Part 3 - Transformation
I've had a long and arduous evening of shooting and editing this
photo. I fell down a bank in the woods and got my lilac jeans muddy
(to be fair, pastel colours aren't perfect for in the woods), I spent
two hours "grafting" the right antler onto my head, and I
spend another good 40 minutes deciding on the right crop and title for
this. However, it's been worth every minute and every scoop of Ben and
Jerrys I had whilst editing. This is most definitely my favourite out
of everything I've ever shot, and considering I ordered the antler off
ebay and begged the seller to use a faster postage for extra payment
and then had to ask my Mum to come along and assist me by holding the
antler in place, I'm very happy about that. It's also odd that
something I only needed to shoot for a University project turned out
meaning so much in my eyes! I also see it as a sort of autumn
equivalent to my photo "Growing Pains".
During editing I realised that, although I hadn't meant to at the time, my expressions in the photos were really quite emotional, despite not looking particularly happy or sad. I liked that, for some reason, and it gave me new ideas behind the meanings of this.
Anyway, I'll stop rambling and I hope you all like this as much as I do, I'll post a close up of the right antler in comments.
By the way, "afore the eye" is the meaning of the Latin word anteocularis, which antler is said to be derived from :)