As part of the work on homage photography in part 5 of the course it was suggested that students refer back to their personal archives to consider images that celebrate the work of other artists.
Below is an image that I took as part of my research for exercise 4.2 on natural light. Inspired by the work of Sally Mann, I took this image in a soft foggy light to create a dreamy ‘other-worldly’ atmosphere. I was actually a bit anxious in this quiet spot in the fog, and my image, taken off-level emhasises this sense of disorientation. I included a vignette, as Sally Mann did, with the intention of creating a narrowed viewpoint to exaggerate the feeling of unease. I hoped that it would suggest a hidden and therefore unsettling presence.
Please see my post on Sally Mann – Southern Landscapes and this image in particular:
Sally Mann (1998) Southern Landscapes
and my image:
I am not sure if this is homage photography, though I clearly was influenced by Mann’s work and have not attempted to hide that fact.
List of illustrations
Mann, Sally (1998) Southern Landscapes (Photographs). At: http://sallymann.com/selected-works/southern-landscapes. (Accessed 22.1.17)