So our final project in block A foundations was extremely open ended. After mulling over one giant concept for about 24 hours, my two group mates and I came up with a final focused idea. We documented this entire process and what the project is really about, this can be viewed below;
This project is something that I feel very strongly about. It is one of the hardest things I’ve ever (voluntarily) done. To talk about my biggest insecurities and actually document them was something that feels like a huge leap for me. I won’t lie and say that this project magically cured me of my insecurities. They don’t just go away, physically or emotionally. What I can say though, is that it has helped me put them into a new perspective. Here are some of the final pieces of documented “flaws” and parallels we found in ourselves and in nature that we hung up as a physical representation of our project;
One thing I briefly mentioned in the video was that even though we were documenting what we saw as flaws, we still managed to find some beautiful pictures of ourselves in the process and to me that is amazing, because I can honestly say I rarely find pictures of myself that I genuinely like. These are some of the pictures that I actually liked and found beauty in:
I can honestly say this is one of my proudest projects. Between the amount of time and energy we all put in, the fears and insecurities we all faced head on, and the overall outcome of this project, I can’t say I’ve ever made something quite like this one. To show this to all of my fellow classmates and professors was really difficult, but I am so happy that I did. There was over 500 photos originally in this shoot, and over 5 hours of footage. I really hope that this condensed final project can speak for itself, and help other people to realize that no one is alone in this constant battle between ourselves and our insecurities. This piece not only impacted me in such an incredibly positive way, it also helped me verbalize and portray something that I have been struggling with for as long as I can remember.