Consider a place which, when populated by certain individuals or groups of people, is transformed momentarily. It may be a public space where people convene or a private space where for instance; a liason takes place between two lovers. Now investigate photographically, the personality of this place when it is devoid of human presence.You will have little control of the light with your hand-made camera and so you will have to test and learn how it interprets the world. Through your testing you will begin to understand how the pinhole records an image and very quickly to project this vision onto your subject, before the negative is made. This understanding is what we refer to as pre-visualisation. It is especially important when working with such rudimentary equipment as ( unless you make a more sophisticated version ) your camera will have only one exposure in it.
For this first task I decided to base my work around my home and photograph parts of it that show human traces without actually showing the person in the photograph. I was moving houses throughout easter so I found it hard to take time out and go photograph outside my home so that was also another reason for staying indoors, I focused mainly in the garden and in the kitchen.
Revisit your chosen location again devoid of human presence. This time you should look for the evidence of it’s erstwhile inhabitants and produce a series of photographic still-lives of this subject matter. You can document the artifacts in situ or away from the site (whichever you prefer), naturally/ artificially lit or a combination thereof, the crucial thing is that when we look at these items they should appear as something entirely new to us and drenched in the magic of your location and redolent of the way that you see the world.
For this task I was already back in Coventry so I had to photograph little things around my kitchen as I also had no garden to go in and photography objects laying around. These are the last 7 photographs of the gallery a bit further up.