I use art to capture my perspective and to reflect upon how i feel in these moments & not to mention that it is free and it is fun; I don’t feel like I have to take it too seriously or think twice. A proejct like this really means a lot to me because i really opened the doors and manifested some things that i though never existed within me.
til next time…
I shot these document tiny moments on a recent beach tripe to South Padre Island.
Everything is so tiny at the beach, if you look. – Katy Shayne
Small movements and small shadows cast by a harsh Texas sun. I dug my hands in the sand and I do not think I had ever felt so small myself, with my cheek smashed against the crystal-like grains and my eyes at sea level.
I saw something this trip as I lay on my back with a glass sky blanketing and shining and swallowing light. I saw myself and through myself.
for Modern Monde
We started the session with a few classic portraits, over which I layered, through double exposure, the preparatory notes of the shoot. Using the same technique, colorful monochromes taken from a screen flood the image with intense colours.
The second part is a spontaneous composition applied directly to the body of the model, mixing painted surfaces, informal-without any function, and various everyday products found in a supermarket.
One could see a subtle wink towards the Arte Povera movement or the principles of Marcel Duchamp – it is the promotion of certain attitudes and the action that take centre stage, more than the final result.
Other graphic and yet common, banal elements are superposed over the primary image (error messages, loading bar) – appropriations of photographs form Hiroshi Sugimoto’s « On the beach $raquo; book.
It also represents a summer’s tale, cliches that seem to be coming out of Jodorowski’s El Topo or a spaghetti western, finally just another way to pass the time one scorching Paris afternoon.
plains fill the entire horizon
inspiration falls from
under the big blue sky
through passing moments
my eyes become a lens
my lens becomes my eyes
and i think the film speaks for itself
(or at least i have no words for it)
This project was made in an attempt to capture the feeling of tension.
There is a blurriness between wanting to leave, wanting to stay, being in love and feeling hate. I often explore anxiety and loneliness in my work, but this was a new frontier to explore with Kaiman something she was going through at the time (as well as myself in a different sense). She was moving away, I was staying as I always stay. Perhaps I am ready for change, but the tension when you are about to make a push towards a choice can be hard to put a finger on.
That was the feeling I wanted to capture, a manic happiness and a serene sense that feeling those emotions reminds you that you are indeed alive.
Photographer: Katy Shayne, www.katyshayne.com
Model: Kaiman Kazazian, www.kaimankazazian.tumblr.com