and stunning.

The Love Collective another very simple blog site website.

Luke Marshall Images Luke Marshall is a Nelson Photographer – I like the fresh contempory style of his site.

Alex Stoddard  – This site is again very minimalistic. I like this style.

Now I will present these two ideas with my tutor and see what he advice he has.





About jessshirley1981

Hi there, Im a 33 year old mum of two, a 7 year old daughter and a 5 year old son. I am studying for the BA in Arts & Media part time, I have just finished L6 Studio this semester 2, 2014. My passion is photography, here is a link to my facebook photography page for those of you that are interested https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessica-Shirley-Photography/414300345298086
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