I took Basic Processes and Principles of Photography in order to fulfill the aesthetic expressions and as a part of my art minor in the spring of 2019. During the class we learned how to develop film photography and how to print it. This was a lot of fun because I was given the chance to learn a skill that I never thought I would. The developing process took a lot longer than I thought it would. Each week we would take pictures and print them out to show the class. For our final project we were able to choose what we wanted to photograph. I chose to work with mirrors in my photography and see how I could incorporate them into my work.
The most important skill I learned about was time management. Developing film would take about an hour from start to finish. Then printing the pictures needed for each assignment would take anywhere from two to six hours. I learned how to work a few hours into my schedule each day so that I would not have to stay up late and/or turn in unfinished work.
The attached article is my artist statement for my final project about mirrors. For this assignment I took my inspiration from Stranger Things and their idea of the “Upside-down” world and the novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.