Technical Assignment - Film Scanning
Old project dealing with made up identities.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
This work illustrates decay and decomposition using real bones, leaves, dirt, and branches. I scanned these objects and made scannograms rather than taking actual photographs of these objects to emphasize the shallow depth of field created using the scanner. I used a shallow depth of field to show the idea of these bones being buried on different levels of dirt. These objects were scanned into Photoshop and then turned a sepia tone to create a dirty look to the images and to add to the idea of these bones being buried.
My hopes are that by using real bones the work will easily communicate the idea of decay. I want the work to show the idea of animals and people becoming part of the earth when they die as their bodies decompose. I’m interested in decay and what people believe will happen to their bodies and spirit after death. The bones themselves are disgusting, but the shallow depth of field and the compositions are what make these images beautiful.