Projects

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Fujifilm X100F

I have always been passionate about Photography Projects and I even include Projects in my talks and workshops. Projects are fantastic for personal development but frustrating all at the same time. The hardest part with most projects is getting started ! Once you are started its not too hard to stay motivated, as long as its a short project.  A short project is for around a year.

I started my ‘Where is Jane’ & ‘Where’s Jane’ project about six months ago but its not been going to plan. Its a long term, double project based on my old facebook posts about my travels with Jane.

I got it wrong from the start and decided to shoot the project in Colour and with the Fujifilm GFX because I wanted to put the images in a Exhibition with really big prints. The downside to this idea was I really don’t carry the GFX with me everywhere I go with Jane, so the projects were not really getting off the ground and I ended up shooting with all types of camera, also I am  not a fan of colour so it was all at a standstill !

This weekend in Edinburgh I shot the black and white image above and it was that lightbulb moment ! I was doing it all wrong and it should be in black and white and not camera specific !

So I am going to start the project from scratch but this also means I can add into the project all the old images from facebook that made me want to start the project in the first place.

‘Where is Jane’ & ‘Where’s Jane’ are two very simple projects,  one is looking for Jane in the images and the other is knowing where she is in the world ! Trust me its confusing enough for me especially as I am Dyslexic so just the wording alone is confusing.

Below is a set of images for ‘Where is Jane’.. as in where in the world…

 

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Fujifilm X100F
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Fujifilm GFX50S
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Fujifilm GFX50S

 

The following set is for looking for Jane..

Some are easy and some are a little harder !

Some are a cross between the two projects..

Still Confused ?

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Fujifilm X70
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Fujifilm GFX50S
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Fujifilm GFX50S
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Fujifilm X100F

 

I always find it interesting how a project evolves over time. The ‘Where is Jane’ project has been stalled for far too long but now at last I have found a way forward. Hopefully one day it will be a book and an exhibition. Its still a little confusing but I am quite sure it will all make sense in the end ! I hope.

2 thoughts on “Projects

    whitbyphotography said:
    July 31, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    Hi Matt, Nice to see you blogging once again. This reminss me a should make more of an effort myself. My point of view, for what its worth, I think you made the right decision in making it Black and white and not Camera Specific.

    Not that your colour Images are bad, far from it, But your Black and whites are soooo damn good, awesome infact, it makes me feel robbed when you shoot colour. So please, from a totally selfish point of view from me, lets see lots more black and whites 🙂

    As for the camera, Im sure it doesnt matter, and I know the XT2 is more than capable of very large prints if you want to go large.

    Anyway, arent you a Canon man now 😉 Im sure I read it somewhere recently 🙂

    matt6t6 responded:
    July 31, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    No buddy not Canon, I do use Canon cameras but I use 90% Fujifilm for my Stills and 90% Canon for video. I even use my iPhone but not heard any roomers about working for Apple yet ! I did hear I was working with Canon but not sure who is spreading that story ! It’s the 6” behind the brand that matters as you know. If my iPhone had an optical zoom it’s probably all I would use !

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