Below I have included some visual inspiration that I have found, My initial idea for my no daylight project is a series of images that all somehow include the colour red. The images will include an array of products and they will be backlit, the idea behind this is that you can not tell what product is in the image or only see a small part of the product. I have not yet decided if the series would be used for advertising projects or whether they are to be simply abstract images. My testing will include experimenting in the studio with different light set ups, but will focus primarily on light the product from behind and distorting the way the products look.
The objects I have chosen to photograph will be bright red (this may include some post production work to get the contrast that I want) and some will be liquids that light can appear through. Some of the objects I have chosen to experiment with include:
Strawberries, red washing up liquid, red lipstick, sparkly red paint, a red apple, red glitter, a red air freshener, a red wig and a red dress.
I have also been researching into using a singular colour repeatedly in a body of work, and looking at other photographers that use colour to link a series of photographs together. One of the photographers is Gabriel Isak, and his project ‘The Red Line’. The images all include something that is red, and all the red objects are the same shade of red which I think is important to tie the series together. This will be something I must consider whilst shooting, and I will have to keep comparing my images to make sure that the red in each image is of a similar shade.
Gabriel Isak’s other project ‘The Blue Journey’ is another project that uses colour repeatedly but not in a product but using different shade of blue in the background, with different textures such as clouds.
Below are two images that Alastair Strong (left) and Charlie Surbey (right) took, and these images are my inspiration of what I would like my body of work to look like if I chose to go down the path of advertisement for my project.