Many photographers pay their attention to the scenery, and their photos always have a specific theme. These photos are wonderful and attractive. I also have some scenery photos. However, recently, I took some photos with a complex theme. They may don’t have a specific theme. They are just aggregation of many tiny parts of different objects. In Theory, It called deconstruction. There are two ways of reacting to what deconstruction that is to say the impossibility of our really being able to form a grounded opinion about anything. In 21 century, everyone is a mixture of various culture. We may watch BBC, listen to Japanese music and eat Chinese food. Individuals almost influenced by the amount of opinions. To divide into tiny parts and then recombine them, people may be familiar with them and got our means via our photos. They may feel they are not alone and may feel peace and enjoy our work. This main image is inspired by an opinion. The name is obscure ambiguity. The open T-shirt with slight blue means a person with a 1/2 open-minded when met other individuals or other media such an article, a concert, a song, even an AI. He is a little hesitant and doubtful. Blue is an obscure color in this photos. The cross shadows have a similar meaning. So totally, the photo describes a world of confusion and chaos with a slight peace and private space.
How Create Our Own Type of Photography
Everyone wants to have their own type for being recognized by the public. However, this is not easy, and it may take a long time. There are some tips I had as my own experience. First, Observe the outside and find a suitable emotion or feeling during observing such as depressed feeling, anxious feel. Then, find a video or movie with this strong feel or find some related photos. Next, feel that emotion by imagining similar events and scene happened to ourselves. This may take the biggest percentage of all these types. Last, take photos and use our experience. There is a group of my work with the same title called Blue.
Create Obscure Theme as Group of Photos by Telling Stories
There are many metaphors that can extend and use as an element of photos. However, this is not easy to let others got our theme except a title. There are some tips. First, observe the details. Every detail is silent as a good story, but many details tell a story. We can focus on gestures, postures and some part of the human body such as eyes, hairs, hands. Try to observe their vein, texture and their taste if possible. Then use our imagination to feel them. Next, take photos even they are a different thing as an element. For example, you can choose leaves veins, furniture textures and a hand on the opposite of a table. Next, reunite them with our imagination to tell a story about a lonely stranger we met. If possible, we could use software to create more meaningful photos. Be divided into small parts, stories, and obscure theme can be easily shown among people. There is also one advantage: our photos don’t have specific objects. People can get what they want to get in our work. Half designer is a photographer; half is the public who saw the photos. It’s a good way to communicate with the public. The group of photos are about memories and the past. At that day, I just remembered my grandmother with my childhood. When I was a little girl, I thought I was not beautiful enough. When I saw the beauty in the advertisement, I felt inferiority many times. The past in my memory is a mixture of grey and dark yellows like a mixture of autumn and winter. Therefore, when I saw an advertisement, I capture it as a vintage theme. There are some group of photos on my site(https://www.behance.net/parapluiecheese).
Tips by Rita Sun
In conclusion, focus on tiny parts and use our imagination to create our own type of photos and obscure themes. Never feel afraid to try to use deconstruction to take photos. Divided objects to tiny parts and regroup them with our imagination and experience. If possible, tell a story with our photos.