PROJECT TYPE: Photography (Self-directed project)
ROLE: Ideation, Photographer, Planning, Post-production
SOFTWARE: Photoshop | MODEL: Tian Pan
The Joy is a very meaningful project to me. In the summer of 2012, I overcame one of my personal problems. I became happier, more out-going, and actively involved in outdoor activities. Therefore, I decided to create a photography project to celebrate that singular time of summer.
The Joy is a project that captures the joy of summer. In this project I wanted to create an energetic and refreshing atmosphere. I asked a girl friend to be the model and allow me to capture 'the jump' and her hair movement to represent my inner feelings of freedom. The red dresscode is to show my happiness towards the problem that I overcame and also make her stands out in the nature. As I mentioned earlier, I was being very active in outdoor activities which is why I chose a natural environment to capture the feeling of being alive in nature.
I've gained different skills by working on this project, since this was the first photography project that I worked with a model. Through this project, I learned how to communicate effectively with the model and am able to explain my ideas and direct her poses to produce a series of amazing photographs.