Due to the my current subjects not being available and time restrictions caused by deadlines for other modules, this project has been on hold for a week or two, on short notice, so i had to ask my friend if she was willing to participate as a subject.
She is a student here at uwe, living in a small flat with two other students.
i was initially struggling with producing some questions to ask the subjects, until i read through some of the portraits in the comfort of things, doing a bit of guess work trying to figure out what type of questions must he have asked to find out these things about the people. so i worked around that, and produced some questions which i will post in another entry.
however i found once i got to my friends house, and just got to talking all the background information her material items came out without me having to refer to my question sheet. One thing i have learned from this experience though is to have the microphone on through out the interaction. before i started recording she wanted to know what exactly i was looking for, then we started just talking naturally about all the things in her room whilst i was taking pictures. When i went to start the interview afterwards, it all of a sudden became a stiff interaction, i realized i should have been recording whilst we were just chatting naturally, as a result i did not proceed with the interview because it was stiff repetition and it sounded off.
i encountered some issues with the camera loaned from the university, so alot of the shots just weren’t captured, luckily my friend had a dslr of her own, so i managed to capture a few shots on there.
This one is one of my favorite shots, it was a box with artifacts representing memories, like invitations, concert tickets badges etc
This is half of a larger collage on the wall
These are records she found on a street corner in stokes croft