Paige and Taylor’s Twin-ship.

 

As part of my exploration into the relations of identical Twins and their unspoken communication and unconditional love for each other, I felt it was important to get their perspective on their Twin-ship. So I put together a series of questions and I have Video recorded their answers and reactions.

The questions were derived around various misconceptions about Twins. I didn’t need to ask some of the questions as Paige and Taylor had already covered them with some of their expansion on the answers.

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Paige and Taylor Twin Perspective

 

 

 

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A quick Photoshoot for possible further development.

After explaining to Paige and Taylor that I wanted to take some more photographs but this time some that they felt would best show off their personality and Twin-ship with movements, gestures and their sense of fun they were quite happy to oblige. (The girls are in their Pyjamas’ because it was what they call Pyjama day and feel comfortable.) I gave them very little direction apart from asking them to repeat something if I missed capturing it on camera.

Still trying to recreate the Dianne Arbus Twin picture that they loved so much.

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Moving on from this I need to speak to my Tutor, I have been thinking of recreating the Handstand with wire sculpture and possibly creating a slideshow for the projector to project and show movement. The photoshoot went well, Paige and Taylor had lots of fun and I got some great images that will hopefully develop further.

 

 

Exploring the Relations of identical Twins through Manipulated projections and wire sculpture.

I tried to position the wire sculptures to reflect the images and took all photographs from every vantage point possible. I am really pleased with them, I love how illuminated the wire sculptures are when the light hits them and I did my best to capture their unique relations, their unspoken communication, their personal identity, equality, diversity and unconditional love for each other through all the images. I believe I captured, manipulated, projected and reflected their personalities again with the wire sculpture and could possibly leave people mesmerised much like Paige and Taylor do in life. They have always been like little energetic whirl winds.

I need to discuss where I go from here with my Tutor as I am aware that time is moving on quickly and I don’t want to leave no time for a presentation piece.

I had hoped to experiment further with the Video ‘Continual Cycle’ of Paige and Taylor in the pool but with having to use a Mac and being unable to transport the Video to the USB for use on the Mac this has proved difficult. I will talk this through with my Tutor as well and see if we can find a way around it.

Moving on I will be posting on the Fad page for feedback on a few of the images.

Experimenting further with projection.

As part of the experimental process and my development with this project I took  the Manipulated projections and Photographs and experimented further with projecting onto the wire sculptures, Plaster face cast and paper Cubes. This time the Projector ws set up in a special dark room with blacked out walls.

You can see the development in the photographs from beginning to end and I had some trouble with capturing the camera settings as it wouldn’t always pick up on what I was seeing in the room. After I played about with the settings, trying auto, manual and effect it was clear that the best setting to capture the dramatic colour and effect on the wire was the effect setting on the camera that I hadn’t used before.

I really wanted the camera to relay what I could see in the room and some of the manipulated images were so effective that I could feel the drama and mesmerizing spirit of my Twins relationship in the room, especially the ones that capture Paige and Taylor falling out.

I tried moving the wire sculptures to the positions of the faces so that it would look like the sculptures were coming out of the photographs.

I attempted to project onto the plaster casting of my face but positioning the cast was difficult and as I was working on my own it wouldn’t stand upright and the projector struggled to reach it properly without me holding it which was difficult then to take the picture. I decided quite quickly that I didn’t like it and so dismissed it along with the cubes that I had attempted to use.

After having a long series of photographs where the images were not coming out I tried various modes on my camera and the photographs were finally showing the effect that was created in the room.

Moving on I will post some of my images onto the Fad page for feedback and return tomorrow.

It gets very hot in the room and I am constantly moving around into different positions to get the right angles. I love the photographs that I have done today showing my development as the day went on. Hopefully tomorrow I can create some more equally Dramatic. I noticed the brighter more colour filled the images projected were the more dramatic the effect was on the wire. I will go home tonight and add some more colour to some manipulations tonight ready for tomorrow.

 

Projection on cubes made from Net Templates.

I constructed some cube’s using a Template similar to this one and measuring the squares 8cm-8cm and slightly larger at 18cm-18cm exploring scale and the effect they can have when used in projection and possibly as a Photo sculpture.

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I took the boxes I had constructed into the dark room with the projector and began working them into my projections. Unfortunately due to Technical difficulties with my camera and the fact I still haven’t got used to it the photographs don’t really capture the effect. I had used masking tape and arranged some of the boxes a little higher to capture the 3D effect but it didn’t give the dramatic impact that the light on the wire did and so after a while I decided to concentrate on experimenting further with the wire while still trying to find the right setting on my camera. I did however really like the difference between the Darkness and the white of the boxes. I also found a brown Piece of Cardboard and added that to see the effect that would make. Some of the images didn’t turn out but these are the images that did.