[EDIT] Since people have mentioned it ;3 I didn't make the cranes the traditional way, they're made so they flap their wings when you grip the lower front portion and pull the tail, it's just how I prefer to do it. I'm aware that means they don't look 100% like the traditional ones, think of it as another aspect of making the whole thing personal...
In regards to the shot and my school application, it along with four other images on the theme of identity and a write up about them got me an interview though in the end I didn't end up getting a place at LCA, instead as part of my portfolio it helped get me a place on another course I much preferred and will be will be starting in September X3
Thanks so much for all the faves and comments, they're greatly appreciated~
Possibly one of the photos I'm going to be submitting for my application to Leeds College of Art and Design, they requested four photographs on the theme of 'Identity'.
I'm not sure if I've gone a little too abstract with the theme or not, I'll be explaining my thought process behind this shot when I write about it anyway but I wanted to do a more conceptual self portrait of sorts.
We all have many things that make up our identities, different aspects of ourselves and our lives that make us who we are. Each crane is covered on a short passage about myself, one for my beliefs, my history and the people in my life, my interests, my personality, my ambitions and one left blank for the things yet to shape me.
I chose cranes because while it's never been a conscious decision I always
have a paper crane on my desk and I wanted to use a series of things that where otherwise identical because identity in a psychological sense stems from the idea of sameness and continuance.
Please feel free to critique this if you have chance, I would really appreciate any and all input. ^^
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