Where am I going? | Work in Progress Part 3

As you've seen in part one and two of my work in progress for my master's project, a lot has changed over a year period. I started this new term excited for what's ahead. I left the previous term seeking images that show the entire scene and forced you to look around--not just lifestyle portraits that summed up everything in one viewing. 

Another angle that I was told to consider was objects; to "investigate" these families. Sounds creepy saying it like that, but what it means is taking closer-up shots of the items that the fathers and children interact with. Could be the books, a note from the child to the father, an older photograph, toys, etc. So rather than just show the fathers and kids interacting, bring in more context to the project as a whole by showing items that they interact with or have some kind of emotional value with.

This is the idea or concept that I'm currently exploring and it's been a lot of fun! I did a few shoots before this idea was brought to my attention, so it's rather new and where I'm headed in my project currently. Here is one of the first shoots I did this term of my friend Dan.

 "An important aspect of fatherhood is co-creating and making things together. My son came up with the idea of making a potato launcher and figuring out how to make it together was fun and special for us both."

"An important aspect of fatherhood is co-creating and making things together. My son came up with the idea of making a potato launcher and figuring out how to make it together was fun and special for us both."

 “Something memorable and special for me, is that my kids buy me a game every year for my birthday and Christmas and we play those games every week. Spot it! is my current favorite that we often play together.”  -Dan

“Something memorable and special for me, is that my kids buy me a game every year for my birthday and Christmas and we play those games every week. Spot it! is my current favorite that we often play together.”

-Dan

I've been told to consider taking two to three pictures of objects for each family, so this is what I'll do in the future. For Dan, I only have one image unfortunately, but it still brings in a story more than just the shot of them shooting a potato gun together (which is still pretty epic!). 

What do you think? How do you think these up-close shots will enrich my project? 

Thanks for stopping by!

-Ashley