My project was based around ballet dancers and how their bodies are a form of architecture. The structures of the body will be explored as a type of architectural form in space. How the body is constructed and built using the organic forms of the muscles and bones is of interest. Focusing on what they put their body through on a daily basis to excel in their career, will be the architectural embodiment of pain. Using a tall thin model to enhance the bone structure of the dancer, this will enhance and exaggerate the ‘foundations’ of the body. I want to shoot in a classical ballet studio, using a mirror as the dancers’ critique. Also using it to pick out highlights and flaws of the dancers’ bodies, this will further show the manipulated structure of the body’s construct. Historical dance moves will be featured to exhibit the body’s deformities in space. As well as the obvious manipulation of the organic form, I also want to look at subtle distortions and injuries they obtain from ballet.
In this unit I used digital photography, I then started to think about how shooting in black and white would add a certain depth and class to the images. i feel they expressed my idea perfectly, they show elegance and emotion they also show the architecture of the body every bone, muscle and vein is on show the power in the body is evident and you feel the body aching your self just by looking at the image. in the end i didn’t shoot in a classical ballet studio, i shot in a photography studio on a black background going close up to the body shooting veins and bone structure.
all together i did enjoy the unit and all the images i created i feel i expressed more of myself in this unit and really threw myself into the work i feel as if its shown in my images. in the next project i want to achieve the same and more, i feel i went into a lot of depth and connected with the project on an emotional level.