Lingering Illusions


For my final project here in beautiful San Miguel, I studied the alluring yet threatening night scape. Mysterious lights, menacing sexiness, and subtle moments that make up the nighttime here is what I was responding to while shooting. The hottest part of the day time offers the harshest light, but the minute the sun settles below orange and yellow rooftops, the ominous night takes over. The night not only offers a seductive landscape, but also haunting moments where shadows dance into alleyways, and strange figures appear from a frenzied imagination.

This investigation of night will continue, most definitely, as this project is far from finished. Now that I have a firm grasp of what it is that I am seeking, I will pursue this duality of haunting yet alluring beautiful sense in the future. The choice to print the hung show in color was mostly a decision based on technical errors, and lack of time (although I was unsure of which suited the project better.) But after consideration, and feedback in critique (that it lacked the glow it previously held), I have posted the images to the blog in color.

I’d also like to take the time to thank the professors for the opportunity to be here, and the endless amount of support, and grace given. Although there were moments of definite doubt in my abilities within myself, it was a great opportunity for growth and confirmation that my work can be done even in time constraints and new locations. I have so much gratitude. Thank you.


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